In 1973, the Supreme Court gave women the right to make decisions over the care of their own bodies. A mere fifty years later, a rogue Supreme Court has taken that right away. Today, over 32 states have banned or severely restricted abortion.
We’re fighting back as best we can, with pens and brushes, paper and ink, and have produced a pro-choice anthology: Won’t Back Down, featuring the work of over 30 artists, writers, inkers, and colorists, and we’re giving the profits to Planned Parenthood.
With Won’t Back Down, Trina Robbins has created an important anthology that celebrates women who fight for justice – for anyone interested in women's rights, free speech, or simply great comics.
In addition to Robbins, contributors to the anthology include Lee Marrs, Alison Sampson, Steve Leialoha, Ken Steacy, Barbara Randall Kesel, Yanick Paquette, Signe Wilkinson, Christopher Golden, Marguerite Sauvage, Gene Ha, Carrie Tupper, Todd Klein, Twyla Dawn Weixl, Sabrina Jones, Stephanie Cooke, Leeann Hamilton, Jennifer Camper, Sydney Heifler, Kate Charlesworth, Dave McCaig, Deanna Soukiasian, Grace Gordon, Joelle Barreto, Isabelle Struble, Grace Desmarais, Tony Parker, Bridgit Connell, Michelle Madsen, Janice Chiang, Jessica Balboni, Perl Barry, Jennifer Camper, Eve Furchgott, Sharon Rudahl, Dee Cunniffe, Sayra Begum, Sofie Dodgson, Robert Triptow, Ryan Oakley, Jeremy Whitley, Lisa Sharkey, Wesley Wong, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Tom Orzechowski, Emily Bowen Cohen, Amy Chase, Dani Coleman, and Rori!
The Beat: “Comics legend Trina Robbins has never backed down from a fight, and her latest comics anthology is taking on the Supreme Court’s recent decision blocking people from controlling their own health care. Won’t Back Down is an anthology by a diverse group of talented multi-gendered artists that explores the impact that recent Supreme Court decisions have had on access to safe and legal abortion.” … “From personal stories to bold statements of defiance, this collection spans a range of approaches to this issue.”
Forbes: “Trina Robbins has been speaking out through her comics work for more than half a century, first as a voice for feminism in the boys’ club of the underground comix movement of the 1960s, and later as a comics historian documenting the neglected contributions of women to the medium. Now she’s back on the front lines with Won’t Back Down, an anthology of stories by some of today’s top creators on the importance of maintaining the right to choice in post-Dobbs America.”
First Comics News: “Prepare to be blown away by the latest anthology from legendary cartoonist Trina Robbins, as she fearlessly takes on one of the most controversial issues of our time: women’s reproductive rights.” … “In a stunning display of artistic skill and political activism, Robbins brings together a diverse group of talented female and male artists to explore the impact that recent Supreme Court decisions have had on access to safe and legal abortion.”
Comicon.com: “always a fighter, always a campaigner and activist, legendary comics creator Trina Robbins has organized Won’t Back Down, a pro-choice anthology featuring over 30 artists, writers, inkers, and colorists, with all the profits going to Planned Parenthood.” –
About the Editor
Award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for nearly fifty years. She has written and drawn comics from Honey West to Barbie, and was the first woman to draw Wonder Woman. Her books The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913–1940 (Fantagraphics, 2009) and Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury (IDW Publishing, 2011) were nominated for Eisner awards and Harvey awards. Her all-ages graphic novel Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper (Graphic Universe, 2010), the first in a six-book series, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her most recent books are Gladys Parker, a life in comics, a passion for fashion (Hermes Press, 2022), and the Eisner winning The Flapper Queens (Fantagraphics, 2020)
In 2013, Robbins was voted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.