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Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Trina Robbins. Art by Gladys Parker. Explores the history behind Mopsy, the 1940s-60s comic strip star, who also was in her own comic book series, and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips. Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics, also creating hand-made clothes for film stars–and the lovely and strong-willed Mopsy was an exact double for Parker herself. Hermes, 2019. Due: Jul.

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Explores the history behind Mopsy, the 1940s-60s comic strip star, who also was in her own comic book series, and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips. Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics, also creating hand-made clothes for film stars–and the lovely and strong-willed Mopsy was an exact double for Parker herself.

Tarpe Mills and Dale Messick both dressed to kill and included paper dolls featuring their heroines’ chic 1940s wardrobes. Tarpe Mills and Lily Renee were fashion models before they drew comics. But Gladys Parker was a full-fledged fashion designer with a successful line of clothing while at the same time drawing an equally successful comic strip. Parker’s dresses bearing the Gladys Parker label were sold at her own New York shop and at high-end department stores across the country – and she also found the time to do costume design for Hollywood movies and for the beauties that starred in them!

Who better to chronicle the story of Gladys Parker than comics historian Trina Robbins, who in the 1960s designed clothes for hippies and rock stars out of her East Village boutique, while drawing underground comix?

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