Saturday, June 28, 2014

Etta Hulme 1923-2014

Pioneering Star Telegram editorial cartoonist Etta Hulme died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at her home in Arlington, TX. She had been in poor health for some time. She was 90 years old.

Etta Hulme was one of the first full-time newspaper staff editorial cartoonist ever hired.

A former president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, she also won the National Cartoonists Society' Division Award for Best Editorial Cartoonist twice.

From Star Telegram obituary by Tim Madigan:

“For a long time, Etta was the only female editorial cartoonist,” said Ben Sargent, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist at the Austin American-Statesman. 
“It was always a delight to see her at our conventions. She was like a den mother to all of us wild and crazy cartoonists. But she never made a big deal about being a female cartoonist. She was just a cartoonist. And her cartoons were so amazing.”

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The Daily Cartoonist has a link to a documentary on Etta Hulme here.

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