I suppose I should give you some back story. You see, when I first came out of the gates as a young cartoonist, I was throwing more stones than a mob of Palestinian children. And most of them were at my fellow cartoonists. Now in fairness, Cathy never told me she was angry about these strips, and she certainly never referenced them, but it was there in her voice. I only reference it.
IB English A: Language & Literature: P1 HL S3 (baby girls)
Cathy Guisewite, 59, the strip's creator, said that deciding to end the comic strip was "excruciating. This career has been a miracle — it let me turn every anxiety into art, be paid for it, and connect in such a deep way with millions of other women. How did the strip come about? I sent little stick-figure sum-ups of my frustrations home with letters to my parents. When I refused, she marched to the library, researched comic strip syndicates, and typed a list of who I should approach. Instead of the rejection letter I was planning on, they sent me a contract. The first strips were so personal and vulnerable at a time when women were celebrating such new confidence and empowerment.
On Hating Cathy
January 1st, Click any of the smaller images to zoom in on them. A casual reader of the statement may come away with the impression that Cathy was the first syndicated comic strip by a female cartoonist. In fact, that honor goes to Dale Messick, for Brenda Starr, beginning in
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