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Barbara "Willy" Mendes

Barbara "Willy" Mendes

Photo: Wray Sinclair

Barbara "Willy"
Mendes

Barbara Mendes studied art throughout her NYC youth, then published work in underground Comics as "Willy Mendes" in NY and San Francisco in the 1970s. Ms. Mendes has created epic narrative paintings, exhibited in the U.S. and Israel. Her Los Angeles studio/gallery corner, with "Angel Wall” outdoor mural, was designated "Barbara Mendes Square," and she was declared a "Los Angeles Cultural Treasure" in 2016. Her Queen of Cosmos Comix was published in 2020 by Red 5 Comics; the full-color Queen of Cosmos Comix 2 launches at SDCC 2022.