Paris: Humanoïdes Associés, 1976-78. 4to, each offset printed in black and white and saddle-stapled into color wraps.
All issues published of this groundbreaking periodical devoted to comics by women, the first such publication in France. The periodical was published by Humanoïdes Associés, best known as the publisher of Heavy Metal. The underground comics culture up to that point was heavily male-dominated and Ah! Nana, with the slogan "fait par et pour les femmes", was an explosion on the scene, uniting the energy of the feminist movement with the burgeoning provocations of the underground comics movement and creating a vital space for art and discourse.
From the third issue on, each issue had a special topic, some of which were controversial, including issues devoted to Nazism, incest, and Homosexuality and Transgender Issues, and Sado-Masochism. Both the comics and the articles explored woman artists in other mediums, including an illustrated article on Patti Smith in the first issue, and a Roman Photo by Agnes Varda in the third. Articles on the history of comic art by woman were also included.
With contributions by Nicole Claveloux, Florence Cestac, Chantal Montellier, Olivia Clavel, Trina Robbins, Cécilia Capuana, Cathy Millet, Evelyne Faivre, Sharon Rudahl, Valérie-Catherine Richez, Couetsh Bousset, Françoise Alto-Bianci, Dominique Lacroix, Michèle Costa-Magna, Edith Oral, Marj Marlowe, Paula Jacques, Marjorie Alessandrini, Hélène Rosenberg, Arlette Stroumza, Zelda Gardaud, Claudine Conin, Celia Gordon, François Rivière, Rose, Aline Issermann, Marie-Noëlle Pichard, Keleck, Françoise Alto-Bianci, Claudine Conin, Fevre, Olivia Clavel, Aline Issermann, Noëlle Joly, Evane Hanska, Mona, Grace Drayton, Valérie Richez, Anne-Marie Simond, Doyonnard et al.
OCLC locates only two complete runs in the US.
All issues bumped at the upper left tip throughout, with additional light creasing or rubbing, else a clean and very good set. Item #26297