Emily Edison leads an action packed double-dimensional life. Her dad is a super genius appliance repairman, who opened a portal with his nuclear powered vacuum cleaner. After stepping through it, he met, fell in love with, and married Emily’s would-be mother from another dimension. They had Emily and lived happily for a few years. However, these inter-dimensional romances never last, and Emily’s parents divorced. Since then, Emily has divided her time between two worlds. Her hectic life is becoming a blur – homework, slumber parties, unrequited crushes, school dances, and on top of all that: A jealous alternaverse grandfather, who hopes to bring her home by destroying the earth.
Reality hangs in peril, and Emily must use her otherworldly powers to save the planet she calls home, in the ultimate interdimensional custody battle.
Interview with David and Brock on Comic Foundry.
Interview with Emily on Stumblebum Studios.
American Library Association 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
“Fact is, despite the copious action sequences at which Rizy excels, his work is reminiscent of that of Jack Kirby, Mike Mignola and, especially, Kyle Baker, with some anime and Kim Possible thrown in, the story holds its own, refusing to obscure its broken-family subtext behind standard superhero derring-do.”
-Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer
“The real sense of invention comes with the art. Rizy does a lot of work here, and his palette goes a long way toward making Emily Edison such a buoyant read. Earth and its residents are drawn in traditional pencil and ink, while the other-dimensional segments are more reminiscent of animation stills, or cutouts. The sequence where Emily battles a tentacled horror in a photonegative dimension colored entirely in lurid greens, purples, and black is particularly inspired. Not to mention pretty.”
-Ken Lowery, Pop Syndicate
“Fantastic battle poses, exaggerated emotions, and the book’s physical dimensions have a manga influence. Add some clever visual decisions (the varying space dimensions have distinct artistic qualities; one borrows the other-worldly color scheme of a film negative) and you have a comic that every age group can appreciate.”
-Erika Bennet, Library Journal
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