A Q&A with Trina Robbins

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On Yiddishkeit and fishnets. Trina Robbins has an easy laugh and a Blossom Dearie lilt to her voice, and she's been using that voice to call out the comic book industry on its patriarchal bullshit for decades. Robbins was the first woman to draw "Wonder Woman," she's made and designed clothes for the likes of Mama Cass and David Crosby, she co-founded the long-running Wimmin's Comix anthology and she is the "Trina" in Joni Mitchell's "Ladies of the Canyon": "Trina wears her wampum beads/She fills her drawing book with line/Sewing lace on widows' weeds/And filigree on leaf and vine." When I spoke to Robbins in advance of her appearance at the Arkansas Literary Festival (4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Butler...

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A Q&A with Trina Robbins

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