Pretty in Ink: Trina Robbins Schools Me on Women in Comics

In the 1980’s I drew the occasional cartoon for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, an alternative weekly newspaper. Trina Robbins, the great underground cartoonist, drew a strip for them, too. We never met until last month at Pittsburgh’s PIX comics convention. Trina is the foremost expert on the history of women in comics. Her newestContinue reading “Pretty in Ink: Trina Robbins Schools Me on Women in Comics”

Quilts Honor WW II Women.

During World War II, many U.S. women changed out of their gingham kitchen aprons and donned heavy protective factory aprons to support the war effort. This took place all across the country. In the 1940’s Penn State’s Allentown Extension campus offered courses in drafting, chemistry, management, and civil defense. Women enrolled in extension courses andContinue reading “Quilts Honor WW II Women.”