About

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

I currently work as the managing editor of Hyperallergic, and I co-founded and run the cartoon 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, organizing, and social media. I’m always down to nerd out.

Before Hyperallergic, I worked as an editor at Thrillist in charge of lifestyle coverage and features for 11 major cities across the country. Before that, I spent several years editing stories and overseeing social media for Esquire, and I also worked for the teachers’ nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. I also founded and ran the defunct arts and culture site Outcryer.

My single favorite quote of all time came from a 16-year-old named Logan interviewed for an Esquire story in 2014. It was so good the editors threw it on a black cover with no accompanying imagery: “Try. Fail. Who Cares?”

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

—If I like you, I sign things EVB

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