Pioneering cartoonist Jackie Ormes and influential Marvel Marvel marketing manager Carol Kalish have been selected for induction into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2018. Ormes was the first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the strip Dixie in Harlem featuring the character Torchy Brown. Kalish was the first direct sales manager for Marvel, credited […]
As is tradition, this year’s Eisner Award judges have selected four cartoonists for entry into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame. They are: Milt Gross (early newspaper cartoonist known for such strips as Count Screwloose of Tooloose, Nize Baby, andThat’s My Pop!), H. G. Peter (original Wonder Woman artist), Antonio Prohias (creator of MAD’s “Spy […]
Nearly a decade ago, Cheryl Eaton created a site called The Ormes Society. It was named after Jackie Ormes, the first African American woman cartoonist and creator of Torchy Brown. The site was devoted to recording the work of African American women in comics and when the site started, Eaton came up with 13 names.