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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.
Updates when I can!


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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 http://askmelbourne.tumblr.com!

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

Character Poll 2012

Every now and then I remember that there is a news post function.
I dont know how many people actually look at the 'News' part, and I'm sure most readers already know but the 2nd Character Popularity Poll has begun!
Vote for your favourite character at the link below, but make sure to do it before January 19th.
http://booroo.com/app/showpoll.asp?sid=3k3opmh231ugnd035777&qid=35777&new=True
After the in-progress Christmas special, there will be no more updates until Australia Day (Jan.26th), although there will be guest art.

posted by Torino @ 20 Dec 2012 03:53 am  -  0 comments

SC is back, again

That hiatus went longer than I expected.
I've made a few layout changes here, and I think the site looks better and less amateurish than it did before.

Thank you for your continued support of this comic. It's difficult managing a webcomic with a full-time job whilst being a champion procrastinator, but I'll do my best!

posted by Torino @ 05 Sep 2012 09:13 pm  -  0 comments

Some general news: AskMelbourne, etc

*Right now, it seems like 'every 10 days' is the best update schedule to use, although it'd be nice if I could go back to being weekly.

*In the next few weeks if possible I'd really like to change the banner and my avatar if time permits.

*A while ago I made askmelbourne.tumblr.com which people seem to be having a lot of fun with. I don't get to update it as often as I'd like, but this will be taking the place of the general FAQ I had before. It's more fun this way anyway.

posted by Torino @ 17 Oct 2011 02:33 am  -  0 comments

SC returns!

The major hiatus is now over!
Unfortunately I still don't know what the update schedule is going to be, or how often you can expect new pages, but hopefully how the next month or so goes will let me know. Right now I'm thinking a new page every 10 days or so (which would make about 3 a month) but like I said, we'll see.

posted by Torino @ 25 Sep 2011 10:56 pm  -  0 comments

Hiatus Info

I wonder if anyone actually reads these news posts; it can be a pain to actually view them.
Anyway, as you might know I'm moving to Japan to teach English for a few years. Southern Cross will still be updated during this time, but I can't say how often at this point because I will definitely be busier (but hopefully I can get a decent buffer up first this time).
Since I have to have time to move in/settle in there, as well as have the interwebs set up, SC is on a hiatus for at least a month, possibly more.
During the hiatus there will still be updates in the form of guest art and guest comic strips which have been queued for a weekly basis.
And don't forget to vote in the character poll!
http://booroo.com/app/showpoll.asp?sid=z243sapmihihhcs13052&qid=13052

Thank you again to the growing number of fans both on and off Smackjeeves, you've been great.

posted by Torino @ 20 Jul 2011 06:56 pm  -  0 comments

Happy Late Easter!

I wish you all a belated Easter. As you can see I'm now done with the introduction strips. There will be a few more general strips like this before I go into the first story arc.
Again, the comic will be updated on wednesdays but all delays will be announced in my author notes. There will, regrettably, be a lot of delays over the next few months, and then one possibly major one, but I have a good reason!
Firstly, my tablet is buggered, although that's not the main reason because my sister is kindly letting me use hers until I can buy a new one.
The main reason is, again, that I'll be taking frequent trips to and from Sydney to visit my friends as much as I can (this is the trouble with not actually living there I'm afraid). The reason I want to do this is because I am not going to see them for 3-5 years, and that is because I got accepted into the JET program in Japan! I'm going to be teaching English in Japan in a few months, so come August or so I'll be updating from there. Which brings me to the next likely delay, I dont know how long it'd take to get my internet set up over there, but I'll be sure to keep you guys posted. Again, I'll try to announce all expected delays beforehand in the notes of each comic!

posted by Torino @ 28 Apr 2011 10:35 pm  -  0 comments

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