what’s old is new again

confusion perfume was discontinued in 2002 due to relationship happiness, but at one point i drew a new one. it would have to have been after 2008 because i did not join the facebook community before 2009. i found it as i was digging for paper for misha to draw on. it just needed to be inked.

i also found this one which would have been done before 2008? maybe? but of a series that came after confusion perfume.


i call this series i don’t know what i’m doing. it is my series about being a mom. two of this series were actually published in hip mama zine back in 2007/2008.

other than inking these and doodling in my journal, i haven’t gotten anything new done. i am in the middle of packing & leaving dusty in the dust. hopefully, once i am settled, i will do more moses jones as well as more stark raving whimsy.

and i will take over the world.

probably in that order.


Author: emje

my shadows are part of who i am without those dark spots you wouldn’t be able to see my bright colors & beautiful light…. without my dark bits i think life would be much more dull.... i am sad & silly i am fierce & fantastic i am passionate & magical i am a fucking unicorn

4 thoughts on “what’s old is new again”

  1. Those drawings are so cute!! Your art has really evolved to be a lot deeper and darker (in a good way!)

    You will take over the world!! (And once you do, can I have a little part of it? Like an island or something- maybe Sicily? I don’t know, but eating pasta everyday on an island sounds alright to me.)

    1. your comic about the suicide box reminded me of a “confusion perfume” strip i did–called “suicide girl”–where my character wishes she had the super power of regeneration so she could kill herself to show her annoyance. in one panel she is holding a gun to her own head as she listens to an automated phone call. i will have to find it & post it somewhere so you can see it. (great minds)

  2. i love your illustrations. what advice do you have for somebody like me who wants to produce a comic and has all the writing down-pat but is anally retentive when it comes to drawing on a crisp white page? can you push through the technical disadvantage to get a decent storyboard happening or does it take a lot more artistic skill?

    1. thank you! i have read a lot of comics. i suggest looking at “the best american comics” series for a wide range of drawing styles and artistic skills. it helped me a lot to see other work. i also suggest getting a big drawing journal and just doodling. a lot of my ideas have come from doodling and from just messing around on a blank page of paper. the more you do it, the more comfortable you will get. if you want to make a mess, get a brush & ink. i use sumi ink for my black ink & i use chinese calligraphy brushes. but i suggest just playing around and seeing what works for you. when i first started, i was very “professional” and used all the supplies & techniques i was supposed to. then i saw some perfectly good comics drawn on notebook paper with a bic pen. that’s why i love comics. anything goes. i think starting with a good story/writing is a great place to start. let me know if this doesn’t make sense.

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