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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!



Torino will be at Sydney Supanova 2016 on June 17th, 18th and 19th! It's at Sydney Showground in Homebush, so if you're going too, please come by and say hello! You can find me up at 32 in the Indie Press part of the Artist Alley, with the Sydney Comics Guild.
I'll be selling my usual fanart prints and badges, plus the Southern Cross badges too. Most importantly I'm also selling my first book - an illustration anthology of original art I havent shown before. I might also do sketch commissions!

posted by Torino @ 13 Jun 2016 08:19 pm  -  0 comments

Happy Birthday to Southern Cross!

Now it's officially the comic's fourth anniversary.
As well as being Sydney's birthday.

Unfortunately that picture is all I have to commemorate this.
There will still be a regular update tomorrow.

posted by Torino @ 25 Jan 2015 10:10 pm  -  0 comments

A (late) Happy New Year!

This will be Southern Cross's 5th year online! Thank you to everyone who has stuck with it for so long, and thank you to any new readers deciding to stick around.

posted by Torino @ 18 Jan 2015 06:30 am  -  0 comments

SMASH! and badges!

SMASH! 2014 went very well, so thank you to everyone who visited my stall. If you're one of the new readers who found the comic by following the link on my business card or the Southern Cross sample comics, then I hope you've liked it enough to stay a reader and that the awful art in the character introductions hasnt scared you off.
All leftover stock, including the new Southern Cross badges, are now at Torino-Mart.

posted by Torino @ 18 Aug 2014 07:28 pm  -  0 comments

The store is now up!

Thank you to those who bought a Southern Cross postcard from my sister at Supanova last week! As promised, the postcards are also now available at the new etsy store Torino-Mart.
A link to the store has also been added on the comic navigation itself. Thank you for supporting Southern Cross! More things will be added to the store after SMASH in August.

posted by Torino @ 19 Jun 2014 09:18 am  -  0 comments

Supanova, SMASH and an online store!

If you haven't been following AskMelbourne, check the announcement here about more ways you can support Southern Cross.
Keep an eye on the News for the online store! It will get a link under the comic's banner, next to Ask Melbourne.

posted by Torino @ 02 Jun 2014 07:55 am  -  0 comments

3 years online, AskSydney

In just 22 more days I can say Southern Cross has been online for three whole years now. Thank you to everyone who continues to read it.
The planning for the next story arc is still underway and although the updates on the comic itself may be sparse until then, don't forget there's also content going on at AskMelbourne, which is temporarily AskSydney for this month.

posted by Torino @ 04 Jan 2014 03:43 am  -  0 comments

Thank you very much, and Happy Birthday Canberra

I've reached 100 fans, which is quite a milestone for me. To everyone who has taken the time to read and favourite this comic, thank you very much.

Also reaching 100 recently is Canberra, who turned a whole century old on the 11th. You can celebrate her birthday on!

posted by Torino @ 13 Mar 2013 07:36 am  -  0 comments

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