Nina Simone in Comics

Sophie Adriansen (writer), various artists

This is the story of an emancipation, that of a young black and poor woman living in an America marked by segregation.

This is the story of a fierce battle, that of a musician involved in the civil rights movement.

This is the story of a long career, that of a pianist and singer as talented as determined.

This is the story of Nina Simone, a unique artist, role model, and inspiration for generations to come.

Genius pianist, fabulous singer and committed artist, Nina Simone remains an inspiration for generations.


"This comprehensive and well-researched book intersperses concise graphic chapters with more detailed prose and doesn’t shy away from portraying her difficulties."
- Suzanne Temple, Booklist

"If you love pop history and crave graphic escape, this will truly feed your soul."
- Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

"Nina Simone in Comics! is the engrossing graphic biography of a passionate performer."
- Peter Dabbene, Foreword

"This is one of those graphic biographies that will belong on every library collection that contains graphic non-fiction."
- Nick Smith, iCv2

"Adriansen skillfully weaves together the highs and lows of Simone’s life, portraying her as not just an artist but a symbol of resilience and determination."
- Jordannah Elizabeth, Amsterdam News

"A new generation of readers and music enthusiasts would appreciateNina Simone in Comics!for telling the story of the singer’s unapologetic courage."
- Maileen Hamto, Tulsa Book Review

7 ½ x 10, 160pp., full color HC, $27.99
ISBN 9781681123264

Buy the ebook $16.99
ISBN 9781681123271