2018 Bombeck workshop keynoter
Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine and resident cartoonist for CBS News. Her drawings and writing can also be seen in The New York Times, Medium, Forbes, Politico and other major publications.
She is the creator of a new digital visual reporting/editorial cartooning called live-drawing. She was the first cartoonist to be granted access on location to live draw the Academy Awards; she has also live drawn the Grammys, Tonys, the 2016 Democratic Convention and more. Her innovative approach to reporting and commenting on events has been covered by CBS News, NBC News, Ad Week, USAToday, Watch Magazine and People Magazine.
An extensive traveler, she has received several international awards for her editorial cartoons. An accomplished public speaker, she has been a cultural envoy for the U.S. State Department, traveling the world to speak about freedom of speech and women’s rights. Her TED talk was translated into 38 languages and viewed over 1 million times. Along with her husband Michael Maslin, she was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, has been a guest on numerous podcasts, television and radio shows, and has been interviewed for many publications. Donnelly is the recipient of an honorary Ph.D. from University of Connecticut and taught at Vassar College and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is the author/editor of 18 books. Her latest book, Women On Men, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Donnelly is a charter member of the international project, Cartooning for Peace. She lives in New York.