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New Yorker’s cartoonist Liza Donnelly on Trump, feminist cartoons, how she works

Liza Donnelly, staff cartoonist with the New Yorker, is in Delhi; she’ll be live cartooning during the HT Leadership Summit this weekend.

world Updated: Dec 02, 2016 08:18 IST
Liza Donnelly has carved out a niche for herself: many of her cartoons centre around issues of gender.
Liza Donnelly has carved out a niche for herself: many of her cartoons centre around issues of gender.(Anik Biswas/Mint photo)

Liza Donnelly, staff cartoonist with the New Yorker, is in Delhi; she’ll be live cartooning during the HT Leadership Summit this weekend. Donnelly, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1979 and now also does live cartooning for the US news channel CBS, besides publishing in other media forums, has since carved out a niche for herself: many of her cartoons centre around issues of gender. Of the several books she’s written is one on the pioneering women who drew for The New Yorker, which had women cartoonists right from when they first began publishing in 1925.

Donnelly spoke to Mint/Lounge on why women weren’t considered funny enough to be cartoonists, how she keeps her anger at bay while drawing on issues related to women’s rights, her favorite graphic novelists, and Donald Trump.

Read the excerpts of the interview here