During San-Diego Comic-Con Trina Robbins will be speaking at the Underground Comix panel sponsored by Abrams ComicArts on Friday, July 24th from 4:30-5:30 in Room 10. This is a great chance to see Trina and other classic underground comix creators discuss the craft.
About the panel:
Comix were underground comic books that reflected a generation’s dissatisfaction with the government, cultural “norms,” and the status quo. The late 1960s saw the emergence of these underground comix, a new wave of humorous, counterculture-inspired comic books that dealt with social and political subjects like sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and war protest. While the works of members of the movement such as Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman are well known, the art of many of their comix-era contemporaries, including Gilbert Shelton, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Kim Dietch, and S. Clay Wilson, remains unacknowledged.
Moderated by Denis Kitchen [coauthor of Underground Classics (Abrams ComicArts); cartoonist; editor; publisher], who was present at the birth of the underground comix movement, the Underground Comix panel discussion will engage expert James Danky (coauthor of Underground Classics), Trina Robbins (a rare female artist in the comix world), and comix artist William Stout in a conversation about the history and significance of this extremely prolific and often overlooked period in comics history.