Doug Dorr: What projects are you working on currently?
Emi Lenox: I will hopefully, always be working on EmiTown, a sketch diary comic that can be found online at www.emitown.comand soon in print through Image comics scheduled to be released next month.
I am also working on a few independent comics that I’m hoping to pitch to some publishers!
DD: What is your writing Process?
For EmiTown specifically, I keep notes of the interesting things that happen that day. Otherwise, I sort of draw my way through.
DD: What Comic/ Trade would you recommend?
Something maybe not everyone has checked out would be That Salty Air by Tim Sievert. I love that book.
DD: What Comic/ Trade would you recommend to someone new to comics?
It would depend on what genre they are most interested in. I have recommended people to Asterios Polyp, Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library, and Paul Hornschemier’s Mother Come Home.
DD: When you are story illustrator, how involved are you in the writing?
I have not experienced being isolated as an artist on a project yet. I mainly do both.
DD: What skill would you like to learn?
To fly a Blue Angel jet.
DD: Do you have a collection? If so, what is one of the items you're most proud of?
My Process Recess 2 by James Jean, First print of Bone by Jeff Smith, all my Chris Ware comics.
DD: What is your favorite genre of Comics?
Slice of Life, Autobiographical.
DD: Do you have an Ipad? If so what do use it for the most.
I do not have an Ipad. I don’t even have an Iphone. I do have an old Ipod however which I use everyday.
DD: What is your favorite TV show/ movie?
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DEXTER. I also love Friday Night Lights and How I Met Your Mother. Movie-wise I would have to say I love Amelie, the Hangover, and chick flicks and movies where there are a lot of butt kicking.
DD: What was your first comic convention?
First attended would be San Diego Comic Con 2004. First tabled at would be Emerald City Comic Con 2010.
DD: What is your favorite part of comic conventions?
The COMICS and reuniting with friends in the industry that I only see during cons.
DD: If you weren’t doing comics what would you do?
I have no idea. Flying Blue Angels in air shows?
DD: Do you have a favorite restaurant that you would recommend?
I don’t actually. I rarely eat out. I truly am a poor artist.
DD: How long have you lived in Portland, what made you choose Portland?
I grew up in the suburbs of Portland so this is basically home base. I did move away to San Francisco for a year and a half and ended up missing Portland terribly. I truly feel I belong here.
DD: What is your favorite part of Portland?
The close proximity it is to the beach, rivers, mountains, and county. Everything is nearby and the city itself is a comic heaven.
DD: Where in Portland/ Oregon would you most like to visit?
The Wild Life Animal Park.
DD: Would you like to write for another media? or conversely, how wouldyou feel about writing a comic of a character from a different media, for example, Dr. Who, James Bond? What would you explore?
I would be interested in exploring as long as it’s a character/media that I am interested in!