Teena, by Hilda Terry (1945)

Hilda Terry was the comic artist who created the teenage girl comic 'Teena'. It ran from 1 July 1944 until 1966. Hilda Terry also became known for being the first woman to join the National Cartoonists Society in 1950. Up until then, the NCS had been all male, with the excuse that "men wouldn't be able to curse" if women were present. Hilda Terry sent a letter in 1949, asking the organization to either change its name to National Men Cartoonists Society or allow women to become members.

After 'Teena', Hilda Terry went into computer animation and was awarded the prize for best animation cartoonist by the National Cartoonists Society in 1979.

Teena, by Hilda Terry 1955

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