Guys, girls, dear readers, I’ve been thinking about how to write this post for a long time. Last July Same Apartment turned four years old. I’m writing this to say that it won’t make it to year five. The current plan is to make it to #200 and then end the thing officially. We wanted from the beginning not to let the comic languish and fade until I don’t do it anymore. I’ve talked about the need for an ending on a comic (you know who you are). I wanted to end it right.
The problem I had is that we didn’t know what we wanted to do with it. We had this vague notion that we wanted to end the thing because of reasons that I want to go into soon. Soon. But how to end it we didn’t know. I thought of the Dreamers arc (which was too long and I hated) and the Mosey On arc (which was too long and I loved) and I wanted to do an arc to close Same Apartment. Something to give closure and have the characters go to the door, look at the empty house, and turn off the lights before walking out and closing the door. But I didn’t want to do just that. I didn’t want to go out on a cheesy reference. But I also didn’t want it to just end.
It’s going to be over quick, because if I went too long on another arc, I don’t think it would be as good. It’s like a band aid. We also want to leave the door open. If the new project gets too long or droning, or for whatever reason I need a break, you could get a Same Apartment comic here or there. What all this is about is that as a weekly comic, Same Apartment is at an end. Posey, Mort, Mac and Gar will still be around, but the regular glimpse into their lives will finish.
Same Apartment is the most fun of anything I’ve worked on. I’ve gotten hundreds of wonderful comments from people, friends and strangers alike. We’ve been through ups and down, some false starts and some blank spots, but I think it was good more often than not. I hope you guys agree. I just wanted to let you guys know this before #200 and the credits start to roll.
Do you have any questions, protests, or even anything to look back on in the last four and a half years? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear what you think.