San Francisco was a birthplace for underground comics. It was also a birthplace for the queer comics movement with a pioneering indie comic called Gay Comix. Edited by Howard Cruse and San Francisco artist, Robert Triptow, Gay Comix was one of the first comics to present stories by and for the LGBT community. Robert Triptow and early gay comics creators Burton Clarke (Gay Comix), Vaughn Frick (Gay Comix), Jeff Krell (Jayson), Lee Marrs (Pudge, Girl Blimp), Trina Robbins (It Ain't Me Babe, Wimmen's Comix), and Mary Wings (Come Out Comix) take you on a fascinating trip back to the '80s and the beginnings of queer comic books. Moderated by Justin Hall (True Travel Tales, Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny).
Wondercon comes to San Francisco's Moscone center every year, and this time I'll be a guest. Look for me at my table, or at my presentation on Nell Brinkley, the fabulous though forgotten early 20th Century artist. But forgotten no longer, because my full color book on her will be out from Fantagraphics in April. And for those who can't wait till April, there'll be an exhibit of Nell's art at the San Francisco Cartoon Art museum starting in March.
Causes Trina Robbins Supports
NOW, La Casa de Las Madres, Greenpeace, the Mime Troup, SPCA