Joshua Emery is a particular individual last spotted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been seen in the past at Slippery Rock University, University of Art Poznan, and Virginia Commonwealth University gambling in art degree speculation mostly in the portfolios of drawing, digital media, and sculpture. He is also known to occasionally impersonate a given member of local punk bands. Despite having a pleasant manor, Emery’s interest in obscure cult movies, conspiracy theories, and alt-comics of the 80s and 90s make it nearly impossible to have a reasonable conversation with him for an extended length of time. Joshua’s drawing style steals heavily from Geoff Darrow and Moebius though his subject matter mostly consists of meticulously detailed piles of trash and semi-pornographic abstract designs with intermittent deviations into portraiture. When recently asked about his tattoo apprenticeship, he had this to sing:

When I was young and just a bad little kid
My momma noticed funny things I did
Like shootin’ puppies with a B B gun

I’d poison guppies, and when I was done
I’d find a pussy cat and bash its head
That’s when my momma said

(What did she say?)
She said “My boy, I think someday
You’ll find a way to make your natural tendencies pay”

You’ll be a tattoo apprentice
You have a talent for causing things pain
Son, be a tattoo apprentice
People will pay you to be inhumane

Your temperament’s wrong for the priesthood
And teaching would suit you still less
Son, be a tattoo apprentice you’ll be a success

*Nobody calls me Joshua, Josh is fine

**The song is “Dentist!” from Little Shop of Horrors. If you don’t already know it, then YouTube it and you’re welcome.

***I’ve never shot a puppy and I’m a roommates with four cats – heads intact. Guppies can go to hell.