Struggling with the “four basic guilt groups” the Cathy comic strip ran for 34 years and was a semi-autobiographical journey. Katie tells us about the amazing Cathy Guisewite from an advertising firm Vice President to award-winning cartoonist.
- BLOOPER – Katie forgets who Bonnie is.
- “We don’t judge, we just love” – Leah
- The Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Denise Jaeckel.
- Leah already talked about Wonder Woman, Denise already talked about Betty Boop, Bonnie already talked about Sailor Moon.
- Get to know you question – what comic strip did you read as a kid?
- BOOK – Allie Brosh Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened (Gal’s Guide Library listing)
- BOOK – Alison Bechdel Are You My Mother? (Gal’s Guide Library listing)
- Katie’s 1 Cool Cartoon Thing is cartoonist Cathy Guisewite and her comic strip Cathy
- Separation of church and state
- Cathy’s autobiographical nature
- Life arch
- 34 year comic strip run
- Early life in Ohio & Michigan
- Copy editor to vice president at an advertising agency
- Sent drawings to her mother
- Four basic guilt groups
- Submitted the Cathy comic strip
- Hugely successful
- Full time cartoonist
- Charles Schultz encouragement
- Room of Cathy
- Emmy Award
- Caught between the Betty’s
- BOOK – Cathy Guisewite 50 Things That Aren’t My Fault (Amazon listing)
- Address the Cathy critics
- Retired from the comic stip in 2010
- Adopter a daughter
- Then thought her daughter needed a father
- Cathy & Cathy got married
- We need a grant!
- Help us buy books for the library!
- Emmerson & Irving in the comic
- Next month is Suffrage Month
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