Tribute to the Life and Work of Elizabeth Powell (1930-2007)

Nick Thorkelson

Abstract


Elizabeth Powell was a master cartoonist, though virtually unknown as such to anybody who didn’t read this journal. With no tools at hand but her own perceptiveness, passion and drawing skill, she could conjure up a zany alterkocker lifting hourglasses instead of weights (figure 1), a daydreaming bag lady (figure 2), a low-income mother attempting to bear her burdens with dignity, an arrogant pastor or president, or an entire cast of random characters engaged in an impromptu discussion of media and politics.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2014.167

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