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King Features Six Women in One Cartoon Package

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

King Features Six Women in One Cartoon Package

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King Features Syndicate has launched the "Six Chix" package of cartoons created by women.

"It offers comic readers a chance to see work from different perspectives," said Ann Telnaes, one of the contributors. "And with the shortage of comic page space, it allows for more national exposure for women cartoonists."

Only about 15 of the slightly more than 200 comics currently distributed by major syndicates are created or co-created by women. King already had six - the most of any large distributor - before introducing "Six Chix" Jan. 3.

The new package includes comics by Telnaes, whose editorial cartoons are distributed by King's North America Syndicate division; Kathryn LeMieux, who formerly did the "Lyttle Women" strip for King; Stephanie Piro, who formerly did the "Fair Game" panel for Universal Press Syndicate; Margaret Shulock, whose cartoons have been published in King's "New Breed"; Isabella Bannerman, whose work has appeared in alternative weeklies; and Rina Piccolo, the author of three cartoon collections.

King Editor in Chief Jay Kennedy said each cartoonist has her own point of view and style, but all share a "contemporary approach. …

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