Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson will speak at libraries on April 26


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – In conjunction with an ongoing digital exhibit from the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University Libraries titled “The World According to Doyle: Editorial Cartoons from the Jerry Doyle Papers at Penn State“, the curators of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Sign Wilkinson will present”Pen with a Punch: Political Cartoons by Jerry Doyle and Signe Wilkinson.”

The virtual conversation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, via Zoom. Registration is mandatory.

During the event, curators will offer a brief overview of the exhibit, followed by a discussion with Wilkinson about her groundbreaking career as a female editorial cartoonist, the legacy of Jerry Doyle and the current state of cartooning. editorial in the changing landscape of modern journalism. Wilkinson served as an editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. His most recent publications include “Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn” with Jonathan Zimmerman (2021) and “Herstory: 19 Cartoons Celebrating the 19th Amendment” (2020). Notably, Wilkinson is the only cartoonist to be awarded the title “The Pennsylvania State Vegetable Substitute”.

The Gerald “Jerry” Aloysius Doyle Papers in Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library contain over 1,300 original pen and ink political cartoons drawn by one of America’s foremost cartoonists of the 20th century. Doyle (1898-1986), a Philadelphia native and self-taught graphic illustrator, wrote daily cartoons for The Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Daily News from the mid-1930s to the early 1980s.

For more information about the presentation, contact Clara Drummond, Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator, at [email protected] or 814-863-5388.


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