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"Getting Shit Done with Em DeMarco"

"Getting Shit Done with Em DeMarco"

June 2016: An interview in Andy Boyle's newsletter about the origins of EmCorp, imposter syndrome, and The Cringe Factor. Click here to read the full interview. Thanks Andy!

Check out Andy's newsletter "Interesting Things" here.

Exhibit at the ToonSeum

Exhibit at the ToonSeum

Feb. 2017: Featured artist at the ToonSeum. (Alongside "From MLK to March," and "Lost Work of Will Eisner.") Thanks ToonSeum for the honor!

"Parallel Mutation" group show

"Parallel Mutation" group show

Jan. 20, 2017: Parallel Mutation. Part of a group art show of local cartoonists at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Curated by Juan Jose Fernandez (who did an excellent job showcasing process and finished works).

Cartooning classes at Lauri Ann West Community Center

Cartooning classes at Lauri Ann West Community Center

Winter 2017: After school comics classes (ages 8-12). Thanks ToonSeum and Lauri Ann West Community Center for the invitation to teach such a creative group of kids.

Pittsburgh Comics Salon lecture series

Pittsburgh Comics Salon lecture series

Jan. 19, 2017: Guest artist lecture at the ToonSeum. Thanks for the great questions from the audience and moderator, Sally Ingraham. (Photo by Audra Stang.)

Pittsburgh City Paper on pronouns

Pittsburgh City Paper on pronouns

June 2016: Very proud of Charlie Deitch, my editor at the Pittsburgh City Paper, for writing this story. (Lower in the story he directs readers to my comic about using the correct gender pronouns.) A few months later, the CP began using the singular, gender-neutral pronoun: THEY.

"Squeaky Wheels" panelist at IRE

"Squeaky Wheels" panelist at IRE

June 2013: Investigative Reporter's and Editors (IRE) conference, Boston. Complaint data and public records! What a dream to present at the Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference. Jill Riepenhoff was the best. Thanks IRE!

Odorama: The year in CAR

Odorama: The year in CAR

Feb. 2014: Investigative Reporter's and Editors (NICAR) conference, Baltimore. A co-investigation of Pa's amusement parks that Natasha Khan and I reported was featured in NICAR's annual roundup. 

Best quote of the day from Jennifer LaFleur: "Would you like to smell the panel?"

Following the investigation

Following the investigation

June 2015: Our co-investigation of the agency regulating Pa's amusement parks triggered a hearing in the state legislature. After the hearing, the agency made the inspection reports searchable in an online database.

Click here to read Natasha Khan's reporting on the outcome of our investigation.