What is Elepent?
Elepent is an independent web and print imprint, comprised of Christopher “Emmy” Jackson and Lexie Arnold’s professional and creative pursuits.
The blog here includes the exploits of the Incorrigible – an RV travel blog detailing their travels and full-time motorhome living for just over a year beginning in 2008.
Christopher “Emmy” Jackson has been a full-time professional automotive journalist since 1999. He is currently seeking representation as a commercial fiction/fantasy author.
Lexie Arnold is a creative jack of all trades. She has experience in graphic design, layout and design for print, web development, advertising, social media marketing, fashion/portrait photography and professional photo retouching.
Emmy: The story is thus; back when I first started freelancing, I drove a school bus as my day job, believe it or not. I drove an elementary school route, and one day some of the first- and second-graders got on with these little cards they had made to learn the alphabet. Of course, many of these cards found their way under the seats and into the trash can, and one of them fetched up right under the accelerator pedal.
That’s the card you see right there, with a drawing of an “elepent” for the letter “e”. I have no idea why, but the thing struck a huge chord within me. Made me want to laugh and cry all at the same time, so when no one came forward to claim it (as no one claimed “ice,” “nicol,” or “dog”) I kept it.
When I decided that I needed a name for my car reviews, there it was, sitting right on my desk–that cute little “elepent” scribble that made my day for some unidentifiable reason. End of story.