Producer of the very first all-woman comic book, "It Ain't me, Babe." and One of the Founding Mothers of “Wimmin’s Comix”

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In 1970, Trina Robbins produced the very first all-woman comic book, "It Ain't me, Babe." In 1972 she was one of the founding mothers of "Wimmin's Comix," the longest-lasting women's anthology comic book (1972 - 1992).

In the mid-1980s, tired of hearing publishers and editors say that girls don't read comics and that women had never drawn comics, she co-wrote (with catherine yronwood) "Women in the Comics," the first of what would become a series of histories of women cartoonists. She has been responsible for rediscovering previously forgotten early women cartoonists like Nell Brinkley, Tarpe Mills, and Lily Renee. Her new book, "Babes in Arms," due out in Summer, 2017, collects the work of four Golden Age women who fought the Axis with pen and ink, drawing comics that starred beautiful, courageous women who didn't need to be rescued by some guy.