Folks, it's been one of those weeks. I've taken an allergy hit from ragweed which is in full bloom down South, so coughing, sneezing and tearing up have encompassed much of my waking hours over the last few days. Although I'm running at least one post behind schedule, I would be terribly remiss in not putting up this weeks wonderful "Gal" Friday selection.
I saw this young lady in Atlanta, GA during Dragoncon and very briefly inquired about which cosplay character she was dressed as (something from an anime called "Hellsing", I believe). You may have seen the photo that I snapped of her posing with comic book writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti and another cosplayer, Riki Lecotey in my Dragoncon Photo Report.
After the show I contacted Marie-Claude Bourbonnais and asked if she would allow me to feature her in the Catacombs. If you appreciate beauty, talent and dedication to one's art, then you will certainly be enchanted by the photos of this incredible Canadian lass. She currently makes her home in Quebec City and speaks both English & French; plus she is currently learning basic Japanese.
Marie-Claude is featured on a web series called "Heroes of the North", as a character called 'Hornet'. She first appeared in the 20th episode and will continue into the next season of the action series. Her character has proven popular enough that a figurine will soon be available for purchase. Marie-Claude has made a name for herself back home as a model for various print and media outlets and thankfully she has turned her love of comics and genre properties into a form of self-expression at many conventions. She told me that this was the first time that she had ever appeared at Dragoncon, so I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that she makes that a regular part of her travels.
MC, thanks for stopping by the Catacombs and also for sending so many terrific photos to choose from. (Photography by Gil Perron - top two images; Vincent Cadoret - bottom two images).