Margaret Patricia Eaton writes the weekly Art Talk column for the Times & Transcript. She’s won several awards for her poetry which has been published in three collections, including her latest, Vision & Voice with painter Angelica de Benedetti.
Later generations may be surprised to learn that until the late ’60’s an out-of-wedlock pregnancy would have effectively ended a young woman’s teaching career. They may be unaware of the LGBT community’s need for utmost secrecy in order to be accepted, even within in their own families.
Featuring nearly 500 drawings, illustrations and photographs, it’s a fascinating glimpse into how a female Canadian cartoonist, working from her home in northern Manitoba, stayed true to her vision in a male-dominated, American-rooted cartoon culture, winning legions of loyal readers along the way.