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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Trina Robbins (b. 1938). Young woman dancing with Wonder Warthog for 1969, 1988. Ink, blue pencil, and graphite. Published in: Rip Off Comix #21, Winter 1988 [page 33]. Gift of the artist, 2016. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (030.00.00) © Trina Robbins, used with permission. LC-DIG-ppmsca-51300
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Fantasy in Alternative Comics

Against a psychedelic backdrop, Trina Robbins depicts a young woman dancing joyfully with Wonder Warthog, a parody of Superman created by underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton. With wry humor, Robbins pays tribute to her fellow artist and the freewheeling atmosphere of the late 1960s in a page for the story 1969. An early, influential female cartoonist in underground comix, Robbins became a founding contributor and editor of Wimmen’s Comix, an important title in this movement.

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