Well, Here Goes
I'm bringing Lindemannade to an end at the end of the year (with comic number 150 on December 26th) because it's been a hell of an almost-three-years but I'd like to try my hand at making other things (video games maybe?)
Thank you so much for reading, I promise you I appreciate the crap out of it. If you keep following me on all the social medias (links at the bottom of this page) I'll keep you posted on whatever it is I make next and maybe one day I'll even return to Lindemannade, who knows?
Once again, thanks for reading and keep on supporting artists and loving comics!
OK, so, I've written the summary up there so you've probably grasped the gist of all this but after nearly three years of not missing a single update (or even being late I might add!) this is a helluva big deal for me, so one more time:
I'm bringing Lindemannade to an end at the end of 2016.
Damn that feels weird to actually say.
Anyhoo, I made this decision a couple of months ago because my mind has been wandering to other creative things I'd like to try but don't have time for alongside Lindemannade and I realised that the final Monday of 2016 would also be the 150th comic so the timing felt right. New year, new start.
Now I ramble for a bit (this is the long-ass version after all):
I can't begin to express how important Lindemannade has been to me on a personal and creative level. I've started and stopped multiple creative endeavours over the years (there was even VERY briefly a previous webcomic, shh...) but ended up just sort of quickly running out of steam and stopping each and every one. I would always start full of enthusiasm, then over time they'd just fall by the wayside.
To be honest when I started this dumb comic I thought to myself "knowing me I'll probably slowly start missing updates and just give up on the whole thing in a few months", but somehow with Lindemannade, things changed. What Lindemannade has given me, and what I really hope I can continue into whatever I do next, is the work-ethic and self-discipline required to keep a creative project going and going and going. I'm incredibly slow at making these things, so it doesn’t look it, but on average each comic has taken me roughly 15-20 hours to make. Now I'll of course get a tad distracted here-and-there, but that's the amount of time I specifically tend to put aside to make this stupid stupidness every single week (and I do have a 9-to-5 too if you were wondering). Like I said I'm damn slow at this stuff. But the fact that I've managed that and kept up with it for what will soon have been 150 weeks surprises the crap out of me.
So yeah, what's next?
The main thing I want to try is making video games. Along with comics, it's been a lifelong dream of mine to make video games and now feels like the best time I've got to give it a shot, so that's what I'm gonna do! I might crash and burn or just run out of steam again, it might turn out this sort of weekly comic format is the only thing I'm wired to do consistently and I might return here someday (or make a new comic entirely, who knows?) but I definitely want to give making games a shot so that's what I'll be starting to have a go at from the beginning of 2017.
Whatever I do and whatever I make, if you keep following me at all my social media pages you can find links to at the bottom of the page I'll keep you posted (I promise I won't constantly spam you except for maybe Twitter as that's my personal account there anyway!)
I might drop some little extra behind-the-scenes posts over the rest of the final month alongside the last few comic updates and add links to them here, but you've now just about reached the end of this long-ass explanation, so thanks for letting me ramble on.
More importantly, however much or however little you've read, to all my long-time readers and recent newcomers to this nonsense, for every comment online and every share, thank you. It's meant a lot and I truly appreciate it.
Now here's to one more month of this utter crap.
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