Girltalk is an anthology series published by Fantagraphics starting in 1995. It was edited by Isabella Bannerman, Ann Decker, and Sabrina Jones.

The editors met as contributors to the alternative anthology World War 3 Illustrated and soon merged with an informal women cartoonists' support group. They then obtained a grant from the Artists' Projects: New York State Regional Initiative.




A preview issue was published as a flip book with Fantagraphics' Real Girl #7

Published August 1994

Cover by Fiona Smyth

  • "Don't worry honey, daddy will never let you down!" by Irene Ledwith
  • The Fight by Ann Decker
  • Part One: I Try One More Time to Succeed in Business... by Kate Marcus
  • Part Two: A Look Back- How I Started at the Bottom...and Stayed There. by Kate Marcus
  • Part Three: Drastic Changes...(An Exercise in Fertility) by Kate Marcus
  • New Baby Sleep Cycles by Isabella Bannerman
  • First Love: Part 1- The Ecstasy and the Agony by Ann Decker
  • Shadows by Sabrina Jones
  • Naked Ladies by Ann Decker

Issue 1Edit


Published April 1995

The voice without makeup, survival tips for real life, letting off steam, love songs to the one that got away. Girltalk publishes underground heroines and money-making illustrators along with diamonds in the rough.

A launch party and exhibition for issue 1 was held at Bridges & Bodell Gallery in New York City.

Cover by Sabrina Jones

Issue 2Edit


Published May 1995

Cover by Ann Decker

Issue 3Edit

Published February 1996

Front cover by Isabella Bannerman, back cover by Irene Rofheart Pigott

Issue 4Edit


Cover by Sabrina Jones