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It's no secret that most New Yorker readers flip through the magazine to look at the cartoons before they ever lay eyes on a word of the text. But what isn't generally known is that over the decades a growing cadre of women artists have contributed to the witty, memorable cartoons that readers look forward to each week. Now Liza Donnelly, herself a renowned cartoonist with the New Yorker for more than twenty years, has written this wonderful, in-depth celebration of women cartoonists who have graced the pages of the famous magazine from the Roaring Twenties to the present day.An anthology of funny, poignant, and entertaining cartoons, biographical sketches, and social history all in one, VeryFunny Ladies offers a unique slant on 20th-century and early 21st-century America through the humorous perspectives of the talented women who have captured in pictures and captions many of the key social issues of their time.

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Liza Donnelly

"Liza often steps out from behind her drawing table to make this world not just a funnier place, but a better one too." Planet Green, 2010"Donnelly's cartoons are the best kind of funny--sly, smart, and right on the money. [They] are great social commentary as well as great fun." Susan Orlean, 2010Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine. When she first began selling to The New Yorker in 1979, she was the youngest and one of only three cartoonists who were women. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation and The Harvard Business Review, and her cartoons have been exhibited around the world. In 2005, she wrote Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, a history of the women who drew cartoons for the magazine as well as the present women contributors. Other recent books are Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love in 200 Cartoons and Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony with the New Yorker's Cartooning Couple (with Michael Maslin) . Liza appeared, with her husband Michael Maslin, on CBS Sunday Morning, BetterTV and she has been profiled in numerous magazines and newspapers. Donnelly is a pubic speaker/lecturer and presents on topics such as women and humor, childrens' books and The New Yorker, and has given talks at the United Nations, Thurber House, and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists annual convention, Vassar College, Bard College, Omega Institute, The Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, The Norman Rockwell Museum and presented a talk at the first TEDWomen conference. She has been a guest panelist at the Cartoon Event of The New Yorker Festival several times. Her cartoons can be seen on various websites: narrativemagazine.com, womensEnews.org, huffingtonpost.com, salon.com, dailybeast.com, and revolvingfloor.com, where she is the cartoon editor. She conceived of and is editor for World Ink, a site of international cartoons from contributors around the globe on dscriber.com. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor. Her new book, "When Do They Serve The Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman", was just published by Chronicle Books. Recently, Liza received an International Award in France at the Salon International du Dessins de Presse for her work in cartooning. Her website is lizadonnelly.com and her blog is whendotheyservethewine.wordpress.com. Liza teaches part-time at Vassar College. and is a member of PEN, Authors Guild and the National Cartoonist Society. She and her husband, New Yorker cartoonist, Michael Maslin, live in New York."Liza often steps out from behind her drawing table to make this world not just a funnier place, but a better one too." Planet Green, 2010"Donnelly's ca

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