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Cathy Guisewite was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved at age 5 to Midland, Michigan — a Midwestern upbringing that became the foundation of her creative genius. In 1976, she created the comic strip Cathy, a relatable and hilarious look at womanhood in a changing world, and it ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for 34 years. She earned the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award in 1992; an Emmy Award for the animated TV special Cathy in 1987; and the high honor of having her work displayed on refrigerators across the land. She released an essay collection — Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault — in 2019, and her latest book, Scenes from Isolation (2021) was born when she lifted her head from a carton of ice cream and started dumping her pandemic angst on paper. Guisewite lives in California with her handsome and charming dog, Leo.

Artist's Note

I’m proud of this drawing, as I feel this captures her quirkiness, beauty and shyness.


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