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Marcia Liss

(Almost) Famous Cartoonist

In 1982, Marcia Liss began drawing cartoons and continued over the centuries to chronicle the life of Everywoman, as perceived by a suspender-and-tie-wearing cartoon character named, coincidentally, Marcia. Deserving of a second and third look by two major syndicates, but not making the final cut at either, a few of the single panels were published by the popular magazine called...uh...hmmm...well, anyway, "Today's Chicago Woman" named the cartoonist as one of 90 women to watch in the '90's. Nobody quite knew what they were watching for, but there you have it. When not drawing cartoons, Marcia worked as Director of Development for the ACLU of Illinois, raised kids (who are now grown with their own kids), and stayed married. She is a very serious person who worried about climate control, gun control and other control issues until she realized she had no control and concentrated instead on getting first row center seats to Liza Minnelli concerts. She currently lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, where she draws cartoons and laughs at her own jokes.

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