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Last Girl Standing

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones’s first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, the Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Fantagraphics
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Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all readers, particularly fans of great comics, great music, and great fashion
Recommended to Brent by: Trina
This was so much fun to read, slowly, with appreciation. I've followed Trina's work since I discovered her underground comics in the mid 1970s. Now, she tells all! Trina made clothing for some great rock musicians, and tells about her boutique, as well as her great drawing, writing, and activism. These are great stories of such a great, fun life.
Thanks to the Emory University Library for ordering this from publisher Fantagraphics Books.
Highest recommendation.
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Robbins is ultra cool, but there were some problematic moments of re-hashing drama that seemed petty and out of place. I loved reading about her experiences as a dressmaker in the 60s and a comic artist/writer after.
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I met Trina Robbins when I lived in San Francisco in the early 1990s, in a writing workshop. Our young teacher gave us writing prompts. Our goal was to become better writers with practice. Apparently, it has since paid off as I liked this autobiography a great deal, which was well-written and very interesting.

Throughout the years, I would see Trina at comic book and writers' conventions, until I moved out of California in 2009. I didn’t realize she had such a colorful past, although I know she h
If Trina Robbins chose the title "Last Girl Standing" to play on the trope of the one remaining female at the end of a horror movie that survives to tell her tale, she is definitely more like reliable if plain Laurie Strode from "Halloween" than intense Ellen Ripley from "Aliens." While I did not need Trina to open a vein to find her voice believable or her story interesting, too little variance in the sort of superficial storyline and in the tone of her writer's voice ended up flattening the im ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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This book has good gossip and def makes you know even more than you expected that everyone you think is an asshole is indeed an asshole.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorite figures in comics. This book is so cool. Why hasn't DC collected her Legend of Wonder Woman series as a graphic novel???
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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via NYPL - A strong autobiography of one of the most valuable figures in the comics underground. Trina is a treasure and I'm glad she shared her story with us.
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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