Em & Friends, formerly known as Emily McDowell & Friends, makes products that speak to the human condition with honesty, humor, and heart. Founded by writer and illustrator Emily McDowell, the brand now partners with multiple writers and artists to create gifts and cards for the relationships we really haveand to help people connect when they're not sure what to say. In 2018, Emily McDowell joined forces with fellow Southern California-based, women-owned company Knock Knock to become the Who's There Group: two kick-ass brands working together to create gifts and cards that celebrate our very real lives, hearts, and funny bones.
When you really love someone from your metaphorical heart, loins, and guts but you don't want them to be like, "Ew."
Written by Kari Chapin and illustrated by Emily McDowell.