Discipline: Literature – fiction

Tanna Tucker

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Often employing an Afrofuturist framework, Tanna Tucker uses comics and drawing as a way to map her relationship to the Black Diaspora, and to interrogate the utility of Black presence (or absence) in historical and mythical spaces. She is currently illustrating the Afrofuturist graphic novel, Black Kube, co-created with Ytasha Womack (Abrams ComicArts, Megascope 2022). Her work has been featured in the Eisner nominated LAAB Magazine, Believer Magazine, and The Nib.

While in residence, Tanna worked on the first draft of a long-form graphic novel exploring the history and mythology of the "Black West."



Tanna Tucker worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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