An important message from “The Wavy Rule”: Don’t forget to enter the Emdashes contest to name the upside-down question mark! We’re accepting submissions through this Monday, August 25. ¿Can you best the entries that have already been posted? There’s only one way to find out! Back to our regularly scheduled program; Paul writes of today’s aerodynamic cartoon:
Mr. O’Malley was the product of Crockett “Harold and the Purple Crayon” Johnson’s imagination, and a character in Johnson’s “Barnaby.” Mr. O’Malley, a fairy godfather, was a member in good standing of the Elves, Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Little Men’s Chowder & Marching Society, ran for Congress, worked as a Wall Street tycoon, and smoked Havana cigars. A great resource on Barnaby and Crockett Johnson can be found at Philip Nel’s site. Click to enlarge!
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and internet lover since 1992. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent its formative years as a New Yorker fan blog. (The project garnered some nice compliments and press.) It’s now a collection of conversations—generally civilized—about punctuation, magazines, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a small army of culture writers, editors, and artists. You can read all about the people who've helped build Emdashes here at “Who We?” (That’s a New Yorker joke. Old habits die hard.)
I welcome submissions, questions, corrections, and ardent, obsessive contributors. I also host occasional book-related contests and giveaways. Questioners and publishers, just email me.
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