October 6th, 2005

me: ooh!

Junko Mizuno

Junko Mizuno will be signing her new comic in London on October 27th. I shall be going, to purchase the new comic and have it autographed. Of course, this will probably consist of me zipping in, buying the comic, shyly pushing it and a pen at her, smiling, and walking away to go sit in a pub and drink gin, occasionally bringing out my acquisition and looking at it with fangirlish love.

I first saw her at Comic-Con 2002. I asked her to do a drawing in my sketchbook. She obliged happily (and, incidentally, for free). And proceeded to take over twenty minutes carefully creating a tiny perversely cute character with a ballpoint pen while her handlers stared anxiously at the gigantic queue of people piling up behind me.

She likes to re-tell Western fairy tales (Hansel & Gretel, for instance) using sexy, gluttonous female characters and a futuristic setting. Sometimes she doesn't bother with the fairy tales and goes straight to the half-naked weirdness.

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me: ooh!

ASDLFKJHHQTLKJWED!!!

Having spent seven years in Los Angeles, I'm largely inured to the whole celebrity sighting phenomenon.

But.

MY BOYFRIEND JUST GAVE DIRECTIONS TO SEAN BEAN IN SOHO.

My jealousy knows no bounds.

ETA: The BF reports: He's really polite. He was wearing a football shirt and a baseball cap pulled waaay down low over his eyes. Also, he was very, very pissed.