Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

CFZ PEOPLE: Dale Drinnon takes us to the world of 'Cedar and Willow'

Latest on Cedar and Willow, continuing the reinterpretation of the superheroine Power Girl as being a few decades older than she admits to:


1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

It turns out that Power Girl was a Professor of Physics at MIT, a mechanical and electrical Engineer, and a technician-troubleshooter, all a decade before coming into the public eye as a Superheroine (using a technological device, it turns out).Those are some admirable credentials but all that does take some time to accomplish. DC comics really should emphasize that and say "Wow, this woman is a genius-and now she heads up her own computer software firm besides" rather more than saying "she wears a costume that shows some cleavage, woo woo"

Incidentally I am the one that originated the drawing of seams on Power Girl's costume, but I don't know how that particular stylization got back from the Joe Kubert school in 1986 to DC comics after 1990. One of my classmates no doubt passed the idea along.

Best Wishes, Dale D.