Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pop Print

I drove over too the U of A this afternoon to attend the first day of the Pop Print conference and to see Trina Robbins speak about The Great Women Cartoonists. She was great, and said much about the women cartoonists of the early 20th Century that I didn't know, or had forgotten. I was lucky enough to have attended the show that she put together of women cartoonists at MoCCA in NYC, which was really wonderful. I also remember going to see her give a talk about Wonder Woman at The Museum of Sex in NY, which I really enjoyed. There is a great history that is highly unacknowledged by the mass audience pertaining to women and their success in the comics medium. Trina is bringing a lot of that to light. I'm looking forward to seeing her book on The Brinkley Girls this winter.
I got a chance to see the Pop Cult Comics anthology and meet Orion Ussner Kidder, who edited the book and put the project together. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Thanks Orion.
Here is my 2 page contribution to the book.