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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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Characterizations: funny, right on!


  1. Laurie Levy says:

    LOL, Marcia. In our minds’ eyes, avoiding all mirrors, we still look pretty good.

  2. LOL…I guess he “sees” her spirit!

  3. Suzy says:

    When I reconnect with people from my youth, I find that I often still see them the way they looked back then.

  4. I get worried when even their voice starts sounding different…and old. And I wonder about mine. But generally, eyes closed or squinted does the trick.

  5. Marcia, I guess friendship like love is blind!

  6. Betsy Pfau says:

    I like what Dana just said. In truth of course, some people age more gracefully than others, but when we reconnect, time flies away and we can be ourselves and know each other as we did all those years ago, so to our friends, we do look as we did way back when because that’s the person we know and love.

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