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NCS panel: Women in Cartooning

Part of the National Cartoonists Society Reuben awards weekend is a panel entitled Women in Cartooning. Panelists will include Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or Worse), Terri Libenson (Pajama Diaries) and Jen Sorenson (Slowpoke). The event is presented by Carlow University and the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.

From the press release:
> “Having this group of talented women here in Pittsburgh, in the same room, at the same time, is remarkable. This is the first time in Pittsburgh history to witness a group of some of the most talented female cartoonists in the world discussing the trials and triumphs that come from being a woman cartoonist” stated Mandi Bridgeman, Director of Marketing and Programming for the Toonseum.

Ticket information is found here.

Pajama Diaries by Terri Libenson

Community Comments

#1 Daniel Boris
May/17/2013
@ 11:44 am

No Donna Lewis? What up with that?

#2 Mike Cope
May/17/2013
@ 12:58 pm

Looking very forward to attending!

#3 Chris Sparks
May/17/2013
@ 8:14 pm

I am looking forward to this panel!

#4 Marie Rouppet
May/18/2013
@ 4:26 am

I’m willing to bet most of the people attending will be guys.

#5 birdie Birdashaw
May/18/2013
@ 6:01 pm

are women drawing comics still shocking? I know too many creators who make this seems like a semi-pointless panel

#6 Frank Pauer
May/18/2013
@ 6:04 pm

No Jan Eliot?

#7 Marie Rouppet
May/18/2013
@ 8:39 pm

I know a lot of girl artists but it’s still a total boys club as far as comics go.

#8 Mike Peterson
May/19/2013
@ 3:26 am

Seems we’ve progressed to the point where people can kibitz over who’s not on the panel. That’s good. But, no, not to the point where it’s no longer relevant to talk about it.

#9 Tom Richmond
May/19/2013
@ 6:45 pm

I should point out that this is actually not an NCS panel or organized event. It’s part of the Pittsburgh Cartooning festival which is being organized by the ToonSeum and sponsored by local foundations and businesses. This panel was sponsored specifically by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Women and Girls Foundation, http://wgfpa.org/, which promotes equality in the professional world and celebrates the accomplishments of women all fields and endeavors… it was their idea. I guess they still feel it’s relevant to highlight the accomplishments of women in professional fields that are still perceived as dominated by men.

Jan would have been a great fit on the panel, as would many other women cartoonists I can think of off the top of my head. They had room for five.

#10 Tom Richmond
May/19/2013
@ 6:49 pm

…or, at least the WGFPA was the original anticipated sponsor of that panel. That perhaps has changed since Carlow University is named in the article.

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