Queen of Wands was a webcomic by Aeire that ran from 2002 to 2005. It centered around the life of Kestrel, an excitable twenty-something living in Denver, and her married roommates, Felix and Shannon. The comic itself is loosely based on the life of the artist. After the comic completed its initial run, Aeire "reran" all of the strips with commentary added at the bottom.
Queen of Wands provides examples of:
- All Your Powers Combined: Here, where a group of five fuse together Evolution, Survival, Selection, Science, and H-AIIGH! to form Charles Darwin.
- The Annotated Edition: It did rapid-fire annotated reruns after the comic was completed.
- Ascended Extra: Angela, an intended one-shot character who became the most important character outside of Kestrel's home.
- Big Bad: The comic didn't remotely have one, but Kestrel invoked this trope by name complaining about the way Bane was portrayed in Batman & Robin.
- Cerebus Syndrome: Of which How We Got Here below is the first instance.
- Continuity Cameo: Both Felix and Shannon make a brief appearance in Punch an' Pie with their daughter.
- Crossover: with Something*Positive.
- Cute Little Fangs: The default art style. On Angela they are extra cute though.
- Deliberately Monochrome: The Flashback scenes.
- Fiery Redhead:
- Kestrel, natch.
- And Aeire herself.
- How We Got Here: Kestrel's Flashback to how she, Shannon, and Felix got where they are — which included a Flashback-within-a-Flashback.
- Girlish Pigtails: Wannabe Wiccan Girl.
- Happily Married: Shannon and Felix.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Subverted (somewhat) with Kestrel, played straight with Shannon.
- Important Haircut: Felix (and hair de-dying.)
- Incompatible Orientation: Angela (bi) is attracted to Kestrel (straight).
- Innocent Innuendo: One of the last comics used shadows to give Aeire's readers' chains just one more little yank.
- L33t L1ng0: The use of which is vilified.
- Look Both Ways: Kestrel's first appearance in Something*Positive as a Boston cast member.
- Misery Poker: Against Davan from Something*Positive, during a crossover.
- Only Six Faces: Possibly why the art on Punch An Pie is done by another artist- most of the female characters had identical faces with different hair. Their boss Dawna looked like all the other females, until Punch An Pie revealed that she was older and much heavier.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Kestrel and Shannon go shopping for these in an early arc.
- Spin-Off: Angela goes on to Punch an' Pie.
- Spork: The Grammar Spork(tm) — just ten pounds of pressure and you'll no longer be troubled by bad grammar and atrocious spelling!
- To the Batpole!: Kestrel has an...interesting theory on this◊.
- Transplant: Kestrel, to Something*Positive.
- Vagina Dentata: Mentioned. Not nearly as gruesome, but just as disturbing, is singing its praises to the tune of Hakuna Matata, quoted above. (Warning: Not Mind Safe.), from here:
Vagina Dentata... ain't no passin' craze!
It means no wiener for the rest of your days!
It's a penis-free girl cavity! Vagina Dentata!"
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The implication of the Captain Planet and the Planeteers spoof here, where the Heart is turned into H-AIIGH! and presumably death by monkey.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Felix, on occasion.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Felix. Eventually he went back to his natural blond.