skjam: (Imnanna)
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Courtney Crumrin is a young witch learning her craft under the eye of her Uncle Aloysius, while also attending an ordinary elementary school.

She's the one on the left.

Holly Hart is the daughter of a newly successful thriller writer who moves in next door to the Crumrins. She's fashionably gothy, but this doesn't fly in Hillsborough.

Despite this unpromising beginning, Holly turns out to be one of the few civilians Courtney's met who is okay with magic and they hit it off. Soon, Holly's more than okay with the idea of magic, and wants to learn some herself. Courtney is happy about this, but Holly's choice of first spell is the "make myself popular" one that gave Courtney trouble before.

Meanwhile, Uncle Aloysius is facing his own impending mortality, and deciding against using extreme magical methods to prevent death.

The homework thing is a callback to a story where Courtney learned that lesson the hard way.

And then on a visit to Goblin Town, everything goes south....

Your thoughts and comments?

Date: 2012-04-20 07:24 pm (UTC)
kaysper: (Scary Lesbian)
From: [personal profile] kaysper
I...Unfortunately have mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, I really liked what I did get to read of the first trades, and the artwork for this series is clever and fun to look at.

And I got really excited when I saw the cover and the first scans: There's going to be a new story in this series! And a new character! Maybe Courtney and Holly get to go have adventures together while Holly gets used to all the strangeness she liked before actually being real! The artwork already looked great in black and white, and it looks wonderful in full color! Exclamation points of joy and surprise and excitement!

But after reading, I'm worried that I can call where this is going. Holly Hart goes in too deep, or turns out to truly be some shallow person who is just using Courtney for magic, OR she gets scared away from the strangeness of it all, but ultimately at the end the status quo is restored while Courtney learns some bitter life lesson about superficial friendships and how growing up sucks blah blah blah.

I don't know, maybe the comic completely subverts that prediction in the ending. I would love it if it does so and proves me completely wrong. But if there's one thing more annoying then cynicism, it's predictable cynicism.

Date: 2012-04-21 04:40 am (UTC)
kaysper: (Scary Lesbian)
From: [personal profile] kaysper
Just this post. The comic has sadly dropped under my radar for a bit, so this was the first I heard about a new story for it. (And again, really excited about it! But also a touch cautious.)

Date: 2012-04-21 05:01 pm (UTC)
suzene: (Evil)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Or a few pages from the Goblin version of "How to Serve Humans". I'm really good with it either way. ;)


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