"Drawn to Purpose," the companion book to the Library of Congress' show of the same name, is now out. The book "gives readers a glimpse of the female factor behind comic strips, political cartoons and magazine/newspaper art over a 150-year span." The author, Martha Kennedy, recently sat down at the C2E2 Comic Book Festival in Chicago to discuss the oft overlooked fact that women have been part of American cartoon art from the beginning.
"Drawn to Purpose" The Exhibit runs thru Oct. 20, 12018, and includes work by AAEC members Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson and Jen Sorensen, among many other talented artists. For complete details on the show, got to https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/drawn-to-purpose/about-this-exhibition/