Rob Reger and Buzz Parker sign on Sunday, February 14th, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm
Free and open to the public
Celebrate Valentines Day with Emily the Strange creators and Illustrators Rob Reger and Buzz Parker. Emily the Strange came to life in the early 1990s and quickly became a beloved counterculture icon all around the world. In her earliest years, she was a quiet but sharp-witted stranger, slinging philosophy and cultural observations in a series of hand-screened t-shirts and stickers. As her presence grew and became a standard in the cultural underground, Emily’s own story began to emerge in a series of gift books, then comic-books and graphic novels, and now a novel series for young adults.
Emily’s not your average thirteen year-old-girl. Pink is her worst nightmareâ€¦she wears the same black dress every day. She loves math and science. Her best friends are her four BLACK CATS! She’s into old rock & punk, but also digs newer bands like My Chemical Romance.
Today, Emily continues to be a voice for individualism and self-awareness, and her appeal is especially strong among alternative-minded young women and girls who identify with her signature singularity. Her presence in the worlds of art, pop culture, literature, and fashion celebrates non-conformist and reminds us all to cultivate that which makes us unique.
This event is free and open to the public. Sweet treats will provided by From Scratch.
Name: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, Buzz Parker
Date(s): June 4, 2009
Description: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner and Buzz Parker
Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 pm
Slideshow, reading, and book signing for Emily the Strange: The Lost Days
Emily the Strange: 13 years old. Able to leap tall buildings, probably, if she felt like it. More likely to be napping with her four black cats; or cobbling together a particle accelerator out of lint, lentils, and safety pins; or rocking out on drums/ guitar/saxophone/zither; or painting a swirling feral sewer mural; or forcing someone to say “swirling feral sewer mural” 13 times fast . . . and pointing and laughing. The Lost Days is her first novel.
Rob Reger has grown Emily the Strange from an image on a few skateboards and T-shirts to an international fashion brand and publishing phenomenon. He lives in the Bay Area. A former high school English teacher, Jessica Gruner owns a clothing boutique in San Francisco. She lives in the Bay Area.
Location: Booksmith, 1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117