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The 40th Anniversary of Wimmen's Comix 1972 - 2012

11/10/12 - 2/07/2013

Main Library

Art, Music & Recreation Center Exhibit Space - 4th Fl

100 Larkin St.

The Wimmen's Comix Revolution - women cartoonists fight sexism in the comic book industry and make history.

In 1972, a group of women cartoonists in San Francisco created "Wimmen's Comix", an Anthology of Comics by women, challenging the sexism thet faced by the male dominated comic  book publishing industry.

The mission of Wimmen's Comix was to publish a comic book drawn by women cartoonists, and to leave fifty-percent of each issue open for new contributors. There was a rotating editor or co-editors and each issue had a theme.

There were eighteen issues of Wimmen's Comix published by the Underground Comic Press between 1972 through 1992, and over a hundred new cartoonists saw their work in print, some for the first time. Many other titles grew out of this groundbreaking anthology, and today we are scattered in all corners of the United States and Europe.

So come out and help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary and see the comic art show, plus meet the women cartoonists in person at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Upcoming Events

Toddler Tales
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl
Toddler Tales and Playtime
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:00 am
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Preschool Storytime (Mandarin)
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:00 am
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Meditation Group
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Tai Chi at Noon
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

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The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology
Images of the Floating World
Through Thursday, July 20, 2017
Main Library, International Center
Extraordinary Playscapes
Through Saturday, July 8, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

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