THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014, 6- 8pm

The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Pretty In Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection, featuring highlights from the personal archives of legendary comics herstorian Trina Robbins. The opening reception and book signing for this exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm. Pretty In Ink author Trina Robbins will guide a personal docent tour beginning at 6:30 pm, and will be signing copies of her book. This event is free and open to the public.

Pretty In Ink, published by Fantagraphics Books, is a revised, updated and rewritten history of North-American women cartoonists, building upon previous award-winning histories written by Robbins. The Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective of the same name has been assembled from Robbins’s own archives, and features many of the top women cartoonists from the early 20th century, including Ethel Hays, Edwina Dumm, Nell Brinkley, Ramona Fradon, and Lily Renée. Original artwork, rare photographs, and other memorabilia are included in this historic retrospective. (Pictured above: a frame from the comic strip Pat and Judy by Dorothy Hughes.)

If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss the opening reception of Pretty in Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection at the Cartoon Art Museum next Thursday, July 31st!

Oh, and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by what to buy this weekend during our site-wide 20% off sale, Panel Patter has offered up their list of 15 personal Fantagraphics recommendations, including Cosplayers, Tales Designed to Thrizzle, and Wandering Son. Check out the full list on their site!

ComiXology is celebrating 45 years of Comic-Con by giving away a graphic novel or collection every day during the convention for 45¢. And today, they’re giving away Love and Rockets: New Stories #1! Now THAT’S a good deal!

Head on over to the link provided to get your cheaper-than-a-cuppa-joe copy now!