As Dirk put it, the headline says it all:
Rare Occurrence: Female Editorial Cartoonist Signs With Major Syndicate:
Lisa Benson’s editorial cartoons will be syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group (WWG) starting Oct. 16.
She’ll join a small group of female editorial cartoonists with major syndicates — including Signe Wilkinson of The Philadelphia Daily News and WPWG, Ann Telnaes of the Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate/New York Times Syndicate, and Etta Hulme of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and United Media.
Benson is a freelance artist and graphic designer who has drawn local cartoons for the Victorville, Calif., Daily Press since 1992. The newspaper’s editorial page editor, Steve Williams, touted her work to a WPWG sales rep during a recent visit.
“Lisa Benson is a rare talent who can illustrate a major news story in a single drawing and convey her ideas to readers in very few words,” said WPWG Editorial Director Alan Shearer, who described Benson’s politics as conservative.