It’s 1930s Mississippi. Magic is permitted only in certain circumstances, and by certain people. Unsanctioned broom racing is banned. But for those who need the money, or the thrills...it's there to be found.
Meet Billie Mae, captain of the Night Storms racing team, and Loretta, her best friend and second-in-command. They’re determined to make enough money to move out west to a state that allows Black folks to legally use magic and take part in national races.
Cheng-Kwan – doing her best to handle the delicate and dangerous double act of being the perfect “son” to her parents, and being true to herself while racing.
Mattie and Emma – Choctaw and Black – the youngest of the group and trying to dodge government officials who want to send them and their newly-surfaced powers away to boarding school.
And Luella, in love with Billie Mae. Her powers were sealed away years ago after she fought back against the government. She’ll do anything to prevent the same fate for her cousins.
Brooms is a queer, witchy Fast and the Furious that shines light on history not often told – it’s everything you’d ever want to read in a graphic novel.
Jasmine Walls is a California based writer, editor, and artist with a passion for inclusive and creative stories that are fun, engaging, and critical. She makes unapologetically queer, diverse, and colorful stories.
Teo Hernandez DuVall (he/they) is an award-winning Chicanx comic artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Seattle, Washington. He graduated in 2015 with a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts, andhas done work for Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, DC Comics, and other esteemed publishers. Their second full-length graphic novel, BROOMS (written by Jasmine Walls and published by Levine Querido) comes out October 10th, 2023.
His work explores the spaces in-between spaces, with an emphasis on representing politicized peoples. He invites his viewers into the mystery and intrigue of the hereafter, finding beauty in the world of spirits.
[H] Levine Querido / October 10, 2023
0.81" H x 9.59" L x 6.76" W (1.74 lbs) 248 pages