From Deadline.com, September 16, 2011, “ABC Buys Marriage Comedy Produced by Jennifer Garner & Teri Minsky”
(Above, Hokinson’s 1943 cover illustration for Emily Kimbrough’s We Followed Our Hearts to Hollywood)
Today’s Ink Spill was inspired by a Stevereads blog post, My Best Girls! from July 15, 2011. As the post’s author, Mr. Donoghue, points out, all of Hokinson’s collections are “well worth finding.” Here then is a checklist of all her collections:
So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931)
My Best Girls ( E.P. Dutton & Co., 1941)
When Were You Built? ( E.P. Dutton & Co., 1948)
The Ladies, God Bless ’em! With a Memoir by James Reid Parker and an Appreciation by John Mason Brown ( E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950)
There Are Ladies Present (E.P. Dutton & Co., 1952)
The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956) This final collection contains a few color plates of Hokinson New Yorker covers.
Here’s a link to Chris Wheeler’s Hokinson page, with a short bio, scans of all her collections, and a photo of Ms. Hokinson.
And another link, too see a few more photographs and a couple of drawings posted by the historical museum in Hokinson’s birthplace, Mendota, Illinois.
Finally, Liza Donnelly’s history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists, Funny Ladies (Prometheus Books, 2005) contains a wonderful section on Hokinson, with a generous helping of photos and drawings. [full disclosure: Ms. Donnelly and I are married]
From Herald de Paris, May 8, 2011, “An Intimate Portrait: Liza Donnelly, ‘New Yorker’ Cartoonist”
From the newyorker.com’s News Desk, April 15, 2011, “Cartoonists Honor a Fallen Libyan Street Artist,” this post, with slide show, by Liza Donnelly.
From Women’s Voices for Change, March 31, 2011, this review by Roz Warren of Liza Donnelly’s latest book, When Do They Serve the Wine?