Exhibition Opening: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

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February 18, 2014

Contact: Michelle Jeffers
Communications, Programs & Partnerships
415 557-4282

Exhibition Opening: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

San Francisco Main Library, Fourth Floor
100 Larkin Street
March 8 – June 5, 2014

While the general public is all too familiar with superheroes such as Superman, Spiderman, Batman and others, lesser known is how many women drew comics in the early 20th century. While many of these talented women, like Nell Brinkley, were the superstars of their day, they’ve fallen into relative obscurity.

Through photos, letters, original artwork, toys, comic books and other ephemera, this exhibition showcases women cartoonists from the late 19th century to the present, including the first woman comic strip artist, Rose O’Neill, and her comic The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine in 1896.

Related program: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, lecture and discussion with author and curator Trina Robbins, March 27, 6:00, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room. A book sale by Readers Books follows the discussion.

For more information, please call 415 557-4277.

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