COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has named the winners of awards that honor established creators and newcomers. The awards were part of the annual CXC festival that ran Oct. 6-9 in venues across Columbus, drawing thousands of guests and creators to a city that is increasingly a center for the cartoon arts.
Trina Robbins and Lee Marrs won the Transformative Work Award for their work as part of the Wimmen’s Comix collective from the 1970s to the 1990s, and for their careers across media.
“Robbins’ and Marrs’ groundbreaking work with Wimmen’s Comix collective truly defines Transformative,” said Caitlin McGurk, chair of CXC’s Awards Committee and curator of comics and cartoon art at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. “Their efforts paved the way for femme and queer creators whose essential voices are at the forefront of the industry today.”
Lee Marrs and Trina Robbins, CXC 2022 winner of Transformative Work Award for their work as part of the Wimmen’s Comix collective, award presented by CM Campbell, a member of the Awards Committee and a cartoonist. Photo by Raylavoie.com.
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