Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Professor Robert Lloyd
Professor Emilie Davis
Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
“The Cartoon Lady” is the biography of Bunny Hoest, a longtime cartoonist. The biography aims to tell the story of Bunny’s life and how she entered the cartooning world, as well as the history of cartooning and its future. Bunny’s story is used as an example and a vehicle to explore issues in cartooning, such as ownership and advancing technology.
This project preserves a history. Bunny is the subject of the biography because she is a pioneer in the industry as a strong, female figure. The text demonstrates her significant role in cartooning history as well as the resilience of human nature. This work also focuses on the shifting role of cartoons in our society and the decline of print.
The methodology used to write the biography was mainly interviews. In-depth interviews with Bunny in particular were essential to the project. Interviews with family members and additional cartoonists were vital as well. Information from journals, museum exhibits and newspaper websites was also important in fact gathering for the biography.
Jungreis, Laura, "The Cartoon Lady" (2013). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 87.
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