“Up From Underground” – Wednesday, April 11 @3PM in the UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Center
Renowned comics artist Trina Robbins was one of the first women in the 1960s Underground Comix movement, the first woman to draw Wonder Woman (1980s), draw the first comic about an out Lesbian, produce the first all-women comic book, and was a founder of Wimmen’s Comix. Robbins is also a historian of female comics artists, about which she has published over a dozen books. Her 2017 memoir, Last Girl Standing, chronicles her extraordinary experiences, including her time in the thick of the San Francisco and New York art and music scenes.
This event is sponsored by the William F. Vilas Trust. Additional co-sponsors include the UWM Department of Art History; English; French, Italian, & Comparative Literature; History; and Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies; the LGBT Resource Center; LGBT+ Studies; MALLT; Cultures and Communities; the Digital Arts and Culture Program; the Inclusive Excellence Center; the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor, Division of Academic Affairs; and UWM Libraries’ Special Collections.