And…that’s a wrap.
Be sure to come back this Wednesday for one more update from us and the imps.
And now, a word from the creative team:
Pretty much all the words you’ll find here, in and around the Luci Phurr’s Imps comic, come from me. And whether you’ve been with us from the start, or just discovered and did some binge reading through the night (sorry…. more coffee will help…. maybe….?), you know that most of what I write is done with an eye towards the laugh. For this message, being here, at the end of the comic, I wanted to change things up and get a little serious. So I went looking for a nice quote and googled the phrase, “quotes about the end.” This is what I came up with:
But all bubbles have a way of bursting or being deflated in the end.
~ Barry Gibb
Now honestly, I have no idea what that means, or how it plays out in regard to the end of this comic…. but it IS a quote and it DOES include “the end.”
WOW! So that’s what being sensible feels like?
So here we are, at the very end…. and I’ve been thinking what I’d like to post here. It comes down to two words.
Thank you, Courtney, Tracy, Jamie, Celina, Matt, Andre and Pam. Thank you to Penny Farthing Productions for letting me start telling silly gags that let me jump from Danté to Charlie Daniels and all points in between. In comics, it’s rare that someone gets to end the project they started…. and even rarer to be allowed to pretty much do it all exactly how you wanted. Mostly though, I wanted to thank you, the readers. You’ve been the most amazingly supportive group we could have hoped to find. Better yet, almost every obscure reference or joke I’ve included here has had SOMEONE get. You rock.
I’ll end with another quote, this time from Luci Phurr’s Imps. I think it perfectly captures every aspect of my experience here.
“MUTHA-FLETCHING WICKER BASKET!”
Thank you ALL.
Well, I’m not a wordsmith like Dale. I’m just a coffee-addicted hermit, holed up in the mountains with a couple of cats and a tablet. But I can say that these past few years have been a heck of a ride, and I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support. These last few pages, I’ve been saying to myself “This is the last time I’ll draw that character,” and I think it hasn’t really hit me yet. It all feels very surreal and a little sad, but at the same time I’m happy I got to be with you all through this story. I’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.
Again, thank you all.
Recently, with LPI coming to an end, I decided to check my inbox to see when it all started. Interestingly, I pitched the idea for Luci Phurr’s Imps (then titled Lucy Furr’s Imps) to Dale back in 2007…on my birthday. I’m not sure why I did it on my birthday, but my guess is so that I could guilt Dale into saying, “Yes.” Looking back, I have no idea why I would subject myself to that sort of torture. That said, it’s been a blast working with both Dale and Tracy for the last several years on LPI. And it’s been equally great hearing from you, the readers, week after week.
We hope you were entertained.