Hey all! Just taking a moment from the schedule of commissions to fund the move to bring your attention to a very special project going on that’s being created by a dear friend.
I’ve watched the MagnifiqueNOIR project as it’s developed over the past year or so, and it’s honestly been amazing. It’s a tale that settles in comfortably into the Magical Girl genre, while fully embracing its own celebration of positivism and diversity that sets it apart from the usual genre fare.
It was created by Briana Lawrence, and I think I’ll let her own words clue you in:
There’s a city. It’s like most other cities. Buildings. People. Monsters who can destroy sidewalks by vomiting acid onto the ground, and an elite group of black, queer, magical girls who work to put those monsters in their place.
See? Just like most other cities.
Bree Danvers would’ve compared it to a video game, maybe a cartoon or comic book, except black girls are rarely the heroines of the story. But there her heroine stood, plus sized and wonderful, rocking a dazzling amount of purple and defeating monsters with galactic sparkles. Galactic Purple, that was her name, and soon, Bree was joining her on a magical adventure full of transformations and after school battles to defend a city like most other cities.
And soon, others would join them, and each one would be magical in their own way… give or take a few bumps on the acid covered ground.
And today she unveiled the cover art, from the talented hands of Jenn St-Onge:
If you’d like to know more about this terrific new title, you should pop over to the MagnifiqueNOIR Facebook page. You’ll be glad that you did.
Time for me to get back to work. I’ll see you later on this week with a fresh article.
Until next time, Horns Up.