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ValCandi: Norwegian Legend

VALCANDI MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

As an artist since childhood, I was always tortured by little girls to “draw things for them,” usually unicorns or flowers, every boy’s fantasy art subject – NOT! Although, I suppose drawing beats the crap out of learning geometry. Who gives two toots where Nigeria is anyway, right?

So, I was a little eye-rolly when my friend, Candi Fox, asked me to draw her. Drawing people you know is a crapshoot for criticism, but making everyone look like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is usually a safe bet.

I was pleased as punch, however, when Candi suggested I draw her as a Valkyrie. At first I was confused that she wanted me to draw her as a box office Tom Cruise flick, then she explained that she meant the buxom war goddess of Nordic myth. Now that I can wrap my broad sword around. I have been itching to draw a Valkyrie for a while.

I was uber excited when Marvel announced it was relaunching The Defenders and uber disappointed to discover the team roster did not contain my favorite metal bra’d Nordic chick.

So, thanks, Candi. It’s like she’s psychic, or has some kind of mental powers or something. Super thanks for letting me draw a Valkyrie. Super duper thanks for not making me draw a unicorn.


Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!



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