Why you should listen
When Liza Donnelly joined The New Yorker in 1982, she was the youngest cartoonist on staff and one of only three women to hold the job. She’s still there. In 2005, Donnelly wrote the definitive book about her colleagues: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons. She’s been part of many other books, including Sex and Sensibility, Cartoon Marriage (about her life with fellow New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin) and a popular series of dinosaur books for kids. Her latest is When Do They Serve the Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman.
In 2007, Donnelly joined the United Nations initiative Cartooning for Peace. She travels worldwide to speak out about freedom of speech, world peace, and other global issues. Donnelly contributes to dscriber.com as the editor of World Ink, which publishes the timely, political cartoons of artists from around the globe. She's a founding member of the Cartoonists Association, and also teaches women’s studies at Vassar.