EmilyFlake_blog1Emily Flake is a fantastic cartoonist and the newest addition to my illustrator series. You can see her cartoons in the New Yorker on a regular basis and her comic strip, Lulu Eightball which appears in alternative weekly publications since it deals with racier issues. I first saw Emily in a wonderful documentary film called Very Semi-Serious which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. It was directed by Leah Wolchok and takes a behind the scenes look at the New Yorker and it’s cartoonists. Lulu is an alter personality of her creator. When Emily arrived in her AC/DC t-shirt I knew we were going to have a great day. We had previously discussed ideas which I wasn’t so sure how bourbon and pie were going to fit in. But when Emily came out of the dressing room in her party dress and hair up it all fell into place. To see more of my Illustration series go to this link.