The PoP! Fangirl of the Month – August 2009

The PoP!-Stars scour all of teh internetz in search of the most Fabulous Females of Fandom. Please keep it in your pants.

This month’s offering to the interwebz gods is Kristin, aka Foxy. If you like what you see here, come say hi in person at the Chicago Comic Con August 6-9.

photo-127Name: Kristin Allen
AKA: Foxy

Birthdate: October 24th, 1985

Location: Chicagoland

Marital Status: Single

Favorite Movies: Young Frankenstein, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Corpse Bride, Finding Nemo, all the Bond flicks, Hot Fuzz, Kill Bill, Dark Knight, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Moulin Rouge, Masters of the Universe, Halloween (both Carpenter’s and Zombie’s), Enchanted, Aliens, Lilo & Stitch

Favorite TV Shows: Futurama, MST3K, Strangers with Candy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mighty Boosh, Peep Show, Coupling, Buffy, She-Ra, Venture Bros, Firefly, Metalocalypse, Carnivale, Farscape

Favorite Video Games: Tomb Raider, Super Mario Bros 3, Donkey Kong Country… I’m not much of a gamer… Or very good.

Favorite Music: Tori Amos, Kidneythieves, Rob Zombie, Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue, Nine Inch Nails, Rainer Maria, Tom Petty, Placebo, The Cure, Meat Loaf

Favorite Comics: Fathom, Soulfire, Danger Girls, Fables, Catwoman (’93 series), Tomb Raider, Witchblade, Batman: Long Halloween, Marvel Knights Spider-Man (#1-12), Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

Favorite Books: I love biographies, especially historical ones.  Some of my favorites have been on Marie Antoinette, The Marquis de Sade, Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

Turn-Ons: Humor and nerdiness are wins in my book

Turn-Offs: Asshats and jackassery

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What got you started doing artwork? I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing.  I know that’s a lame answer but it’s the truth.  But once I discovered Disney movies and later on comics it was pretty non-stop.

How’d you get into comics? I had very geeky beginings. My dad was a huge Star Trek fan so I was exposed to the original series and Next Generation at an early age.  She-Ra and He-Man were my favorite cartoons and soon after that the Batman Returns movie came out.  I was too young to see it but I knew I was already in love with Catwoman.  So for Christmas in ’93 my dad gave me the first three issues of the Catwoman comic and that’s really what kick started me getting into the comic book world.  We started going to comic shops very soon after that.  That’s also right about the time when Bad Girls were the big thing so seeing so many cool gals have their own books probably helped a great deal, too.

What are some of your favorite pieces you’ve done? I’m so picky with my stuff… There’s a Dejah Thoris I did not too long ago that I’m pretty pleased with. (Which will also be available as a print at my Chicago Comic-Con Artist Alley table.  Plug!)  I don’t know that I have one favorite of everything I’ve done.  There’s usually just sections or little details of certain works that I really like.

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What are your current Fangirl obsessions? I do love my Aspen Comics.  The books and everyone at the company is fantastic so I support them as much as I can.  I’m also a big Simpsons and Futurama nerd.  The McFarlane figure of Homer and Plopper is still on my to-get list because goddamn do I love that pig.  And I can quote you Fry and Bender all day long.

What is the most Fangirl-ish thing you’ve ever done? Oh goodness…  At a Wizard World Chicago a few years back I once stopped by a dealer booth that John Cassady was at because I thought be was dreamy.

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What has been your biggest Geek-Out Moment?  Meeting Michael Turner for the first time in 2001 was pretty crazy.  Mike was (and still is) my favorite artist and man o’ man did I have butterflies!  My friend and I waited in line for maybe two hours and then finally I was able to tell him how much his work inspired me and just thanks for sharing such beautiful art with the world.  I gave him a drawing of Sara Pezzini with the Witchblade and he was nice enough to take his time to look it over and said a very sincere “Thank you” to me.  That’s one of my favorite memories.

And of course being drawn by Jim Balent!  That was the biggest trip ever.  When I was contacted by Jim to be a model for Tarot #47 it took me all of 5 seconds to respond and say “Yes!”  To actually hold the comic in my hands was amazing. Jim was a huge reason for me getting into comics so it was incredibly special for me.  Big thanks again to both Jim and Holly!

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popkallen_wom-1How has being a Fangirl affected other aspects of your life? I wouldn’t know most of the people I do today if it wasn’t for being a fangirl, both personally and professionally.  It’s allowed me to set up around around the country and meet some of the people in the industry who I admire, some of whom I’m able to call my friends.  Best of all I get paid to draw boobs and superheroes, how cool is that?


Anything else you’d like to mention? Anything to plug? I will be set up at Wizard World Chicago August 6-9th with a whole slew of talented boys.  We will be at tables #3600 – 3604 in Artist Alley all weekend long selling goodies and doing sketches.

My website is FoxyArt.net.  You can leave me a message on the site or email me at Kristin@FoxyArt.net.  My Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/kristin.foxy.allen, Myspace is http://www.myspace.com/kristin_allen, and my DeviantART account is http://trashydevil.deviantart.com.  You can contact me on any one of those sites about commissions, prints, upcoming convention appearances or just to say hi.  Normally I’m pretty good at responding quickly but if I don’t feel free to bug me again.  Sometimes I need a kick in the butt.

I also have a site that has all of my past convention photos up, that’s http://foxyconphotos.blogspot.com/2008/05/welcome.html

Speaking of which Rob, where are your WWTexas photos? 🙂

Ask and ye shall receive, m’lady.

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As one of the co-founders of Panels on Pages, Robert Eddleman will happily read any comic that catches his interest, regardless of publisher. Aside from comics and PoP!, his other passions include worshipping Joss Whedon, getting lost in TV Tropes, and watching muscled men hit each other with folding chairs.

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  1. Joshua says:

    *swoon*

  2. Peter says:

    Always a treat to see one of my good friends talking about what she loves.

    Foxy for the win.

  3. Ben Gilbert says:

    One of the coolest chicks in all of existence, second only to my lovely wife of course.

  4. Jason Knize says:

    Needs more pics of the saucy red-head!

    ALWAYS need more pics. 😉

  5. Ska says:

    We <3 our Foxy! ^^

  6. Kerry says:

    The world needs more people like Foxy in it. 🙂

    Now that she re-mentions it, I wanna see the Tarot 47 issue!

  7. ♪Foxy Lady… I think love you♫ *guitar riffs*

  8. Oh and I just realized, you’re born 1 day before my little sister was.

  9. Esbat says:

    Using the power of sheer awesomeness… or hold down ALT and then press 1 and 3 and then release, and do it again but press 1 and then 4. ♪♫ ASCII ftw, Kerouac!

  10. JasonKerouac says:

    Oh Esbat… ♪ You make me feel like dancing! ♫

  11. Rob says:

    Wow. Cool to see Foxy on this.

  12. Astro says:

    YAY FOXY!

  13. Jason Knize says:

    I’ve gotten numerous hugs from Foxy. Who wants to touch me?

    I said…WHO WANTS TO FUCKING TOUCH ME!?

    😀

  14. Foxy says:

    Knize, did you have an alarm or ringer of the Woodland Creatures from South Park or did I dream that? It was really fucking late and I’m not sure. :p

  15. Joshua says:

    You may be thinking of his Tenacious D “Hail Satan” alarm, which I had the pleasure of waking up to every. single. morning.

  16. Astro says:

    HAIL SATAN!

    And Foxy

  17. BlueMaxx says:

    Congrats.
    Sorry for the lateness.

  18. FroZen says:

    My wife said that it wasn’t advisable to swoon or to be drooling over Foxy. But now it’s much harder to hear her from the trunk of my car so…..

    *DROOOL* *SWOOOOOON*

    I’m kidding….she’s in the trunk of her car. *wink*

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