Well, that’s the end of this arc and the main run of Ed Mann Walking. We’re going to take a small break and come back with an epilogue for the entire series that will probably be around 10-15 pages, so I’ll hold off on trying to sum up this experience until that’s all wrapped up.
For now I’ll just say there were a lot of “lasts” these past few weeks. Especially when it came to stuff like the last time we’d draw or write dialogue for a certain character. As you might imagine, this is very bittersweet. There’s certainly a sense of accomplishment in being able to bring everything to a close, but it’s always a little sad to confront the finality of it as well. Especially when it’s something that’s been a part of your life for as long as Ed and the gang have been a part of ours.
But again, it’s not over just yet. We’ve still got some loose ends to tie up and proper send-offs to give. So we’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks as we set off on the final leg of our journey.
One of the reasons Kristen and I decided it might be time to build towards the conclusion of the comic is that we knew it was going to start getting a lot more difficult to hit our deadlines. Case in point: a new page will be up next Monday, but we had to give ourselves a grace period this week. It was the combination of other obligations and tricky travel schedules that did us in this time.
Even though it’s become more challenging, we’re not turning our backs on this. We’re committed to giving this a proper ending one way or another. At the moment it looks like what that means for us is wrapping up the current arc and then doing some sort of epilogue.
Two things I want to mention though. The first is that when you consider the weekly release schedule, this is still a ways off. We’re not going anywhere any time soon… we’re just making sure we’re on track to stick the landing when the time comes. The second thing is that we’re not going to be done with webcomics altogether. The other factor in this decision was our desire to work on other stuff. It’s obviously too early to give any details, but we’ll definitely keep you updated on what our post-EMW plans are.
So that’s that. We apologize for the delay and really appreciate your patience. We’ve been pretty damn good about sticking to our schedule over the years and when we have to postpone something, it’s never a decision we make lightly.
See you soon!
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that we decided it was best to hit the pause button this week and return with a new page next Monday. There are some other obligations we need to deal with as well as some decisions that need to be made about the comic. I hate to leave it so frustratingly vague, but there’s really not a whole lot more I can say at the moment. I can tell you that I’m pretty excited for how crazy the final part of this arc is about to get.