9th Ave: Complete Wimmen's Comix

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:30pm

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

 

 

Artists Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Lee Marrs, Caryn Leschen, and Kay Rudin talk about The Complete Wimmen's Comix (Fantagraphics), a seminal collection of comic art by San Francisco-based women artists.

 

About The Complete Wimmen's Comix:

 

In the late ’60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium — but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology, Wimmen’s Comix. Within two years the Wimmen’s Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America — Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty-year run, the women of Wimmen’s tackled subjects the guys wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists.


Most issues of Wimmen’s Comix have been long out of print, so it’s about time these pioneering cartoonists’ work received their due. Presented as a gorgeous two-volume slipcased set, The Complete Wimmen’s Comix includes the ground-breaking 1970 one-shot, It Ain’t Me, Babe, the very first all-woman comic book ever published. Edited with an introduction by Trina Robbins. 

The Complete Wimmen's Comix Cover Image
By Trina Robbins (Editor)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781606998984
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Fantagraphics - March 7th, 2016

This two-volume, slipcased set collects two decades of the groundbreaking underground/alternative anthology Wimmen’s Comix.


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