Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book

Huge congratulations to our friends at the University Press of Mississippi and Library of Congress! They just won the prestigious Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book!

Drawn to Purpose

DRAWN TO PURPOSE: AMERICAN WOMEN ILLUSTRATORS AND CARTOONISTS is a beautifully illustrated, in-depth study written by Library of Congress curator Martha H. Kennedy. It highlights the work of wonderfully creative women throughout history. For instance, luminaries from Marjorie Henderson Buell (Little Lulu) to Roz Chast (New Yorker). It does not, however, limit itself to any particular genre or field. Instead, it encompasses the magnificent variety of creativity from illustrators and political cartoonists all the way to court-room artists.

I asked our Account Manager Bekah Rhoads about working with University Press of Mississippi on the book. “They’re so creative and always have cool books in the works.” In other words, she was thrilled to hear it won the award. “They love to shed light on worthy subjects, always eager to increase awareness and educate.”

We have several art and comics fans in our crew, and consequently everybody has been thrilled we had a small hand in the finished product. A work of art, rather. The book was, after all, subject to an exhibition at the Library of Congress last year, and showcases over 250 illustrations from 80 women artists.

Drawn to Purpose Eisner
Little Lulu
Martha Kennedy Eisner
Brenda Starr
American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

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