Women's History Month

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
By: Darren Schroeder

Lot's of interest at the Cartoon Art Museum...

The Great Women Cartoonists: Presentation and Slide Show by Trina Robbins

Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 6:30 pm, Free

Discover the amazing but often underappreciated work of the great women cartoonists of the 20th century with historian and cartoon artist Trina Robbins. Robbins began as one of the pioneers of the underground comics movement, publishing her first strip in an underground newspaper in 1966. In 1970 she produced the first all-women comics anthology, It Ain‚t Me Babe, and in 1972 helped found the groundbreaking Wimmen‚s Comix Collective. Robbins has authored nine books, including The Great Women Cartoonists (Watson-Guptill), Eternally Bad (Conari Press, 2001) and From Girls to Grrlz (Chronicle Books, 1999). She also curated the exhibition She Draws Comics: Great Women Cartoonists, currently on display at the Cartoon Art Museum (see below).

Women in Contemporary Comics
Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 6:30 pm, Free

Join panelists Madison Clell (Cuckoo), Molly Kiely (Saucy Little Tart,
Diary of a Dominatrix), Caryn Leschen (Ask Aunt Violet, Wimmin's Comix), Lee Marrs (Pudge, Girl Blimp, Wimmin's Comix), Laurenn McCubbin (XXXLive Nude Girls, Kitchen Sink), and Trina Robbins as they discuss their work and the challenges and rewards of being a woman artist in the world of contemporary comics.


She Draws Comics: Great Women Cartoonists

January 25 - June 8, 2003

This exhibition spans ninety years of comic art by over 60 women. It provides an overview of the work of great women cartoonists of the 20th and 21st centuries, their concerns and experiences. Today, more women than ever before are creating and producing comics of great depth and variety. The exhibition features pioneers Nell Brinkley, Edwina Dumm (Capp Stubbs and Tippie), Grace Drayton, and Dale Messick (Brenda Starr). It also includes comic book creators Julie Doucet, Debbie Drechsler, Pheobe Gloeckner, Lee Marrs, Trina Robbins, Marie Severin, Leslie Sternbergh, and Anne Timmons as well as comic strip creators Isabella Bannerman (Six Chix), Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I‚m Coming From), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better of For Worse), Kathryn LeMieux (Six Chix), Nina Paley (Nina‚s Adventures) and Rina Piccolo (Six Chix).

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco,
CA 94105

Hours: Tues. - Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission:$6.00
Children 6-12:$2.00
Members & Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

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