INTERVIEW WITH CARY ASHBY
[2017 update: Cary updated his blog so the old links won’t work.]
I was recently interviewed by Cary Ashby of the Norwalk Reflector. I was rather flattered by the idea that someone wanted to make me the subject of an article when Iâ€™m used to be the reporter, even more so since I have no connection with Norwalk. But, hey, fandom is global!
The New Jersey woman created her own character Amber the Superhero Stylist to audition for the competition TV show, â€œWho Wants to be a Superhero?â€
â€œBut I chickened out,â€ she said.
Since then, Love has portrayed quite a few female characters: Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Catwoman, Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Firestar (from the early 1981-1983 â€œSpider-Man and His Amazing Friendsâ€ cartoon), Alice in Wonderland, Rumor/Allison (from the Dark Horse Comics series â€œUmbrella Academyâ€) and of course, her own character, Amber the Superhero Stylist. Her snappy looking creations can be found on her Web site,Â amberunmasked.com.
Love, in a lengthy e-mail interview she did recently with me, said the hardest part of making her own costumes are the accessories.
Cary broke out the lengthy interview into three parts. Part One ran on theÂ Norwalk Reflector site and on his blog,Caryâ€™s Comics Craze. Parts Two and Three will be appearing at CCC within the next week.
Caryâ€™s Part II of our interview was posted this weekend. You can see what I have to say about networking with other costumers and my best costume experience.
SEPT 22, 2010:
Caryâ€™s Part III of our interview post a couple days ago. I talked about what itâ€™s like working at a comic con booth and my current favorite comics.