Women Cartoonists in the News

Sasha Wooten, Trina Robbins, Roz Chast, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Alice Harvey and Liza Donnelly.

Sasha Wootten is named 2023 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winner!

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2023 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Sasha Wootten.

Sasha is an Animation major at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. She was chosen from over 80 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and the presentation of a Scholarship plaque by a delegation of NCS members this spring.

The full NSCF announcement.

Trina Robbins, a Wonder Woman Herself.

“So the way I figure it is, I mean…this is the way I see it. It’s a roomful of editors and they say, what should we do with Wonder Woman? And someone saying, well, we all know Trina likes Wonder Woman. Why don’t we just give it to her for four months? And if she screws it up, it doesn’t matter, because we’ll have a guy doing it next. So I did four issues of Wonder Woman, and that made me the first woman to draw Wonder Woman comic.”

KTVU-TV San Francisco presents a five minute segment on cartoonist and comics herstorian Trina Robbins.

Roz Chast on Caregiving to the Elderly.

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Caregiving isn’t necessarily a planned stage of life. As much as we all know our parents will age, and that we will age, we don’t know what aging will look like or what types of health crises will impact the lives of those we love. “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” offers the insight of lived experience for someone just beginning a caregiving journey, someone right in the thick of it, or someone who can look back at the highs and lows of caregiving for loved ones now gone, and nod knowingly.

As I told Chast during our recent interview, I received her book from my brother after our mom died at 91, almost eight years ago.

At Next Avemnue Roz Chast and Julie Pfitzinger discuss the “funny and poignant” of giving care to elderly parents.

Barbara Brandon-Croft was first – what about those following?

…I felt like being the first black woman to be in the mainstream press as a cartoonist, I kind of felt like I broke down the door and then I stood in the doorway. Because there I was. And they weren’t about to take another black woman cartoonist. “We already have Barbara.” And you feel like, wow—it’s not all good. It kind of stinks, you know?

Literary Hub hosts Mira Jacob interviewing cartoonist Barbara Brandon-Croft.

Alice Harvey’s New Yorker Correspondence.

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It’s too bad it’s so hard to run a magazine but if you’re going to be so frightfully idealistic about it, you shouldn’t change captions and you shouldn’t ask artists to change their drawings. I think the letter you wrote me Harold Ross was awfully nice but full of bunk… I really don’t see what you or I or anybody else are going to do about anything… You’ve done something perfectly swell with The New Yorker, I hate to obstruct your vision in anyway. Thanks for bothering with me, after I did appreciate being explained to. I’ll cooperate. Best I can but you better not send back that picture. Sincerely, Alice Ramsey

Liza Donnelly uncovers communications between cartoonist Alice Harvey and New Yorker publisher Harold Ross and puts it in context.