Trina Robbins, Joan Hilty, Leela Corman and Sabrina Jones appear tonight at the Jewish Museum as part of the ongoing comics related programming surrounding the Master of American Comics Exhibit.
IN FOCUS: WOMEN COMIC ARTISTS
The Mildred and George Weissman Program
Influential comic artists discuss how women have contributed to the development of the comics medium.
Leela Corman’s graphic novels include the 2000 Xeric Grant winner Queen’s Day, and Subway Series.
Joan Hilty is the creator of the comic strip Bitter Girl, distributed by Q Syndicate. She is also an editor at DC Comics.
Sabrina Jones is a cartoonist and editor of World War 3 Illustrated and Girltalk, creator of Prisoners of the War on Drugs, and a contributor to Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Works of the World. She is currently working on a graphic biography of Isadora Duncan.
Trina Robbins is a writer and pop-culture historian. She is the author of numerous books, including The Great Women Cartoonists.
Moderator: Laura Hoptman is Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. She has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions including the 2004 Carnegie International (in Pittsburgh) which included a retrospective of R. Crumb’s work.
The Mildred and George Weissman Program has been endowed by Paul, Ellen, and Dan Weissman in honor of their parents.
[Link via Kyle Baker]