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Get to Know Jackie Ormes: A Creative Force and Talent!

Updated: Jun 11

Stylish, smart, and independent – a triple threat!

Known as the first African-American woman cartoonist, Jackie Ormes created fashion-forward illustrations that radically changed the face of comics and cartoons. Her comics, such as Torchy Brown and Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger, presented Black women as both fashionable and politically-minded. Watch Make Stuff's video to learn more about Ormes and why she is considered a pioneer within the cartoon industry.