Hello dear readers,
This is the last episode of Detective Agency that I plan to create.
Last weekend I made the difficult decision, having worried about this strip for many months. For a story-driven comic like this to work, I feel it needs to be updated at least twice per week. But it’s become much too time-consuming for me to draw each episode, as the art continues to take me many, many hours to complete. And on top of it all, the app I use is giving me troubles, adding even more time. I had planned to carry on the stories for quite some time, probably even a few more years. Unfortunately, it’s just become too much, and when the process of a creative pursuit becomes more frustration than joy, it’s time to acknowledge it and make a decision.
I tried my hardest to wrap up many plot threads in this final episode. Some of these reach back as far as the first episode. Other things have been left a mystery, but it seems only appropriate for our detectives to walk into the unknown, uncertain of what’s to come. Also I’m leaving some of those threads open because I may return to this universe in some form or another in the future.
As far as my next step, I plan to start a new creative project that will allow me to work in many different media, from blogging to graphic design, drawing, painting, and maybe more. Another key difference will be not having a strict update schedule. I’m looking forward to it and hope you’ll continue to visit my works once that new space is open.
It’s been wonderful to bring these characters to life for you after living so long in my head. I wish it could have lasted a bit longer, but I’m happy that it lasted a year. I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride, too. I can’t say it enough, but… thanks for all of your support, dear readers.
Until next time, friends.
Chris (and Nick)