Happy Tuesday, August 17th!!! Excited to add my voice in wishing Comic Book Artist, Writer and Herstorian Trina Robbins a very Happy Birthday today!
Of course you probably know that "Trina Robbins grew up in Queens, New York, and got out of there, as fast as she could. After experiencing the happening and revolutionary 1960s in the East Village, she crossed the country with a carload of underground cartoonists and has lived in San Francisco ever since".
"Trina has been writing graphic novels, comics and books for over forty years, ever since she produced the first all-woman comic book, It Ain’t Me, Babe, in 1970. Her subjects have ranged from Wonder Woman and the Powerpuff Girls to her own teenage superheroine, GoGirl!, and from women cartoonists and superheroines to women who kill. Because all the guys told her that women had never drawn comics, she became the expert on the subject of early 20th century women cartoonists, and is responsible for rediscovering many brilliant but previously-forgotten women, including Golden Age Fiction House cartoonist Lily Renee, and the great Nell Brinkley. Her full-color book, The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940 (Fantagraphics), was published in April, 2009, And most recently she won an Eisner Award as editor of the book "The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age, published by Fantagraphics"
Here's one of my favorite portraits that I made of Trina in her writing room for "The Artist Within Book 2" Have a look around,
Happy Birthday Trina!!
Art © Trina Robbins
Photo © Greg Preston
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