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Friday, September 15, 2017

Author meet-and-greet & Book-signing: Women in the Comics during the Second World War- 9/23/17

Babes in Arms

“Babes in Arms:
Women in the Comics during the Second World War”

Please join us at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Education Center on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00am for a discussion and book signing with author and pop-culture historian, Trina Robbins, as she debuts her new book entitled, “Babes In Arms: Women in the Comics during the Second World War.”

During the Golden Age of comics, publishers offered titles supporting the war effort — presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts — babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US service-women fighting all of the axis bad guys and gave several of the most noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure-filled, four-color stories.

In her book, Trina Robbins has assembled comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists.

Trina Robbins is also an American cartoonist. She was an early and influential participant in the underground comix movement, and one of the few female artists in the fledgling underground movement. Both as a cartoonist and historian, Robbins has long been involved in creating outlets for and promoting female comics artists.

The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free. 

Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276