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including draft pages
Barbara Slate's current work-in-progress graphic novel autobiography.
Read about it in Fine Books & Collections:
Taking Feminist Comics Mainstream: The Groundbreaking Archive of Barbara Slate
Exhibition poster, 2015.
Visit the Barbara Slate website
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|The Barbara Slate Archive
occupies an estimated 35 cubic feet of material, which includes copies of all published works, scripts, layouts, editorial
comments, drafts, revisions, original art, press clippings, ephemera,
and born-digital materials preserved on MAM-A Gold Archive optical
disks. It also includes many unpublished works, screenplays, and
commissioned projects, and a pair of roller skates.
is praised as “emphatically of
our time” by The New York Times, “titanically talented” by comics legend
Stan Lee, and “a groundbreaking artist” and “industry trailblazer” by
the Pennsylvania College of Technology, which brought her in as Keynoter
for their third ‘Wildcat Comic Con.’
She is best known as a
pioneering feminist cartoonist bridging mainstream and alternative
comics. Her creation of the empowering character Ms. Liz in the late
1970s propelled her to wide recognition when it was adopted as a series
of animated features on NBC’s TODAY show in 1982. The Archive includes
the videotapes of these segments, including interviews of Barbara by
Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel.
Draft page from Barbara Slate's
autobiography (in progress, 2018)
The Barbara Slate Archive
A Ms. Liz page in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
Ms. Liz was created originally as a line of feminist greeting cards that
was issued in 1976. The character developed into a comic strip for the
liberated woman that dealt with conflict between traditional and new
values. It was featured in Cosmopolitan, Self, New Woman,
and Working Woman magazines, and was an animated feature
on the TODAY show for two seasons.
Because of its interdisciplinarity, The Barbara Slate Archive has material for
researchers and students of
- comics and graphic novels
- women's and gender studies
- creative writing
- book history
- art process
- character development
- plot development
For business, entrepreneurship and economics students it shows in
- the business of producing comics and
- merchandising and monetizing characters
- adapting to
For film/TV and animation students it shows
- the process of transforming a proposal into a script and a
- in the example of Ms. Liz, into the finished animated
series on the TODAY show.
Barbara Slate's graphic novel
was presented by DCComics as a 9 part Maxi-series in 1987-88. It was the
first mainstream comic for teens to address sex, drugs, abortion, and
other social issues relevant to the times.
It's a funny book,
wacky in places, using humor to defuse difficult subjects. Set in New
York City, there are talking cockroaches who serve the role of the Greek
Not approved by the Comics Code Authority, the final
issue had a "For Mature Readers" notice. Mail in the archive includes
letters from girls for whom the tribulations in Angel Love mirrored
their own lives.
A Yuppies from Hell page in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
Yuppies From Hell, a satirical look
into the lifestyle, relationships, and real estate of young urban
professionals, was published by Marvel in 1989, followed by Son of
Yuppies From Hell (1990) and Sex, Lies and Mutual Funds of the
Yuppies From Hell in 1992. Together the three volumes make a 144 page
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A Barbie page in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
Barbie Fashion comics were published
by Marvel from 1991-96. Barbara Slate wrote 65 of the 116 issues, in
which Barbie could be and do almost anything, setting an empowering
role model. In one issue she teaches bookbinding at the Center for
Book Arts, in another she's a scuba diver. These comics expand a
girl's opportunity set about what a woman can do.
The comics won the Parents Choice award and were praised
by Ms. magazine.
Two Pocahontas pages in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
An Archie Comics page in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
From 2003-2013 Barbara Slate wrote more than 150 stories
for Archie Comics, mostly focusing on the friendship between
Betty and Veronica.
She did 15
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A Getting Married and Other Mistakes page in Catalog of The Barbara Slate Archive
It took 17 years for Barbara to complete Getting Married and Other Mistakes, which was published in 2012 by Other Press. It went through several titles, including
Sad Brides, and was serialized as a half-page comic in 41 issues of the Columbia Paper in 2009-2010 as
I Got Married and Other Mistakes.
The Barbara Slate Archive includes many other titles and projects, occupying
about 35 cubic feet of shelf space. To get a more comprehensive look at her
work, visit the
Barbara Slate Website
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printed in full color on an Indigo
7600 digital offset press, in a 9" x 12" format, hand bound, sewn with linen thread
onto linen/cotton tapes, in a hardcover cloth binding.
Edition of 50 signed and numbered
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