C. Spike Trotman to Create a Josephine Baker Graphic Novel

By Maryann Yin Comment

Josephine Baker (GalleyCat)C. Spike Trotman has signed a deal with First Second Books. He plans to create a biographical graphic novel profiling Josephine Baker.

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.”

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