Interview: Rob Reger Pt 2. [of 2]

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Rob Reger’s Emily has appeared on skateboard desks, t-shirts, in comic books, and novels. The next step for the black and white little girl couldn’t be more clear–Emily’s going to get her on movie. In this second part of our interview with the graphic designer turned mini-mogul, we squeeze what little information about the upcoming film project he’s willing to spill.

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Interview: Rob Reger Pt. 1 [of 2]

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Emily the Strange was born on the bottom of a skateboard deck—an odd little girl created to be a one-off character for the Santa Cruz Skateboard company. Soon she appeared on t-shirts. A decade later, she became an industry—comics and books and stickers and stationary, and even a limited edition guitar, endorsed by Lil’ Wayne.

For the past 15 years, skateboard-turned-graphic designer Rob Reger has over seen Emily in her various forms, from the image of a black cat-loving 13-year-old goth girl to the fleshed out star of her own novels—an evolution that will continue on into a feature film slated for release in 2010.

We sat down with Reger at the New York Comic Con, to discuss how the girl who started life as fodder for a skateboard grew into a full-fledged phenomenon.

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