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Was Emily the Strange Based On Rosamond From Nate The Great?

As you can see from the comparison shots above, it’s pretty clear that the original Emily the Strange character was lifted almost entirely from a Nate the Great character, Rosamond. Apparently the Emily the Strange people claim that they realized this quite some time ago and made slight changes to try to distinguish Emily from the original illustration/character. Marc Simont, the original illustrator, (along with Marjorie Sharmat, the author) has referred it to the legal department of the publisher but no news has been released so far (that I’ve found, anyway).

via Neatorama