Hi there. I'm Emily. I'm a cartoonist-writer-performer-teacher-illustrator. I like hyphens, apparently.
I live in Brooklyn, NY, with my husband, our daughter, and a small orange cat.
I make cartoons for The New Yorker, mostly, but also sometimes MAD Magazine, the New Statesman, and other places. I had a weekly strip called Lulu Eightball that carried the jokes that are too vulgar for grown-up publications and too racy for MAD, back when alt-weeklies were strong and we were young. I also do a bi-weekly cartoon for The Nib, usually about whatever the political or cultural shitstorm du jour is.
I wrote and drew a book called These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves (Bloomsbury USA). I also wrote and drew a book of cartoons and essays called Mama Tried. It is about parenting and was published by Grand Central Publishing. You can buy it here.
I also perform - a hybrid of cartoons and stand-up wherein I show cartoons via the magic of PowerPoint and then tell funny stories. Would it help if I called it stand-up cartooning? That sounds more concise. I have done this at Union Hall, the Bell House, QED Astoria, UCBEast, and a bunch of other places from the fancy to the hopelessly vile. I co-host a quarterly-ish parenting-themed comedy show called Shitshow with NPR's Ophira Eisenberg; and a monthly show called NIGHTMARES with comedian Kate Willett where we talk to funny people about their nightmares (every second Tuesday at the KGB Red Room).
The links on this site will tell you more about all of this, as well as how to get in touch with me, which I hope you do.