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Em DeMarco’s work is unmistakable. She absorbs her subjects, digests and distills them down to their base ingredients. But what's really impressive is the way in which she reconstitutes those subjects on the page. Her style makes everything she renders teem with enthusiasm, energy and an honest sense of wonder. Her clever and inventive layouts only reinforce these ideas and make repeated readings mandatory.
-Mark Rudolph, cartoonist who draws stuff for metal bands and magazines
Em was a delight to have as a juror and presenter at our annual Media Arts and Design Festival for college and high school age students. She has an infectious, upbeat personality, and her down-to-earth talks and workshops were very inspirational for our festival attendees. She is professional on every level, yet exudes a great sense of humor and is genuinely a very nice person; a complete pleasure to work with!
-Jim Haizlett, West Virginia MAD Festival Director
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.
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).
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.
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!
Best quote of the day from Jennifer LaFleur: "Would you like to smell the panel?"
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.
June 2016: This made me smile for days. Thanks Charles Bier for writing one of my favorite responses to my reporting: "... doing something positive for the downtrodden snakes."