I’m really feeling like I’d rather be doing a chapter-at-a-time comic than a daily comic for Epee. I’m seriously considering switching formats and doing it that way. Since I don’t have any followers yet (not that I’ve advertised at all), I’m probably safe to do this without alienating any fans.
Honestly, it’s probably a bad “business” decision in the sense of making it easy to get and keep fans—though with RSS feeds and things like Comic-Rocket, it shouldn’t be hard for fans to keep informed with that sort of schedule, so in theory it shouldn’t have to—but this is a thing I’m mostly doing for fun anyway. So it makes sense to do it in the way that is most fun to me, I guess.
If anyone who follows me on here or happens to read my post for some reason has opinions on that, feel free to weigh in. But right now I’m leaning toward it and short of a really strong argument against it, I’ll probably do that.
“Sailor Moon isn’t exactly a huge fanbase”
My friend’s pretty misinformed. Reblog/like this if you’re a Sailor Moon fan?
Pretty much anyone who’s made a magical girl show that’s got fighting in it is a Sailor Moon fan. By extension, pretty much anyone who’s a fan of a show like that—your Card Captor Sakuras, or Pretty Cures, or Lyrical Nanohas or Madoka Magicas, owe their fandom to Sailor Moon.
A little bit of the credit goes to Cutey Honey, but Cutey Honey’s not the one that made those creators want to make magical girl stories. You can’t escape Sailor Moon. You can’t escape the comparison to Sailor Moon when you work in the genre, either. Which is why I went ahead and made sure my admission of Sailor Moon influence in Epee was writ large by naming one of the characters “Takeuchi.” You’ve just got to say “Yeah, this story is a descendant of Sailor Moon. Let’s move on and try to do our own thing.”
There’s pretty strong reason to believe that even Buffy the Vampire Slayer is based on Sailor Moon, though I don’t think Joss Whedon ever confirmed or denied it. She’s definitely based on Kitty Pryde of the X-Men, but there’s a very strong “American Sailor Moon” vibe to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the same way there’s a very strong Cowboy Bebop and/or Outlaw Star vibe to Firefly.