Born December 11~ Marjorie Henderson Buell

Marjorie Henderson Buell (December 11, 1904-May 30, 1993) was an American cartoonist who worked under the pen name Marge. She was best known as the creator of Little Lulu.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_(cartoonist)

The First Appearance of Little Lulu by Marjorie Henderson Buell
February 23, 1935 issue, Saturday Evening Post / Drawing / 6.5″x7″ / Private collection

Marjorie Henderson Buell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marjorie-henderson-buell/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marge.htm
https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/literary-cultural-heritage-map-pa/bios/Buell__Marjorie
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2006/11/little-lulu-comes-to-harvard/

 

Born December 3~ Marjorie Organ

Marjorie Organ Henri (December 3, 1886-July 1930) was an Irish-born American illustrator, cartoonist, and caricaturist. She had 6 pieces in the landmark 1913 Armory Show.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Organ

Robert Henri in Bed by Marjorie Organ
ND / Mixed media on paper / 10″x8-1/2″ / Private collection

Marjorie Organ on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marjorie-organ/

Further reading:
https://emuseum.delart.org/people/426/marjorie-organ/objects
http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2013/11/ink-slinger-profiles-by-alex-jay.html
https://irishcomics.fandom.com/wiki/Marjorie_Organ_(1886-1930)

“The Sunday Funnies at the Armory Show”: https://hyperallergic.com/118872/the-sunday-funnies-at-the-armory-show/

Born on October 18~ Fanny Y. Cory

Fanny Young Cory (October 18, 1877-July 28, 1972) was an illustrator for magazines and books, a watercolorist, and one of America’s first female syndicated cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Cory

Illustration for The Fanny Cory Mother Goose by Fanny Y. Cory
1913 / 11″x9″, 73 pages / Bobs-Merrill Company Publishers, NY

Fanny Y. Cory on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fanny-y-cory/

Further reading:
https://fycory.com/
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/fanny-young-cory
http://montanawomenshistory.org/drawing-on-motherhood-the-cartoons-and-illustrations-of-fanny-cory-cooney/
https://library.osu.edu/site/cartoons/2019/01/10/student-post-the-life-of-cartoonist-and-illustrator-fanny-y-cory/

Born October 14~ Grace Drayton

Grace Drayton (October 14, 1878-January 31, 1936) was an illustrator, the creator of the Campbell Soup Kids, and one of the first and most successful female cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Drayton

Campbell’s Soup Recipe Book Cover by Grace Drayton
1916 / J. Campbell Co., Camden, N.J. / 6″x7-1/2″ / Hathi Trust Digital Library

Grace Drayton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-drayton/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/drayton_g.htm
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/grace-gebbie-drayton-wiederseim
https://comicskingdom.com/trending/blog/2014/03/13/ask-the-archivist-grace-g-drayton
Grace Drayton Paper Dolls: https://youtu.be/psppEitzJ3M

 

Born August 14~ Joyce Dennys

Isobel Dorothy Joyce Dennys (August 14, 1893-February 23, 1991) was an English cartoonist, illustrator, and painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Dennys

Women’s Royal Naval Service by Joyce Dennys
1917 / Lithographic poster / 29-3/4″x19-2/5″ / Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Joyce Dennys on British Red Cross Museum & Archives

Further reading:
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/dennys-joyce-18931991
http://www.devonremembers.co.uk/content/ww1-stories/nurse-artist-and-author
http://www.edwardianpromenade.com/war/the-abcs-of-the-v-a-d/

Born August 1~ Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911-December 26, 1985) was the first syndicated African American woman cartoonist to be published in a newspaper.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Ormes

Torchy in Heartbeats by Jackie Ormes
August 4, 1951 / The Pittsburgh Courier / LOC Prints and Photographs Division, D.C.

Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo Doll: https://blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com/2010/02/mibdh-jackie-ormes-patty-jo-and-other.html

Further reading:
https://baladycreatives.com/ladies-in-history-jackie-ormes/
https://www.shondaland.com/live/a26668329/jackie-ormes-comic-radicalism/
https://wednesdayswomen.com/jackie-ormes-first-african-american-female-cartoonist/

Born July 21~ Edwina Dumm

Frances Edwina Dumm (July 21, 1893-April 28, 1990) was a comic strip artist, writer, and illustrator, as well as America’s first full-time female editorial cartoonist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwina_Dumm

Cap Stubbs & Tippie by Edwina Dumm
Cap Stubbs was a strip that debuted in 1918 and lasted under various titles until Edwina Dumm retired in 1966
https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=465318

Edwina Dumm on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/edwina-dumm/

Further reading:
https://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_exhibits/edwinadumm/biography.html
https://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2016/08/ink-slinger-profiles-by-alex-jay-edwina.html
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/edwina.htm

Born June 29~ Helen Hokinson

Helen Elna Hokinson (June 29, 1893-November 1, 1949) was an American cartoonist and book illustrator best known for her work for The New Yorker.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_E._Hokinson

Helen Hokinson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/helen-hokinson/

Further reading:
https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/04/10/hokinson/
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/helen-e-hokinson
http://www.tcj.com/helen-e-hokinson/

Born June 25~ Rose O’Neill

Rose Cecil O’Neill (June 25, 1874-April 6, 1944) was an American artist and writer who became the best-known and highest-paid female commercial illustrator in the US after creating the Kewpie.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_O%27Neill

“Looking in at the Windows” by Rose O’Neill
Original art for page 85 of The Loves of Edwy, Lothrop Publishing Co.
c.1904 / Ink on Paper / 21-7/10″x15-1/5″ / Drury University Art Collection, Springfield, MO

Rose O’Neill on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-oneill/

Further reading:
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/rose-oneill
https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/rose-oneill
http://cbldf.org/2017/03/she-changed-comics-rose-oneill-champion-of-suffrage/