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Chicago: Women, Culture, & Comics with Trina Robbins
March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Join us for an evening with award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins at the historic Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. As part of Chicago’s centennial celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks, Trina Robbins’ talk will focus on women and diversity in comics as vehicles for cultural understanding and social change. Her talk will draw from her various works, including the Junior Library Guild Selection graphic novel Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper and her forthcoming book Babes in Arms. A book-signing will follow.
Trina Robins is an Award-winning herstorian and writer. She has been writing books, comics and graphic novels for over forty years and has drawn comics from Wonder Woman to Barbie. Trina’s The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley Cartoons from 1913-1940 (2009), and Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury (2011), were nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards. Her graphic novel Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and Lily Renee: Escape Artist won a gold medal from Moonbeam Childrens Books and silver medal from Sydney Taylor Jewish Library Awards. Trina’s recent work includes Pretty in Ink, her definitive history of women cartoonists. In 2013 Trina was voted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
If you are in need of accomodations, please contact AARCC at 312-413-9569. Parking is available at the pay parking structure located at 760 W Taylor.
Sponsors: UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Seminary Co-op Bookstores