Tonight is the opening reception of She Draws Comics at MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art). The exhibit will celebrate a century of women cartoonists, the opening reception features curator Trina Robbins.

Dale_Messick_.jpgFeaturing over 50 artists and 100 artworks, it's the largest retrospective of women’s work in comic and cartoon. From turn-of-the-century cartoons to the 1940's comic "Brenda Starr: Reporter" to the Campbell Soup Kids to 1970's women superhero artists and graphic novelists - the show will portray the importance and influence women have had in this medium. Dale Messick, at right, created the Brenda Starr comic and her work was the first of a female artist to get a syndicated comic strip, she moved to New York in 1934 to start her career.

Related: The New York City Comic Book Museum interviewed Trina Robbins.

Who knew there were so many comic museums in this city?!

Now through November 6th // Opening Reception Tonight at 7pm // MoCCA [594 Broadway] // $15 reception, $3 exhibit