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Etta Hulme could use some well-wishing

etta-hulmeSaturday, I received word from editors at The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Etta Hulme was “gravely ill.” Sunday the news came that she was improving and now I’m told she may be out of ICU as early as today. I don’t know the specifics of what sent her into the hospital.

If you’d like to send her a card, flowers, a get-well wish, please email me and I’ll send you the contact information. Those that may not know her personally, but admire her work/career can leave comments below. I’ll gather them up and mail them later tonight, tomorrow morning.

Please feel free to forward this blog post to those you think would want to know. I’d love to see an overwhelming response!

Community Comments

#1 Beth Cravens
February/16/2009
@ 12:43 pm

Get well soon Etta.

#2 JD Crowe
February/16/2009
@ 3:22 pm

Etta, you deserve some down time, but I hope you soon feel mean enough to get back to the work of makin’ politicians nervous again.

You represent all that is good about this business, Etta.
I am forever grateful to you.

Best,
JD

#3 Wiley Miller
February/16/2009
@ 4:53 pm

“You represent all that is good about this business, Etta.”

I think that sums it up for everyone who knows Etta.

#4 Randy Bish
February/16/2009
@ 5:29 pm

Agreed.

A role model in a time when they’re harder to come by.

Our best wishes to you, Etta.

#5 Jan Eliot
February/16/2009
@ 6:27 pm

Dear Etta,
I’m so sorry to hear that you are ill. My thoughts are with you.

Women cartoonists everywhere are in your debt, as a great talent and example for us all. You certainly inspired me along the way… get well soon!

Jan Eliot
Stone Soup Cartoons

#6 Paul Fell
February/16/2009
@ 7:30 pm

Etta is one of the class acts in editorial cartooning. Her laid back, down home personality belies the real junkyard dog-take no prisoners cartoonist she’s been for decades. She has been a role model for countless AAEC members over the many years I have belonged to the organization.

All of us hope you’re up and around soon, old friend, and back at the drawing board annoying those who deserve it so desperately.

#7 Wiley Miller
February/16/2009
@ 8:39 pm

“Etta is one of the class acts in editorial cartooning. ”

Paul, you and I have known Etta for a long, long time. If I may, I’d like to make one small edit in your statement, one I think you’ll agree with… Etta is THE class act in editorial cartooning.

#8 Stacy Curtis
February/16/2009
@ 9:02 pm

Etta was one of the first cartoonists I met at my first cartooning convention. It was hard to miss her, she stood out like a sore thumb amongst a mass of male cartoonists.

As a kid, I sought out and studied her work every year when the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year book came out and to this day, her linework makes me drool. Beautiful cartoons!

You’re in our thoughts, Etta.
Get well soon!

#9 Bob Gorrell
February/17/2009
@ 9:25 am

I want to echo JD, Paul, Wiley and the rest. Etta is a great
cartoonist, but an even better person. Get well soon, Etta.

#10 John Cole
February/17/2009
@ 4:26 pm

Get well soon, Etta, and know we’re thinking of you. Texas and the rest of the U.S. sorely needs your graphic wit and sage advice.

#11 T. Brian Kelly
February/19/2009
@ 9:49 am

My very warmest thoughts and thanks are with you as you rest and recover, Etta. You are a kind and generous person and a wonderful cartoonist to boot.

#12 Etta Hulme
February/24/2009
@ 2:40 pm

85 Year Old Female Seeks Position As Editorial Cartoonist
Not qualified, but enthusiastic. Willing to relocate at soon as she can walk again.

I thank everyone for their good wishes and kind thoughts.

Regards, Etta

#13 Charlie Hulme
February/24/2009
@ 2:51 pm

Etta asked me to post the above comment – I’m responsible for the typo!

She’s getting better, and looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for keeping her in your thoughts.

#14 Signe Wilkinson
February/24/2009
@ 3:35 pm

Etta: The Dow went up today on news that you’re improving.
PLEASE continue to get better!

Hope to see you in Seattle this summer.

Much love from my end of this little sisterhood,

Signe Wilkinson

#15 Reader in Florida
February/26/2009
@ 7:12 am

Your cartoons are the highlight of my week.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

#16 james mcgurk
March/29/2009
@ 10:11 am

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED ETTA’S OPINIONS ON HER CARTOONS. SHAME THAT SHE IS THE ONLY ONE ON YAHOO EDITORIAL CARTOONS. CAN’T BELIVE IN THIS DAY AND AGE THERE AREN’T ANY MORE WOMEN POLITICAL CARTOONEST.

#17 Jerry Fearing
February/4/2010
@ 3:59 pm

How are you Etta? We received your card in Dec. and wrote back but haven’t heard from you. We hold you in our thoughts and pray you are doing well. Love from your friends Dee and Jerry Fearing.

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