We just did it and then we did another and then we did another.
April 7, 2016 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Patricia Moodian: Really it was easy to find the women to participate. There were talented and able women everywhere, chafing at the bit to get a chance to show they could do such amazing work. I did make the calls, have the meetings at my humble abode, and dealt with Turner. The brilliant and legendary Trina Robbins had already published the first all-women comic, and I was very motivated by all that she taught me.
An oral history of Wimmen's Comix. Part Two.
posted by MartinWisse (6 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm so glad to see Trina Robbins mentioned in the quote! I met her at an indie event I was covering in the early 2000s, and she was the only creator there who did not comment on how I, a woman, was at a comics show. I highly recommend her book From Girls to Grrls.
posted by sobell at 1:07 PM on April 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Robbins' stuff has made me a little impatient with its breezy, coffee-table-book approach, but on the other hand, there's not much out there that covers this topic, and I discovered at least four amazing women comic artists through her, so I need to just not complain so much.

The history of women in comics has really only barely been told, though. There's still so much unexamined, forgotten, or ignored.
posted by emjaybee at 2:17 PM on April 7, 2016

This is fucking awesome.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:00 PM on April 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this link. I recently got the big new boxed set, and this will be good background for it.
posted by old_growler at 10:14 PM on April 7, 2016

There are two who I totally fell in love with: Shary Fleniken amd M K Brown (who was so totally off the tree I was convinced she was an alien). They imagined stuff that no guy in the 70s could ever come up with.
posted by arzakh at 5:59 AM on April 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Excellent history; thanks for linking to it.
posted by languagehat at 12:27 PM on April 8, 2016

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