According to the publisher’s text from arecent reissue of two of Mr. Campbell’s collections
: “E. Simms Campbell was the first African-American cartoonist to be published in nationally distributed magazines.” Mr. Campbell is also the first known Black cartoonist published in The New Yorker
(his first drawing appeared November 12, 1932). The first known Black female cartoonist published in The New Yorker
is Emily Sanders Hopkins
(formerly Emily Richards). Her first New Yorker
drawing appeared in the issue of March 22, 2004.