Has it actually been a whole year?
It has indeed. A full year has passed since the first Lotus Cobra is Evil strip made its appearance. And since then, to my surprise, it has gone on to be my most popular work, despite its extremely narrow focus. Lotus Cobra posts are more read and commented than all except the CCY posts, and even on Pixiv where Toho is king, Lotus Cobra is more bookmarked and more highly rated than my best Toho pieces.
I guess the overlap between planeswalkers and weeaboos is bigger than I thought, and the online Magic the Gathering community is just that awesome.
Thanks to promotions from Evan Erwin and Bennie Smith of Star City Games, the extra exposure from MTG Color Pie and MTG Salvation, mentions on blogs such as Rattie’s and DesuDesu’s, and last but definitely not least a feature on the Official Magic site, Lotus Cobra has been brought to more people than I could have expected. Thank you to everyone who reads Lotus Cobra is Evil.
This is the last weekend of summer. School, which starts again on Wednesday, will destroy my free time again, and it may take a while before the next Cobra post, or the next anything post for that matter. I know the jokes are inconsistent and the art is still not at a professional level. But Lotus Cobra is Evil wouldn’t be the most popular thing I’ve ever done if there wasn’t something in it that people liked. So I will continue to do my best to bring that “something”.
Anyway, here’s a double feature!