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Q: Are you a geek?
A: Yeah, I guess I am. If you asked me, I can tell you who Spiderman dated as Peter Parker or in costume as a superhero and when. Or what Wolverine and Storm looked like in the 1980s... along the way, Wolverine wore a mask, Storm had a mohawk hairstyle, dressed in black leather and studs. The Incredible Hulk was gray too before they turned him completely green. Things like that.

Q: Who is the superhero in your life?
A: There's more than one person naturally, but if I had to choose it would be my brother who is a botanist and saves eco niches from destruction! WTG bro!

Q: What do you like about comicbooks?
A: The earliest comicbooks I've read are from the 1960s and 1970s. I have a few precious issues in my collection which I will not tear up into art. Every decade, there's an…

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  • Born on November 21
  • Joined February 6, 2008

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About

Q: Are you a geek?
A: Yeah, I guess I am. If you asked me, I can tell you who Spiderman dated as Peter Parker or in costume as a superhero and when. Or what Wolverine and Storm looked like in the 1980s... along the way, Wolverine wore a mask, Storm had a mohawk hairstyle, dressed in black leather and studs. The Incredible Hulk was gray too before they turned him completely green. Things like that.

Q: Who is the superhero in your life?
A: There's more than one person naturally, but if I had to choose it would be my brother who is a botanist and saves eco niches from destruction! WTG bro!

Q: What do you like about comicbooks?
A: The earliest comicbooks I've read are from the 1960s and 1970s. I have a few precious issues in my collection which I will not tear up into art. Every decade, there's an improvement in the quality of paper and ink, so the graphics just get better and better.

It's great to look back through the decades and see how a superhero character has evolved. No mere fiction, they are part of urban and modern culture, and here to stay.

Q: What are your plans for the shop?
A: I enjoy it as a hobby and I'd love to surprise with new and original designs every year! I'm a trained designer with a penchant for re-purposing found materials but I don't make reproductions, what I create is meant to be special and one-of-a-kind, definitely, not reproduced. Everything is unique.

Have fun looking through my shop, and if you find something you like, I'm glad we made a connection. Your shopping experience here should be like visiting my table at an art fair!

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't pretend to make haute art, it's street, pop, edgy, modern and retro. Most of my designs are meant for adult fans of superheroes... from the geek who writes reviews of every superhero/anime/game movie to the geek with tattoos. That said, there IS something for everyone who's enjoyed the adventures of a superhero!

Q: Tell more about Hurricane Katrina... ?
A: I'm married to a Southern boy whose roots are in Mississippi not far from New Orleans. His family and friends had to evacuate... and I've been to the city myself... thanks to my hubby, what can be saved, has been saved. The vast comicbook collection hasn't gone to waste. What more can one ask for... superheroes that have been time *and* hurricane tested. I find it really brings the eco message into sharp focus.

Q: What's the best thing that's happened to your shop?
A: My magnets are now sold in Paris... at a chic DVD concept store run by MK2. It's like a Blockbuster store but more artsy than commercial to put it in a few words.

Besides working on custom orders for birthday parties and weddings, I've made superhero tags for a chamber of commerce to use at a trade show. I'm also in the process of trademarking several of my designs!

I can't wait to see what the new year brings. :)

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