On Coping With the Cold War and Other Uncontrollable Facts in Life by
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Prompted By Cold War Coping

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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. Laurie Levy says:

    Perhaps it was my youth during the cold war, but I felt more hard boiled than scrambled. Now, I just feel like a carton of broken raw eggs. Good one, Marcia!

  2. Suzy says:

    Another great cartoon! Although I was confused about whether the circular objects were peas (Peaple) or eggs (eggistential). Maybe I’m overthinking it.

  3. John Shutkin says:

    Great cartoon. And great — which is to say awful — pun, from a real fan of the oeuvre (or should I say oeufs?). And I love how your cartoons are worth about 1,000 of my words.

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