Emily Moroz is a writer, cartoonist and artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. She is the human being behind Moreohs Small Press, and a founding member of the Sound Grounds Wreckin’ Crew (SGWC), a Portland-based comics collective.
Emily earned a BFA in Crafts/Fibers from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (2007) and has completed a Certificate in Comics & Self-Publishing at the IPRC in Portland, Oregon (2013).
Her work can be found in TWINTIMACY (Vol. 1), an illustrated text conversation; WOW MOM COOL, a collection of sketches and studies; #FOMOZINE (Vol. 1), which explains all about FOMO, Words For Someone Who Has Just 'Died,' an adaptation from a 1970s Bay Area hippie "zine” discovered on her mother’s bookshelf. Emily’s comics are also in the anthologies Important Cats, Creatures in Orbit and Hometowns self-published by the SGWC.
Emily's creative practice includes illustration, graphic design, hand-lettered type, menu design, bookbinding, patterning, sewing, crochet, sign painting, installation, audio letters and theater. She thrives in collaboration, is a co-organizer of the Portland Zine Symposium, and has volunteered or exhibited at a handful of indie comics festivals in the west, including the Alt Press Fest, Portland Zine Symposium, The Projects, Linework NW, Short Run Comics & Arts Festival, Chicago Zine Fest and Grid Zine Fest (SLC).
Emily was a participating artist on Signal Fire Arts' Verde River backpacking trip in central Arizona, March 2015, and the alumni trip in Colorado in September 2016.
Look for new work from Emily in 2019.
Together we are goofier and, thus, stronger.
S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S
Important Cats, a comics anthology with Sound Grounds Wreckin' Crew, 60 pages b&w • 2016
Movie Night, a comics anthology with Sound Grounds Wreckin' Crew, 60 pages b&w • 2016
A Fragile Bundle, hourly comics with Sound Grounds Wreckin' Crew, 32 pages b&w • 2016
Words for Someone Who Has Just 'Died,' 42 pages b&w • 2015
#FOMOZINE (Vol. 1), self-published collaborative zine, 16 pages b&w • 2014
Wow Mom Cool, self-published sketchbook zine, 40 pages b&w • 2014
Just Let Go Of That Sh*t, self-published zine, 24 pages full color • 2014
Twintimacy, self-published minicomic, 32 pages b&w • 2013
Comics Certificate Student Anthology, group-published collection, 12 pages b&w • 2013
Alternative Press Festival: A Pocket Guide, mini pamphlet, 2 pages b&w • 2011
The Next Second..., self-published group zine with 5th grade students, 16 pages b&w • 2011
So Nice To Finally Eat You, group culinary zine, Philadelphia, PA2011
BBC #2: Dreams and BBC #3: Recycling, Birdbrain Press, Salt Lake City, UT• 2010
So Nice To Finally Meet You, group zine, Philadelphia, PA• 2010
This Is Your Brain On Should, self-published minicomic, 12 pages b&w• 2010
Various print articles, CATALYST Magazine, Salt Lake City UT • 2008-2011
S E L E C T E D E X H I B I T I O N S
"The Funnies," group comics show, Benna’s Cafe, Philadelphia PA • 2012
Misterios, University of the Arts Group Exhibition, Philadelphia PA• 2007
"Meet Your Maker," UArts Senior Thesis Show, Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA• 2007
COLAB Competition, Philadelphia Museum of Art Group Exhibition • 2005-2006
"Factory" crafts show, Solmssen Court at University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA • 2005
"It’s A Good Thing" crafts show, Solmssen Court at University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA • 2004
C O M M I S S I O N S
Wedding portraits & invitation design • Ongoing
Menu board artist, Grand Central Bakery, Portland, OR • Ongoing
T-shirt and merchandise design for Wicked Shallows, Portland, OR • 2016
Character & button designs for musical puppet show Begochiddy, Brooklyn NY • 2014-2016
Event poster for musical puppet show Begochiddy, Brooklyn NY • 2014
Spot illustration for Mamachari Kombucha, Salt Lake City, UT• 2013
Menu board artist for Salt Lake Roasting Company, Salt Lake City, UT• 2012
Spot illustrations (private gift), Salt Lake City, UT • 2011
Promotional & events posters for Higher Ground Learning, Salt Lake City UT• 2010-2012
E V E N T S e t c.
Alumni artist, Colorado Backpacking Trip, Signal Fire Arts, Portland OR • 2016
Volunteer, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR • 2015
Volunteer & Exhibitor, Linework NW Festival, Portland OR • 2014-2015
Artist, Verde River Backpacking Trip, Signal Fire Arts, Portland OR • 2015
Exhibitor, Short Run Comics & Arts Festival, Seattle WA • 2014
Volunteer & Exhibitor, Portland Zine Symposium, Portland OR • 2014-2015
Organizer & Breakfast-Cooker, THE PROJECTS Festival, Portland OR• 2012-2013
Organizer & Exhibitor, Alt Press Festival, SLC, UT• 2009-2012
Archivist & Events Assistant, Alt Press Collection at Main Library, SLC, UT• 2009-2012
Assistant at Women’s Wrench Night, SLC Bicycle Collective, SLC, UT• 2010-2012
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