Background about Liza Donnelly
Liza Donnelly is a staff 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. Donnelly is a public speaker and has spoken at TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), the United Nations, and The New Yorker Festival, among many other places. Donnelly has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC and BetterTV, and has been profiled on radio and in numerous magazines, newspapers and online. Donnelly’s cartoons and commentary can be seen on various websites: CNN.com; huffingtonpost.com; salon.com; dailybeast.com; womensEnews.org; narrativemagazine.com. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation and The Harvard Business Review, and her cartoons have been exhibited around the world.
Her most recent book is When Do They Serve The Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman (2010, Chronicle Books). She also wrote Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, a history of the women who drew cartoons for the magazine, 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). Donnelly is at work on a new book, titled Women On Men.
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 website is lizadonnelly.com and her blog is whendotheyservethewine.com. Donnelly 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.
“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, 2010.
“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.
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