This January, Image Comics publishes the first collected work of fresh new talent Emi Lenox. Portland artist, Emi Lenox has taken diary comics to a whole new level with EMITOWN, a breathtaking series of vignettes that document the travails of daily life, from the mundane to the miraculous.
In EMITOWN, Lenox brings you into her world with superb cartooning, a brilliant cast of characters, and an innocent perspective often left on the cutting room floor of other diary comics. With a broad range of styles, every day is an adventure, from a morning breakfast burrito to metaphoric tales of superheroes and battlefields of love. Emi proves that life is never dull in her first annual collection of EMITOWN!
WHO: Emi Lenox
WHAT: Emitown book release and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 6th, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209
Artwork on display until Jan. 31st.
“EMITOWN was my challenge to draw everyday and also my way to record all the little moments that made me laugh, cry, or downright frustrated,” says Portland, Oregon-based Lenox. “I never thought it would one day be a book, and I am so excited to work with Image to make it happen! EMITOWN feels right with Image.” – Emi Lenox
“One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Image is seeking out new voices and giving them a chance to shine,” adds Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Writer Jamie S. Rich turned me on to Emi’s work earlier this year, and I’m really pleased that we’re able to expose her work to a wider audience. This is just the beginning for an extremely talented young cartoonist!”
For an advance look at Lenox’s work, check out http://emitown.blogspot.com.