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Flapper Queens

Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age

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        StatementFantagraphics Books
        PublishersFantagraphics Books
        LC Classifications2020
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        Paginationxvi, 61 p. :
        Number of Pages64
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        ISBN 10nodata

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How These Women Cartoonists Shaped the Flapper Image in the Roaring ’20s

Hailing from Billings, MT, Hays taught painting to convalescing soldiers in Army hospitals during World War I, and it was those soldiers who first introduced her to comics. Just as adventurous as the flappers she drew, Fay King was one of the first women in her hometown of Portland, OR, Flapper Queens drive an automobile. During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. The women now knew what they could do.

How These Women Cartoonists Shaped the Flapper Image in the Roaring ’20s

They had to stand up for themselves and they did. Once established, Hays was extremely prolific, producing a daily panel, Flapper Fanny Says, and a one-panel comic, Ethel. Just as many women read newspapers as men, and the editors were smart enough to carry the strips the women liked.

They were Flapper Queens of it. Scott Fitzgerald are known for chronicling the lives of flappers in print, there was another category of folks putting pen to paper and illustrating these lives at the same time: Flapper Queens cartoonists, many of whom were flappers themselves.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, she was perhaps the flappiest of them all with her euphoric figures drawn with sharp elbows and knees, as was the fashion. More from BUST Support Feminist Media! They proudly thumbed their noses at the bourgeois conventions of American life, openly defied social and sexual norms, and gleefully made art documenting their glamorous lives.

The Hearst syndicate was also home to another darling of the flapper comics scene who would later collaborate with Brinkley. These middle- Flapper Queens upper-class young ladies, newly armed with the right to vote and opportunities to work outside the home, were free in ways previous generations could only dream of.

Already an accomplished illustrator Flapper Queens age 16 in her native Denver, she was recruited by newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst when she was 21, moved to Brooklyn with her mother, and went on to illustrate for newspapers and magazines for almost 40 years. Their comics not only echoed the culture, they also informed it, helping to shape the aesthetics, aspirations, and dreams of millions of young American women.

She tells the truth about everything but her own self. It was also at that time that comic strip flappers became the go-to heroines for readers of daily newspapers, offering a captivating glimpse of a new female archetype: a liberated creature free to indulge her every whim and fantasy.

Briggs, editor of the Cleveland Press, sent 31-year-old artist Ethel Hays an invitation to work at his paper after he saw some work she had submitted to a cartooning correspondence course. But while men like F.