From the December 7th issue.
Please join me at Bulletin Broads Sunday June 11th for a drink and draw! I am very excited to be selling art at this all female branded store throughout the summer. (Pssst new zine premiering there soon!)
Make sure to RSVP on Facebook so you don't forget about it like you forget about everything. You don't want to miss this! There will be rose! And coloring books, made by me!
This past weekend the Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Storytelling book tour began with a wildly hilarious night of stories.
Hosted by Michela Ratto and featuring Ginny Leise, Bernie Somers, Rekha Shankar and more, the evening drew out a large crowd of those eager to hear how sad other people are. For each story told live, I drew a live cartoon on stage for the speaker to keep (if they could get their hands on it fast enough).
Held at Ludlow Studios, the evening was sponsored by Bargetto Winery, Chaucer's Mead and Sixpoint Brewery. Relive the evening and check out the photos from Ian Stroud here. The tour continues tonight in Chicago at Volumes Books Cafe!
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
THE STORYTELLING BOOK TOUR
Celebrate Galentine's Day with this new line of Greeting Cards from Hilary & Feminist Fight Club!
If you've been wondering how to properly tell your gal pal not only that she's the greatest, but an all around bad ass, Feminist Fight Club and I are very excited to announce a project we've been working quietly working on--the Feminist As Fuck Greeting Cards! From birth control woes to lady boss high fives, snail mail has never been so delightfully sassy.
And while you're at it, why not complete your gift with a copies of Feminist Fight Club & Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better! Celebrate each other, fight the patriarchy, and remember you're quite relieved to be #singleagain this Galentine's Day.
I am ecstatic to share that I've been awarded the Rooftop Film Short Filmmakers' Grant for my next film Uncle Jim.
I am so honored to receive this grant from such a wonderful festival. This short film will follow me in the two weeks I will spend on the road with my Uncle Jim, a 63 year old bachelor and wine salesman from California. This film will ultimately be a part of a much larger project, Related, a feature documentary about anyone related to me.
Uncle Jim will go into production Summer of 2017. Read the full press release in Variety.
Say "I do," not to the guy who is eventually going to leave you, to my first book of cartoons Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better!
Available today through Animal Media Group and in select stores, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is a book two years in the making, ever since I got ghosted on and cried on a freeway overpass in Brooklyn and decided to draw a cartoon to get me through the pain. The saying continues to ring true--laughter is the best medicine--and this book proves broken hearts are stronger together.
With tales of heartbreak from young and old, this book validates emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago. Jessica Bennet (NY Times) says it's a must read that "Your therapist would approve of [sic]" and author and artist Jon-Michael Frank calls it "Brokenheart-warming, irreverent, and celebratory as hell." Get your copy today or join us on the national book tour from New York to Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles!
And if you live in my hometown of Sonoma, CA please join me tonight to celebrate the release of my book at Roche Winery off the plaza from 5-7. Have a drink and a laugh as we toast to the launch of the book and the storytelling tour that will officially begin February 4th in NYC. Books will be for sale as well as greeting cards and my first zine, ironically another break up tale (this time holiday themed).
"Cartoonist, filmmaker, chronicler of emotional pain."
I was in the front page of my hometown paper The Sonoma Index Tribune to celebrate the release of my first book of cartoons Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better. But really the best part is that that morning I wen to the grocery store and an old family friend stopped me to say congratulations. I thought they were talking about me and the book, but no. They were talking about how my brother got engaged. But hey I'm still single and I'm in the paper! Read the full article by David Templeton here.
Also here is my mom reading the paper:
Today one of my absolute favorite tumblr accounts I LOVE CHARTS! premiered the "Am I Getting Dumped Today?" flowchart from my first book of cartoons Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better, available this December 27th. Click here to read more.
I am so flippin' excited to share with you today that I have launched my first line of greeting cards. It's called Small Talk and it's for any of you out there who believe in conversation on a tiny platform, also known as snail mail.
There are many many cards for you to pick from and there is going to be many more in 2017! Some of these will be art you've seen before, some is brand new stuff, some for saying thank you, some for saying you're hungover. Please check out the whole shop here! And hey maybe instead of getting your sister a gift she won't use this year, give her a card that will make her laugh. It's cheaper and is guaranteed to last longer in the happy memory bank. This week with code HOLIDAZE16 you can get 5 cards for $20! Offer ends Friday December 16th at 11:59 PM.
And let me just take a moment to freak out over how freaking cool this stamp is. Designed by me, manufactured by Casey's Stamps in the East Village. If you ever need to get a stamp made, this is the guy to go to. Hand made, beautiful, and and very reasonably priced!
Yesterday the first of five animations from myself and Refinery29's Short Cuts was released! I teamed up with R29 earlier in the year to do a series of videos dealing with daily beauty gripes of the average lady -- aka ME. These will be rolling out through the near year, I hope you enjoy!