And thus we close book 1.
While I was in the middle of the story (sometime around when I was writing the stuff with the gelatinous cube in the dwarf city.) I was already trying to think of how I was going to follow this up once I had completed the arc. I didn’t even know how I was going to finish it when I was trying to think of the next thing. Which is something I’ve always done, planning the next project before even finishing the one I’m on. It’s lead to a LOT of unfinished projects and even more that were never started. But, even thought I knew I’d have to come up with a followup, usually that got pushed aside because another strip was due in a few minutes.
So as the end came ever closer I had to think of something to do. I didn’t know what else I could do with these characters really. Their story had been told. But then I thought, why stick with these characters? Their story is done, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more characters, more stories, in this universe that could be told. So that’s the road I went down.
Next week we will begin a new adventure with new characters. This doesn’t mean we won’t see Calias, Abby or Claudette ever again. We won’t see Darrius again for obvious reasons, but he’s happier where he’s at. Just right now is the time to explore other stories.
I thank you all for going on this journey with me and my characters and I hope you’ll go on the next one with us.