Hilary B Price
- Category : Art-Cartoonist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 4
American cartoonist, creator of the "Rhymes with Orange" syndicated comic strip that by 2005 appears in nearly 200 daily newspapers around the country.
An animal lover, she and her partner Kerry LaBounty have two elderly cats, a dog, two fish and others that inspire her cartoons. In 2005 she published a collection of her work, "Reigning Cats & Dogs."
As a child she was a prolific writer. Her parents, Michael, a retired CEO of a chain of clothing stores, and Thalia ("Buzzy"), a retired social worker, say, "She had this thing about words. She didn't know how to not use words--a one-page paper would end up being 10."
Price was also a doodler as a child and in between her junior and senior years in high school she spent four months in Ireland where cartooning became a reality. With her red hair and freckles, everyone thought she was Irish; she landed a job in an Irish pub and started submitting cartoons to a local newsppaer. When she got her first compensation, she was hooked and cartooning became her career goal.
After she graduated from Stanford, where she majored in English, she landed a job as a copy writer for an ad agency. At the same time, the San Francisco Chronicle