Allow me to introduce my official new Magical Girl avatar, the Maho Shojo Mom. It was drawn and inked by the amazing Kathryn Fell, an accomplished illustrator from Dallas, Texas. She was referred to me by a friend of mine, and I’m so glad that she did, because HOLY CRAP.
When it came to designing an avatar, I explained that I wanted to something sophisticated and elegant – while my younger self would have loved the kawaii aesthetic associated with magical girls (think Cardcaptor Sakura and Precure), my older self knew that I wouldn’t be able to get away with that. I also knew that I wanted to be more of a majokko (“Little Witch”, think Sugar Sugar Rune or Mahotsukai Sally), hence the witch aesthetic. I wasn’t sure of what the final result would be, but Kathryn came through in spades. I love, especially the stars! It’s perfection!
I’ve affectionately named her “Maho Shojo Mom” – because I am a mother. Speaking of mom, my son’s kitty avatar will be here soon enough. Maho Shojo Mom will be in all aspects of my branding, including business cards as well as social media banners.
Thank you so much, Kathryn! This is more than I could have ever dreamed of!