Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for more than 30 years. When Donnelly first began selling to The New Yorker, she was the youngest and one of only three women cartoonists.
As a Cultural Envoy for the nation's State Department, Donnelly travels around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons, and women’s rights. Donnelly has also spoken at TED, the United Nations, and The New Yorker Festival, the Thurber House, and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists annual convention, Vassar College, Bard College, the Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. In 2014, Donnelly received an honorary doctorate from Unniversity of Connecticut, where she delivered the commencement address to the graduate school ceremony.
Donnelly’s cartoons and commentary can also be seen on various websites, including Forbes.com; NewYorker.com; CNN.com; HuffingtonPost.com; Salon.com; DailyBeast.com; WomensEnews.org; NarrativeMagazine.com. Her work has appeared in many print publications, including the New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The Harvard Business Review.
Donnelly is the author and editor of 15 books. Her most recent book is Women On Men, a collection of her cartoons and writing. Before that, she published When Do They Serve the Wine?: The Folly, Flexibility, and Fun of Being a Woman; Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, a history of the women who drew cartoons for the magazine; Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love in 200 Cartoons; and Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony With The New Yorker’s Cartooning Couple (with Michael Maslin).