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Drawn to purpose : American women illustrators and cartoonists / Martha H. Kennedy ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden.

By: Kennedy, Martha H. (Martha Hoeprich)Contributor(s): Hayden, Carla Diane, 1952-Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, in association with the Library of Congress, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: xii, 238 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496815927; 1496815920Other title: American women illustrators and cartoonistsSubject(s): Illustrators -- United States -- Biography | Women illustrators -- United States -- Biography | Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography | Women cartoonists -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Comics (Graphic works) | Biographies.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Drawn to purpose.LOC classification: NC975 | .K46 2018
Contents:
Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Golden age illustrators -- Chapter 2: Early cartoonists: from cute and clever to career women -- Chapter 3: New voices: new narrative in comics -- Interlude: Illustrations for industry -- Chapter 4: Commentators and reporters -- Chapter 5: Covers and cartoons -- Chapter 6: Caricaturists and political cartoonists -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Biographical sketches -- Selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading -- Image credits.
Summary: "Published in partnership with the Library of Congress, Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists presents an overarching survey of women in American illustration, from the late nineteenth into the twenty-first century. Martha H. Kennedy brings special attention to forms that have heretofore received scant notice--cover designs, editorial illustrations, and political cartoons--and reveals the contributions of acclaimed cartoonists and illustrators, along with many whose work has been overlooked. Featuring over 250 color illustrations, including eye-catching original art from the collections of the Library of Congress, Drawn to Purpose provides insight into the personal and professional experiences of eighty women who created these works. Included are artists Roz Chast, Lynda Barry, Lynn Johnston, and Jillian Tamaki. The artists' stories, shaped by their access to artistic training, the impact of marriage and children on careers, and experiences of gender bias in the marketplace, serve as vivid reminders of social change during a period in which the roles and interests of women broadened from the private to the public sphere. The vast, often neglected, body of artistic achievement by women remains an important part of our visual culture. The lives and work of the women responsible for it merit much further attention than they have received thus far. For readers who care about cartooning and illustration, Drawn to Purpose provides valuable insight into this rich heritage." --Amazon.
List(s) this item appears in: Women in Comics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Golden age illustrators -- Chapter 2: Early cartoonists: from cute and clever to career women -- Chapter 3: New voices: new narrative in comics -- Interlude: Illustrations for industry -- Chapter 4: Commentators and reporters -- Chapter 5: Covers and cartoons -- Chapter 6: Caricaturists and political cartoonists -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Biographical sketches -- Selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading -- Image credits.

"Published in partnership with the Library of Congress, Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists presents an overarching survey of women in American illustration, from the late nineteenth into the twenty-first century. Martha H. Kennedy brings special attention to forms that have heretofore received scant notice--cover designs, editorial illustrations, and political cartoons--and reveals the contributions of acclaimed cartoonists and illustrators, along with many whose work has been overlooked. Featuring over 250 color illustrations, including eye-catching original art from the collections of the Library of Congress, Drawn to Purpose provides insight into the personal and professional experiences of eighty women who created these works. Included are artists Roz Chast, Lynda Barry, Lynn Johnston, and Jillian Tamaki. The artists' stories, shaped by their access to artistic training, the impact of marriage and children on careers, and experiences of gender bias in the marketplace, serve as vivid reminders of social change during a period in which the roles and interests of women broadened from the private to the public sphere. The vast, often neglected, body of artistic achievement by women remains an important part of our visual culture. The lives and work of the women responsible for it merit much further attention than they have received thus far. For readers who care about cartooning and illustration, Drawn to Purpose provides valuable insight into this rich heritage." --Amazon.

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