Josh Emrich

Josh has loved to draw his whole life. As a child of the 80′s, his early work consisted of crayon drawings of Superman, the Millennium Falcon, and the Delorean from Back to the Future—all signed with P.B. & J. stains and displayed on his mother’s fridge. As a “grown-up,” his work is now seen on corporate stationery, beer bottles, athletic gear, and book covers. The gallery space on the fridge at his home in Colorado is now reserved for his 3 kids.

What do you geek out about the most?
Pixar, Star Wars, Old School Disney Animation, Mythbusters, Apple

What do you like to eat when you’re geeking out?
Chipotle chicken burrito with a Coke Zero

What do you do on your days off?
Illustrate for Geek Anthem, go hiking, watch movies

What’s the geekiest thing you’ve ever done?
I once agreed to wear a Twinkie the Kid costume for a high school prep rally.

What’s your favorite music?
Ryan Adams

Geeky pet peeves?
George Lucas’ meddling.

Which film could you watch over and over for eternity?
The Iron Giant

What scares you the most?
Dean Kaman. If anyone has a secret evil lair hidden in a volcano, it would be Dean Kaman.

What inspires you the most?
Failure

Which actor would play you in a Geek Anthem biopic?
Seth Rogen

Do you collect anything geeky?
Besides buying Legos and Star Wars figures for my kids which are secretly for me, I collect random facts and children’s picture books.

Favorite movie quote?
“Yo Rumsfield!” – Ricky (From The Burbs, just before Rumsfield falls off the roof and shoots out a car window)