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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.

Currently updates each Tuesday!

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This reminds me of the 1930s somehow. But jumping to a different time period, what would Darwin's reaction be when the first train arrived after they just built the overland route?
ehhhh my americanness is showing x///_///x
I guess not having ever been out of the northern hemisphere (and perhaps living in the US specifically) will do that to you as I've made the same mistake when talking to a friend from Brazil. It may also be that I'm just exceedingly forgetful >_<
In the States there are definitely pink-green-blue-yellow (or some variation thereof) color schemes to anything Easter themed--it's not as distinctive as say red and pink for Valentines or red and green for Christmas, but it's probably because they're considered spring colors. Eggs are dyed/decorated (for foil or plastic ones) with the same colors here as well but I don't actually know if the eggs inspired the color scheme or vice versa.
@L: No spring colours intended given that easter is in autumn lol. I have never thought of easter as having specific colours, only being 'colourful' due to the foil on the chocolate eggs.
Ahh I love it!
Darwin looks great in Victorian clothes! I like the color scheme as well--it's much more elegant than standard Easter colors (at least the ones in the States) but still conveys a spring mood and matches the old-fashioned air of Darwin's outfit.
Happy Easter and Bilby Day!
Woah! An update!
...technically, anyway. I would have liked to draw an easter comic, but I don't have the time lately.
I really wish I could update this comic as often as I'd like to.
But I promise new content will come eventually. What I can't promise is when. Do check back within a month, though!
*clenches fist* The valentine specials... They always deliver that sweet Syd/Mel... <3
omgomg i ship it
Ahh, this really made me smile. Tsundere love stories warm my heart, and sending fancy gifts anonymously especially.
At least Mel didn't leave it on the porch and ring the bell and run away as someone who's definitely not me might have done to someone once xp
Also, I enjoy Bri's commentary. Especially the "garish cushion" bit.
Im willing to bet that Adelaide is jealous of Melbournes trams because some time around the 70s or 80s, Adelaide scrapped most of her tram lines because "cars were the future". Seriously, we have sooo many silly decisions made here >_>.
I read that once, new zealand was originally controlled by Sydney when the colonies were young. Would sydney have met the leading city at the time like he met hobart? what would he/she look like?
@Shale: Sorry, due to all of todays coverage of love, its just a little uncommon to come across a love arc or story between adults that does not immediately default to scandle or the wobbling of appendages. Still, i can so picture Canberra being the priest at the wedding. Declaring a 'merger' :D. Brisbane being Sydney's best man (or best woman in this case) and Adelaide telling Melbourne to man up so all the ceremony wouldn't go to waste.

alternatively as a ship, Adelaide X Austin (the one in Texas) would be definitively cute due to both being somewhat culturally country. Adelaide has food wine and music such as Barossa and the fringe plus numerous events from tour down under to retro car parades. Austin being a music and restaurant centre (both a centre for american country cuisine and music, such as 6th street and such). Perhaps a whimsical american country boy could charm the sophisticated lady of the South Straya. :D
@Yanderelaide: I'm not sure if you know what 'platonic' means because there's definitely no room for debate that Mel has had a crush on Sydney for over a century, except he treats it with all the maturity of a kid on the playground confused about his feelings even in modern times. (Hobart seems to too although it gets considerably less attention)
my headcanon is that, smooth as he acts, Syd's thicker than a sack of bricks and has no idea either of them like him. In fact I can definitely see him having a crush on Mel but never acting on it due to thinking Mel really does just think he's a 'big stupid git' lol.
Part of me: Aww how sweet and platonic

Other part of me: YAOI YAOI YAOI

First part: Stfu.
Perth
I still want to know who Perth would send a Valentine to. The Avatar of Singapore?
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February 13th, 2017
Welcome to 2017, Southern Cross!
Sometimes I'm amazed this comic is still running haha. Its the first update of 2017!
Anyway the valentines special i did back in 2013 was one of the most fun things I've drawn for the comic and I wanted to do another one some time and never really got the chance, half cos of time and half cos I didn't really know what to draw. Luckily for me, I discovered its actually possible to make a vaguely educational valentines episode for this comic.

Melbourne's fangirls from the 2cities arc are back - and they're also right, it's true that many of the miners became so wealthy during this period that they were able to splurge ridiculous amounts on Valentines gifts to send home. Apparently the preferred gift was a ludicrously decorated silk pillow. I couldn't find any pics of these, but I did find pics of the ones in France which they were apparently similar to. It 's said that the Australian ones in particular featured a lot of seashells as well.

There were apparently much more elaborate gifts sent, such as taxidermied birds, which is not exactly romantic in my opinion.

As for the city identity of those fangirls, I still haven't formerly decided. Maybe they're french.

I hope to have more updates in the coming months so keep on checking back.
Omg so cute! So christmassy! So awsome! Merry christmas and keep on drawin'
Christmas Requestathon is up! vvv
See it here: http://southerncrossthewebcomic.tumblr.com/post/154894473345/requestathon-2016

Unfortunately I couldnt get through every request due to having a lack of time to do these.

Southern Cross will return in 2017!

Thank you so much to everyone who stayed with this comic for another year, and to those who have recently started reading who plan to stay.
Good luck drawing these! also idk if you'll read this but for the requestathon, i hope you'll like Matryoshka! best wishes for christmas and don't break your drawing hand again!