Reclaiming the Legacy of Women Cartoonists with Trina Robbins and Kim A. Munson
October 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Curious about the superstars of women cartoonists in comics history and today’s best-selling graphic novels? Please join us for a discussion of the Society’s Women in Comics exhibit with curators author/herstorian Trina Robbins (“Flapper Queens”) and art historian Kim A. Munson (“Comic Art in Museums”) moderated by pop culture journalist Rob Salkowitz (“Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture,” Forbes, ICv2). See exhibit photos at http://www.neuroticraven.com/blog/2020/5/20/women-in-comics-photo-grid
$10 General Admission
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About the speakers:
Trina Robbins: Flapper Queens, Fantagraphics https://www.fantagraphics.com/products/the-flapper-queens
Retired underground cartoonist and current comics herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing graphic novels, comics, and books for almost half a century. 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. She's won an Inkpot Award and was inducted in the Will Eisner Hall of Fame at Comic-Con International: San Diego. She lives in a moldering, 100-ish-year-old house in San Francisco with her cats, shoes, and dust bunnies.” Fantagraphics published her autobiography Last Girl Standing in 2017. The Women in Comics exhibit features over 80 pieces from Trina’s collection of art by women cartoonists.
Kim: Comic Art in Museums, University Press of Mississippi https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/Comic-Art-in-Museums
Kim A Munson (MA SFSU) is the editor of the groundbreaking anthology Comic Art in Museums (University Press of Mississippi) the first academic book to explore the evolution of thought about comic art 1930-present as manifested in art exhibitions. Kim is an art historian, author, artist, and curator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Under Neurotic Raven, she authored and published the exhibition catalogs Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco & On Reflection: The Art of Margaret Harrison. Her essays on comic art, museum exhibitions, and labor history have been published by the International Journal of Comic Art and Places Journal.
Rob Salkowitz: Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, McGraw Hill Education https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00844PC48/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
Rob Salkowitz (@robsalk) is a writer, educator and consultant specializing in the business of popular culture and the arts. He is senior media/entertainment contributor for Forbes, author of five books including Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, and teaches in the University of Washington Graduate School of Communication. Rob lives and works in Seattle, WA.
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