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Emily the Strange Invading New York Comic Con

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On April - 15 - 2008

Good morning, comic book nerds! Some of you may know me as Sarah from Gamervision, but I’m also a bit of a comic geek myself. Along with resident comic guy Luke, I’ve been gearing up for this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Finally, it’s almost here!

This weekend, we received a press release stating that Rob Reger, creator of the gloomy, cat-loving Emily the Strange, will be making an appearance at New York Comic Con. Also appearing will be one of the writers for the Emily comic, Jessica Gruner. Hit the jump for the full press release, as well as some exciting news about Comic Con.

EMILY® UNLEASHES NEW STRANGENESS IN NEW YORK

WITH DARK HORSE COMICS AT COMIC CON 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BERKELEY, CA—APRIL 11, 2008:

Embark on a journey to the freaky, deviant, and cool world of Emily the Strange, along with Rob Reger, the mastermind behind the beloved cult icon, at New York’s Comic Con 2008. Publishing leader Dark Horse Comics is delighted to present unexpected happenings, exciting news, and an all-around, fascinating Emily experience for the media and fans alike.

This special event will feature a best-of-Emily mixed-media presentation, with seldom-seen celebrity and designer nods to everyone’s favorite odd girl. Attendees will get a sneak peek at the new Emily video game and get a taste of what’s happening with the production of the Emily movie, which will be produced by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics’ founder and producer of The Mask, 30 Days of Night, Hellboy, and other blockbuster films. You’ll also be the first to hear news on the 2009 HarperCollins Emily novel series. Also included in the festivities will be a question-and-answer session, some cool giveaways, and other exciting surprises. Join Reger, Dark Horse’s Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins, and Emily cowriter Jessica Gruner at this not-to-be-missed affair.

ABOUT EMILY THE STRANGE
Created by Reger and his company Cosmic Debris in 1993, Emily the Strange has become an internationally known icon for individualism, female empowerment, and do-it-yourself style. Born from the San Francisco graphic arts community, Emily graces a full, rock-influenced fashion clothing and accessory line, including everything from T-shirts, dresses, and underwear, to toys, guitars, and school supplies. She is the featured character in a series of comic books from Dark Horse Comics, four hardbound Chronicle Books, and an upcoming series of young adult novels from HarperCollins Publishing. For more information on Emily the Strange, contact Jill Beaverson at jill@cosmicdebris.com or 510-845-3645 x220.

ABOUT DARK HORSE COMICS
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, with the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In conjunction with its sister company Dark Horse Entertainment, Dark Horse has over 350 properties currently represented under the Dark Horse banner, serving as the jumping-off point for comics, books, films, television, electronic games, toys, and collectibles. For more information contact Jeremy Atkins at jeremya@darkhorse.com or 503-905-2315.

And now for some more awesome news: we will be speaking with Rob Reger about Emily at New York Comic Con this weekend. Time for me to channel my inner thirteen-year-old… okay, done. Stay tuned to The Quarterbin for the full interview, as well as any other information we can get our hands on!


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