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Rob Reger Wraps Up "Stranger and Stranger" Release; Set to Unleash Second Collaboration with POW Titled, "Swamp Dreams"


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Rob Reger, the mastermind behind Emily the Strange, is gearing up to release his second collaborative print with the POW team.

His first release Stranger and Stranger-- available until tonight, Thursday, Nov. 12 at 12am PST-- is a limited edition, 12 x 8 in., hand signed print on sustainable Birch wood. The title is pulled from Reger's 2010 book released through publishing house, HarperCollins, entitled Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger.

Just announced in time for Friday the 13th is Reger's second collaboration with POW titled, "Swamp Dreams."


"Swamp Dreams" showcases 16x20 in. dimensions and is laid out with a bright white finish. The release will be available beginning tomorrow, Friday the 13th, and is limited to just 13 available prints. To avoid self-induced bouts of guilt, or the dreaded FOMO effect, prepare to grab this exclusive print while you can.

Rob Reger is a well-known name in the illustrative and comic worlds for masterminding the globally recognized Emily the Strange brand. Reger, who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1993, began making t-shirts inspired by a graphic created by friend and designer, Nathan Carrico, that same year.

Throughout the 90s and onward, the dark haired, eerie persona of Emily has inspired legions of alternative girls to embrace their individuality and oddities, and to do so with the very unique, nonchalant  disposition of Ms. Strange.

Emily the Strange made her first debut in literary print in 2001 with the hardback graphic novella, Emily the Strange.Three more graphic novellas followed suit titled: Emily's Secret Book of Strange (2003), Emily's Good Nightmares (2004) and Emily's Seeing is Deceiving (2006).

Beginning in 2005, Reger began publishing comics featuring Emily with publishing powerhouse, Dark Horse Comics. This further extended both Emily and Reger's global comic reach. Four issues of the comic came out between 2005 and 2007: #1 The Boring Issue, #2 The Lost Issue, #3 The Dark Issue, and #4 The Rock Issue.

Reger continued to firm up more publishing deals in addition to his Dark Horse Comics deal, and went on to release titles with Chronicle Books and HarperCollins as well. Emily-- along with her pet cat Sabbath-- continue to grace apparel, school supplies, accessories, guitars and much more. Emily is a subtle, yet cleverly impactful figure still recognizable and imprinted in pop culture some 20 years after her grand debut.

To get a piece of the illustrative icon, be sure to grab "Swamp Dreams" and stay tuned for more releases.