Hey! My name’s Eric. I’m a writer and editor.
I currently work as a Cities Editor at Thrillist (in charge of lifestyle guides and features for 11 major cities across the country) 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; and I’m always down to nerd out.
Before Thrillist, 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