Billy Ireland

Caitlin McGurk, curator at the Billy Ireland museum, helped organize the "Ladies First" exhibit on women cartoonists.
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The 19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago, granting women the right to vote in the U.S. Along with marches, op-eds and organizing, the women who fought for suffrage had another tool in their belt: a pen.

Now those works are on display at Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum as part of a new exhibit on women in comics.

Mort Walker, the renowned comic strip artist best known for his cartoon depicting the high jinks of the loafing Army private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday at the age of 94 at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Walker drew Beetle Bailey as a daily comic strip for 68 years, making him the longest-running artist in the medium's history, according to a statement from King Features, which performed the original syndication for the strip.

Clare Roth

In  May 1977, Lucy Shelton Caswell began to gather and curate the art of Columbus cartoonist Milton Caniff. That collection became The Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, which is celebrating four decades of preserving and showcasing the world of cartoons and comics - now a much different world than when it began.

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