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The Great Women Cartoonists

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A mesmerizing, in-depth look at the professional progress of women cartoonists from the 1900s to today. Organized by era, each chapter is packed with full-color art from such leading cartoonists as Cathy Guisewite, Dale Messick, Grace Drayton, and others.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Watson-Guptill Publications (first published 2001)
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Jan 13, 2009 Paul rated it really liked it
This is my favorite of all Trina Robbins's works, though I'm very much looking forward to her upcoming book on Nell Brinkley. It's a good mix of introductory material and art to some of the comic book industry's forgotten (and not forgotten) women cartoonists, and what's amazing is that it's a much richer history than I would have originally believed.

Growing up, I could count the number of female cartoonists in the American comic book industry on one hand. In fact, I could do it on two fingers:
Jan 05, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing
My introduction to artist Nell Brinkley :)
I picked this book up at a book sale at University and ended up using it for my thesis. Trina Robbins has done a few books on female cartoonists/illustrators and they are all amazing.
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Jul 13, 2008 captain america rated it liked it
good overview of mostly unknowns. nice rare illustrations but robbins doesn't identify the year and issue of most. yeah i'm a geek. i really wanna know.
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I'm in it! Are you?

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Trina Robbins is an American comics artist and writer. She was an early and influential participant in the underground comix movement, and one of the few female artists in underground comix when she started. Her first comics were printed in the East Village Other. She later joined the staff of a feminist underground newspaper It Ain't Me, Babe, with whom she produced the first all-woman comic book ...more
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