Saturday, September 26, 2009

Emily the Strange

Emily the StrangeCosmic Debris.  Emily the Strange.  San Francisco:  Chronicle Books, 2001.
ISBN 0811831477

Emily doesn't care what other think.  She does what she wants, when she wants too.  Emily the Strange is an emo tale of a girl who lives an unapologetic existence, completely void of any of the normal pleasantries that mainstream teenagers tend to enjoy--friends, sports, or shopping. She would rather be with her black cats, causing havoc, and living in the dark. Yet, Emily is who she is, and she is defiantly not looking to conform or censure herself.  Emily the Strange is a tale full of vivid imagery against a background that looks eerily like a White Stripes video--I'm thinking specifically of Seven Nation Army.

If you like Emily the Strange also try:
Emily the Strange: The Lost Days
Emily the Strange: Vol. 1: Lost, Dark, & Bored

You can also visit Emily the Strange's blog/website at