Robert Triptow

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Robert Triptow
BornRobert James Triptow
(1952-05-10) May 10, 1952 (age 66)
Salt Lake City, Utah
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Cartoonist, Editor
Notable works
Gay Comix
AwardsLambda Award for Humor, 1990
Special Achievement Award, San Diego Comic Con, 1989
http://roberttriptow.com

Robert Triptow (born May 10, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American writer and artist. He is known primarily for creating gay- and bisexual-themed comics and for editing Gay Comix in the 1980s, and he was identified by underground comix pioneer Lee Marrs as "the last of the underground cartoonists".[1]

Career[edit]

A long-time resident of San Francisco,[1] Robert Triptow was one of the earliest contributors to Kitchen Sink Press' anthology Gay Comix, beginning with issue #2. He succeeded Howard Cruse as editor of the series,[2] editing issues #5 through #13 (1984–1991). During this time he edited the 1989 anthology Gay Comics, one of the earliest histories of the subject,[3] which won the first Lambda Literary Award for Humor. He also co-edited the HIV-research fund-raising and educational anthology Strip AIDS U.S.A. (1988) with Trina Robbins & Bill Sienkiewicz.[4]

As a journalist, Triptow has contributed to The Advocate, Bay Area Reporter, Frontiers, The Sentinel, and other West Coast LGBT publications.[5]

In 2015, he released Class Photo, a wryly comedic graphic novel imagining short biographies for the individuals depicted in a 1937 school group photograph.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Gay Comics (ed.). New York: Plume; New American Library, 1989. 120p. ISBN 0-452-26229-1
  • Strip AIDS U.S.A.: A Collection of Cartoon Art to Benefit People With AIDS. (ed. with Trina Robbins & Bill Sienkiewicz). San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1988. ISBN 978-0-86719-373-2
  • Class Photo. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2015. 64p. ISBN 978-1-60699-886-1

Contributions[edit]

In addition to Gay Comix, his cartoon work has appeared in:

  • Robert Kirby and David Kelly, editors, (2008) The Book of Boy Trouble 2: Born to Trouble, Green Candy Press. ISBN 1-931160-65-1.
  • Camper, Jennifer, editor (2007) Juicy Mother 2: How They Met, Manic D Press. ISBN 978-1-933149-20-2
  • Camper, Jennifer, editor (2005) Juicy Mother Soft Skull Press. ISBN 1-932360-70-0
  • Gregory, Roberta (2004), Naughty Bits #40, Fantagraphics.
  • Gregory, Roberta (1999), Naughty Bits #28, Fantagraphics.
  • Gregory, Roberta (1998), Naughty Bits #27, Fantagraphics.
  • Kinney, Jay, editor (1993), Young Lust #8, Last Gasp, ISBN 0-86719-253-4.
  • Bocage, Angela (1993), Real Girl #6, Fantagraphics, ASIN B000IQUH6S.
  • Bocage, Angela (1991), Real Girl #2, Fantagraphics.
  • Bocage, Angela (1990), Real Girl #1, Fantagraphics, ASIN B000KSA71O.
  • Robbins, Trina, editor (1990), Choices: a pro-choice benefit comic anthology for the National Organization for Women, Angry Isis Press, ASIN: B002E5WBKG.
  • Leyland, Winston (1986), Meatmen #1, G. S. Press.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Last Underground Cartoonist?: A Q&A with Robert Triptow | The Comics Journal". www.tcj.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  2. ^ Cadelago, Chris (February 22, 2008), "Strip tease: Gay characters find home in comics", San Francisco Chronicle, pp. E–1
  3. ^ Williams, Jeff (August 1999), Culture, Theory, and Graphic Fiction (PDF), PhD dissertation, Texas Tech University, archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-07-20, retrieved 2009-06-26 p. 114: "Information on gays and lesbians in comics lacks proper treatment, but a few items do exist, including Robert Triptow's Gay Comics."
  4. ^ Levin, Bob (July 11, 2006), "Trimmings: Trina Robbins", The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics (233), archived from the original on March 9, 2012
  5. ^ Cruse, Howard (1981), Gay Comix #2, Kitchen Sink Press

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