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#8: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
Cartoons. Frasier. Margie. What more do you want?
Read Hilary’s post this week about our adventure, meeting and just randomly shooting the breeze with Kelsey Grammer at a cigar lounge in Queens.
One of my favourite New Yorker Cartoonist pals and fellow-Substackers is Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell. It’s hard to sum it up in a paragraph, but her autobiographical cartoons are the epitome of an ‘authentic voice’. If I had the capacity to draw and write as prolifically as her I wouldn’t have so much trouble falling asleep at night… Reading her cartoons sometimes feels like someone drew the thoughts racing around my monkey brain into a comic.
She also happens to be a comedian— we have toured together in Pennsylvania, and done gigs and mics in the city; I’ve never seen someone take to stand-up so easily and quickly. It makes me so mad. I hope it makes you mad too. Go see her teach cartooning, do stand-up, or draw live at an event, or check out her cartoons on the New Yorker.
And her dog, Margie.