I mentioned in this essay last week that I hoped my graphic novel/comic book miniseries, Huntress: Year One, about a strong female superhero with a tough childhood, would inspire little girls. The following is a video of a little girl dressed up as the Huntress at last year’s Comic-Con. My favorite part is in the first few seconds, when the camera pans over toward her standing on stage, in silhouette with her hands on her hips, and you can see she’s probably eight years old, but has attitude. Just watch that part, it’s pretty cute.
Most kids do this sort of thing at home, but she had the nerve to do it on stage in front of thousands of people. This reminds me of another kid with nerve…have you seen Red Room Author Neal Pollack’s kid in “The Standing Still Contest” video? Check it out here. It’s hilarious.