Magellan has been recently reviewed by Champion City Comics (a do-it-yourself webcomics community) – quite favorably too which is always a plus. Brian Cee says: “Super-kids and super-schools have been done before, but Crowley’s personalized take is a welcome change with a distinct flavor…” which is exactly how I like to think of it too! You can read the review, in full, here.
New voting incentive! As promised last week, a new ongoing series featuring Olga Beh and Brelvis Lonsdog – two new Magellan Academy recruits – has started. Olga & Brelvis is exclusive through Top Webcomics as a reward for putting in your vote for Magellan and helping to give us a healthy ranking and thereby giving Magellan greater exposure.
As mentioned before, this series is drawn in a more cartoony style – it’s “canon-esque”, meaning that although it’s a bit silly it’ll still be a fairly accurate reflection of who the newer cadets are and will open a fun window on some of their adventures.
To see it all you need to do is vote… thank you for your vote!
Here’s your chance to win $US75!
I ran something similar to this about two years ago and had a real blast so it’s time for another go. Basically all you need to do is create some Magellan “fan art” and submit it by January 25, 2012. I’ll then ask Magellan readers to decide their favourite via an online poll – the winner of that poll will be announced a week later. Pretty simple, huh? Just read all the entry info first and away you go!
(BTW, if you know someone who might be interested, please let them know…)
Happy new year, one and all! As mentioned above, I’m looking for ways to increase the profile of Magellan in 2012 so I’m trying out Top Webcomics – a vote aggregator. The more votes Magellan gets from you, the reader, the higher it goes in the list, thereby giving even more people the opportuntity to discover the comic. Now I know it can be a drag clicking on those vote buttons, so as an incentive and as way to say “thanks for voting!” I’ve created some incentive art. This week it’s the cover preview image for what I hope will be a cute ongoing series – Olga & Brelvis – featuring newest Magellan recruits Olga Beh and Brelvis Lonsdog plus their fellow cadet freshmen! I’ll be drawing this series in a more cartoony style – it’s “canon-esque”, meaning that although it’s a bit silly it’ll still be a fairly accurate reflection of who the newer cadets are and will open a small window on some of their adventures. Part 1 next starts week… but don’t let that stop you from voting now to see the cover! Thanks for your vote! 🙂
As mentioned in my previous post there’s currently a sequence involving Hoodoo unfolding over on Crossoverkill – the second page, uploaded today, was drawn by Red Death/Dan of Bad Guy High. The idea behind the “Dirty Dancing” was to give Hoodoo an interest beyond her magic and super-heroing… something with physical and romantic connotations… so I suggested something waaay outside my personal comfort zone and knowledge base… dancing! I’ve never seen Dirty Dancing so watched a climactic scene on YouTube and copied down some poses from that sequence which I pushed at the initially sceptical Red Death – end result? he’s done an awesome job with it, fun and very sexy – check it out! The third update will be drawn by me and goes up on the first Tuesday of 2012.