GU Comics Day: Remembering Anne Francis

by Robyn Chapman,
NY Editorial Assistant

I love a good mystery, and here at Graphic Universe we have two lady detectives on the scene. There is the bookish guinea pig, Sasspants (or Detective Pants, as she does NOT prefer to be called)…

…and the hip haikuist Megan Yamamura…

I have a feeling both of them would be fans of Honey West.

Honey West was the first female private eye on TV. She was played by actress Anne Francis, and arrived on the screen in 1965. Anne Francis died last week at the age of 80.

Graphic Universe author Trina Robbins wrote this touching remembrance for Trina Robbins is the author of the Chicagoland Detective Agency series and a big Honey West fan. She even wrote a Honey West comic!

In her remembrance, Trina wrote:

“Anne Francis was Honey, the way ten years earlier Irish McCalla was Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (another of my heroes). It’s impossible to read the books without seeing Francis, with her blonde flip, her sultry pout and that adorably distinctive beauty mark. When dressed for action (she took the bad guys down with karate), she wore a well-fitting black turtleneck sweater tucked into equally well-fitting black slacks, and looked sexier than any of the balloon-breasted, bikini-bottomed superheroines of today’s comics.”

Read the complete article here. We’ll miss you, Honey!