Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of Black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls.

Story by: Jamila Rowser

Art by: Robyn Smith

Script edited byJ. A. Micheline

Wash Day ran a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $16,000! You can buy Wash Day here.

Jamila, inspired by her own wash day ritual and desire to read more comics by and for women of color, decided to follow the words of the great Toni Morrison, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

The talented artist Robyn Smith brought Wash Day to life in the most beautiful and sensitive way. Robyn decided to peruse comics so she could tell stories that highlight the personal and societal aspects of Black womanhood. It is those very facets that she saw in Wash Dayand drew her to the project, “There’s something radical about a story of a Black woman taking time for herself and taking care of herself in ways extremely specific to Blackness.” 

The Wash Day story and script were refined and edited by the ever wise J.A. Micheline or JAM. JAM's own hair is a huge portion of her own self-identity and self-love. So, Wash Day was a joy for her to work on because the project, "conveyed the physical effort of this self-identity and self-love and taking it hand in hand with the quiet parts of many Black women's lives."

Wash Day Reviews

The Best Comics of 2018 | The Comics Journal

Wash Day Teaches Black Women How To Care For Their Natural Hair | Women Write About Comics

Wash Day – Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith’s Comics “Tribute to the Beauty and Endurance of Black Women and Their Hair” | Broken Frontier

Wash Day Press

'Wash Day' Is the Comic Book That Celebrates Black Women and Their Natural Hair | Essence

 ‘Wash Day’ Celebrates Black Hair & Representation in Comics | Ebony

This Empowering Comic Is All About The Beauty Of Black Women And Their Hair | Buzzfeed - Cocoa Butter

'Wash Day' Is The Natural Hair Comic Book We All Need | 21ninety

Kickstarter Jumpoff with Jamila Rowser | Black Comics Chat

‘Wash Day’ — A Comic Paying Tribute to Black Hair Now Live on Kickstarter | Black Nerd Problems

Jamila Rowser’s ‘Wash Day’ Kickstarter Aims To Pay Tribute To Black Women + Their Hair | Okayplayer

This Comic Pays Tribute To The Beauty Of Black Women And Their Hair | Her Agenda

Doing The Good Work | Fortune

'Wash Day,' For Your Hair | NY Daily News 

Jamila Rowser geeks out about caring for black hair in “Wash Day” | The New Tropic

Crowdfunding Watch: The Slice of Life Edition | Comics Beat

Wash Day Kickstarter: Fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls | Jordandené

Episode 009: Wash Day with Jamila Rowser | The Sartorial Geek Podcast

Only Nice Things: 6th April 2018 | Comics MNT

Support the “Wash Day” Comic by Jamila Rowser on Kickstarter! | Do You Even Comic Book!?

'Wash Day': A New Slice-Of-Life Comic That Celebrates the Amazing-Ness and Badass-Ness of Black Hair! | Comix Bawse

WCW: Jamila Rowser- Writer | One Creates Oneself

See how Jamila Rowser Pays Tribute to Naturalistas | Flourish Africa

Jamila Rowser Discusses Her Vision to Empower Black Women Through Her New Comic Book, Wash Day | Sheen Magazine

'Wash Day' Is A New Comic That Celebrates Black Hair | Super.Selected

Behind the Ink: Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith and Wash Day | Nerds of Prey

A chat with Jamila Rowser, writer of Wash Day comic now on Kickstarter | Geek Girl Pen Pals

Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2018 | Paper Cat Press

Crowdfunding Comics Roundup, April ‘18 | Women Write About Comics

Crowdfunding Corner – Four Campaigns to Back Including Draw the Line, Wash Day, Isabella and Blodwen and The Edge Off | Broken Frontier

‘Wash Day’ Comic is a Love Letter to Black Women and Their Hair | Quirktastic

Comic Relief: Wash Day Captures the Radical Self-Love in a Hair-Care Ritual | The Root