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Emily Comics Go Online with Dark Horse Presents

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On November - 19 - 2008

Fans of comic publisher Dark Horse probably already know about Dark Horse Presents, a MySpace site featuring original content from many of the artists and writers working with Dark Horse. Now everyone’s favorite thirteen-year-old, Emily the Strange, is joining the Dark Horse Presents line-up. Hit the jump for the full press release, as well as a look at what’s in store for Emily when she goes online.

BERKELEY, CA – November 18, 2008: Emily the Strange and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up with MySpace, the world’s most trafficked website, to bring Emily comics online! MySpace Dark Horse Presents (www.myspace.com/darkhorsepresents) features original content by top creators and premier artists, all available exclusively on MySpace and free of charge to users.

The first online Emily comic, “She Moves in the Dark,” appears in Issue 16 of MySpace Dark Horse Presents. The comic is a spooky, illustrated poem, with swirling, colorful pen-and-ink artwork. Usual suspects Rob Reger, Emily’s creator, and Buzz Parker, Emily’s head illustrator, are listed in the credits…but the comic’s writer is someone entirely new: Kitty Remington! Before now, Kitty or her work has never appeared in Emily’s world. So Emily fans have a new mystery to untangle.

MySpace Dark Horse Presents takes its cues from the original Dark Horse Presents, a hard copy comic book published from 1986 to 2000, where highly celebrated comics – including Frank Miller’s “Sin City” and Paul Chadwick’s “Concrete” — made their mark in issues of the anthology and were later spun off into their own standalone comic franchises. The online series, which debuted in August of 2007, won Best Online Comic for “Sugarshock” by Joss Whedon and Fábio Moon at the 2008 Eisner Awards at Comic-Con.

“We are happy to give fans a new medium for enjoying Emily comics, and can’t think of a better way to go online than with MySpace,” said Rob Reger, creator of Emily the Strange.


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