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July 1st, 2014


wedding splurge 1 wedding splurge 2 Wedding splurge 3_edited-1 This cartoon was originally published in Medium’s The Nib

July 1st, 2014

In 2013, I was honored to be invited to deliver a talk at the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University Of  Michigan. It is a lecture series called Penny W Stamps Lecture Series, and the speakers are always in art and design. So my talk focused on the creative process. Below is their description of me:

“Known for her acute observations on cultural and political issues, Liza Donnelly’s cartoons have been appearing in The New Yorker magazine for over three decades. In Donnelly’s view, humor is serious business, helping us laugh at our failings, and working to make changes in ourselves and the world. Donnelly is an author of fifteen books, columnist for, and a cartoonist for Women’s Enews, among other places. She travels the world as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, speaking about women’s rights and freedom of speech, and she delivered a very popular TED talk in 2010 She is the founder of, a site that promotes international cartoonists and their work, and is a member of Cartooning For Peace, PEN and the Writer’s Guild. She is at work on a screenplay based on being a woman cartoonist.”

July 1st, 2014

I was extremely honored to receive an honorary degree from The University of Connecticut Graduate School this May, and to be invited to deliver their commencement speech. It was an amazing experience to be in the huge auditorium (where they play their famous basketball) and to speak to 9,000+ students, family and friends.  We had a great time– it was a very festive atmosphere. Above is a video of the  full 2014 commencement ceremony–you can catch my introduction by the president of the University, Susan Herbst at 7:00 min, followed by my address.  I tried to be humorous and serious, not an easy task. Particularly without my cartoons to help me!

June 24th, 2014

Turkey 1_edited-1 Turkey 2 _edited-1 Turkey 3_edited-3 Turkey 4_edited-1 Turkey 5 redo

June 10th, 2014

Hillary Chatter 1244_edited-1 Hillary Chatter 2245_edited-2This cartoon originally appeared on Medium, a relatively new blog platform started by the by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone.  Every Monday morning, they publish a cartoon/comic of mine on politics for a section of Medium called The Nib. Go check it out! Lots of cartoons there all week long.

May 29th, 2014

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May 23rd, 2014


March 3rd, 2014

1993 Some wineThis is the cartoon that started it all.  I began drawing snarky women, women who are funny and sarcastic,  in The New Yorker in the 1990?s, and while it’s not all that I draw, it is a favorite topic of mine. In fact, I have a whole book of cartoons and commentary on this subject, called Women On Men. You can take a look at it and order it here. Or contact me and I offer a personally signed (with drawing inside)  soft cover hard copy for a discount!



February 8th, 2014

-1I have come to love live tweet drawing, and it seems that others enjoy watching me do it. My latest foray into this world was last night’s Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.   The New Yorker’s website blog, The Sporting Scene, asked if I would tweet draw for them, so as the evening progressed, my editor there posted them on the site. You can see all of them here!  The above drawing was done before the ceremonies began, but during the huge extravaganza, I tweeted Putin, David Remnick, Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, and many of the athletes in their colorful (and often very odd) outfits.

Follow me on twitter, because I will be doing more Olympics….and then I will be tweet drawing the Academy Awards!

January 30th, 2014

I love radio, particularly news radio.  The interviews, analysis, call-ins about issues in the news, local or national are all great, and what I listen to while I work. My favorite station is the New York City station WNYC, and in particular the afternoon show, The Leonard Lopate Show. I also like the Brian Lehrer Show in the mornings, too. The station loves New Yorker cartoonists, and have had them on the show numerous times over the years. I have done a lot of radio, usually connected to any new books I have. But I have never been invited to be on WNYC….until now. I was very lucky to be asked to be a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about my book, Women On Men, with guest host Anna Sale. It was great fun– Anna is a skilled interviewer with a devilish streak and great sense of humor.  One New York friend said to me when she heard that I was to be on WNYC, “You’re really famous now!”  Such is a true New York attitude.

Here is the interview: