The PoP! Stars scour all of teh internetz in search of the most Fabulous Females of Fandom. Please keep it in your pants.
We have a lot of awesome Fangirls in our midst on the PanelsOnPages.com forums and at the numerous PoP! events throughout the year. Our February 2011 Fangirl of the Month is a veteran member of The PoP!ulation, and a fixture at comic and horror conventions from the Atlantic to the Mid-West. Give it up for the Guardian of All Things Cute, Amanda, aka pink*lantern!
Favorite Comics: Spider-Man loves Mary Jane, Veronica (but definitely not Betty), Harley Quinn, Gotham City Sirens, Scott Pilgrim.
Favorite Writers: Louise Rennison, Shel Silverstein, Judith O’Brien, Terry Moore.
Favorite Artists: Katie Cook, Dr. Suess, Gil Elvgren, Art Baltazar, Arthur Suydum, The Original BBOA.
Favorite Movies: Anything by John Hughes.
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family.
Favorite Video Games: Rayman’s Raving Rabbids, Mario games.
Favorite Music: Oldies, 70′s Rock, Hank III, and fun stuff like the Aquabats.
Favorite Books: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson.
Turn-Ons: Artsy/goofy boys that aren’t afraid to be a bit nerdy… a few tattoos and black rimmed glasses don’t hurt either
Turn-Offs: Super-macho manly men that don’t like cupcakes.
PoP!: Amanda, for those that have not yet been lucky enough to be in the presence of your awesomeness, what makes you a FanGirl?
pink*lantern: Does going to 10 conventions in the last 12 months count??
PoP!: I’d say that counts. Here’s hoping that the potatoes are able to make the trip out to C2E2 this year! It won’t be the same without you.
Take us back to the beginning. How and when did you become a Fangirl?
pink*lantern: Reading and art have always been my passions. I’ve loved painting, drawring, and crafting since preschool. Oh, and I’ve been collecting Pez Dispensers and lunch boxes longer than I can remember.
PoP!: Do you have a favorite childhood geek-memory?
pink*lantern: I won the Halloween costume contest in gradeschool… once as a witch… and once as a shower. Yes I said Shower (curtain and all).
PoP!: Ralph Macchio ain’t got sh– on you.
What are your current Fangirl obsessions?
pink*lantern: I’m currently reading anything Harley Quinn (she’s so cute!).
PoP!: Alright, out with it. What is the most Fangirl-ish thing you’ve ever done?
pink*lantern: I had Katie Cook draw a series of sketches involving my cat, Cheez-its, straws, and tiny shoe boxes. Oh, and Art Baltazar and I went on a date once (in my sketch book!)
Check out Amanda and the whole potato family at Mid-Ohio Con 2010!
pink*lantern: I met Jerry Only and the rest of the Osaka Pop-Stars at Virgin Records in Times Square. Did I mention I ran into Marky Ramone in the Porno section??!
PoP!: I think you just did.
How has being a Fangirl affected other aspects of your life?
pink*lantern: My apartment is covered in Hello Kitty and Spider-Man everything, various action figures and collectibles, convention sketches, and horror memoribilia. Sometimes I feel like we go to the comic store more than the grocery store. But I love being a FanGirl. I’m comfortable being my nerdy self.
So, check this out. You’re stranded on a desert island. You can have one action figure, one trade paperback, one Video Game, one DVD and one CD. What are they?
pink*lantern: Do Pez dispensers count? Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock Knock Jokes, Rayman’s Rabbids, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and The Beatles’ Help!
PoP!: Yourself and one Mr. potatojoe are one of the most adorable nerd couples in The PoP!ulation. What would be your advice to the Fanboy/girl wanting to win over the Fangirl/boy of their dreams?
pink*lantern: Always be yourself… I love nerdy boys. Don’t be afraid to hide who you are. I think its super cute when potatojoe geeks out about the latest comic/action figure/convention (which happens a lot!)
PoP!: Thanks for being our February 2011 Fangirl of the Month, Amanda. Where can folks go to learn more about you on the interwebz?
pink*lantern: I’m always trolling the PoP! boards… if you’re lucky I might just say hi!
PoP!: Go there. NOW.
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