Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine and CBS, visited the Education Building Room 115 [at The College of New Jersey] on Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of cartoons in society, and described her own use of humor to portray political and cultural themes in cartoons through her career and beyond.
Donnelly draws to understand what is going on in the world, using her passion for cartooning and social justice issues to extend past her career. She is involved with the organization Cartooning for Peace, which educates students and prisoners about political and global issues through the lens of cartoons.
According to Donnelly, Cartooning for Peace also “helps bring awareness” to cartoonists who are imprisoned and targeted for their political artwork.
“Cartoons are not so simple,” she said. “They can cause a lot of problems.”