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Prompted By Learning to Drive

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Profile photo of Marcia Richmond Liss Marcia Richmond Liss
In 1982, Marcia Liss began drawing cartoons and continued over the centuries to chronicle the life of Everywoman, as perceived by a suspenders-and tie-wearing cartoon character named, coincidentally, Marcia. Deserving of a 2nd and 3rd look by 2 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 woman 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 Development Director for the ACLU of Illinois, raised 2 children (who are now married with kids of their own), 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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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Always fun to see your take on the prompt.

  2. John Shutkin says:

    Your great mind and Suzy’s are obviously thinking alike on titles this week. And you nicely capture the semi-hysteria that usually accompanies driving lessons.

  3. Suzy says:

    I love your cartoon! But if you are going to continue with song titles, we will need to coordinate by email, since I always use song titles and I don’t want us to duplicate again. Back in December, Betsy and I were both using Simple Gifts for our stories on Gifts, but she published hers first, so I changed mine to Gifts Are For Giving.

  4. Laurie Levy says:

    Marcia, we have shared our experiences as drivers many times, but your cartoon captures how I feel about driving perfectly. That’s why I didn’t drive with my kids too often. My main way of helping them was so shout, “Stop, stop.”

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