Women in Cartooning: What Can They Tell Us As we Laugh?

Mar 13, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Based on my book, and forthcoming documentary, Very Funny Ladies: The Women Cartoonists of The New Yorker 1925-2022, I will discuss the trend in the increase of women+ artists creating comics and cartoons. With visual examples, I will explore why that is, what it means, how we can learn about women's lived lives, experience and humor through their work. My focus will center on The New Yorker, touching on trends in comics and graphic novels. History will also be a thread to explain the importance of the new numbers of diverse creators of this important form of visual journalism.

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Liza Donnelly

The New Yorker

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