Tag Archive | Madoka Magica

Catching up (Hellsing, Black Butler, Magia Record)

Celebrated Free Comic Book Day by…dropping a huge pile of cash on the deluxe hardcover Hellsing omnibus.

They’re so big! So crisp! So hefty! The third one has color art plates in the back! Nothing a dedicated fan hasn’t seen before (and I kinda wish they’d done something fancier for the covers), but still, very classy.

Bookshelf with Hellsing volumes

And, plot twist: the local comic shop had a raffle that night, and the more you spent the more entries you got. So I walked away with 2 free books after all. (Got my tickets called twice in a row, took the only 2 titles on the table I was interested in, figured that was my cue to call it a night.)


Black Butler promo art

Library traffic has been slow for a bit, so I took the opportunity to raid the manga shelves and catch up on Black Butler.

And wow, what a great showcase of “come up with a core premise/main cast, use it as the basis to write literally whatever you feel like.” This arc: cooking contest comedy. Next: zombie horror at sea! Next: castle with a fairytale curse. Next: school sports drama!

…that wasn’t exactly the order they came in, but you get the picture.

And it definitely went directly from “this arc plot is an excuse to draw progressive stages of injury from exposure to chemical weapons” to “this arc plot is an excuse to draw multiple full-page spreads of 4-bishounen boy bands.”

Followed in turn by “hmm, it’s been too long since I drew a small cute boy getting tormented…what if I did a whole volume about two small cute boys getting tormented.”

This creator is out here living her best art life and I’m loving it.


I’m also keeping up with the new season of Magia Record — or rather, it gets early releases on premium sites and I’m waiting for the free viewing on Crunchyroll, so I’m keeping a week behind with the new season of Magia Record.

As usual, there’s a heap of plot and too many characters and I’m definitely not tracking it all. If you liked the original series for the tight writing and flawless pacing, this is skippable.

But the animation is gorgeous, it’s fun to get more appearances from our long-missed Main Girls (even knowing this is an early timeline), and I can enjoy the emotional beats in the moment while reading recaps later on to figure out “ohhh, that’s who was doing what to who because why.”

MagiReco Homura-Madoka-Sayaka battle screencap

*meets an f/f/f triad* so which of you has the strategic power, which of you has the overwhelming firepower, and which of you has the NYOOM

Multifandom works roundup (Burns & Allen, WandaVision, Daily Show, and more)

But I’m A Cat Person
Master’s Edition Softcover Mockup (art | Bianca, Patrick, Sparrow | worksafe)
Don’t Judge Blake By Their Cover (cover art | Blake, Walker | worksafe)
Cover-ing Your Back Reseda (cover art | Timothy, Reseda | worksafe)
Kiss Me, I’m Lucky (wallpaper | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Shoujo Shimmer Magical Thorn (sketch | Leif/Thorn, Kudzu | worksafe)
Mirror, Me-rror (sketch | Woman in Black | worksafe)

Burns & Allen/Leif & Thorn
Character vs. Inspiration: Hedge & Grassie, Astrid (comic | Hedge/Grassie, George/Gracie, Astrid, JKR | G)

Colbert Report/Daily Show/Leif & Thorn
Character vs Inspiration: Cedar and Laurel (comic | Cedar, “Stephen”, Larry Wilmore, Laurel | G)

Madoka Magica/WandaVision/Leif & Thorn
WandaKudzu (comic | Wanda, Kudzu, Homura | G)

General/Miscellaneous
The Astrologian (reward art, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated reruns of the full series – plus a Master’s Edition Kickstarter poll.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Hermosa gets rescued! Sort of. Mostly.

Monday roundup, 6/22 (She-Ra, Sailor Moon, Utena, lots of webcomics)

Cucumber Quest/Rock Cocks/Shamsee
Rabbits and Renegades (art | Shamsee, Rosemaster, Peridot/Almond, Dakota | worksafe)

girly/Gloomverse
Rainbows and Rockets (art | Wallis, Purple, Green, Otra/Winter, their kid | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/She-Ra
Sword Jock Bonding (comic | Adora/Catra, Sakaya/Kyoko | G)

O Human Star/Spacetrawler
Webcomic Pride – The Future is Trans (art | Brendan, Wezzle, Mauricio, Chiphu, Sulla | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
The Four Senshi of the Covidocalypse (art | Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako | worksafe)

Sleepless Domain/Hovergirls
Marching Mahous (art | Kokoro, Zoe, Kim, Jalissa | worksafe)

The Stoop Gallants
Stoop-Marchants (art | Ru, Denizen, Marigold, Mica, Alta, Flea, Rekhet | worksafe)

Utena/She-Ra
Pep Talks by Catra Meowmeow (comic | Catra, Shiori | G)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Bad Things Happen To Kale: the story arc.

Works roundup, 5/25 (Madoka Magica, She-Ra, Pretty Cure, and more)

But I’m A Cat Person
Green Grass (wallpaper set | Sparrow, Patrick, Bianca | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Being Tiernan (sketch | Thorn, Tiernan | worksafe)
Happy Not-Eurovision (art | BICP characters as Kolpovision singers | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Pretty Cure/Aikatsu/Magical Emi
Mahou Shoujo Madoka (art | 7 different Madokas | worksafe)

She-Ra
The Line (comic | Scorpia | G)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The song contest begins! Now, where did Kale get to…?

Monday works roundup, 5/11

But I’m A Cat Person
The Grass is Greener 2020 (art redraw | Sparrow, Bianca, Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Sunset map of Central (art | landscape | worksafe)
Suited, Not Stirred (sketch | D10 | worksafe)

Final Fantasy
Cloud and roses (sketch | Cloud/Sephiroth | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Oz books/Sailor Moon/Hellsing/Colbert Report/Home
Six Fanarts – Favorite series (meme art | Sayaka, Dorothy, Hotaru, Integra, Jon/”Stephen”, Tip, Oh | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Cardcaptor Sakura/Pretty Cure/Sakura Wars
Mahou Shoujo Sakura (art | Sakura, Sakura, Sakura, Sakura Kyoko | worksafe)

Magical Girl Friendship Squad
Magical Roommates (art | Alex, Daisy | worksafe)

Romeo and Juliet
Mercutio and his Romeo (prompt art | Mercutio/Romeo | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Lucca and the Kids (reward chibis, worksafe)
Figure drawings 5-3-2020 (life drawing, NSFW)
Lesbian Ensemble (multi-lesbian art, worksafe)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif gets a quiet moment to bond with Kale, and there’s a new guest at the door.