Artist Behind Iconic Emo Drawing Unveils Artwork's 2020 Version

Brianne Constantino

Posted at August 20, 2020

Earlier this week, we reported that the iconic emo drawing from 2006 depicting two lovers is getting a 2020 makeover and fans became nostalgic in an instant.


Artist Irene Strychalski has made good on her promise and unveiled the artwork's new iteration, 16 years after the first one came out. Nothing beats the charm of the original but we gotta say, this new update is still giving us some legit emo vibes with a little touch of cute and adorable! She even named the characters Teo and Nia. Check it out here:


Here is the redraw of the hugs illustration, as promised! I remember seeing an edit that gave the girl dark hair and a pink shirt, so I made a version with those colors too (second image). And as requested, I've also made these into wallpapers. I wanted to make sure the image quality was nice, so I put it up on my digital store- but rest assured that it's free to download (or pay what you like). You can find a link to that through my main website. Thanks to everyone for continuing to blow up my Instagram, haha. I really hope everyone likes this new iteration! 😊🖤🖤 #drawing #hugs #hug #cute #sketch #illustration #kids #manga #comics #redhead #cuddle #chibi #goth #emo #couple #squish #love #amour #sweet #artofinstagram #instaart

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The Marvel artist has also made the artwork available for download through her personal website for free!

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