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FALL EVENTS:

NY COMIC CON, THURSDAY, OCT. 8

Speaking on a panel with Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Ray Billingsley (Curtis), Brian Walker (Beetle Bailey) and Jeff Keane (Family Circle) in celebration of King Features’ 100th Anniversary.

THE MOTH, BURLINGTON VT., OCT 9

The theme of the night is “Fish Out Of Water,”  and I will be telling a 5 minute story along with other winners of Vermont regional Story Slams.  Check that you can buy tix at The Flynn Theater before making travel arrangements because it’s not yet listed on their calendar.

OPEN STUDIOS, FLORENCE, MA NOV. 14 & 15

It’s that time again for me to open up my studio and invite you all to poke around.  50 artists and artisans will be opening their doors as well and there’s great holiday shopping for local art and crafty wares.

San Diego Comic Con Schedule- See You There!

TWO PANELS AND ONE SOLO ACT. 
Come say hi and introduce yourself!
Friday, July 10 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 9
Comic Strips in the Modern Era

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Everyone remembers reading their favorite comic strip on a Sunday morning and what a joy it was. Find out what comic strips are up to today with Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Jen Sorensen (editorial cartoonist), and moderator Andrew Farago (The Cartoon Art Museum).

Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 9

Saturday, July 11 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm Room 29AB
Gays in Comics 28: At the Intersection of Comics and Life

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UPDATED: Tue, Jun 30, 10:17AM
Creators examine how their queer identities intersect with other aspects of their lives, such as race and ethnicity, religion, and family, and how that influences and defines their comics work. Join Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Peanuts, Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil), as they explore how diversity doesn’t stop at LGBTQ. Panelists include Brian Andersen (Stripling Warrior, So Super Duper, The Advocate), Kris Anka (Ms. Marvel, House of M, Uncanny X-Men), Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Dax Tran-Caffee (Failing Sky, 2015 Eisner nominee) and Kevin Wada (She-Hulk, Doctor Who). The panel will also include time for fans to mingle and a silent auction for Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators and readers.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 29AB

Sunday, July 12 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 4
Harnessing Anxiety for Fun and Profit: My Career in the Comics

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Hilary Price (creator of the syndicated newspaper comic strip Rhymes with Orange) talks about the ins and outs of drawing a daily strip, using stories, comics, and live drawing in this visual presentation.

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 4

20th Anniversary of Rhymes With Orange: Special Edition Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Reflections on 20 years
  • Recap of the Reuben Awards
  • 4 Cartoonists Pals, 4 New Books
  • San Diego Comic Con

REFLECTIONS ON 20 YEARS

-June 19, 2005: Twenty years ago today my old housemates woke me ridiculously early in the morning to show me the June 19, 1995 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.  There’s a picture somewhere (from an actual film camera!) of me bleary-eyed and bed-headed looking at the paper.

Here is that first strip:

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To commemorate that officious moment, I have woken up bleary-eyed and bed-headed ever since.

Note the quaint AOL address!   (Now, sadly, long gone.) Remember when AOL CDs used to rain from the sky, like propaganda leaflets in far away countries?  *Sigh*…Now it’s Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons.


 

Fast forward to June 19, 2015:  I woke up today with a call from my editor asking if he should commemorate the 20th anniversary with a blog post, or just skip it until the 25th.

Me: “Skip it?  Are you kidding?  I want fireworks!”

Him: “I don’t think we can arrange it in time.”

Me: “How about a bottle rocket out your window?”

Him: “The windows don’t open. We’re locked in for our own protection.”

So, in order to celebrate in style, I was left to my own devices.  Luckily, I had scheduled this at the vet’s.

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And, since we are dangerously low on cat food, there will be a trip to the kibble emporium.

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Beyond that, who knows what the day will bring!


Here are the highlights, lowlights and changes of the last two decades:

Highlights: 

-Traveling to Cuba with a group of American cartoonists to meet Cuban cartoonists.

-Getting e-mails from people that say this certain strip made a difference to me, or we now joke about this in our house, or this one is on our fridge.  It makes my heart sing!

-Becoming friends with cartoonists whose work I grew up admiring.

-Being a question on Jeopardy this last Xmas.

Lowlights:

-Getting cancelled from papers.  I remember early on getting dropped from the LA times and wanting to lie in bed for three days.

-Drawing the strip while getting divorced.  Doing the strip through that time was both a blessing and a curse.  A curse because it’s hard to be funny when you aren’t feeling funny; a blessing because it is the one constant thing during an extremely disorienting time.  (Good news: we are now on swimmingly good terms and share our dog.)

Changes:

-This last year I moved from pencil, ink and paper to drawing on an electronic tablet.  I have no regrets about it, and if you want to buy an original, I have plenty to sell from 2014 and back.  (If you want a hand-drawn original of a strip in 2015, I can make one of those too!)


REUBEN AWARDS RECAP

The Reuben Awards weekend in DC this May:

Rhymes With Orange won best newspaper panel and we all got gussied up for the black-tie event:

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On Sunday night, there was a haunted party, with Spanish Moss as table decorations…  Who knew the difference between Zach Galafianakas and Allen Ginsburg was just a matter of eyeglasses?

Allen:

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Zach:

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I got to hang out with my friend/artist/former intern Juana Medina.  Here’s a sample of her brilliance:

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Juana also rocks a great Fidel Castro:

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4 CARTOONIST PALS, 4 NEW BOOKS!

Matt Diffee’s just come out with this one.  A great Father’s Day gift!

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Juana’s kid’s book Smick, written by Doreen Cronin, is both adorable and available:

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Sandra Bell Lundy’s “Between Friends” collection is now hot off the shelf, and you can get it directly from her!Death-Cover-300dpi

And finally, Jane’s World cartoonist Paige Braddock, writing under the pen name Missouri Vaun, has a steamy sci-fi novel out!

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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: I’M SPEAKING THERE!

I don’t know which days yet, but I do know I’ll be part of three events:

One is a solo speaking gig:
“Spotlight on Hilary Price:  Harnessing Anxiety for Fun and Profit– My Career in the Comics.  Hilary Price (creator of the syndicated newspaper comic strip Rhymes With Orange) talks about the ins and outs of drawing a daily strip, using stories, comics and live drawing in this visual presentation.”

The other is a panel with cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, moderated by editorial cartoonist Jen Sorensen, about the modern comic strip.

And then there will be a Queers and Comics Panel by a group called Prizm.

 

THANKS FOR TUNING IN FOR THE 20 YEAR RECAP!

(I’m sure I forgot some things, but that’s what happens…)

With love,

Hilary

 

 

 

 

 

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