February 3rd, 2011, 4:58 pm
Well, that's that. The end. Totally Kotor in finished. It's hard to believe, and it's sad, but it's time to move on and try new things. Thank you so much to all of you for supporting me through all my work on this. It's been almost five years to the day that I first started posting these online, and I've grown a lot as an artist as a result.
In the wake of death, life comes also. By this I mean, I hope you all will read my new comic, Special Level, which starts today. Yes, that's right, I'm giving you two comics for the price of one today. Excitement. This new project means a lot to me, and I hope you'll all continue to read my comics in the coming years.
A word about the final comic here - not the poorly made animation that follows the credits, but the comic itself. I've always been thinking about how to end TK; I'd always known that the end of the Kotor II storyline would end the comic, and the finale went through several drafts in my mind. Originally, Runt and Candy were only finally going to get together right here at the end. Then Runt was going to propose to Candy. Ultimately though, I like this ending best, because it's not really an ending at all. Runt and Candy are still going to go out and have adventures, they might ultimately settle down together and they might end up having an enourmous fight and killing each other - who knows?! It doesn't really matter - their adventures will no doubt continue forever. Plus, there's the little matter of The Old Republic. While I am fairly certain I won't return to making parody comics for Star Wars video games, I can't promise not to; and I certainly can't promise not to return to telling stories about Runt and Candy after the inspirationt that game will provide; although I may choose a different setting and a different world in which to tell the stories. I quite like the idea of taking our favourite duo with me when I leave the George Lucas sandbox, and returning to them some time in the future.
For now though, they must bid you adieu. I'd like to take this moment to thank a few people: special thanks go out to G.S.P.C.G Rep for his constant support and for running the website during my two-year sabbatical; to InverseReality whose friendship has made this all worthwhile; to Vagrant Samurai, The Big Cheese, Son of the Shire, Inara, headshot!, Supposed To Be Working and all the rest of the wonderful forumites; and an extra special thanks goes out to all of you who read the comic, whether you comment or not, for your continued support.
Stay tuned for news about the book I'm working on. It's sadly very low down my busy priority list at the moment but I expect it'll be finished in the next six months or so, and when it is I'll post details here.
All that's left for me to say is good bye, and may the Force be with you.