On April 3, 2016, at the annual MoCCA Arts Fest, I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel of artists who participated in Wimmen’s Comix (1972-1992), including Jennifer Camper, Phoebe Gloeckner, Diane Noomin, and Leslie Sternbergh. Each artist talked about their own work with the series, sharing strips and stories from across the two decades of the series’ existence. The video from the panel is now available through the Society of Illustrators’ YouTube channel.
The panel description that appeared in the program is as follows:
“In 1970 Trina Robbins edited It Ain’t Me, Babe, the first underground comic book produced entirely by women. Two years later, a collective including Robbins founded Wimmen’s Comix, a feminist comix anthology that was published for twenty years and featured dozens of women drawing diverse narratives. To mark the publication of The Complete Wimmen’s Comix from Fantagraphics, this panel will feature contributors Jennifer Camper, Phoebe Gloeckner, Diane Noomin, and Leslie Sternbergh discussing the impact and importance of Wimmen’s Comix and feminist comics in general with moderator Margaret Galvan (The Graduate Center, City University of New York).”