Emily the Strange and her cats.
Emily the Strange (sometimes written as Emily Strange) is a fictional counterculture character created by Rob Reger and his company Cosmic Debris Etc. Inc.
Emily the Strange first appeared on a sticker, a freebie distributed at concerts, record stores and skate shops to promote Cosmic Debris, the clothing line founded by skateboarder Rob Reger and racecar driver Matt Reed. Reger’s friend Nathan Carrico designed Emily in 1991 for Santa Cruz Skateboards in Santa Cruz, California, where Cosmic Debris was born. In his Santa Cruz garage (and later an artist warehouse in San Francisco) Reger created the designs and with Matt Reed brought them into the fashion world by creating t-shirt designs that captured the essence of this mysterious young girl with 4 black cats. Since then, Cosmic Debris has grown into a multi-million dollar firm with dozens of employees. Cosmic Debris has most recently moved its operations to Berkeley, California, and plans to open an Emily retail store there soon. With the momentum of mainstream success, several comics about Emily have also been made. Key creative people over the years (designers, graphic artists, illustrators), who have worked with Reger’s Cosmic Debris design house are Buzz Parker, Brian Brooks, Grace Fontaine, Liz Baca, Noel Tolentino, Fawn Gehweiler, Jessica Gruner, Adele Pedersen and Nicomi “Nix” Turner. Rob Reger remains the key creative force behind the brand, and Buzz Parker is the key illustrator for the comic books and Web site. Buzz Parker runs EmilyStrange.com from his offices in Arcata, California.
Controversy regarding character origins
Although the Emily the Strange character dates from 1991, the 1978 children’s book Nate the Great and the Lost List features a similar young girl, named Rosamond. Like Emily, Rosamond has long black hair and a short black dress, white mary jane shoes and four black cats of different sizes, and is frequently described as “strange”. In particular, the text of Nate the Great introduces Rosamond: “Rosamond did not look hungry or sleepy. She looked like she always looks. Strange.” An early Emily the Strange sticker has the text: “Emily did not look tired or happy. She looked like she always looks. Strange.” Multiple sources have noted this overlap.
Rob Reger has commented on the issue, explaining in part: “Although the designs and worlds of Rosamond and Emily are different and readily distinguishable, and although we never received any complaints from the author, the artist, or the publisher, we phased out the original skateboard design upon learning of the Rosamond character, and worked with the creative team to further distinguish Emily and her universe. Regarding copyright law, there is legally nothing wrong with sharing or implementing a unique variation on a concept. I have never drawn inspiration from the Nate the Great series or Rosamond.1]
In December 2008, the original creator of Rosamond, Marc Simont, told LA Times that he was recently made aware of Emily the Strange and has consulted with his legal team.
Emily also bears a resemblance to the character Reiko of the internet comic Contemplating Reiko, though this has not been considered plagiarism.
Emily is a 13-year-old (birthday: 9/23) of exceptionally pale complexion. She has jet black hair, and wears a black dress and black tights, set off by large white Mary Jane shoes. She has a dark, gothic world view.
Accompanying Emily are her four black cats. Sabbath, who is distinguished by a scar on his left ear, is the troublemaker of the four and rarely seen close up and also says dude a lot. Nee-Chee, who has a black and white striped tail, is the schemer. The creative cat, Miles, has a white X on his right eye. Mystery, the leader of the group, has a white star on her right eye. Because she is the leader, she is the closest to Emily.
The franchise has a considerable merchandising catalog, including clothing, stationery, stickers, and accessories, all featuring Emily’s distinctive appearance and frequently featuring one of her sayings (such as a beach-towel emblazoned with “Wish You Weren’t Here”). Emily the Strange fashion is popular and attractive in the Goth subculture with young adults and teenagers.
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