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!
After instagramming a photo of a poster in Williamsburg that said "Hillary does not understand RoomZoom," I was contacted by the folks who run the new roommate search website in Brooklyn. First they invited me to a party, then they asked to interview me. So last week I spoke with the lovely Yuri Iwahara, and this is probably my favorite thing I said:
"I am a lady and therefore my cartoons are about being a lady, but ultimately ladies are humans so my cartoons are about being human. So yes there are feminist themes."
The lesson here is, instagram can lead you to greatness. Check out the full article here!