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A Century of Women Cartoonists

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Paperback, 180 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Kitchen Sink Press
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Kristenyque
Jun 17, 2011 Kristenyque rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent. Along side the history of women in cartooning you also get a historical lesson in the genre of comics/cartoons. I was shocked to see just how many women were active participants in the start of this art form and how they have remained a strong (although well hidden) factor. I was also extremely impressed with the images they created. (Carolyn Wells and Nell Brinkley are awesome!)This book is highly recommended!
Sarah Sammis
Mar 28, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2005


The comics are the best part of the book. I wish there was more substance to the text. I feel I haven't learned all the much about the artists behind the comics. The ending chapter on the current (as of 1992) state of women in the industry was interesting. I did a quick survey of men and women currently doing comic strips and of the group I looked at, men seem to out number women 6 to 1.
Courtney
Jun 09, 2015 Courtney rated it liked it
Loved the beginning, started to loose me by the end though. Two big pet peeves though: interjecting a two-page spead of pictures in the middle of a word-- it really threw off the continuity-- and some of the cartoons were really hard to read, which made it frustrating.
Otherwise, good coverage of an interesting subject matter
May FLower
Dec 29, 2010 May FLower rated it really liked it
A great overview of female cartoonists! Lots of interesting info and great representational comics.
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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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