By Hawkeye446 58 Comments
Here on the Vine, there are many amazing individuals. We frequently see artists, comic enthuists, collectors, and all other possible variations that thrive off the the industry. However, it's not everyday that you meet and have conversations with someone so grand that they have created Comic Books themselves, working with famous creators like Alan Moore, Bob Burden and Brian Michael Bendis.
Roxanne Starr, originally born in Paris, France, immigrated to America as a wee lass. She grew up in New York City, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. This is where her career as a letterer began. She has produced work for Caliber, Dark Horse, and Image, on such publications as Negative Burn, The Flaming Carrot, and Jinx respectively.
As well as her career as a Letterer, Roxanne frquents many other styles of art and expressions of imagination, and has many unseen talents:
And of course, Roxanne's extensive work with graphic design which helps her create her Pulps. Here is an obvious edit by Roxanne:
More of her digital art:
Roxanne has stayed adamant that she never wanted to win the community star award, despite all she has done on Comic Vine. Things like her 9.675 Wiki Points, 8,246 Forum posts, the creation and running of the Pulp Fiction Thread, here, which had over 500 pages of forum activity, as well as it's newfound succesor, here. She has also produced 15 reviews, here, and shared herself as well as her magnificent stories, ramblings and jokes with the users here. Regardless, her view was that it was a popularity contest, which only makes sense because Roxanne is one hell-of-a popular gal.
Here are some messages from some of Roxanne's associates here, to show you how loved and appreciated she really is:
I'd like to say that Roxanne Starr has one of the warmest personas of anyone I have met on the Vine. Although we have never met in person I suspect if we did I'd find her to be just as charming and talented as we all imagine. The woman is an unsung hero here, the Vine is a richer tapestry thanks to her many constant and ongoing contributions. Also she has a dog who is quite viscous and thus I hold her in high regard at all times.
Through my few interactions with Roxanne Starr, I have to say she is a very nice, talented person. She has wonderful sense of humor (exhibited by most of her forum posts). I love looking in on the Pulp fiction games, because I know I will have many a laugh because of comments and covers made by her and the others. She is a very wonderful artist and a cool person.
I might add that she says, "I'm just a lowly human with no Super Life" on her profile page, but based on the responses given for this project and the number of people who know her and appreciate her, I must say that statement is untrue.
I've learned more about the comic industry in the past year than I have my whole life since meeting Roxanne. She's a wonderful friend and a source of inspiration and ideas when you need them. She's honest and tells you like it is, which means the world to me in a friend. Truly, To know her is to love her. :)
Although I've only had a few chances to chat with Roxanne Starr she was so nice and helpful that she stands out among the users here on CV. Also I love pursuing the pulp fiction threads that she has created.
CV never ceases to amaze me. Ever since my first appearance here I've met countless remarkable individuals, and something seems to draw them to this one place. Among the countless minds of CV one of the most intriguing persons I have been so lucky to cross paths with is none other than Roxy a.k.a. Roxanne Starr. Since I'm new to the "game" Roxy and mine paths cross in a somewhat sporadic manner, but ever since the first time I knew that Roxy was special. Roxy is a creative genius in ever sense of the word. In the Pulp Fiction Game Forums - which are her own creation - she takes the words and ideas of various users have for possible covers and breathes life into the ideas. When I saw what she has done with my own ideas I knew right away that I had met a mind unlike any other. The way she makes covers come to life is phenomenal.
All that creative genius is not the only thing that defines Roxy. She's a friendly individual and loves to cut up with others. Never seems to take anything too seriously, and in her case that is a good thing. You can't be upset around Roxy for very long, and if you're in a conversation with her, you better be on your toes, because she is fun and zany, so if you're not alert she will trip you up in a heartbeat. There is only so much I can write here about my wonderful neighboring state gal, but everything I have described to you is all part of the wonderful Cocktail that is Roxanne Starr.
Oh my - what can I write about my sassy, southern friend?
First off, she welcomed me into CV with open arms, taught me early to never hold back on my opinions and since day one, refused to allow me to take life seriously. She calls it like it is - unapologetic - and holy heck, this woman not only has common sense, but also one of the most honest takes on life (and people) I have ever come across. When Roxanne Starr has something to say, take notice and learn. In fact, there is so much depth to be found in this amazing individual and one of the things I truly enjoy on CV is getting to interact with her. Add to that her contributions to the comic world? I am in awe.
This lovely lady encouraged me to participate in her Pulp Thread, refused to accept my initial shyness (if you look at my recent contributions, you can see that shyness has been obliterated) and always, ALWAYS stuns me with her talent and immense knowledge. She makes me smile, she makes me think, and she makes me grateful I was lucky enough to meet up with such a life-loving, talent-sharing, encouraging, warm and fiery person.
Merci, Roxanne! Je t'aime beaucoup, mon amie.
One of my favorite online acquaintances and certainly one the most entertaining. She's lent her amazing talents to fellow Viner's comics and of course her own baby, the Pulp Fiction Thread, which has consistently remained one of the most unique and hilarious threads on any comic board. Frequent tales of bizarre customers and industry friends keeps me in stitches and I marvel at the amount of interesting life experiences she's had. I respect her and all she's accomplished and am thankful for all the kindness and support she's shown me.
Much love for my pal, Roxy. : )
Roxanne, Roxanne. I want to be you man. Well not really, but the sentiment is legit.
Roxanne Starr is just that. She is Roxanne and she is a "Star". Not a star in the way of over exposed personality, which is also known as a celebrity. Roxanne is a Star because of how she shines in the comic community. She shines from her peers being a female pioneer when we look at her contributions to comic lettering. She shines in comicvine as an entertainment staple, with her art related projects such as the "pulp game thread" and other fun threads she has created. She has shined in my life personally being the first real professional to give me confidence in my ability as a wordsmith. This confidence comes with a price and that price is friendship. I trust her to be honest with me, not just in my written word, but trust in her mentor status of life. She is wise and has given me great advice from how to approach Samsara (Life). She is honest when it is about me asking about the love of my life to how hard it is to really live as a creative person. I owe her so much more then this post, I own her genuine friendship. Roxanne Starr is one of my favorite people on comicvine because she is a real person. I've not met her in person, but I feel I know her in real person. I thank her for everything she has given me, from rare Alan Moore related things to those personal tips in life that help shift my current direction and overall course. I have nothing but good things to say about her, because I got nothing but love for her. On a lighter note, I named a character in a graphic novel I am writing after her. Also one of the greatest and daunting honors bestowed to me was the request to draft her official wikipedia page. My admiration for her scares me on what to write, because I want to personalize my love for that lady, when I really need to keep it professional. I guess my sentiment will rest here. Hopefully the next written thing for Roxanne that I create will be a Wiki fit for one of the brightest stars to shine in my lonely life as a writer.
May the Gods smile on her everyday of her life.
- Kevin "Silkcuts" Gorospe
I like Roxanne. She is one of the few people I consider a friend yet have never met. Roxanne is a genuinely good person and she has an uncanny ability to remain cheerful in nearly any situation. She also has great ideas for forum games.
Every site should have a Roxanne Starr. I remember when I first started posting she was warm and welcoming, kind and friendly, to me a new person, and just made the site a more welcoming place to be, complete with much hilarity as provided by her Pulp thread. Also Snow Covers thread. Sites need posters that stand out from the rest, distinguished by their personality, who are smart, and opinionated, unapologetically real and refreshingly sincere and that's Roxanne to me. She's as cool as any comic book character, and her stories and banter consist of the best mix of warmth, humor, sass and cheekiness. Thank you for being so kind not just to me Roxanne, but to so many others as well. Thank you for being you.
Roxanne, you are a staple for this webiste. Without you here, a massive, gaping hole would be left. Your bashful, exuberant nature cheers me up in my worst moments, when you're sad, I'm sad for you, when you're angry, I'm furious. I hope everything continues to go well, and can't wait until you join me here in Australia! :P ;)
Among other things, today is Roxanne's Birthday. Please join in with the rest of us to wish her a good day, year, and many more after them!
Roxanne's Wikipedia Page
Roxanne's Dog, Velcro: