Chilly (E.L.R.) is a professional freelance illustrator from Long Island, New York with a degree in Art.
 About the artist
Chilly's main focus was studying graphic design and biology while attending school. She currently resides in North Carolina. Past professional work of hers includes painted displays for Trader Joe's, and commercial graphics for Ledo Pizza in Northern Virginia. Work of hers varies from real life portraits, abstract works, logo design, web design, cartoon convention badges, gallery cels, model sheets, and various cartoon illustrations.
Though not considering herself a furry, Chilly has enjoyed being a part of the fandom itself via illustrations created for fans, volunteering at conventions, and meeting other patrons of the fandom at various small events, conventions, and friends of friends. She also contributed to yerf.com, until the site closed.
Chilly has been published from issue 41 - 50 in the small press fanzine Huzzah!, Anthrocon and I-Con convention books, and a limited run self-published hard bound book titled "Random Oddities." She attended Midwest Furfest in 2007 and 2009 as a Guests of Honor.
Chilly's professional appearances includes the Falls Church Labor Day Celebration, Trader Joe's, Borders, and the Richmond Virginia Youth Summit. Volunteer appearances includes Give Kids the World, the Mt. Vernon Recreational Center Halloween Children's Parade, the Long Island Ducks Mascot Day, and the Richmond Strawberry Street Festival. She has also worked with with children in the areas of day camp and mentoring, musical improv and storytelling, teaching, and has run I-Con's children's track.
 About the character Chilly
The name "Chilly," came about not so much as a "fan name," but from the fact that her body temperature is often very low. The warmer months help how she feels. In 1997, she wandered upon a bulletin community, alt.tv.animaniacs, which involved many other people with interest in the animation industry (fans, and a few other artists). She later stumbled upon an IRC community of the same genre from this group. The user name of "Chillymouse" was chosen. The majority of its users had animal and cartoon related characters they wished to portray themselves as.
The character created, "Chilly," is a fluffy steel-grey rodent with blue eyes. She's usually wearing some form of blue v-neck t-shirt, and baggy blue jeans. The character is often referred to as a mouse, but is more so a "generic rodent," dubbed a "grousse."
 Other characters
Occasionally, Chilly also portrays a silly puppy mascot character known as Rollie Mutt (temporarily retired) and a purple and white spotted skunk named Edmund (seen to the right) for children of all ages at various freelance and volunteer gigs. Rollie, who usually sports an Aloha shirt, was created after Chilly heard that friends from the Funday PawPet Show were volunteering at Give Kids the World. The character was completed after just a short two weeks of work in December of 2000, and premiered for friends in January of 2001.
Additional characters of Chilly's include a husky named Anita, a red panda named Sunny, and a version of her personal character, dubbed Paradox Chilly.
 Conventions attended
- Jerseymania! (various locations in NJ, Manhattan, NY)
- Long Island Fur Meet (LI, NY)
- Pluckmania! (Portland, OR)
- STAFF (Art Show) - Anthrocon (Valley Forge, PA)
- Furloween 2 (Orlando, FL)
- NYC Furmeet (Manhattan, NY)
- VOLUNTEER (Art Show) - Anthrocon (King of Prussia, PA)
- Further Confusion (San Jose)
- STAFF (Children's Programming) - I-Con 20 (Stony Brook, LI, NY)
- VOLUNTEER (Art Show & Masquerade) - Anthrocon (King of Prussia, PA)
- Big Apple Anime Fest (Manhattan, NY)
- VOLUNTEER (Registration) - Further Confusion (San Jose)
- STAFF (Children's Programming) - I-Con 21 (Stony Brook, LI, NY)
- NYC Furmeet (Manhattan, NY)
- VOLUNTEER (Security) - San Diego Comic Convention 2002
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