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15 January 2006 @ 02:30 pm
So on Friday the 13th, LiveJournal suddenly exploded with pictures of Batgirls. It all started when an artist posted pics of an alternate Batgirl from an unsuccessful pitch to DC Comics for a Batgirl Elseworlds (for those not into DC, Elseworlds is their term for self-contained stories not set in the official continuity, e.g. "Superman: Red Son", in which the infant Kal-El landed in the USSR). Some of his artist lj-friends posted their own versions of Batgirl, and from there it caught on like wildfire throughout the artistically-inclined parts of LiveJournal. As of last count there are more than 300 pieces, and that's just the ones that have come to the attention of himynameisjamie, who is maintaining the master list. There are quite a few Barbara Gordons, and very few Cassandra Cains, but most are completely original in the spirit of the pic that started it all.

Now, I'm no artist, but I know what I like. So I'm going to list the ones I've seen that I thought were particularly good, in no particular order.
The full list is here.

EDIT: added mercuryshade
EDIT: added windwoodrose, kosher_jenny, marukka, and haikuninja. Bumping.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: Neil Norman And His Cosmic Orchestra - Adventures of Buckaro
mravac_kidmravac_kid on January 15th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much for this, I've been trying to sift through but there's way too much stuff. A list of the good stuff was incredibly needed.

Here's a new entry I insist should be here... :)
gwalla: halloweengwalla on January 15th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I don't much care for Pablo's entry. I think it's the head.
mravac_kidmravac_kid on January 15th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)

Could be the ears, though... they're a bit too long.
Thalass T'Kynnthalass on January 15th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
So... many... batgirls! *dies*

This sort of thing should be annual! Or every friday the thirteenth. Pick A Random Copyrighted Character Day! :þ
Dean Trippedryponder on January 17th, 2006 10:29 am (UTC)
indie master? ah, i am just a young student in this field, my friend. i thought i should tell you andi watson is a guy, so you might want to edit your explanation. ;)

anyway, good list. my last list is here:
gwalla: magmagwalla on January 18th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Aie! The "i" made me think Andi was female.

And you're too modest.
Idealist Trapped in a Cynical World: cheerful.paradisacorbasi on March 14th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Coming in a bit late, to say thanks for the kind words and the linking.

Both are appreciated.