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January 29th, 2014

I realized last night, while drawing the SOTU, that the camera shots of various people in the audience were so quick that it was hard to gather imagery in my mind in order to draw certain people.  The camera was mostly on the three big guys. Also realized:  I barely listened to anything Obama said. Did I miss much?

Next up: the Olympics!

 

January 24th, 2014

 

ex husbandy bagFrom my new book, Women On Men.  Take a look here!!!  If you would like a personlized copy (with drawing inside), at a discount, email me at liza@lizadonnelly.com

January 15th, 2014

Below is a selection of cartoons from my new book Women On Men, published by Narrative Magazine

I think women are funny. We know that loud and clear from watching the Golden Globes the other night, when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey killed as hosts.  They were so funny in a perfect way–just enough snark and intelligence. There is not a special kind of funny that women do, they are just funny. Like men are funny. Things are changing for women  in many regards, and sometimes I think the outrageous idea that women aren’t funny is an old topic. But like so many things–it is and it isn’t.  Famous comedians may be breaking the glass ceiling of humor from time to time, as well they should,  but Hollywood is slow to recognize women creators, directors and actors who are funny.  And in the day-to-day lives of ordinary women, humor is not an easy option. There are still misogynists out there who don’t want women to be funny,  so let’s keep talking about it until it’s totally equal!

You can purchase my ebook here, or write me if you would like a paperback hard copy, signed with a drawing inside. liza@lizadonnelly.com

December 28th, 2013

let's reduce the gender gap copy-1I draw a lot of cartoons about what some have called the “battle of the sexes.”  But that’s an old phrase.  I am not sure where it originated so I looked it up and see the phrase is a Peter Sellers movie, a radio contest, an album by Ludacris, and of course it was the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. But I would like to suggest we retire this phrase.  Why does it have to be a battle? It doesn’t.  We need communication (in all forms, see above cartoon) and laughter to bring us together.

This is what I try to do in my book. Yes, I make fun of men, but do so lovingly. If we can’t make fun of each other, then it is a battle. So clearly, laughter is the better way to go.

My new book of cartoons is called “Women On Men,” published by Narrative Magazine. It can be purchased here, and here for kindle, and if you email me, I will send you a signed-with-drawing inside copy at a discount! liza@lizadonnelly.com

 

December 10th, 2013

Women On Men COVER FINALI am excited to announce that my new book of cartoons and writing, Women On Men is available as a ebook (buy here). The book is a collections of over 200 of my cartoons. The theme is primarily about women being funny, women who have snark and who love to tease the men in their lives. I have published many such cartoons in the New Yorker, starting with this one in 191993 Some wine93. The editor at the magazine then was Tina Brown, and while I had been publishing with them since 1982 (when William Shawn was editor), this sort of idea/cartoon/caption was kind of new for me. Ms. Brown eventually bought a lot of my work like this, and subsequent editors have as well. While I do cartoons on a variety of subjects,  I think I found a voice that is very true to me.  Along with the 200+ cartoons, you can read more of my musings (in my handwriting) on women and humor in the book.

If you want to purchase the book for whatever kind of reader you have, even a computer,  here is the link. Write me if you have questions, or if you want a discounted special edition hard copy, signed. It is beautifully published by Narrative Magazine. 001

December 2nd, 2013

LD_Im_culture 3My recent post for Forbes is about Forum D’Avignon, a think tank on culture. I was there, and delivered a short speech as well as drew cartoons of my impressions. I share the text of my speech and more cartoons on the Forbes column, please go take a look!

November 13th, 2013

Saudi women cant drive + brazilians verticleFirst published on Medium. For more political cartoons by others, go to the section of Medium called The Nib

 

 

 

November 2nd, 2013

Am I going to get raped checklist FINALThis cartoon was in response to the idea that there is a connection between rape and alcohol consumption by women, that women should be blamed for a rape if they drink too much. It originally appeared on The Nib, a section of Medium.  Medium is a new blog platform created by twitter, and The Nib is a section that posts a variety of great political cartoons a comics from different people. It is curated by political cartoonist Matt Bors.

October 18th, 2013

boehner tan shutdown compromise very sized_edited-2Its good that our government is back at work, that our legislators managed to find a way to compromise. I read on twitter that some think House Leader John Boehner should get credit for the end of the shutdown. And so I was inspired to draw the above cartoon. It can also be found on Medium’s The Nib, and Women’s Enews.

 

October 10th, 2013

Yellen and ClintonExciting news that our new chair of the Federal Reserve may be Janet Yellen.  Does it mean anything in regards to Hillary? Some may think so. Read more on my Forbes blog!!