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Discussion: The Complete Wimmen’s Comix At Green Apple Books on the Park (April 12)

wimminslipcaseLast September, Fantagraphics released the 728-page The Complete Wimmen’s Comix  collecting all of the issues of the all-women comics anthology, Wimmen’s Comix. The Wimmen’s Comix Collective was founded in San Francisco and began publishing issues in 1972 to add the poorly represented voice of women underground comix revolution. The anthology series ran for two decades and acted as an important launching pad for many comics creators. Over the 20 years of Wimmin’s Comix contributors included  Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Penny Van Horn, Carol Tyler, M.K. Brown, Diane Noomin, Phoebe Gloeckner, Leslie Sternbergh, Dori Seda, Mary Fleener, Trina Roberts, and many more.

On April 12, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue in San Francisco, will be hosting a discussion about the history and influence of Wimmen’s Comix. Panelists include Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Lee Marrs, Caryn Leschen, and Kay Rudin. The talk starts at 7:30 p.m.

Joe Sacco to discuss “The Great War” at Mrs. Dalloway’s

thegreatwarJoe Sacco’s new book, The Great War, is a merciless 24-foot long panorama detailing the first day of World War I’s devastating Battle of Somme. The wordless drawing details the first day of battle from it’s hopeful beginning all the way through the chaotic end. By time the first day came to a close more than 57,000 were dead or wounded marking one of the bloodiest days of battle in the entirety of the war. In an interview with NPR Sacco says of his book, “It’s very visceral. You open the page, and you are right there in the moment.”

This isn’t Sacco’s first foray into using the medium of comics to tell the story of a war zone. Between 1993 and 1996 Fantagraphics published his Palestine series which chronicles his experiences as a journalist within the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Those issues were released in trade paperback format in 2001. He’s also produced a series of illustrated books addressing the war in Bosnia. His use of graphics to tell the stories of life in war zones have earned the artist a number of awards including an Eisner and an American Book Award.

Sacco will be taking part in a Q&A regarding his book at Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Avenue in Berkeley, on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. He’ll be introduced by To End All Wars author Adam Hochschild.

Signing: Dame Darcy at Vacation and Escapist Comics

Panel from Dame Darcy's "Meat Cake"Dame Darcy will be returning to the Bay Area this month for two events showcasing her new book Handbook for Hot Witches and her long running Fantagraphic’s title Meat Cake. Her first stop will be in the West Bay at vintage clothing shop and art gallery, Vacation. Her illustrations will be featured in Vacation’s gallery space for the entire month with a kick-off reception on September 6 at 7 p.m. The reception will feature music from DD and the Bronze and she’ll additionally be drawing illustrations in all purchased books.

On September 15 she’ll be in the East Bay for a 5 p.m. signing at Escapist Comics on Telegraph.

In addition to Meat Space, Dame Darcy has published a number of graphic novels including Frightful Fairytales, The Illustrated Jane Eyre, Dollerium, and Gasoline. Many of those titles will be available at Escapist.

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