By Todd Allen
The following photo is not a drawing. It’s a person.
That’s Anastasiya Shpagina. She spends 2 hours every day applying makeup to look like an anime character. And you have to admit, she _does_ look like an anime character. This isn’t just for conventions, though. It’s every day. She’s contemplating surgery to help make the look permanent.
MTV Geek has a little more on it and a few more pictures.
I imagine this would get double-takes even at a comic convention. I can barely imagine what reactions it would get walking down the street on a typical Tuesday afternoon, but that’s apparently what she does. She’s certainly spending a lot of time on her craft.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.