Share the Love!
Apologies for the delayed update this month. The latest round of snow on the East Coast took out our main office (internet went down for the count…), and I actually don’t know how to launch the new issues by myself! (Lianne and co. do all the heavy lifting on the website. I’m just here to be snarky and edit comics…)
Anyway, love is definitely in the air this month, with the big news being the launch of our brand new original audio drama, The Cat-Lover’s Circumstances! Help us welcome new creative team Lamp (writer) and Aiwa (illustrator) to the Sparkler Monthly line-up! We’re super excited about this series, since it’s our first audio drama to come in over the transom as part of our pitch process, and we think it’s the perfect fit for Sparkler! Cute girls? Cute guys? Cute kitties?! Sold! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
But romance is blossoming all over the magazine in February, and not just the love between a girl and her cat—we’ve got a new chapter of Skyglass, the second installments of short comics series “For Peace” and “Mahou Josei Chimaka,” and Tokyo Demons even features a surprise wedding, of all things! Plus some psychically-influenced lovey-dovey feelings all around (except maybe for Touya, and seriously, %&* that guy).
Probably the only non-romantic thing we’re releasing this month is Jen Quick’s Gatesmith side-story/pilot chapter, “Hungry,” which is our Membership Exclusive of the month. It’s hard to have hot make-outs at an almost-witch-burning… OR IS IT?! (Too soon?) Either way, it’s a great short story, and it will segue nicely into the next installment of Gatesmith, coming in March. Look forward to it! And that’s not the only thing you’ll be getting from Jen this month,so stay tuned! :-D
Anyway, the best Valentine you can give us is that if you like the stuff we make, tell someone else about it! Our entire archive is now free to read, so it’s easier than ever to share the love and bring a little sparkle to someone’s day with fun original series written for women by women (Mostly! We actually have our first dude creator in the line-up now. :-) ). Our goal is to spread the feels as much as possible, and you, our fans, are the best advocates for the work we’re doing. Enjoy!
<3, as always,
The Sparkler Team