The Art Students League is proud to present a conversation between League alum and award-winning cartoonist Liza Donnelly and author and illustrator Roxie Munro. Donnelly is a prolific author, visual journalist, and public speaker, whose popular TED Talks have been viewed more than a million times.
Munro, an author of more than 45 children’s books, will lead Donnelly in a discussion of her latest book, Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, 1925–2021. Described as an “anthology of funny, poignant, and entertaining cartoons, biographical sketches, and social history,” Very Funny Ladies includes Donnelly’s insights and memories of a decades-long career as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, exploring the history and legacy of the many women she’s worked alongside and whose footsteps she’s followed in.
Liza Donnelly is an award-winning cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, Medium, CBS News and CNN. Donnelly is also the innovator of a form of visual journalism, covering news and cultural events by drawing them in real time. Donnelly travels the world speaking to conferences, universities, and has served as a cultural envoy for the U.S. State Department. She delivered a popular TED talk that was translated into 40 languages and received 1.5 million views online. The author of 18 books, her most recent (2022) is a history told in cartoons, Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, 1925-2021. Donnelly majored in Art at Earlham College and received an honorary PhD from UConn. Her first job when she arrived in NYC after college was in the Art department at the American Museum of Natural History, and during evenings, she took classes at The Art Students League. She lives in New York. Photo by Eric Korenman
Roxie Munro has written and illustrated more than 45 award-winning nonfiction and concept children’s books (many using “gamification”), has had 14 New Yorker magazine covers published, and has created 12 interactive game apps. Her freelance career includes editorial work for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and television courtroom illustration for CBS among others. She also exhibits fine art oils widely in galleries and museums, with work in numerous public and private collections. She studied at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute College of Art, has a BFA from the University of Hawaii, attended Ohio University Graduate School, and received a Yaddo Fellowship in Painting. Go to www.roxiemunro.com for more info and to see her studio in Long Island City.
Liza Donnelly + Roxie Munro on Very Funny Ladies, March 24th from 6-7pm in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League, 215 West 57th Street, #Suite 1, NYC.
This is a live, in-person event at The League’s landmark building on 57th Street. The talk will be available on our youtube channel the following day.