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Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
Workshop: 
Graphic Narrative Project
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
Award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over forty years. Her 2009 book, The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913-1940 (Fantagraphics), and her 2011 book, Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury, were nominated for Eisner awards and Harvey awards. Her all-ages graphic novel, Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper, first in a 6-book series, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her graphic novel, Lily Renee: Escape Artist, was awarded a gold medal from Moonbeam Children's Books and a silver medal from Sydney Taylor Jewish Library Awards. She also co-founded numerous underground comics magazines for women artists in the 1970s, including It Ain't Me, Babe Comix and Wimmen's Comix, and has contributed to several others through the decades. Trina's most recent book is Pretty in Ink, her final and definitive history of women cartoonists. In 2013, Trina was voted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
 
Meeting description:
Trina Robbins will discuss the history of women cartoonists based on research from her 2013 book, Pretty in Ink. Pretty in Ink traces the often overlooked history of professional women cartoonists from 1896 through the twentieth century, revealing the extent of women's impact on this male dominated industry. Robbins is and has been the preeminent scholar of comics "herstory" for more than 30 years, and her collection of original art by early 20th century women cartoonists, the largest in the world, has been exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia.
 
The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.
 
This event is made possible by the generous co-sponsorship of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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