Trina Robbins Discovers “Lily Renee”

Posted on January 5, 2012

Robbin’s young-adult graphic novel chronicles Renee’s childhood before she became a comic artist.

Robbins’ new book is “Lily Renee: Escape Artist.” The true story of Lily Renee, a girl who escaped to Britain via kindertransport after Nazi Germany annexed Austria, worked at a hospital during the blitz and was reunited with her parents in the US. In her teens and twenties, Renee worked as a comic book artist. Many of the comics she illustrated involved fighting the Nazis she had escaped and on paper she was able to tell the stories of strong women fighting the Nazi threat in their own way.

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