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'Wit' Feature Has a Female Perspective

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Wit' Feature Has a Female Perspective

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READERS WHO ENJOY Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoons now can see her humor cartoons in the new "WitWomen" feature.

The 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner is one of about a dozen regular contributors to "WW," which was launched last month by the Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate.

CWS president/editorial director Jerry Robinson said contributing to the thrice-weekly "WW" makes sense for Wilkinson, who concentrates too much on her political cartoons to do a daily comic but possesses a talent for humor cartoons. He noted that Wilkinson has sold cartoons to Glamour and Working Woman and her work soon may appear in two other major magazines.

"Signe has a delightful sense of humor," Robinson said.

Wilkinson, who does her editorial cartoons at the Philadelphia Daily News and CWS, is on the "WW" roster with another creator well known to American newspaper readers: Nicole Hollander of "Sylvia" fame.

Other regular female contributors to "WW" include free-lancer Anne Gibbons, Barb Henniger of Germany and Claire Bretecher of France. Regular male contributors include New Yorker cartoonists Charles Barsotti, Sidney Harris, Arnie Levin and Mischa Richter. So while the "WW" subject matter always will be women-oriented, the contributors will not always be Women.

Robinson said "WW" also will feature cartoons by some of the nearly 150 artists who contribute to CWS' "Wit of the World" feature, which started in 1988.

The idea for the "WW" spinoff came from several sources, including CWS' three female editors. …

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