Over the weekend at SPX I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Trina Robbins and meeting Rebecca Wilson, one of the original contributors to Wimmens Comix, the groundbreaking underground anthology from the 70s. Tomorrow, if you’re in Berkeley you can celebrate another one of the cartoonists from that era, the legendary Lee Marrs. She’ll be presenting a slideshow and signing a self-published collection of her seminal comic Pudge, Girl Blimp, in a new edition with an intro by Gloria Steinam.

Marr’s was interview for Alex Dueben’s oral history of Wimmens and also in a profile here. 

Pudge Girl Blimp was a three issue trilogy published in the 70s about a naive girl who goes to join the counter culture in the Bar Area and learns some truths about herself and life and losing ons virginity. I’ve often suggested it to people as a reprint project but no one bit, so Marrs has done so herself. It’s a piece of comics history and I’m guessing this launch party will round up some of the remaining characters from that long ago scene in a long gone Bay area. 

You can also buy the collection on Amazon.



  1. Im an ‘American’, so I have to obsess on how you are a ‘Liberal’, and then I have to figure out how to hate on you…, and then outsource your job to India,….and then you get cancer,…dont forget to sit in traffic,…and listen to PF “WHEN I WAS A CHILD I HAD A FEVER…THIS IS NOT HOW I AM…IIIIIIII-I HAVE BECOME COMFORTABLY NUMB…” oHHHHh, thank you for that… Beautiful Sequential Art Work….. There is no pain, you are receding A distant ship smoke on the horizon.

    The first and only time I tripped on acid was a few months before Jerry Garcia met the Angels, in Seattle, got a ‘miracke, and met up w/my friends, and we all danced and strolled through the dead, I had sex with a sun beam in the night, we headed to barter town, and the sun rose off of a construction crane overlooking the Sound -and that was my closest to being a fat creatively talented beauty in SF during the 60s…

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