It's May, we have another awesome geeky gal to feature! This time it's miss "Mad Mel" Madigan, who represents our pals at AggresiveComix.com! She's a huge Spidey fan, and she loves her Xbox. If you're on the east coast of the US, you may just bump into her at several conventions as well.
C4G: Hey there Mel! Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Mel: Well hey there! I'm Mad Mel Madigan, or just Mel for short if that too much for you. I am soon to be 25 years old from Miami, FL. When I'm not out fighting (or causing) crime, I help get people addicted to caffeine. I myself am addicted to caffeine so I guess that backfired on me...I'm insanely obsessed with comics, video games, and movies. I'm one of those people that yells at the screen if they get something from the book wrong. I randomly start dancing or singing. And I get distracted by shiny things...
Oh, it's April. The weather is getting warmer, and flowers and beginning to bloom... and we also have another awesome geeky gal to for this month! Meet Jordan Powell, who also goes by the name "Jojo PadaFace." We've seen her at several conventions already in some awesome cosplays, and now she's been kind enough to give us some time to interview her about her geek hobbies.
C4G:: Hi there Jordan! Can you please introduce yourself to our readers please?
Jordan: Hey there! My real name is Jordan Powell and I’m from the Bay Area of California. I’m currently a full time student majoring in technical theatre. Cosplaying is my main hobby but I am heavily involved with my school’s costume shop. I’m also an avid comic nerd and gamer.
It's March! That means Spring is upon us! Well, that also means we have another awesome geeky gal to introduce to all of you! This month we have Stella Chuu, graphic designer by day, and cosplayer and burlesque performer by night. This New York resident attends tons of geek conventions, so if you live on the East Coast, you've probably seen Stella in one of her many cosplays.
C4G: Hey Stella! Let us start off with having you tell us a little about yourself.
Stella: I'm Stella Chuu, a cosplayer and burlesque performer based out of NYC. I travel along the east coast and central to attend conventions and perform at shows. During the daytime, I am a graphic designer specializing in iPhone apps and animation.
Everyone, meet Mia! We got to bump into her at New York Comic-Con, and while we didn't get to interview her then, she was nice enough to spend some of her time for this interview for our geeky gal of February! Currently residing in New York, this cosplayer loves comics, anime, and also spends a good amount of time with them video games.
C4G: Hey there Ani-Mia! As we usually start of these things, could you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Mia: My name’s Mia, and I currently live in New York, but not the cool NYC… further upstate and much colder. I’ve lived all over and would have to say that my favorite place is Seattle where I’ve spent a good majority of my life. Right now, I have a very normal corporate job but every other moment is spent as a cosplayer.
Dan Lin, producer of the new contemporary film noir, Gangster Squad, describes his latest release as "a love letter to Los Angeles." Well I got the chance to chat with Dan about what exactly he means by that and how he was able to show his love. As a result, we've got the inside scoop on the production, casting and some other nice little tidbits!
It's 2013, and there was no Skynet takeover... or alien invasion... or zombie apololypse... or some weird planetary alignment that would cause the world to implode. No. Instead, we'll have another year filled with more highly anticipated games, films other awesome geeky things. Today also means our first featured geeky gal of the year, Lindsay Elyse!
C4G: Hey there Lindsay! Please introduce yourself to our readers!
Lindsay: HELLO! I'm Lindsay, 21 years old, born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. I've been gaming since the NES, cosplaying since gradeschool. I just completed my AA for Journalism this winter, but plan to transfer to ASU in the fall. When I'm not annihilating things in video games, I write for the school paper and for a pretty awesome magazine. I also model! I'm a member of the all-girl media group the XX Girls and we cover conventions and post videos and review stuff. PRETTY AWESOME.
For the month of December, we have Leen Isabel, an all around geeky gal who's into gaming, comics, cosplay, anime and samurai flicks. She's also a Trekkie and a fantastic artist. Attractive, geeky and talented. Pretty awesome combo, I must say.
C4G: Heya Leen! We always have our lady of the month introduce herself first, so please, tell us a bit about 'yer self.
Leen: Hello Critiques 4 Geeks! I’m happy to be your December Geek Gal! I’m Leen Isabel and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’m a Chinese-Filipino American who loves illustrating, sequential art, anime, cosplay and video games. I work as an illustrator to pay the bills, so my job and my aforementioned interests keeps me pretty darn busy!
In the month of November, we have the lovely Liz Katz! This model/actress has stepped into the world of geekdom at an early age, with her dad introducing her to such games board games like Talisman and D&D. She also grew up a PC gamer, to eventually get into console games on her Xbox. She's a pretty awesome gal, and you can probably catch her at your local comic book convention getting involved with some tomfoolery and shenanigans.
C4G: Hey there Liz! As always, let us have you introduce yourself to all of our awesome readers!
Liz: 'Ello Everyone! My name is Liz Katz! I am 24-ish years old and I am an actress, model, artist and professional eccentric. I march to the unsteady beat of my own drum in this big, bright, silly parade I call my life.
After reviewing WHORE, the latest title from Big City Comics Studio, I managed to catch a quick second with writer Jeffrey Kauffman. Surprisingly, Jeff is a man of many talents and had a minute to let us know a little bit about himself in addition to some juicy tidbits of info regarding upcoming projects in the works. I even managed to probe him a little regarding the plot line for Whore and its self-absorbed anti-hero Jacob Mars and his future titles.
WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD
C4G: After reading your bio, I found it incredibly interesting to learn that in addition to being one of the writers and founder of Big City Comics Studio, you are also a practicing defense attorney. How did the world of comics and law happen to converge on you?
Jeffrey Kauffman: I do all my pro bono work in comics, so after helping out a lot of artists and writers an opportunity just opened up. We started with a book called Totem and the adventures continue.
You see the picture to the left, you immediately say to yourself, "wow, that has got to be the best looking Joker cosplay I've ever seen." Well, a lot of people would probably agree with you. He's been featured all over the web, we've seen him all over cosplay forums and images galleries, and now we have even gotten the pleasure to interview the man himself. Ladies and gentlemen, Harley's Joker.
C4G: Ah, the famous Harley's Joker. Please, tell us a bit about the man underneath the make-up.
Joker: Well, my name is Anthony Misiano, and I suppose I'm a bit of a modern day renaissance man. I have experience under my belt as an actor, director, makeup artist, costume designer, cinematographer and composer. I began acting at the age of fourteen and have since performed in dozens of stage productions throughout Southern California. I studied formally as an actor and a mime, and in 2008 left theatre work to pursue acting on film. I began producing and directing films through my company, Inventive Works, including my 2011 Gilliam-esque fantasy adventure, “Moonflower.”