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Southern Cross

Southern Cross

by Torino
This a webcomic about a bunch of hopefully amusing people known as the eight state capital cities of Australia. Southern Cross is a moe anthropomorphization comic - in the vein of Hetalia, Afganisu-tan and the OS-tans to name a few - featuring Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth. It's about their relationships, their rivalries, their teamwork, their personal tragedies, and the fact that they're all, at heart...a little dysfunctional. Primarily a comedy (or at least trying to be), you don't have to know anything about Australia for this. Hell, you don't even have to care about Australia either. And maybe you'll learn a thing or two...but don't worry. It's not that kind of educational.

The usual update day is Thursday, but I post when to expect the next page in the author comments.
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Southern Cross

This a webcomic about a bunch of hopefully amusing people known as the eight state capital cities of Australia. Southern Cross is a moe anthropomorphization comic - in the vein of Hetalia, Afganisu-tan and the OS-tans to name a few - featuring Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth. It's about their relationships, their rivalries, their teamwork, their personal tragedies, and the fact that they're all, at heart...a little dysfunctional. Primarily a comedy (or at least trying to be), you don't have to know anything about Australia for this. Hell, you don't even have to care about Australia either. And maybe you'll learn a thing or two...but don't worry. It's not that kind of educational.

The usual update day is Thursday, but I post when to expect the next page in the author comments.

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lol but also poor Hobart
I enjoy Adelaide's explanation a great deal.
...this is also the second time I have heard the phrase "bickering old couple" used to refer to a tsundere and the person they like :p
Poor Hobart looks like she is cracking a little inside. I hope she can move on soon...
Also, Canberra's sincere concern that her dads got divorced without her knowing is very endearing.
Bwahaha! Certainly not the reaction I was expecting. Great follow up to the cliff hanger from the previous page! (meanwhile Mels Tsundere act keeps killing me. >ω<)
Even with the extra time I still kinda barely squeezed by on this one. Just in case you missed it last time, I have changed the upload day from thursday to friday AU time.

If you're wondering why the others would all just assume it but only Bri would immediately question the technicalities, that's just what she's like (as well as being considerably closer to both of them). Canberra is also the type to question the technicalities...except when it concerns the two people she already decided were her fathers. Poor Darwin thought he finally had his head around it. Adelaide and Perth really don't give a damn. And Hobart....I guess she's not that perceptive, or perhaps was too blinded by her own doomed hope.

By the way, Mel genuinely believed all this time that he was incredibly convincing in the act he puts on of not liking Syd, and honestly thought the others would find his true feelings a surprise.
I love Perths non change of expression. He still doesn't really care.

And Sydneys' little 'victory' sign, claiming success for himself again, is so him.
Everyone's faces/expressions on this page are all so great. I absolutely love Mel's expression in the fourth panel.
I hope somebody had a camera out for panel 3, because the image of flustered Mel and Syd with his "look at my adorable husbando" smile is one that should be preserved for posterity.

Also, Hobart's face...poor Hobart. He wouldn't have been right for you, Hobart.

Looking forward to finding out Adelaide's question!
It's the first page I've drawn since I moved back to Australia again. ...Which is also why it took so long, as there was an international move in between this and the last page.
I think from now on (or at least the rest of this arc) I will change the upload day to Friday instead of the usual Thursday. Next page may or may not be late, but I'm hoping for August 11. Its kinda weird that a Valentines arc is still running in August.
I also feel like I haven't drawn Adelaide in forever.
okay I'm trying not to cry now
I'm so so so glad for them.
After all this time, at long last!
The hugs are really heartwarming and worth the effort and time they took, I think.
Sorry for this page being a day late, it was actually really difficult to draw. I am really bad at drawing hugging, which...probably shows) and...thats basically what every frame of this page is.
It's the last page I draw in Japan, and I'm back in Australia on the weekend. Hopefully the next page will be up next Thursday or Friday.
its a rainbow 'cus they're gay :)
Yay Yes!
<3 <3 <3 <3 Giant Rainbow Yes! <3 <3 <3 <3
THIS IS THE BEST THING
:D
I am immensely happy about this development.
The color works well from a narrative perspective and is also very beautiful.
I like the blur effect in the background for the closeup,as well; it lends a cinematic feeling.
Relax, Mel, it's just like ripping off a bandaid. That you've been neglecting to take off for over a hundred years. It really has been a while that theres been a colour page.
****ANYWAY: There's a week break before the next page, so expect it on the 26th.****

I am currently more busy than I have ever been in my life because I'm moving back to Australia again soon, so I don't have a lot of time for drawing. I really wanted to get this arc finished before I moved, but instead it's taking this long (although, hilariously, the original draft of this was only 3 pages long, but thats because it was piggy-backing off of a christmas special I never had time to draw last year)
Ah, Syd's awkwardness in the last panel is very endearing. It's a pity that Mel has not turned around to see it :P but I can understand how Syd's in-person declaration has left him feeling super flustered.

I also really like the backgrounds and both of their outfits!

...I am wondering if, in the alley, is the entrance to some delicious desserts place, or a nice coffee shop...could it be time for a second date?!
Sorry for the wait!
It's been a while since they were in the same space again. The next page shouldn't have any delays and should be up Thursday as usual.
I wonder what's in that alley?
Hmm
@mistress_overlord: Huh. No wonder there was confusion.
man oh man I really feel for Syd here, too. The progression of his emotions is shown very well on this page, and I especially like how he springs up in excitement when the message comes in.
I also like how said progression of emotion is shown in the third to last and last panels--keeping most of the elements the same while changing the background and his expression slightly is very effective.
And the phone icons (and Mel's name in Syd's phone) are great.
I'm looking forward to Fitzroy!
@Welsh Rat: I may have missed a joke but Rundle Mall is in Adelaide??
No relation
The best known mall in Melbourne is Rundle Mall.

Which just happens to be my surname. Last time my parents were down under in Melbournes' city (the creator of www.docrat.com.au also lives there btw) it caused a little confusion.
Hurray! No more of this damn bar on the next page! The world's longest Valentines Day is finally over!
The arc itself isn't, though. I'm gonna put a one week break here, so the next page will be up July 5th.