Black Pearl will feature details on Baker’s rise to fame as an international entertainer, her love life, and her stance on politics. The publisher will release Black Pearl: The Graphic Life of Josephine Baker in 2018.
Trotman gave this statement about the project: “I’ve admired Josephine Baker since college, she’s symbolic of so much, to me. Triumph over adversity, for starters. Going your own way. And I’m eager to have a chance to paint a down-to-earth picture of her, one with a lot of truth to it.”