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February 3rd, 2011, 4:58 pm

The End

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.

CA


September 9th, 2010, 2:07 am

Domain's broken

My premium subscription to my host ran out, so I'm on to the default free service for the first time since 2006. As a result, the domain totallykotor.com connects to a happy sign saying so. I will have to fix it tonight as I'm busy at my internship today (typing this on my iPod), but chances are if you're reading this, the domain problem hasn't affected you hugely.


September 9th, 2010, 2:07 am

Domain's broken

My premium subscription to my host ran out, so I'm on to the default free service for the first time since 2006. As a result, the domain totallykotor.com connects to a happy sign saying so. I will have to fix it tonight as I'm busy at my internship today (typing this on my iPod), but chances are if you're reading this, the domain problem hasn't affected you hugely.


February 27th, 2010, 4:24 pm

Happy Birthday TK!

Can you believe 2006 was so long ago? Crazy. Personally, having been in a time capsule from 2007 to 2009, I regularly feel confused by the date - how did we get to a new decade already?

I suppose TK's birthday was actually back on the 21st of February, but I only just realised, and thought now was as good a time as any to celebrate. I also wanted to take the chance because it's probably the last full year of TK - I expect by this time next year, Runt and Candy's adventures will be wrapped up and finished with. Sorry, but it's getting to be time for me to try new things.

Speaking of new things, as part of the birthday celebration, I'd like to announce a brand new comic: Totally Crossover. Someone mentioned a spin-off in the comments section last week, and they were actually right!

Totally Crosssover is a crazy new one-year project that might well kill me, as it means more than doubling my current comic output. The premise is simple: gaming webcomic. But I've always been one who enjoys telling stories, so I decided to mix up the formula a little. The story follows dear old Commander Shepard, who in this incarnation is an arrogant jerk, as he travels across the galaxy, building his super-team. This team will consist of the stars for eleven major game releases in 2010 - one every month.

But it's already March, so I'm a little behind. That's why I'm participating in March Madness, a fun challenge where I draw a new comic every day in March. Totally Crossover will update every weekday, and Totally Kotor will continue updating every Monday and Friday. Totally Heroic will update when I can be bothered (which isn't very often).

So, yay! Happy Birthday TK, and Happy Birth TC!


February 2nd, 2010, 7:37 pm

Drew Karpyshyn T Shirt

What kind of faithful Bioware fan would I be if I couldn't display my allegiance on my chest?

See, after watching the Mass Effect 2 launch trailer on continuous repeat for several days, it dawned on me that my love of Kotor has grown from being "I love this Star Wars, and RPGs are great" to "I love Bioware, and Star Wars is a fun setting for one of their epic stories". This change being the case, I felt I could no longer call myself a Star Wars fanboy, and decided that I needed to start telling people that not George, not Joss Whedon, but in fact, Drew Karpyshyn is my master now.

Who's that, you ask? He was the lead writer on Mass Effect and one of the lead writers on Kotor. He wrote the Darth Bane novels and the Mass Effect novels. He's the man. The next convention I go to, I'm wearing this T-shirt to tell the whole world which flag flies in my house.


If you feel the same, you're welcome to buy one too.

I think I'll try again at making some fun T-shirts, so maybe I'll make some cool new designs soon. Any suggestions?


January 28th, 2010, 7:08 am

It's been a rough day...

They happen every now and then. Sad thing is I haven't been awake for more than three hours, but it's already a tough day.

So it was nice to discover this out there on the internet. I'd like to thank whoever made it, as it cheered me up a bit.

That is all.

CA


December 28th, 2009, 11:27 am

A New Year, and New Exciting Stuff!

Dear all (that is to say, all five people who actually read my rare news posts)

As we come to the end of yet another exciting year, it's fun to look back at what's happened to us, and how we've grown. This year, Totally Kotor mostly grew by going on hiatus for half the year. Hmm. That wasn't really growth, it kinda took us all back a few steps. But we're back and ready to go on with the adventures!

2010 will be an exciting year for me and my comic adventures. My new super cool project is on the script and character design stages, and in a few months you might see something of it! In the mean time, TK is getting ready for the grand finale. I'm pretty interested to see what I'm going to do with the comic over the next few months.

The most important new development, however, comes in the form of me achieving one of my long term dreams - syndication. I'm not sure if it can really be called that on the internet, but it's basically the same thing. Some of you may have seen the site Crispy Gamer. It's a gaming news site not unlike IGN or Joystiq, but they've chosen instead of recieving advertising revenue from games companies, to feature ads from other companies, like fast food chains such as KFC. This is in the spirit of avoiding media bias, which as a media student I have to salute as a noble cause.

Anyway, why am I babbling on about this? Well, Crispy Gamer has a comics section of their site which features some of the great names of webcomics - names such as Scott Kurtz of PvP and Scott Johnson of Extralife (google 'em - I'm too lazy to link to their sites!) as well as a host of other really cool comics. Now TK has joined the ranks and is featured on the site - wahay! I'm pretty thrilled with this. It's all about the fortune and glory in the webcomics business! Fun fun!

So, feel free to follow the Crispy Gamer mirror for my comics - every now and then I'll include some comics that won't be included on this site, such as comics dealing with the release hype for The Old Republic. But we'll all have to wait and see about those...

So three cheers for the end of a decade, and good luck to you all in the not-too-distant future that is 2010.

CA


November 13th, 2009, 5:49 am

In case you were wondering...

Wednesday's update was skipped because this is a comic about a fictional war, and November the 11th is in many countries a day of remembering the sacrifices of many brave men and women in real wars.

I was going to put up some filler kind of "Remember" artwork, but I got lazy and forgot. Sorry.

And here's to all those who have lost their lives in conflict, and to all those who wonder just what the point of all this killing is anyway.




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