Trailblazer: The Editorial Cartoons of Etta Hulme Former Political Cartoonist for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Thursday, August 22, at 11:00 a.m. Salado Museum Meeting Hall 423 South Main

Etta Hulme

The 28-minute film is a funny and affectionate look at the work of one of the very few women in the field of political cartooning. Etta describes the path that led her to become a political cartoonist, the social issues about which she cares most deeply, and some of her favorite exchanges with Star-Telegram readers.

There is no charge for the film showing but donations are welcome.

This special film showing coincides with the museum’s current two exhibits, Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State and Political Cartooning in the 21st Century: The Art of M. Scott Byers. The film will be introduced by its producer, Elaine K. Miller, an academic in love with political cartoons who has written and spoken extensively and nationally on political cartoons as social critique and who has produced three films on the subject. Twelve of Ms. Hulme’s fellow cartoonists comment in the film on the extraordinary talent she brought to cartooning. As fellow Texas cartoonist Ben Sargent (formerly of the Austin American Statesman) says, “For someone like me, who was born and grew up in Texas, Etta is the perfect model for Texas cartoonists.”

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