Six Chix is a unique daily comic strip. It is created by six women cartoonists who each draw a day of the week and then rotate the Sunday strips. Isabella Bannerman draws Mondays; Martha Gradisher draws Tuesdays; Susan Camilleri Konar draws Wednesdays; Mary Lawton draws Thursdays; Benita Epstein draws Fridays; and Stephanie Piro draws Saturdays. Each cartoonist writes and draws with her own style and perspective. On any week, you might find gags about the economy, technology, zombies, pirates or health care—and the main characters will be female and funny.
Six Chix was the brain child of the late Jay Kennedy who, in 2000, when Six Chix was launched, was the editor-in-chief of King Features. He made it his mission to be on the lookout for new cartoonists and to try and bring more women creators and readers to the comics. Six Chix helped him achieve these goals. Continuing with Editor Brendan Burford, Six Chix launched their blog, www.thesixchix.com, in 2008. In 2014, “Six Chix” was honored to receive a nomination for “Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year” from the National Cartoonists Society.
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