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In Conversation with Trina Robbins

Join groundbreaking comics artist, writer and "herstorian" in her first Australian appearance

Get insight from a comic book legend and the first woman to ever draw a Wonder Woman comic book.

Trina Robbins has been drawing and writing comics since 1966, when she drew comics for the East Village Other, New York’s iconic underground newspaper.

By the 70s she had produced the first all-woman comic book, It Ain’t me, Babe, and was one of the founding mothers of Wimmin’s Comix, the longest-lasting women’s anthology comic (1972–1992). In the mid-80s, tired of hearing publishers and editors say that girls don’t read comics and that women had never drawn comics, she co-wrote (with Catherine Yronwode) Women and the Comics, the first in a series of histories of women cartoonists. She has been responsible for rediscovering previously forgotten early women cartoonists like Nell Brinkley, Tarpe Mills, Barbara Hall, and Lily Renee.

An inductee into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Wizard World Hall of Legends, Robbins also earned an Eisner award for editing the two-volume reprint collection of the complete Wimmin’s Comix.

Moderated by Australian based Wonder Woman artist Nicola Scott.

Buy tickets to both Australian Comics and their Creatorsand In Conversation with Trina Robbins for a discounted price of $30. Just select both when purchasing your tickets for the discount to apply.

Event starts
Friday 7 December, 2018
Event Ends
Friday 7 December, 2018
Venue
ACMI
Venue Address
Federation Square, Flinders St
Location

Victoria, Melbourne

Website
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Category
Panels, Lectures & Ideas