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Culture, The Exhibitionist Comic Artist Lily Renée Was Also Expert in the Art of Escape

Comic Artist Lily Renée Was Also Expert in the Art of Escape

Trina Robbins returns to San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum this week to discuss another comic book heroine -- not a fictional character, mind you, but a woman who was crucial in comics in the early 20th century. Robbins' previous book…
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Calendar, Night&Day Female Fury

Female Fury

Like Dale Messick, whose creation Brenda Starr, Reporter ran from 1940 to January of this year, June Tarpé Mills understood that having an identifiably feminine name would work against her in the world of adventure comics. So she dropped June,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Brinkley Bash

Brinkley Bash

Long before there was an It Girl, there was the Brinkley Girl. Her kohl-darkened eyes, mischievous mouth, lacy dresses, and bountiful curls adorned countless pages and stages. Songs were written about her, plays were written about her, Flo Ziegfeld based…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Deco Dates

Deco Dates

ONGOING 4/23-7/2 There are few people who don't get at least a mild aesthetic palpitation when admiring the sleek styling and geometric lines of art deco. Unlike other design movements that have come and gone (fauvism, anyone?), deco continues to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quick Draws

Quick Draws

The revolutionary Underground Comix artists of the 1960s and '70s forged a free-expression zone where radical politics, drugs, violence, and especially sex -- the more salacious the better -- were fair game. Inspired by the irreverence of Mad magazine, the…
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Culture, Stuff Stuff: Fatal Femmes

Stuff: Fatal Femmes

The following is a list of women who have been raped, mutilated, tortured, enslaved, crippled or murdered -- and often, all of the above. In some cases these women have also suffered miscarriages, been rendered infertile, contracted horrific diseases and…
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