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.
I am thrilled to announce that a project I started in June of 2015, BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO BUT YOU COULD'VE DONE BETTER, was acquired by Animal Media Group and will be published as a book Fall of 2016.
Animal is the company behind many great works of art such as Steve Hoover's critically acclaimed documentary Blood Brother, Michal Paul Smith's Elgin Park, and most recently ABC ordered a pilot production of their original web series Downward Dog! I am thrilled to partner with Animal on this book and know that it will be a great next step for Cartoons by Hilary.
Many of you have already submitted to this project (THANK YOU!) and can find your comics here. But for this book to really come together, I need more break up stories! So if you have a story, or your friend has a story, or your mother has a story (we all know she has one), please submit to be a part of this book!
It can be done in two easy steps!
YOU: Write and submit your break up story with all it's juicy details.
HILARY: Draws a cartoon of your story!
Let me turn your painful memory into beautiful art! As always, these stories will remain anonymous, but you will have the privilege to know your ex's horrifying words are in print, making the world laugh.
For complete submission details, please click here.