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Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki
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Emiko Superstar

by Mariko Tamaki, Steve Rolston (Illustrator)

Series: Minx

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Emiko tells the story about the Factory, a place for performance art based on the Factory that Andy Warhol had in the sixties. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Emiko tells the story about the Factory, a place for performance art based on the Factory that Andy Warhol had in the sixties. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Emiko tells the story about the Factory, a place for performance art based on the Factory that Andy Warhol had in the sixties. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Emily is a lonely geek, who discovered the Freak Factory, a dumpy, garbage strewn hangout, where people come to perform and let their weirdness shine. Enamored by the dancer Poppy, Emily finds courage to take the stage and become Emiko the superstar, even if only for a short while.

This is definitely a young adult comic/graphic novel with a simple, uplifting storyline. It's not deep and there is no sense of complexity. But it's a well put together story and Emily is likeable. And like Emily, I could fall in love with Poppy and her sense of freedom, too. The art style also supports it well and I like that a variety of body types are shown. ( )
  andreablythe | Aug 30, 2013 |
This isn't quite as strong as Skim but it's still pretty good. Emiko sees herself as invisible until a flyer for the Factory floats into her hand. What comes next is entirely up to her... ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
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The story, by Mariko Tamaki, is just a little too precious, with self-aware narration that includes cross-outs.
 
There are no shortage of comics that feature an "ordinary" central character who decides to venture into the "strange" side of life. Emiko Superstar (Minx, $9.99) follows that well worn path, but it takes a surprising turn and ends up as quite a pleasant read.
added by stephmo | editComicMix, Van Jensen (Jun 13, 2008)
 

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The more I think about it...the more I think this story should start with something about Andy Warhol.
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Emiko is a teenager on a quest to find herself who goes from suburban babysitter to eclectic urban performance artist.

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