Barbara Shermund, Observer of Us

My favorite New Yorker cartoonist

My favorite cartoonist from the early days of The New Yorker was Barbara Shermund. When she died in 1978, a real obit was not written for her at the time because the NY Times was on strike that year (assuming they would have done an obit for her, but we don’t know). But now, the NY Times has been doing obituaroes of women who were overlooked in the past, and they have…



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Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, WaPo, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. newsletter:https://lizadonnelly.substack