BOOK ME FOR YOUR KEYNOTE! I cater each talk to your event, but here’s a menu of four presentations that I do:
1. Cartooning Secrets Revealed
In this forty minute talk, I walk the audience through my idea generation process, tell the story of how I became a cartoonist and draw in front of your very eyes! An underlying theme is the importance creativity plays in our life and the challenges we all face to incorporate it into the everyday.
My story of becoming a cartoonist and how my Jewish identity, with its cultural anxieties, plays into it. Jewish holidays strips as good as your Bubbe’s brisket…
3. No Snoopy, No Lucy, No Linus
An hour-and-a-half-long teaching workshop for adults on how to draw a Joke-A-Day Strip with no recurring characters.
4. Ink About It!
A fifty minute cartooning workshop for elementary to high school level kids, where at the end we create a cartoon together.
“Hilary Price’s presentation had the audience of teens, family members and teachers riveted for 15 minutes at the Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. It was particularly targeted to young artists and writers who are beginning their own creative lives and to those who may not even know that they have creative talent yet. Her talk detailed her journey as a young person trying to find her way in the world, using early drawings, memorabilia, and selections from her comic strip that kept the audience surprised and laughing. All the while, she was drawing cartoons live!
-Susan Calabria, Education Curator, Brattleboro VT Museum and Art Center
“What a hit you made yesterday! Students of all different stripes came away feeling they learned a lot — and laughed a lot. They especially enjoyed all you had to say about the creative process, and of course, the faculty loved the “derriere in the chair” moment. I loved the way you wove process and product together seamlessly, showing clearly how you might move from idea, to planning, to drafting, to finishing. It was some of the best teaching I’ve ever seen done anywhere.”
– Lucille Stott, English Dept., Concord Academy
“We feel lucky to have found Hilary as a speaker. Almost a month after our event, women are still talking about the fun they had hearing her story. She is quite the talented presenter – using her art to illustrate her personal story. We found Hilary to be genuine, engaging, approachable and very entertaining. We would wholeheartedly recommend her as a speaker for any audience!”
– Arielle Hendel, Chief Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
“Hilary Price is an amazing cartoonist, educator, and communicator. Her presentation was not just showing cartoons; it was an interactive exploration of the process of an artist. The result was an interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking hour. Our students went to the presentation not knowing what to expect, and came out enthralled. I plan on having Hilary come to our school again. She is truly a delight!”
-Phil O’Donoghue, Ovations Speakers Coordinator at Springfield Technical Community College