The End is Near?! *stocks basement with canned foods and camping supplies*
I see you commenting on webcomics everywhere lol
A solid plan to take your time rather than stress and rush the ending. Glad to hear Skadi and crew will be making some new appearances even after the comic ends, gonna miss these guys.
As always, Katie: take your time. Do it right.
And, Thank You. Always, Thank You. It’s been a magnificent ride.
The End is Nigh! Lamentation in abundance! Scar your face and tear your clothes! For the End is Truly Nigh!
*Sigh* It’s been such a good ride You’re awesome, Katie! Will you marry me? No? Ah, well. That’s probably for the best. My girlfriend would’ve killed me … Keep up your great work and stop fuzzing about every little delay. Art needs time – it takes as long as it takes.
Thumbs up (my nostrils ‘cuz I’m crying so hard)!
I do plan on coming back, that’s for sure!
Since it will be the last, make it count!
Yaaay! Happy to hear this wonderful comic is going to get the conclusion it deserves. Do you what you need, Katie, I’ll still pop by every Thursday just to check in.
Looking forward to our trio setting off into whatever sunset is most appropriate for them, and sad to see that it’ll be over. Much glad that there will be a few updates, though. Thanks for the fun times with Skadi and crew, been one of my favorite webcomics by far. I’ll be lurking.
I am crying right now. Not the bad kind of tears, but the good kind, like “I am so proud of Katie I can hardly stand it.” It has been a magnifcent ride, with laughs and feels, (thankfully, mostly laughs) and I am proud that we are finishing off this way. Roller coaster all the way. I am so proud of you. Keep up Camp Weedonandwantcha and remember to update this website once in a while. To me, you are a movie star. I am so happy to meet you. Keep everything up.
Looking forward to it and really hoping the site keeps getting updates every now and then
Keeping Skadi in my RSS feed so I won’t miss it — this is one I’m sure I’ll read through again and again. Enjoy your travels and thank you for all the comics over the years!
Eh, we all stuck wit’ ya this long, I think we can wait for a proper end. I think its safe to say we all like ya enough for that. Super stoked to know we’ll get to see a few little snippets after the official end too!
Anything planned for the ending celebration? Another art competition (or just compilation), something of that nature?
And may what’s to come be even more delightful!
Any chance we’ll get a trade paperback? 😀
Hey, take all the time you need. I keep an ongoing sci-fi story going, and it’s always better when I give myself a little more time than when I rush things. I’m lookin’ forward to seeing how you put a bow on this series! (And hope you’ll let the Camp readers know whenever you toss an update over here, I can see myself forgetting otherwise.)
Thank you so much guys. It’s been a crazy ride. When Skadi first went live, so many people hated it, and were writing to tell us to quit. I’m glad we didn’t though. The comic changed styles and themes so many times, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. When Luke left Skadi five years back it was scary taking it on alone but it ended up being even more rewarding. There were a lot of times when I wanted to just quit, but overall sticking to this comic has been so good for me, both with making myself more disciplined, slowly learning a tiny bit about storytelling, and connecting with readers. I’m so glad I get to end Skadi’s story in a way that feels right to me. Thanks so much for sticking with me.
I just wanted to say thanks. I’ve never commented before but I’ve loved this comic since the beginning on Dumm comics. Actually this is the only comic I’ve continued to follow from that site. I look forward to each new page. Your blend of humour and adventure has brought a lot of joy to my Thursdays. I’m so glad you didn’t give up.
Thank you so much
It’s a shame, this is my only Katie Rice comic and will miss the fun story telling… but it would be even worse having a writer continue a story they feel has come to an end. Good luck Kate, hope your future is bright and one of you future works catches my eye again. 😀
You should srsly check out Camp Weedonwantcha. Ms. Rice does a damned good job there, too. http://campcomic.com/
I have checked it out & while I can appreciate why people love it, my own disjointed childhood makes me feel uncomfortable whenever I read it.
I second Jim’s question! I’ve followed this comic for many years now, and although I’ve never commented, I’ve really enjoyed the story. Will this be published by any chance? I would love to have a copy of it.
It’s definitely something I’d love to do! I’d love to have 3 volumes, Early years, later years, and then one book that’s just the whole end story. The first one is already done and ready to go, but I haven’t put together the others yet. Once I have a more steady job and financial situation I’d love to look into making these books a reality. :]
This is what Kickstarter is for, Katie. You must know a few people who have gone that route with their webcomics. Suggest you make contact with them and discuss what worked and what didn’t work, what are realistic goals and cost estimates so you target funding levels that you need. Especially if you think you’ve got the first volume pretty much put together. I’d suggest padding the back few pages of any such volumes with various cutting-room floor art & sketches relevant to each “era” of Skadi. Those sorts of unpublished extras help increase the desireability of the printed vs. electronic.
And, you can do similar to what Tom Siddell (Gunnerkrigg Court) does … once he meets his sales goals, he often publishes to the website a few months later anyway. Keeping a continued tease of traffic to the website is one important way to get the word out, increase sales, and get future sales.
Generate some cash to kickstart a Kickstarter ..? Gather some various original art (Skadi, related, and otherwise) and set up a few auction events. Ask any willing friends in the webcomic community to help spread the word, reciprocate with a few fanarts you can donate to their projects.
Have a prayer session with yourself and decide if you really want to do it. If yes, reach out to your friends & fans to crowdsource ideas, then select out the good ones and do it.
Just some thoughts based upon some of my various work on the web and following webcomics for something like 20 years now. there’s a lot of competition for projects like this, but a lot of resources available now that weren’t even 5 years ago.
Good luck to you & for you, whatever & however you decide to go.
This is great advice, but if I run another Kickstarter it will have to be down the line when I’m a lot less busy. My fiance and I did a Kickstarter to publish a book for our comic Camp Weedonwantcha, and it turned out to be A LOT more work than anticipated (though it’s still worth it!). It’s possible I’d do another Kickstarter, but I definitely have to finish up everything for the first one I ran.
I love the idea of an auction…doing some original Skadi art would be pretty damn fun. I’ve got a lot to think about, thanks! :]
Datora’s comment is very well said! Nose around and ask some question. I know that I personally have funded around 5 comics through Kickstarter. I’d say its one of the best ways to get any comic self-published.
Thanks Katie. This comic was great and I will be back to visit.
This has been one of my favorite comics to check in on for years. Thanks for your wonderful work!
Thanks for making my favourite webcomic, you!
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