There’s a new exhibit at the Library of Congress called, “How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations.” I would love to see this next time I’m up north.
This is Dale Messick, who created and wrote and drew the Brenda Starr comic strip. I never knew if Dale was a lady or man as I read the strip while growing up. It seems like it was geared toward women, but I think I read all the strips in the New York Daily News when I was a kid.
I love this photo, I always like to see cartoonists in their environment. It’s sort of like seeing behind the scenes of a movie set.
Smithsonian.com has the whole story of the women and cartooning here.
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