Welp. This is interesting.
Didn't think I'd post Facebook, but:
Holly Golightly (born September 1, 1964) is a comic book writer and artist, formerly known as Fauve. She also has worked under the name Holly G!
Golightly's list of work ranges from Nightmare Theatre (for Chaos! Comics) to Sabrina (for Archie Comics) to her creator-owned work like Vampfire and School Bites.
She also is the colorist for Jim Balent's Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose as well as the model for Tarot herself. She has frequently been shown on the photo covers dressed as Tarot and as Catress from the 3 Little Kittens comics. She is the model for the official Tarot photo calendar.
She has expanded into pin-ups/modeling with her husband Jim Balent doing the photography and has her own pin-up calendar. She designed and maintains both of their official websites. She designs many of the T-shirts and apparel that the site offers as well as contributes art for various businesses and people, like NewWitch magazine and Thomas Dolby.
Holly and former Catwoman artist, husband Jim Balent together run the comic book company BroadSword Comics, known for its comic Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose.
For all of her impressive professional work, I don't think it shows up very well in this comic. She's consistent in art style for the most part, which is a plus, and it is professional and clean-cut.
The problem for me is just that it's too much like Sabrina and the rest. I don't feel like anything particularly new or interesting is happening here, nor that it adds anything to the "girl-in-vampire-school-does-cutesy-things" genre. I'm sure many of my girl friends would absolutely love this comic. And I think that the author knows exactly that.
For me, it's telling that the major male characters are described in the "Cast" section the way they are. "Gorgeous". "[female character] likes… a lot." "Hidden talents". (And he's not sexually attractive at all, he's femmy and annoying, ambiguously gay and his talent is… baking cakes.)
It's kind of like Las Lindas in reverse. Instead of nerdy loser guys fawning over big breasted women you've got nerdy loser girls fawning over bishies.