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
"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:
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.
What a time to be alive! I am so excited that the book I co-illustrated alongside Saskia Keultjes, written by the one and only Jessica Bennett (NY Times columnist, lady extraordinaire), Feminist Fight Club is finally available today. You can find it in stores, as well as on the glorious Amazon.
This was such an amazing project and I'm honored to be a part of a book I know is going to be groundbreaking not just for women, but people all over the world. It's hilarious yes, but Bennett also tackles some very serious issues that women continue to face in the workplace, giving us not just anecdotes but real tools to fight the patriarchy.
If you're dying to know which art in the book is from me, I'll be posting later today on my Patreon page about my illustrations and where they can be found. Please consider becoming a patron of Cartoons by Hilary today! Just a dollar a month could get you more access to my art.
If you live in New York, please join me at the Feminist Fight Club Induction at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd & Broadway where author Jessica Bennett will be speaking with host Phoebe Robinson. 7PM, free and open to public!
What a week it's been! I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a contributor at Huffington Post. You can view my first cartoon "Hillary Every Wednesday" here: http://huff.to/2bfUCF5
And you better believe, there's plenty more where that came from.
Today I'm here to announce that I've joined a very cool new crowdsourcing website called Patreon.
Unlike Kickstarter where artists look to fund a sole project, Patreon is a monthly (or 1 time) donation that helps me make cartoons. You can choose any tier of patronage, each one offering a different level of SUPER COOL access and rewards from me, like monthly online wine hang outs, personal letters, printed cartoons, & digital sketchbooks. And if you change your mind, you can cancel at any time!
Basically, Patreon will help me keep going in between illustrating projects. It's so great that the internet exists and I will always continue to post cartoons for free every day, but without Patreon supporters I'll have to go back to some other job and have less time to draw cartoons for you (and I love drawing cartoons for you). (Read more reasoning in my first Patreon blog post).
To celebrate my launch, tomorrow night I will be hosting the first Cartoon Wine Social! Normally, you would have to become a patron to participate, but this time around everyone is welcome! Please join me on Thursday, August 11th at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST) to drink wine on ice, talk about cartoons, things my mom said this week, how bad Suicide Squad is, etc. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you love Cartoons by Hilary & are intrigued by this, please check out my profile on Patreon and consider becoming a patron today!