About

Hey! My name’s Eric. I’m a writer and editor.

I co-founded and run the animation journalism site The Dot and Line. I’ve traveled the world; interviewed directors, producers, actors, writers, musicians, animators, and comedians; written longform analyses of movies and TV series; sat on or moderated a handful of panels, podcasts, and live interviews about animation, labor organizing, and social media; and I’m always down to nerd out.

I served as the Managing Editor of Hyperallergic in 2019, and before that I was a Cities Editor at Thrillist in charge of lifestyle guides and features for 11 major cities across the country and spent several years editing stories and overseeing social media for Esquire. I have also worked for the teachers’ nonprofit DonorsChoose.org and co-founded and ran the defunct arts and culture site Outcryer.

Whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed, I think of the words of Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, after he’s just endured a grueling psychological crisis. His father asks him what he will do next, and Sisko replies: “The only thing I can do—stay here and finish the job I started.”

Get in touch at vilasboas [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com.

—If I like you, I sign things EVB

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