Back in 1985, when graphic novels having their first flirtation with bookstores, Trina Robbins produced an adaptation of Tanith Lee’s novel, The Silver Metal Lover. It hadn’t been reissues, but that appears to be about to change. Drew Ford curates the “IT’S ALIVE!” imprint over at IDW and he’s running a Kickstarter for a new edition […]
Those who say the comics aren’t in Comic-con any more haven’t stopped by the Fantagraphics booth at #1721. It’s always a hotbed of graphic action, with some of the world’s greatest cartoonists avaiilable to sign and pose for photos – for free! And pro tip: if you hang out long enough you’ll run into all your […]
Here’s a lost comics gem that’s coming back to print for all to enjoy courtesy of Drew Ford and IDW. Trina Robbins originally adapted Sax Rohmer’s sensational novel Dope for Eclipse way back in the 1980s. It lingered only in memories until Ford kickstarted it as part of his It’s Alive press. And now IDW has […]
Here’s a very worthy Kickstarter that’s just a tiny bit shy of being funded with a few days to go that’s a daughter’s tribute to her father and her people. A Minyan Yidn is a project put together by trina Robbins and Hope Nicholson adapting into comicsTrina’s father’s writings about his early 20th century life. Contributor Mike Netzer […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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:
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….
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, […]