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January 3, 2015

50 Comics Positives For 2014: Liza Donnelly Was The First Cartoonist Finalist For Thurber Prize


As the headline in the CR post mentions, I didn't see this until it was over, but the cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly was a finalist for the Thurber Prize For American Humor. I don't 100 percent know for sure she's the only comics-making finalist for that award, but I sure couldn't find another example. There haven't been a lot of women making any of the lists, either. Donnelly and the writing team of David Letterman and Bruce McCall placed second to winner John Kenney and his debut novel Truth In Advertising. It seemed like a good year for Donnelly, who also spoke at the National Book Festival. Her nominated work Women on Men came out in late 2013.
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