INTERVIEW: Trina Robbins opens up about DOPE and her lost Wonder Woman Tales


by Alex Dueben Trina Robbins is known for many things over the course of her long career in comics. She was one of the “founding mommies” of the influential anthology Wimmen’s Comix, wrote a number of important nonfiction books about the history of comics, and edited books collecting the work of many influential cartoonists. She’s […]

SPX to spotlight Fantagraphics’ 40th Anniversary with Sacco, Clowes, more


If you weren’t coming to SPX before, you are now: this year’s edition will sotlight Fantagraphics’ 40 year anniversary with a TRUE all-star line-up including: Joe Sacco, Trina Robbins, Daniel Clowes and The Hernandez Brothers, Carol Tyler, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman and Ed Piskor.

The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 1: What will be the biggest story of 2016?


It’s time for our annual look at what’s happening in comics and where creators see things going and what impacted them in the past year. This time as always we have a wide range swath of creators, publishers and retailers, with all kinds of opinions. And if you look closely you’ll see lots of news […]

Must Read: Women Who Conquered the Comics World


Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly sat down with Trina Robbins and runs through a few chapters of Robbins’ Pretty in Ink, her third history of women cartoonists. The result is an immense article that could function on a primer on the history of women cartoonists going back more than 100 years, starting with Rose O’Neil:

The Beat’s 10th Anniversary Special: San Diego 2004 photo parade!


As mentioned earlier this week, The Beat is 10 years old this month! What was it like in the primitive days of 2004? Thanks to the wonders of digital archiving we can tell you! We can even take you back to San Diego 2004 for a look at skinnier but not necessarily better versions of many Beat favorites. So step with us behind the veils of time for….

SDCC’13: Wonder Women: On Paper and Off


From 1983 until 1997, Mary Mashcal assembled an extensive collection of memorabilia and aritifacts, filling virtually every room of her Golden Hill home with historic documents, banners, posters, and books. Her collection eventually became the Women’s Museum of California, located in the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, San Diego.  This summer, another historian, […]