Redhead Fangirl

Tuesday, June 13

A year plus for Redhead Fangirl

MY '53' GIVEAWAY- To celebrate 53 weeks of comic blogging, I have 2 comics I'll send to one lucky person: Powers #11 signed by Michael Oeming and She-Hulk 8 signed by Dan Slott.
EMAIL at , subject line "53", and tell me your favorite redhead character in comics.

I'm pretty happy after one year of blogging about comics, art, writing, libraries, and redheads. I've gone through the normal phases bloggers do, but mostly it's been positive. While I don't get the number of comments some of the big blogs get, I think I have a good little niche on being a fangirl/librarian. Sitemeter says I've gotten about 17,000 visits in one year.

I do think that there are many more worthy blogs that deserve your times-
try the Comic Blog Legion, another thing I created in this year of blogging. Wizard has a blog now, and between Newsarama and that, I'm afraid the drain on small "indie" blogs will be tough.

Congrats to Gordon from Blog This, Pal on two years of blogging! In just this year, I've seen Love Manga and The Comics Asylum end their runs.

June '05
The Redhead Fangirl blog blasts off!
My very first post was about my very first comicon- Wizard Philly, 2005. And my first comment was from superstar artist Rags Morales, so I was off to a rip-roaring start.
That was a huge con month- met Ethan Van Sciver, Kubert brothers, Rags and in NY, I met Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Michael Bair.

August '05
Now I get really crazy and co-run my own comicon! The first MidJersey Comicon has a decent turnout, and I get to meet Dan Slott! The artists and dealers are all happy, and we broke even.

Sept '05
The Luna Brothers print my letter in Girls!
A redhead Batgirl decal is added to my car.

Oct '05
My first cosplay, sort of- I dress as Batgirl for Halloween.

Nov '05
National Comic Expo in NY
Began listing wacky montlhy referrals, editing the extreme redhead fetish ones.

Jan 'o5
Started the Comic Blog Legion.
Comic Treadmill - one the 9 favorite ladies of blogging

Feb '06
The infamous NY Comicon- met Chuck Satterlee, Colleen Doran, Greg Horn, and saw Rags again

March '06
MidJersey Comicon #2, and a sinus infection that put me under for a while.

April '06
Wall Street Journal reporter calls me for my take on product placement in comics
Variant Edition videocast posts a short spot with me from the MJCC.
Kirkman prints my letter in Invincible.

And coming soon- I get immortalized in an actual comic book- in a crowd scene, but by a very talented and respected artist. With a horror twist!

Thank you, dear readers. Email me and I'll feel validated...

Favorite comics of the year:
Sleeper, Birds of Prey, Justice, Banana Sunday, Girls, She-Hulk, Of Bitter Souls, Invincible, The Walking Dead, Spider-man loves Mary Jane, Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, DMZ, Bite Club...


At 8:58 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Quite a year! Congratulations on all the accomplishments and for creating the CBL (someone has to keep us in line)!

Oh, and mucho thank yous for the Civil War!

Here's to another year!

At 2:44 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Congrats! And keep up the good work.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Emperor Nerd said...

Congratulations! This blog is a great read, so I hope you have many more years of fun.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

Congratulations...and many more years!

At 1:17 PM, Blogger ShoreTurtle said...

Congratulations on one year and counting!

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Rae said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! The net is an awesome thing, it makes the world so much friendlier and lovely.


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