Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, April 15, 2005

She Draws Comics!

From the Friends of Lulu blog comes this announcement:
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and Friends of Lulu have combined forces to produce a very special and timely exhibit of the first 50 years of women's comics. SHE DREW COMICS presents decade after decade of beautiful artwork and unique products by women cartoonists, from the early 20th century to the 1970s, culled from the vast collection of longtime artist/writer and comics herstorian Trina Robbins. The diverse exhibit will be featured at the museum from Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 14, and will be dedicated to Brenda Starr creator Dale Messick, who passed away in early April at the age of 98.

Taking the role of this exhibit's curator, Robbins herself will be at the opening reception on May 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. Golden Age cartoonist Hilda Terry (creator of the Teena newspaper strip, which ran from 1941-1966) will be a special guest at this reception, which is free to all attendees.
I'm particularly excited about this because not only haven't I seen either my "sparring partner" Trina nor my inspiration Hilda in way too long, but my friend Cat will be visiting us from Vancouver and this seems like the perfect exhibit to take him to! Hope to see a lot of you NY'ers there as well. The event isn't listed yet on MoCCA's website but if you go there you can find directions and so forth.