Sagittarian Matters

Episode #243-AJUAN MANCE!!! Comics, Menopause, Jeopardy, Black Art From the Edge of the Universe and MORE!!!

September 1, 2021

We are over the moon to welcome artist, cartoonist, and professor Ajuan Mance to the show this week. Ajuan, who was recently featured in the documentary No Straight Lines, joined me to talk about her comic in the Eisner winning anthology Menopause, A Comic Treatment, plus her years-long project 1001 Black Men, the time she was on Jeopardy, Nerdiness, Her new art show, Black Art From The Edge of the Universe, and MORE. 


You can find Ajuan’s art show: Black art from the edge of the universe” right now at the African American art and culture complex in San Francisco. Or find Ajuan, her comics, & the 1001 Black Men project, online at 



Ajuan Mance is a Professor of African American literature at Mills College in Oakland, California. A lifelong artist and writer, Ajuan has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as comic and zine fests, from the Bay Area to Brooklyn. In her art, illustration, and comics, Ajuan uses humor and bright colors to explore race, gender, power, and the people and places in which they intersect. 


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