Happy Birthday Maureen Flannigan!

The end of another year is nearly here and so it is time for one of my personal traditions: a drawing of Evie Garland from the 80s sit-com Out of this World. Every year I try to draw a picture of Evie to commemorate the birthday of the actress who portrayed her, the lovely Maureen Flannigan, whose birthday is today, December 30. This year I didn’t have much time to plan this drawing, so I simply chose to draw Evie as she appeared in one of my favourite episodes, titled The Three Faces of Evie. In that episode, Evie uses her alien powers to make herself older and the result is what I based my illustration on. Incidentally, this is the episode in which Evie utters the line “Au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!”, which I have used as the closing line on many of my posts on moedimension in the past, although I don’t think I’ve used it that much lately.😊

New Heroine Headshot: Elfie from “Legend of the Coral Reef: Elfie of the Blue Sea”

Here’s another Heroine Headshot. This time, it’s a girl called Elfie, from a somewhat obscure animated film (at least in the West) titled Legend of the Coral Reef: Elfie of the Blue Sea (サンゴ礁伝説 青い海のエルフィ in Japanese characters). This film was produced by Nippon Animation and broadcast on Fuji Television in Japan, way back in 1986. I only found out about Elfie because I saw part of a review on it on YouTube a few weeks ago. In that review, Elfie was compared to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and the two films certainly have similarities, not least of which is the fact that both Elfie and Nausicaa were voiced by the same voice actress, Sumi Shimamoto. As far as I’m aware, Elfie has never been released in English, but if you’re interested in seeing it in Japanese, someone has uploaded it to YouTube. I quite enjoyed it; it’s a fun, family-orientated adventure with an incredibly sweet, kindhearted heroine.😊

New Heroine Headshot: Yumi from “Ulysses 31”

I’ve decided to try a new type of fan art, which I’ve coined “Heroine Headshots”. I often get the urge to draw fan art of female characters I find interesting, but I don’t really have the drive these days to do full-blown illustrations, so hopefully these mini-illustrations will satisfy that urge. Anyway, first up is Yumi (AKA Thémis in French) frim Ulysses 31, who I wrote a brief post on at the beginning of this year. As I said in that post, I’m not really a fan of Ulysses 31, but I’ve always had a soft spot for cute alien girls😁

Happy Birthday Phoebe Cates!

The very lovely and talented former actress Phoebe Cates celebrated her birthday on July 16, so this is a tad late, but as they say better late than never! The picture above is just a quick sketch I did of Ms Cates as Kate Beringer, from the film Gremlins (and its sequel). Kate is one of my favourite heroines of all time.😊

Daily Heroine: Evie Garland

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Evie Ethel Garland (played by the lovely and exceptionally talented Maureen Flannigan) from the cult American sci-fi sit-com titled Out of this World, which was first broadcast in 1987. Boy, did I have a crush on Evie as a kid, After all, she’s cute, she’s clever and she’s kind. Oh, and her father is an alien, so she has special, superhuman powers too! How fantastic is that?😆 As for Out of this World in general, I think it’s a lot of fun. Nothing fancy, just a simple, good-natured light comedy, that never fails to give me a chuckle or too when I watch it. Unfortunately it has never had a complete DVD or Blu-ray release, and this is apparently due to legal issues. But maybe one day…? I can always dream!😄

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊