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Wonder Woman's first female illustrator shares origins story at San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 19:21:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - When San Diego Comic-Con International started in 1970, Richard Nixon was president, Jimi Hendrix was alive, and women were fighting for equality.

Artist Trina Robbins remembers it well. She starting drawing and writing comics in the 1960s.

Robbins edited the first all-female comic book, It Ain’t Me Babe, according to her publisher Fantagraphics.

Another glass ceiling broken by Robbins: drawing Wonder Woman. She was the first female artist to ink the superhero.

In 1977, Robbins was honored with Comic-Con’s Inkpot Award for her body of work..