Emily the Strange
this post, Amy of STDD refers to Emily as a 'brat' when comparing Emily's 'girl power' to Siouxsie Sioux's. It is my mission in life to collect every issue of her comics and novels. I personally agree with the Emily vs Siouxsie comment (Emily, in the books and comics, has nothing to do with girl power, or grrl power; she's more of a loner than a feminist), but not with the name brat. Emily is truly an inspiration to us Gothy folk.
She wanders around towns after dark with four black cats trailing behind, exploring sewers, playing pranks on the dull townsfolk, and inventing wild things to make life more interesting and strange. I say 'towns' because Emily has to move towns every few months or the neighbors drive them out with pitchforks. There are four comic issues and an art book published by Dark Horse, four graphic novellas published by Chronicle Books, and four fantastic novels written from Emily's point of view as a diary published by HarperCollins. There's also a movie in the works, to be produced by Universal Studios' Illumination Entertainment. It has been officially announced that Chloe Moretz is to play the title character, which I think was the casting director picking the current movie sweetheart. Emily also has a clothing line of t-shirts for men and women with popular sayings such as "I want YOU to leave me alone" and "I know I'm strange, but what are you?" Emily's website can be found here.
Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl
this fabulous cosplay of him), and the artist himself. Slave Labor Graphics publishes her series, which is (I believe) four seperate books, 14 or so issues, and two volumes. There are 26 animated shorts distriuted by Sony. There was talk of a film adaption, but the script was rejected. Dirge said at his 2011 Comic Con panel that " Neil Gaimajn has agreed to serve as an executive producer on a CGI film adaptation." Lenore's website can be found here.
Oh My Goth!
Wikipedia article to find them all. At this year's SDCC, Neil Gaiman announced that a new Sandman Project is in the works to explained the story of Dream before Preludes and Nocturnes. Sandman doesn't have it's own website, but Neil Gaiman does.
Here is a list of other comics and manga popular with Goths:
- Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Johnen Vasquez
- Squee by Jhonen Vasquez
- Vampire Kisses: Blood Relative by Ellen Schreiber and REM (#3 Elisa Kwon)
- Elfen Lied by Rin Okamoto
- Black Butler by Yana Toboso
- Bizenghast by M Alice LeGrow
- The Crow by James O'Barr
- Wet Moon by Ross Campbell
- Tank Girl by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin
- Deady by Voltaire
- Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro by Satoko Kiyuduki
- Rozen Maiden by Peach-Pit
- Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
- Nightschool by Svetlana Chmakova
- Nightmares and Fairy Tales by Serena Valentino
- Hellblazer by DC Comics and Vertigo
- Gloomcookie by Serena Valentino
- How Loathsome by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane
- Little Gloomy by Landry Walker and Eric Jones
- Vampires Unlimited by Bart Thompson
With teased hair and ankh pendants,