Trina Robbins to Write Ultimate History of Women in Comics

Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 cover

Fantagraphics sent out its catalog for next year, and among all the wonderful books of classic reprints and alternative cartoonists, I discovered a new prose work I’m going to be very curious to see. Trina Robbins is writing Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, billed as “her ultimate book, a revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists, with more color illustrations than ever before, and with some startling new discoveries”. Among which is finding out that someone Robbins previously wrote about was really a guy!

She’ll be covering Lily Renee, of course, as well as Ramona Fradon, Dale Messick, Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, Phoebe Gloeckner, Linda Medley, and many others. I’m excited to see what’s being termed “her most comprehensive volume to date”. It’s $29.99, due out at the end of summer 2013.

Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 cover

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