Draco Plato, author of Soul Hymn, has decided to shift gears in careers and concentrate on animation instead. They will have likely shut down all their comic websites, including SH, by the time we write this. They would prefer to work on what sparks joy and possible job, rather than continue in comics with no joy.
We here at ARADIA understand their reasons why, and can only wish them the highest of success and good luck involved with staking out a new career! Their work in Blender is top-notch. If you wish to follow their new work, click their twitter below:
One of the long-term plans for Aradia is to create a database of magical girl comics, timelines and access both old and new. We believe one of the ways we can prove the attractiveness and importance of magical girl comics is showing how much have been made, the longevity of the genre within the print comic/webcomic spheres (and not just in America either, fyi) and you know, your usual pretty colors and styles.
Today, on this blesséd Sunday, we spent some time scouring for magical girl comics on Tapastic. There might be more on the site but uh...we're worried already:
There's one or two non-Tapastic ones but that's because we followed trails posted by people in the Tapas forums. Many a magical girl comic was found due to people promoting them, and then in turn, some of these same creators would have more MG comics in their libraries. A sample of how the document is shaping so far:
There's more information to be noted and documented, of course but the priority right now is dating the creation of said comics, their update dates and the quantity of comics hosted so far. A good chunk of comics started around 2015, too many to be a coincidence. Many have stopped updating sadly. We only found 2 that were fully completed, and some who have been updating slow and steady like the little train that could.
There are some comics that are unavailable nowadays, but another thing that creating this document has added to this list: try and get some of these sites onto archive.org, so there's a snapshot at least. (And to be fair, this is a temporary measure, while we figure out how to save and properly archive these comics.)
Just fun times here at the Collective Pigeon HG!
Hello and welcome to the site for Aradia, a magical girls webcomic collective!
We hadn't gone live because we wanted some content first -- people don't trust a site if it's too empty, you know? ("People don't also trust you if a website doesn't exist either!", says somebody from the back of the peanut gallery.) So we were a bit busy over on Twitter near the beginning of the month and promote ourselves! Thank you to all who've signal boosted our promo tweets!
So, what's next? Well, uh.
Getting more people in, haha. That's just it! When we get more people in, the site will look plump and full!
But for real, the next step is figuring out information for affiliates if any wish to affiliate themselves with our collective. Besides that, just keep tinkering on design aspects in the background and working over on Twiter as well.
Thanks so much for a resounding welcome, ya'll!