Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

Author(s): Trina Robbins

Everyday Life

In 1938, Lily Rene Wilhelm, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is living in Vienna when the Nazis march into Austria. After a ship voyage fraught with danger from Nazi torpedoes, teenage Lily reunites with her parents in New York and helps her family earn a living by painting designs on wooden boxes. One day she sees an ad in the paper: a comics publisher is looking for artists. Lily has never drawn comics before, but teaches herself how they work. She is hired to draw the character Seorita Rio, a beautiful spy fighting the Nazis.


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General Fields

  • : 9780761381143
  • : Walker Books
  • : Walker Books
  • : 0.249
  • : August 2011
  • : 231mm X 163mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 96
  • : Anne Timmons
  • : Paperback
  • : Trina Robbins