My pal Emi Lenox has her first book out today, collecting a year of her sketch diary, and named for that very comic strip: EmiTown. It's a gorgeous book, hovering in the vicinity of 400 pages, printed in two colors and then some. I wrote the introduction, Brandon Graham wrote the afterword. I think both of us also show up in more than one diary strip.
Neon Monster has it as their pick of the week. Find more info in the link.
Emi has been selling copies directly via her Etsy store.
Take a look at some of Emi's posted strips online to get an idea of what she's about, and bookmark it so you can read the strips that have been posted after the date where the book stops (last spring, essentially). Also, check out this awesome intro strip she did for the Portland Mercury:
My favorite comic book shop, Floating World, is also hosting an Emi art show for January's First Thursday. That's next week, folks, January 9. Check the details.
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.
And next year, watch for Emi in the next big Madman special, doing an eight-page story alongside other guest stars Tonci Zonjic and Matt Kindt.
Current Soundtrack: Eminem, Recovery; B.o.B, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray