MySpace and Dark Horse get weirder with Emily the Strange

Thu, November 20th, 2008 at 1:08pm PST

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Official Press Release

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 San Diego 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.

ABOUT EMILY THE STRANGE

Created by Rob 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 1-510-845-3645 x220, or visit www.emilystrange.com.

ABOUT DARK HORSE COMICS

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Steve Niles, Gerard Way and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and Serenity. Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material. For more information contact Jeremy Atkins at jeremya@darkhorse.com or 503-905-2315, or visit www.darkhorse.com.

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