Artwork from It Ain't Me Babe, An All-Girl Comic
18.50 in HIGH x 14.38 in WIDE
(46.99 cm HIGH x 36.51 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster printed with black ink on yellow paper contains an image of a nude woman with large wavy hair. The woman is wearing large horse earrings, a necklace with a geometric-floral motif, and large cuffs on both upper arms and wrists. Wavy lines radiate from the woman's forehead and she is holding a book with female comic strip characters on the cover, a pencil, and an image of many nude women in a circle with a decorative border. The background is filled with a design of repeating scalloped lines. "Artwork from / It Ain't Me Babe / An All-Girl Comic" is printed in a banner at bottom left. A banner at bottom right remains blank. Text below the graphic on the bottom of the page reads, "It Aint Me Babe Comix - 65[cents] Postpaid - 15 Shattuck Square #204 Berkeley 94704."

Trina Robbins left New York for San Francisco in 1970, where she worked at the feminist underground newspaper It Ain't Me, Babe. That same year in Berkeley she published the first all-woman comic book, the one-shot It Ain't Me, Babe Comix, through Last Gasp. The artist of this promotional poster was Barbara "Willie" Mendes, whose nickname is spelled "Willie" in the comic book but was typically spelled "Willy" in other references.[LMC]



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