Some Very Funny Ladies
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Liza Donnelly, the author of “Very Funny Ladies,” joins Roz Chast, Liana Finck, and Amy Hwang to celebrate the history of women cartoonists at The New Yorker. Moderated by Emma Allen. This is a free community event.
Roz Chast is a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker, and a decorated illustrator and author. She has published many books, including the collection “Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, Health-Inspected Cartoons” and the graphic memoirs “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and “Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York”; the former was short-listed for the 2014 National Book Award, and the latter won a 2017 New York City Book Award.
Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS News, CNN, and others. As an innovator of a form of real-time visual journalism, Donnelly live-draws news and cultural events as they happen. She is also the author of many books, including the upcoming history “Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists.” Donnelly’s popular TED talk, “Drawing on Humor for Change,” has been translated into forty languages and received nearly 1.5 million views online.
Liana Finck is a cartoonist and an illustrator, and has contributed to The New Yorker since 2015. Her forthcoming book is called “Let There Be Light.”
Amy Hwang has drawn cartoons for The New Yorker since 2010. She is the winner of the National Cartoonists Society’s 2019 Reuben Award for Gag Cartoons. Hwang worked in architecture before choosing to puruse cartooning full-time in 2018, a decision that she recounts in her 2019 TEDxYale talk. She started drawing cartoons in 1997 for the Columbia Daily Spectator, while a student at Barnard College. Born and raised in Texas, Hwang currently lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her daughter.
Emma Allen is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and edits humor pieces on newyorker.com. She has been a member of the magazine’s editorial staff since 2012, and has written more than a hundred stories for the magazine and Web site.
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