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Robbins, Trina: From Girls to Grrrlz. A History of Comics from Teens to Zines. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999. (142 S.) 
Added by: joachim (2009-07-20 01:30)   Last edited by: joachim (2013-05-28 00:05)
Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0811821994
BibTeX citation key: Robbins1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: Gender, Historical account, Illustrated text, USA
Creators: Robbins
Publisher: Chronicle Books (San Francisco)
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Abstract
Author Trina Robbins’s art-packed compendium chronicles more than fifty years of authors, artists, trends, and characters of girl comics. From Girls to Grrrlz is a terrific tribute to the great two-dimensional women of this century – from the bubble-headed bomb-shells of the forties to the lovelorn ladies of the fifties to the wimmin’s libbers of the seventies to the grrrowling grrrlz of today. Illustrated with a ton of rare comic-book art pulled from the best of the best, From Girls to Grrrlz bridges the gap between Ms. and Sassy, between Miss America and Naomi Wolf, reminding us how comic-book characters humorously – and critically – reflect our changing culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction (4)

1. Girls’ Comics: 1941–1957 (5)
2. Women’s Comics: 1947–1977 (47)
3. Womyn’s Comix: 1970–1989 (79)
4. Grrrlz’ Comix: The 1990s (111)

Afterword (142)
Index (143)


  
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