This Saturday, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum is presenting the exhibition Pretty in Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection. This is a feature of highlights from the personal archives of the legendary comics historian.
The works come from Robbins’ book of the same name, which is published by Fantagraphics Books, and is a revised, updated and rewritten history of North-American women cartoonists from the early 20th century, including Ethel Hays, Edwina Dumm, Nell Brinkley, Ramona Fradon and Lily Renee. Also documented are 21st century cartoonist, including Megan Kelso and Lilli Carré. The historic retrospective features original artwork, rare photographs, and other memorabilia. There will also be an opening reception and a book singing, both of which will be have their details announced soon.
The book Pretty in Ink, has already went through a previous book signing back in December. Since that event, the book has now been revised to include more color illustrations, new photos and correspondence from cartoonist Ethel Hays and Edwina Dumm, and a few starling new discoveries (including a Native American woman cartoonist from the 1940s, who was also a Corporal in the women’s army).
The exhibition is on view until August 24th. Log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information.