The ladies of Baroness Von Sketch show asked me and other female artists to illustrate some of their new sketches. I of course picked the wine themed one! Check out the real sketch here. Season 3 premieres TONIGHT!
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).
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!
A cartoon I was originally commissioned to do by Cup of Jo for Hillary Clinton's victory was published in GQ alongside many other now deeply sad illustrations. See my cartoon and the full article here.
I am very excited to announce that Cartoons By Hilary has signed on as a new contributing illustrator of NY Times columnist Jessica Bennett’s first book “Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace.” The book will be published this Fall with HarperCollins. Bennett is a fantastic journalist and I am honored to be joining her in the fight against patriarchy.
This makes the second book in 2016 for me to be illustrating--"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better" is slated to come out later in the year with Animal Media Group. I am humbled and thrilled by the work ahead of me. As always, follow @CartoonsByHilary on Instagram and Facebook for the absolute latest, and follow FFC on Instagram @FeministFightClub for all things #BADASS!
About the Book
Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.
It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born.
Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, and fascinating historical research, Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague women in the workplace—as well as the system that perpetuates them.