Trina Robbins describes creating the first comic book story about a lesbian, which is the first comics story about any LGBTQ person that wasn’t derogatory, erotic, or a gag strip; this is the birth of the queer “literary” comics genre. “Sandy Comes Out” will be included in the No Straight Lines anthology.

Robbins describes the reaction by queer artists Mary Wings and Roberta Gregory, who were outraged that a straight woman beat them to it. What isn’t mentioned here is that the character Sandy was actually Robert Crumb’s sister!

This is the second snippet from an interview conducted by CCA painting major Robyn Dalbey.