Hello, everyone! Sorry for falling off on the blogging wagon...if you've followed us on twitter or have your RSS set up in a way where you'll get any updates made to the other sections, you've noticed we've been growing and getting out there!
As of now, we have about 18 members/comics! (Soon to be 19 when I finish checking the latest submission!) They are all great folks, and their comics are even more fun! We also have been promoting in other places, and it seems that among fans of the magical girls genre, we already have been talked about! We never really expected to reach that far, but it's awesome~!
The other big update the blog will get is that we have a discord server!
Everyone can join, but just remember it's for magical girl comics and all variants! But of course, we also have general spaces to share anything and everything. If you don't know about Discord, go here and here.
That might be all we have for today. I've asked for an assistant and have received applications, so perhaps the next update will be that we have a new assistant! Hooray!
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!