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Inside a cartoonist’s world - Liza Donnelly

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From cave drawings to the Sunday paper, artists have been visualizing ideas -- cartoons -- for centuries. New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly walks us through the many stages every cartoon goes through, starting with an idea and turning into something that connects us on a deeply human level.

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Liza Donnelly's website: http://lizadonnelly.com/
In 2007, Donnelly joined the United Nations initiative Cartooning for Peace. She travels worldwide to speak out about freedom of speech, world peace, and other global issues. Donnelly contributes to dscriber.com as the editor of World Ink, which publishes the timely, political cartoons of artists from around the globe. She's a founding member of the Cartoonists Association and also taught Women’s Studies at Vassar. http://www.cartooningforpeace.org/?lang=en
When Liza Donnelly joined The New Yorker in 1982, she was the youngest cartoonist on staff and one of only three women to hold the job. She’s still there. In 2005, Donnelly wrote the definitive book about her colleagues: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons. She’s been part of many other books, including Sex and Sensibility, Cartoon Marriage (about her life with fellow New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin), and a popular series of dinosaur books for kids. Her latest is When Do They Serve the Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman. http://www.ted.com/speakers/liza_donnelly.html
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules. http://www.ted.com/talks/liza_donnelly_drawing_upon_humor_for_change.html
Cartoonist Jim Toomey created the comic strip Sherman's Lagoon, a wry look at underwater life starring Sherman the talking shark. As he sketches some of his favorite sea creatures live onstage, Toomey shares his love of the ocean and the stories it can tell. http://www.ted.com/talks/jim_toomey_learning_from_sherman_the_shark.html
This history of cartoons: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96/PUCK/intro.html
The International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) is a scholarly and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of humor research. http://www.hnu.edu/ishs/index.htm
Liza Donnelly's talk at TEDxBayArea http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DKdvdNU7AmU
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