Emma C. McKean (December 16, 1907 - March 7, 1992) also credited as Ema Keen, was a cartoonist and illustrator. As a contributor to New Comics #1, she was the first woman to contribute original comics material to a comic book.Aside from her features for New Comics, published by DC Comics's forerunner National Allied Newspaper Syndicate in the mid-1930s, she also worked on Dell Publications' Looney Tunes licensed comics in the early 1940s.
Also in the 1940s, she illustrated a number of children's books.
- New Comics #1, 3-4
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics (1941) #10, 12, 14-16
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- Robbins, Trina & Catherine Yronwode, Women and the Comics. Eclipse Books, 1985.