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Gabrielle Bueno: A to Z Challenge

Gabrielle Bueno was a last minute addition to the female comic book artist lineup. Thank goodness that she agreed to do the interview!
She loves Harley Quinn and sweet tea. Check out some of her Harley Quinn art work and original comic book, Die Erste Liebe. She is completely and totally awesome!
What are you working on now?
I’ve just wrapped up a short six page comic called “Le Petit Monstre,” for my portfolio and now I’m living free and getting back onto my neglected webcomic entitled “Die Erste Liebe.” I’m awful fond of titles in other languages.
Who has influenced you the most as an artist?
A big influence on my art have been my peers mostly. Valerie Bastille is a good friend of mine whose dreamy artwork is a big inspiration. She influenced a lot of my painting while my favorite comic artist Sean Murphy influenced a lot of my inking. Those two come to mind more than others, although I’ve been influenced by so many things in my short life.
Who is your favorite female superhero/villain/comic book character
Harley Quinn hands down. A little nervous about her big screen debut in Suicide Squad but man would I love to draw her series. She’s such a fun character that really spoke to me even as a child watching the Batman Animated Series.
Do you think people expect a certain type of art from you since you are female?
I would hope not and if so that’s pretty silly. I draw what I like, whether it be something ultra kawaii and adorable or something visceral, sexual and horrifying. If anyone put me in a box based on gender they’d be missing out on some weird stuff.
How often do you go to comic book conventions? Do you enjoy conventions?
I love tabling at cons, not so much being on the other side with all the people haha. I recently returned from Emerald City Comic Con and had a blast! It’s really fun to meet other artists you know from online or even artists that you admire with all your heart. To actually have that short moment of face to face contact can make an impact on a gal. I know I was a little starstruck with some people.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I’m an extroverted introvert thanks to years of retail 😀 I don’t mind talking to people and I can, but boy do I love me some alone time yessiree.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere I can. Primarily through the comics/art section of bookstores, but even in my day to day life I try to take something that I can put in my work, whether it be a piece of fashion I spotted online or a classic car that almost tried to run me over crossing the street. Everything can be inspiration.
What do you do if you have writer’s block?
Typically draw until the writers block goes away haha. Honestly, my bouts of writing inspiration come and go. I try to jot things down when I can but I try to balance writing and art. Usually I won’t suffer a block from either side unless I’m killin’ myself over a page and then I’ll get frustrated. At that point reading a comic or playing a game chills me out.
Have you had any interesting or awkward experiences since you’ve been an artist/writer?
Not really! Everyone’s been very nice to me and so far respects what I’m doing and my work. Boys can get a little weird with me (unless I’m just not good at recognizing flirting) but otherwise it’s been pretty laid back.
Beverage of choice?
Green tea latte or original down south sweet tea. MMMMM. ❤
When was the last time that you dressed up for Halloween?
Just this past year and I was Harley Quinn~!
What do you want people to know about you?
That the reality is I’m a space witch from a galaxy far far away here to demand all your comics are belong to us or some other internet meme popular from with the kids these days. Seriously.
What was the first thing that you were proud of drawing/writing?
I was extremely happy/proud of finishing the first act of my webcomic Die Erste Liebe. I had been writing that story since I was a child so to see at least a piece of it finished and shared online for all to read was a surreal moment in my life. Yes it’s not published work, but that story is my baby, and it’s finally being made. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing all your hard work finished.

Who is ready for Female Superhero Action Figures?

It's time to buy some female superhero merch.
It’s time to buy some female superhero merch.

On any given day, there are Batmans, Supermans, Spidermans and several other comic book action figures in the boys aisle of the toy section. Do you know how many female action figures I found a few weeks ago at Wal-Mart? None.

Why aren’t the female superheroes represented at department stores? There are millions of parents who spend billions of dollars at stores like Wal-Mart and Target. With the comic books and movies coming out with female superheroes, you would think that there would be more toys for girls at stores, like Wal-Mart or Target.

My kids, who happen to be girls, love superheroes and villains from comic books. They love to go see movies like “Thor” and “Captain America.” When the “Suicide Squad” comes out next year, I’m going to have a struggle to keep my youngest one from seeing it until she’s older.

So why aren’t there figures of Wonder Woman, Black Widow or Harley Quinn in the store? I looked in every toy aisle.  Even the baby aisle had a fair amount of male superheroes and villains.  I did not find one female action figure – hero or villain.

Do you know who is really easy to find at Wal-Mart? Elsa – that chick is dominating the toy aisle. Kudos to the Disney promotion department.  They have put the “Frozen” characters on just about everything. My personal favorite is the Elsa cape. It’s very superhero-like.

One of my kids has a small obsession with Batman, while the middle daughter loves Thor. Picking out birthday and Christmas presents for them is very easy. Every time I turn around, I see another Batman object that my kid wants.

On the other hand, my youngest daughter is fascinated by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. She has also been trying to “borrow” my Wonder Woman print to put on her wall. She would like to trade Elsa for Wonder Woman. I didn’t even have to pay her to choose Wonder Woman over Elsa. It just happened.

FYI:  The dates of the creation of a few comic book characters

Wonder Woman – 1941. Superman- 1933. Batman- 1939. Joker-1940.

Elsa has been around since 2013.

harley quinn & poison ivy: supervillain bff’s


The Suicide Squad movie will be out in 2016. My suggestion for the sequel . . . you know they will have a sequel, unless it’s a total flop. Lord, please don’t let it be a flop.


My suggestion is to have Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be in the sequel. I feel like we need more female supervillains working together for the greater . . . well, it’s complicated.

In the “Suicide Squad” comics, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are antiheroes. They’re not good, not exactly evil but still fascinating.

Whether they are supervillains or antiheroes, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are thoroughly entertaining – together or separately. It’s a shame that Poison Ivy got stuck in a lousy Batman movie. She was the only decent character in the movie. Poison Ivy was enough of a villain in her own right. I don’t think she needed help from Mr. Freeze.


Maybe Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn could appear in another Batman movie. They could appear in their own movie too. My kids would watch all of them over and over again.

I watched the movie with Little Sister #2 recently. She was a little confused about the difference between the actress and the character. Her question was “You mean she’s not really Poison Ivy?” After that minor setback, I asked her who was her favorite, Harley Quinn or Poison Ivy. The answer was a resounding Poison Ivy. I think Little Sister wants to be a supervillain because she loves Poison Ivy so much. She won’t need help from Mr. Freeze either.

Little Sister, Me and Poison Ivy
Little Sister, Me and Poison Ivy

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Harley Quinn: Comic Book Villains that We Love


Harley Quinn is a fascinating character. Can you believe that she has not been around since the beginning of comic books? Her character was created in 1992 for an animated series. Harley Quinn wasn’t even supposed to be in more than one episode but she was so popular with the fans that she was incorporated into more episodes. Two years later, she had her own graphic novel.
DC has a new Harley Quinn comic book series, “Harley Quinn: Future’s End.” So while the new female heroines, like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk, are on my pull-list so is Harley Quinn. I just read the first issue. The cover is a 3-D motion picture. If you would like to see it, look at this link:
It reminds me of these Star-Trek sandals that I had when I was a kid. So I guess I was a fangirl when I was six years old too.

(If I stay in bed reading the rest of the issues while watching “The Dark Knight,” instead of blogging or writing a novel, try not to judge me.)

She’s a bad girl but she’s charming and intelligent. I can relate. There are a lot of other comic book fans who feel the same way. Harley Quinn is a really popular character for cosplay. I know a chick that dresses like her on a regular basis. Someone could spend all day looking at artwork that has been done of Harley Quinn – not that I would know anything about that…