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It Ain’t Me Babe, Last Gasp, July 1970. Cover by Trina Robbins.

Read Emma Silvers’s thorough (and image-filled) write-up of the creators of It Ain’t Me, who went on to create Wimmen’s Comix.

From Silvers’s essay:

With Wimmen’s Comix, there were no cliques, no unspoken rules: Each issue had a loose theme (Outlaws, The Occult, Disastrous Relationships — even a 3-D edition.) In each issue, roughly half the book was reserved for any woman who wanted in; the collective solicited contributions on the back page. And every month the editors would meet at someone’s house to sift through the submissions.

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Wimmen’s Comix #1, Last Gasp, November 1972. Cover by Patricia Moodian.

Learn lots more at The Comics Journal’s “An Oral History of Wimmen’s Comix.

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Wimmin’s Comix #17, Rip Off Press, 1992. Cover by Caryn Leschen.

Sisters — Eva Watson-Schütze

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Lady Hamilton as the Persian Sibyl — Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

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Born Again — Remedios Varo

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Reader — Francine Van Hove

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Nude with a Striped Blanket — Suzanne Valadon

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Miss Collette — Mickalene Thomas

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Starry Night and the Astronauts — Alma Thomas

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Rising, Falling, Flying — Sophie Taeuber-Arp

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Pentimento — Sally Storch

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Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart — Florine Stettheimer

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Judith with the Head of Holofernes — Elisabetta Sirani

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Grand Dame Queenie — Amy Sherald

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Danger, Construction Ahead — Kay Sage

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Picking Cotton — Nellie Mae Rowe

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Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge — Rachel Ruysch

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Air Man Space — Lyubov Popova

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