No, this isn’t a joke.
Thanks for all the readers over the last two years. Thanks for the lively discussions.
Typing this ain’t easy. I thought it would be. It’s not.
I may sporadically do a few “afterword” comics, but the site will no longer update Monday – Friday. The story I originally envisioned is more or less told. Some people are going to bitch and moan that this was a weak ending, blah blah. In the end, the original ending I had in mind… the characters got away from me, and now I can’t use that ending. Also, this comic is eating my life. I’ve spent about 10-12 hours a week on it, for the last two years. This is while holding down a day job, doing Two Lumps, and trying to finish novels. Most of the original story happened. And I never expected this comic to go on perpetually.
About a month and a half ago, I realized I was treading water here, creatively. And I hate doing that.
(A few of you set up automatic Paypal donations monthly – you might want to cancel those, yo.)
For those who came along for the ride for the last 25 months, I hope you enjoyed it. I know I did, even though it was not easy at times. I enjoyed doing this comic. But I no longer enjoy it, and I don’t think it’s got much more to say. We’ll still be doing Two Lumps, and somewhere down the road, there will likely be more comics. (Caveat: I’ll be damned if I stack another 5 days a week strip on my schedule.)
It’s hard saying goodbye. But if you do comics/fiction/art, you learn to do it.
Thanks, y’all. See you in the funny papers.
Edit: Oh, hey, if you wanna throw me one last dollar in the Paypal account, this is the last time FTF is passing the hat.