EMU Bird Takes Flight!

Maybe I have too much time on my hands … I graduated from Eastern Michigan University (EMU). I’ve pet emus in Saline and Manchester – who knew some live right here in Washtenaw county. Not only does Michigan have these huge birds, but they live near the Eastern Michigan University campus!

Eeks emu!

Anyway, hope you like my comic strip, and emu crapola (shirts and buttons). And you can read all about Eastern’s logo kerfuffle (if you dare open that can of worms).

Why I create these comics.
Attending a University should be fun, but it’s often tough. Tuition increases, class schedule conflicts and generally LIFE often gets in the way. To graduate, you need to solve fiances, time management, and often relationship “issues.” So, I hope my little comic brings you a little joy, laughter and happiness. When you need a break from studying, put down your text book, open your phone and read the latest. This page will always list the latest comic and links to older ones.  Enjoy – then – get back to studying!

Thanks, Eric

Alumn Comments

I was a Huron….never considered myself and Eagle. I could like most alums support the Emu for EMU. That might unite all of us EMU grads once and for all.
Posted by Ann Ulrich

Michael Ferens • If the Huron had to be dropped (which it did not) the obvious choice should have been the Emu. EMU is a unique and fantastic experience. THe Huron is a unique mascot. We were the only Hurons in the country. There are hundreds of colleges and 1000s of high schools that are Eagles. Therefore, I never found the Eagle acceptable. It was a fast fix to a problem that did not exist. I 100% support the Emu mascot. We would be the ONLY Emus in the country – and once again, we would be UNIQUE. GO Emus!!!

Kyle Sutherland • Eagles is about as generic as Cougars, Panthers, Wildcats, etc. I’m proud to be an Eagle, but I’d buy into the EMU EMUs.

Michael Ferens • THe name Swoop is the name of every other high school Eagle mascot in the country.So, is Easter Michigan University a copycat of high schools? or a leader of colleges. The mascot should reflect the campus experience – WHICH IS UNIQUE. THe Huron was unique, and I would imagine if we became the Emus, we would be the only Emus in the country. GO EMUS!!!!

Lisa Hennemann • I was also at Eastern when we went from Hurons to Eagles and thought the Emu would have been the natural (and better) choice. I say change to Emu. As Michael said… GO Emus!!

The Emu NOR the Ostrich sticks it head in sand. THis is a fairy tale- a myth. THe Emu is unique, fun, and the National Bird of Australia. Nothing bad about that! SILLY is copying every other high school in the country who also uses the Eagle mascot with the name “Swoop.” How embarrassing. Posted by Michael Ferens

New fighting Emu T-Shirt for 2011.

Well here it is … the new Fighting Emu logo.

Hope everybody likes it. I printed a few test shirts and …

a flaming emu gets attention.

Only people who went to EMU get it.

They stop me and say … oh, yea, go EMU.

To get your own … here.

Support the PROTEST! Make the EMU-bird the official mascot of EMU!

EMU bird protest logo

Now EMU students can wear the RIGHT logo.

I am no artist, but I tried to make an emu-bird logo. I wanted it more for myself, but figured that EMU fans, students and alumni might like it too. I wanted to protest EMU’s stupid E-Gal logo, to poke fun at the bird-brained administration’s lack of the OBVIOUS. OF-COURSE Eastern should be the EMU-birds. But when the eicked eitch of Eastern found out, they called their lawyers. So I hired better lawyers (jaffelaw.com) Now a full revolt is on! Eastern administration refuses to admit that STUDENTS make a university – NOT ADMINISTRATORS.

So … protest! Wear the T-Shirt or Button … GO Emus.

Maybe we should call it the Logo Wars! First there we were the Hurons, then the E-Gals? Really?

EMU e-Gals can kiss my ass

No one likes the E-Gals logo, let it die!

I say … fcuk the E-Gals.

EMU birds are cooler

There are three EMUs in Michigan (at a local pet hospital and boarding facility), just a short drive from campus. And they’re huge! EMU have even been known to attack humans! So why not the EMU bird. Why be a whimpy E-Gal when we could be a huge, kick-ass, runs really fast, bird.

Support the effort to knock some sense into the stuffy, prune-faced administration at Eastern. The administration has penis envy. That is, U of M envy. EMU will never be as big as the U, so why not have some team spirit, have some fun. EMU has lots on the U, but let’s not try to be a stuffy as a big ten school.

Eastern is growing. With the new student center and re-vamped science building, Eastern is plenty big. The only people who are embarrassed that Eastern is a smaller school are the people who work there. Get a life! The students are paying your WAY TO HIGH salaries. So take your effen ass E-Gal and rotate on it. … The students have spoken!

Get some EMU bird buttons & a T-Shirt (printed right here in Michigan, not a CafePress out-of-state job). And let’s be silly!

In Your Face EMU bird T-Shirt and FOUR FREE buttons (one for you and s’more for yer ruckus friends) $25 (Free shipping)

EMU bird protest logo

Fist full of Protest bundle, EMU bird stuff $25 w/Free shipping.

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