Dieting: Part of the Human Condition?

Hilary Price has been drawing and writing Rhymes With Orange, her daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995. It has won “Best Newspaper Panel” three times from the National Cartoonists Society. Her work has also appeared in Parade Magazine, The Funny Times, People and Glamour. When she began drawing Rhymes With Orange, she was the youngest woman to ever have a syndicated strip.

Eat Drink Vote contains ten Rhymes with Orange strips. We asked Price to provide a bit of background about one of them and she choose the strip above, which is found on page 42, in chapter four, “Why Food Production Matters.”

“I feel like that ad about belly fat stalks me all over the internet. What makes it worse is that it uses a cartoon-like drawing to get attention! What an evil way to subvert the power of cartooning: it is easier to read than it is to ignore it.”

So, in this way, Price not only notes that dieting is part of the human condition but she goes one step further to comment on cartooning.

When asked about her creative process, Price responded: “I start with the idea, then audition who the characters in the strip should be. I always go idea first, then characters, and words first, than pictures. The goal for the final combination of words and pictures is to show just enough information for the reader to get it, bit nothing more.

Rhymes with Orange is found online – and in 200 newspapers internationally. Her cartoons may be searched here.
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Eat Drink Vote = Great Gift Idea


Anyone on your gift list eat?!

If so, we'd like to suggest Eat Drink Vote!  We may be biased ... but we think that Marion Nestle's text combined with 250 top cartoons is both informative and entertaining.  Recipients will smile as they learn how to vote for a food system that is healther for them and the planet ... everyone wins!

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And the Winner Is …

We are pleased to announce that David Clark is the winner of the second caption contest! The winning caption for the cartoon shown below is:

OMG. This one has been modified to eat itself.



Daivd will receive a copy of Eat Drink Vote signed by Marion Nestle. Congratulations David!

See the cartoon as originally published here.
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