chicago artists

Owlex, always honest.

2009-06-09-owlex018

owlex is a comic by chicago artist Emi Gennis.

In the recent past Emi has been through something many of us have. a close friends suicide. And its not an easy thing to live with. at the urging of friends and others owlex was created, as a way to deal with the grief. “but since then the comic has taken on a life of it’s own and is almost entirely fictional”. so as one would expect this was not made for a sunday morning read. and although its called a comic. many of the strips take on a more serious tone.

2009-06-11-owlex019but not all of the comic reads like this one. there are a few drunk jokes, and some classic service industry worker gripes(always funny). its also a way for Emi to gain a little more discipline in her craft. “I’m sort of doing the website as an exercise in learning to meet deadlines and as a challenge to make my work better and more suited for an online format.” so, owlex is of to a good start, real, funny, and always honest.*

 

*disclaimer: Emmalyn is an old friend of mine. and i have had more than a few wacky adventures with her. but dont think that all i say here is because im friends with her. it is a honest response to her work. 

caio

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One thought on “Owlex, always honest.

  1. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    Hope you keep reading. I’ll keep writing.

    Posted by EMI | June 16, 2009, 6:48 pm

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