There were lots of stories that came out of SDCC this year, but the one that has caught the attention of the comics community was a woman who dressed up as Batgirl to ask questions about female characters and creators at several DC Comics’ panels. I first became aware of her questions while following the live feeds of Newsarama and CBR. If you read this blog you know I have many of the same concerns she has. After seeing the reaction of some attendees and reporters about how her questions and those of others regarding female characters and creators were being handled, I compiled a post of that coverage.
That post has now become the most viewed ever for this blog. Her appearances at the panels has also generated other blog posts and many comments. She’s been called everything from a hero to a bully. But now for the first time we can hear from her.
Yesterday I caught up with Kyrax2, the “Batgirl woman” as she has become known, to find out more about what drove her to ask these questions and her thoughts on the reactions she received.
This is an amazing interview. Ok ok I teared up a little when Kyrax2 said her daughter was like her own Lian Harper. sniffle
AHAHA YAYYY. I wish I drew more ASoIaF art - now that I finished watching the TV series, mebbe I will. Mostly of Robb. *cough* Although I have renewed interest in Jaime and Cersei, hummm.
I LOVE TV-Robb, and yeah when I looked at my art of Robb again I was like WTF OMFG I AM KINDA ROBB-PSYCHIC
that means I should be married to him. I don’t like how I drew Cat, she looks too weak. TV-Cat = wonderful.
[image description: fanart by Glockgal, circa 2008. Catelyn and Robb Stark from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Robb stands in the foreground in full young Wolf battle mode while his mother Cat looks on behind him with concern and hope.]
Blah. If I had to remix this art, I’d so make Cat look stronger. <3