The Complete Wimmens Comix

The Complete Wimmens Comix

The Complete Wimmens Comix


Alternate name:
The Complete Wimmens Comix 2016


Mary Fleener, Various

Graphic Novels, Leading Ladies, Slice of Life


In the late 60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology,Wimmens Comix. Within two years the Wimmens Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America ― Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty year run, the women of Wimmens tackled subjects the guys wouldnt touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists. Most issues of Wimmens Comix have been long out of print, so its about time these pioneering cartoonists work received their due.