Syl and I promise to devote ourselves even more to keeping your angst meter up as well as providing visual and sound byte treats and funny things we notice and some we make up until the last giggle. We will all need each other if god forbid, you know who, gets the highest office in the land. Of course if we all join hands and whisper: “I believe,” Tinker Bell will live and the right man will take his second term.
We've changed one of our PERKS!
Original Cat Cartoon: $250 (4 available)
Send a photo of your cat and a secret quality that people may not know about your cat but you want them to appreciate. Nicole will capture your cat's personality in an 8 1/2 x 11 image framed which you can proudly display above the living room mantle or El Gato's food dish.
Thank you for all of your support!
Thank you from all of us here at Badgirls( Syl, Deanna, Nicole, Laura and Toots) for responding with such immediacy and generosity to match the (ohmygod….I’m going to have to say generous again) generous offer from The Alien Lover and
his Honey. We are half way to our goal of supporting Badgirls for another year.
There are now 16 days left to the Broke Blogger. Hungry Kittens at Home fundraiser. If NPR can do it. We can do it!
Check out our new perk, the "Special Storytelling Event" in Chicago for $75 a person and please also take note of the reduced rate of the Sylvia dolls. There are 2 available for $500 each.
Nicole:This is Sylvia speaking, I would never be so bold.
Sylvia: Okay, Just as always, I take full responsibility. Help us out. Do it now. Thanks to all you Bad girls of whatever gender.
Sylvia needs a change of scene very badly, and she insists that we lower the rate for the Sylvia doll. She's longing to see another part of the country. Please check out our new reduced price in the perks section.
A special friend of mine, who resembles the Alien Lover, and his Honey have made an offer of unparalleled generosity. They have offered to match any donations up to a thousand dollars (this is USA Money, not Venusian) to Broke Blogger.Hungry Kittens At Home. Donations must be made before Wednesday August,15. (We're, amazingly, at $4500 now!) That’s some sort of national holiday on Venus and nothing gets done. Thanks a bunch!
The Hungry Kittens have decided to add a new Perk for the campaign. Those kittens sure are busy…
Special storytelling Event with Wine and Cookies (Chicago Residents Only) $75
You’re invited to a Special Storytelling Event with Nicole Hollander. Come ready with a story of adversity overcome (can be real or almost real) to write up over a glass of wine and some delightful snacks before you start your enchanted Saturday night. 6 to 8pm on Saturday, October 13 @ Lillstreet Gallery. (Date subject to change, with plenty of notice.) More details to come.
What is Bad Girl Chats?
Nicole Hollander and Sylvia have teamed up to have a six-day a week conversation on BadGirlChats.com. Nicole posts on breaking news, her need for a tattoo, paranoia in banks, problems with ATMs, Netflix addiction, streaming media, Sarah Palin and why Sarah’s daughter can’t dance…whether we can still hate Joe Lieberman even though he stepped up for repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and why women are still not equal in the work place or in politics.
Bad Girl Chats offers you the best in "alternative" news, told single handedly from the persepctive of the sometimes snippity (want to read about Nicole wanting to punch someone in the face during the making of this pitch video? Click here.) and always witty, Nicole Hollander.
Just because the Chicago Tribune broke up with Sylvia, doesn't mean that you will ever have to. Right now, BadGirlChats.com is the only place you can still get your Sylvia cartoon fix 6 days a week. Below are some of the most popular posts Nicole has written for BadGirlChats.
Who is Nicole Hollander?
If you're asking this, you're probably aged 14-19 and probably came to this page by accident, and are right now heading back to your Facebook page to tell all of your friends what you ate for breakfast.
For everyone else, Nicole Hollander is best known for her cartoon strip SYLVIA, which appears daily and weekly in more than 30 newspapers across the country, including The Boston Globe, The Berkeley Daily Planet, Women’s e News Online and The Houston Chronicle (online). Her strips appear on BadGirlChats as well.
What We Need
BadGirlChats needs $5000 to keep the blog running and FREE TO EVERYONE for another year. The blog is currently not monetized in any way, and Starbucks won't hire Nicole. Not even part-time! Nicole's biggest expenses are:
- Her Lovely Blog Editor and Manager, Deanna
- Website Fees and Maintenance
- Various art materials she uses to continue to draw Sylvia from scratch
If Nicole is able to raise more money than the $5,000 she needs to run the blog for another year, she will use that money for the feature length documentary about her and her work that is being produced by 20K Films, who will start fundraising for the documentary this September.
What You Get
Check out the rewards to the right that Nicole and Sylvia are offering if you are able to contribute to this fundraising campaign: Out-Of-Print, Signed Books, T-Shirts, and a Sylvia doll, oh my!
PLEASE NOTE: For the $20, $25, and $30 BOOK rewards, it's a luck of the draw on which book you will be sent, but if there is one that you would really really like, please send us a message via indiegogo.com and we'll do our best to accommodate!
Please also don't hesitate to contact us via indiegogo.com if you have any questions about any of the rewards.
Click here to see photos of the cool rewards swag!
The Chicago Tribune dropped Sylvia, unceremoniously from their newspaper over a year ago. The number of syndicated female cartoonists has dwindled dramatically. Nicole Hollander was one of the first female comics to grab newspaper space in order to let a woman's voice, perspective, and opinion out into the public through the mouth of Sylvia. Helping Nicole to continue her blog allows Sylvia and Nicole's feminist perspecitve and opinion to remain online and in the public eye where it belongs.
Other Ways You Can Help
Nicole understands that not everyone is doing well and fine in this economy, so if you cannot contribute, don't worry, Nicole and Sylvia still love you! But if you could help out the campaign by doing the following, Nicole and Sylvia would really appreciate it!
Please email, Facebook, or tweet out the link to Nicole's campaign to your social network and friends. You can use Indiegogo's nice and easy share tools to do this.
You can also like and follow Nicole on her social networks: