9th Ave: Trina Robbins

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Cartoonist and comics historian Trina Robbins discusses her new memoir, Last Girl Standing.

 

About Last Girl Standing

 

Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics — in Last Girl Standing.

 

Robbins describes her upbringing in Queens, New York, reading comics through her childhood in the 1940s; visiting the EC offices and becoming part of SF fandom (dating Harlan Ellison at age 16); and posing nude for men’s magazines in the 1950s; living in the Village, over her own boutique where she made clothes for and interacted with rock royalty like David Crosby, Donovan, Cass Elliot; her close relationship with Paul Williams; entering the orbit of underground cartoonists like Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, Vaughn Bodé, and Bill Griffith, when she started contributing comics to The East Village Other; and, in the ’70s, moving to San Francisco, contending with the phallocentric underground scene, co-founding Wimmen’s Comix, and being invited into Felch Comics (she declined); her work for the National Lampoon, Marvel Comics, and Eclipse in the 1980s; and her crisis as a cartoonist and transformation into an historian and lecturer in the ’90s and 2000s.


From science fiction to the Sunset Strip, from New York’s underground newspapers to San Francisco’s underground comix: Trina Robbins broke the rules and broke the law. From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones’s first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, this former Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners in this heavily illustrated memoir.

 

 

 

Last Girl Standing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683960140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Fantagraphics Books - September 12th, 2017

From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones's first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, the Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners.


The Complete Wimmen's Comix Cover Image
By Trina Robbins (Editor)
$100.00
ISBN: 9781606998984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Fantagraphics Books - March 7th, 2016

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781606996690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Fantagraphics Books - December 6th, 2013

With the 1896 publication of Rose O Neill's comic strip The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine, American women entered the field of comics, and they never left it. But, you might not know that reading most of the comics histories out there.


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