The End #26

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:

DALE

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.

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.

~ Dale

TRACY

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.

 

COURTNEY

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.

Thank you.



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Discussion (47) ¬

  1. Jeremy

    No, Thank You!! Thank you all for all your hard work, time, and effort in making this comic. I know that I’ve really enjoyed reading it through the years and am sad to see it end, but I look forward to the next project. Still, all good things must end at some point for a story to be completed. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

  2. Lordmyrth

    Thanks for a wonderful comic. I enjoyed the whole ride.

  3. Arclayn

    Although I didn’t comment often, until more recently, I have been following this comic for most of those five years. I follow a variety of webcomics, but Luci Phurr’s Imps was definitely one of a select few that I looked forward to the most each week. Even after taking a new full time job about year and a half ago, I managed to get my new office-mate hooked on this strip. 😀

    This was comic was absolutely great!. If Team-LPI ever has anything new in the works, I’ll be sure to check it out! And I hope this site stays up a long time for others to discover and enjoy.

    P.S. Glad to see Kevin and Conrad (the angels) get out of those junker bodies.

  4. hyattsminion

    My Mondays and Tuesdays are going to feel so hollow.

    You brought tears to my eyes. Its like a family member died AGAIN this month. *RIP Mom*

    I feel so lost….

  5. Melkior

    I’m going to miss coming here for my impfix (I coined a new word) twice a week. So long, and thanks for all the fish.. err… fun comics. :)

  6. Elihion

    I’ve been dreading this page. However, you’ve softened the blow a lot by showing how the
    imps get to hang around. I’ll miss the expectation and yes, the excitement, of a new page.

    I wish the very best for you all, and hope you get to work together again. Hopefully on something
    as awesome as this was. I’m in, just point me at the new story. :)

    Eli…

  7. Plaid Wolf

    Not only did Kevin and Conrad get out of those junker bodies….but Mr G ensured that the Imps could be with Luci….(those corny disguises when they went to see the shrink?)

    A very satisfying (although sad to see it end) wrap-up….thanks guys ‘Y’all done good!”

  8. Kogoron

    Aw….
    Its a bit hard, not checking in here. Everyday, I check in here, even though there wouldn’t be an update, its become routine to me. Now to see that it ended….
    But it ended beautifully. A bit fast, but beautifully. Thank you.
    Also, it seems like its the first time I saw Luci’s mom.

  9. Shadowydreamer

    *Sniffles*

    It’s been five years already?? It seems like you just started yesterday!

    It’s been a strange trip, not long enough for those of us in the audience!

    Thank you for the blood, sweat, giggles, tears and mayhem you produced for us!

  10. gddessbrat

    I will miss my friends.. they made me smile on the darkest of days…

  11. Pikinanou

    I love it. I loved this story ever since I discovered it and I’ll miss those characters so much!
    Thank you for giving us something this good and funny!
    Now, I guess that I’ll have to re-read the whole thing 😀
    Count me in for your next project, I want to see it!

  12. Dale 2.0 Mettam

    Check out the announcement on Wednesday, to see what’s next.

    We’re a LONG way from being finished with you all.

    New and exciting things are on their way.

  13. Melisel

    Thank you all for a wonderful run. It was a great story and the ending was prefect.

  14. SauronTallous

    I’m glad I was here to experience this… Thank you!

  15. argentlupus

    Glad to see the angels got an upgrade and to see the Imps in human form.

  16. Hikaru

    I’m gonna cry now :,) reading the comic from beginning to end was a wonderful experience. I admire your commitment to not only complete LPI, but also to create such a comic. Thank you for your hard work :)

  17. Snowgods

    I hate it when a webcomic ends, course I hate it more when it just stops unexpectedly with no comment from the author, but that’s another story. It’s been a great little comic, and I’m really looking forward to your next project.

  18. Rocketroo

    Great story, wonderful cast, beautiful artwork… All in all, all I can say is Bravo.

    Seems though I’m forgetting something, something important…. Oh what do you have there little kitty-cat?

  19. Marona Possessed

    First comment ever on here…thank you guys very much for this comic^_^

  20. Nicktwolf

    One has to wonder, did the imps redeem themselves in a way?

  21. Chaos

    So….. book?

  22. DSC-Fate

    So wait… Mr G Rewrote everything? Or is this a fake ending? O.o

    And really going to miss this comic, thank you for this 3 last years!

  23. Sicarius

    Best. Comic. Ever.

  24. Ayshela

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO it can’t be over! *cry*
    *sigh*
    don’t wanna.
    =(
    Thank you. There’s only a handful of comics I’ve really gotten attached to the character for, and this is one of them. I’m going to miss them.

  25. Lazarae

    I just wanna know… What happened to Isobel and Addy? I know they were closer to side characters than the formerly junker angels, but I think last time we saw them was the Bad End montage.

    Completely unrelated, Conrad’s non-junker body is kind of cute in a scruffy teddy bear kind of way. Think that’s the first (and last :( ) time we’ve seen it.

  26. Iceburgh

    From the fiery cousin of Pain, I can say that it has been a pleasure.

  27. Iceburgh

    I’m STILL trying to remember how I got to talking about the Scotch Bonnet…

  28. LittleOne

    It’s been a fun and impish ride; good luck in your next project. Glad to see that the Hellsons are back, too (http://luciphurrsimps.com/2013/02/03/imaginary-friends-11/); let’s hope they get along a bit better now than they did in the past… I’ll be back Wed to see what you have in store for us!

  29. Pantera

    HUGS & TONS OF LOVE to Dale, Tracy, and Courtney… You’ve given me and my family many laughs, smiles, and pleasurable days. This comic has made many people happy, and will be reread over and over, and never forgotten. THANK YOU for all your hard work and love for your art and know that Luci and the Boys will be Immortalized by all of us who read this over the years. Good Luck to all of you and your endeavors. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You….<3

  30. Doomblade187

    Thank you. I’m going to go back and read from the beginning, probably- I started reading partway through- but this has been a beautiful ride. Thank you for this amazing, beautiful story.

  31. RevokFarthis

    Five years ago, while I was still a junior in High School, I found this comic. Since then I’ve come by every update to see the latest installment of Luci and the Imps. This has, By Far, been the best comic I’ve ever read. Thank You. Thank you so much for all the joy you’ve brought all of us, your faithful readers. Thank you for being the Amazing, Funny and Talented people that you are. I wish all of you the best in whatever the future may bring. I’ll be coming back on Wednesday for the last update. (and probably several more times on reflex…) You (and the Imps) will be missed for a long time to come.
    :)

  32. Frank

    This is a bittersweet ending. It is sad to see Luci and the Imps go away, but you gave us a great ending. Thank you for giving us a great webcomic.

  33. ogg

    Such a great comic, thank you so much!

  34. Samsonite

    Thank you so much for the great webcomic! It has been great to keep up with the imps! I think I hopped on right before the art change, binged it all the way to that point, and then have been visiting weekly since. It was truly a treat! I can’t wait to see what your next project is! Between this and Cemetery Street, it has been this group’s web comics that really got me into web comics! Hopefully this will be collected into book form at some point, because I would own it in a heart beat.

  35. Dana

    I am so going to miss this strip! I have enjoyed it so very much, thank you for the ride.

  36. Dale 2.0 Mettam

    At risk of sounding like Great Aunt Vera…. y’know…. the one who always gets overly emotional, smells of lavender, likes to hug and has some wicked chin whiskers…. the comments you guys have posted over the last few pages have really warmed our collective heart cockles. These warm fuzzies will see us through the coldest winter months to come.

    You guys really do rock.

  37. Plaid Wolf

    Oh. one more thing, Dale and Co……we need a book of the COMPLETE Luci and the Imps!

  38. Naldru

    Am I mistaken, or is the first time we’ve seen Luci’s mother. I had the impression from one of the prior strips that she was an alcoholic who didn’t have time for Luci.

  39. Ed Rhodes

    We could make the argument that this entire story was Mr. G’s way of getting the angels into an upgrade and getting the imps away from Mr. D!

  40. Terry

    Thanks for a wonderful comic. I wasn’t here for the start, but after reading just a couple times I had to go back and read from the beginning. What a ride! Thanks for the fun!

  41. Time for 2015

    Even though I’ve only joined the comic from around a year ago, after searching for Mr. G knows what, I’ve read all the comics and have built up all “the feels” from reading them. I feel very torn at the moment, happy that the comic has come to a peaceful end and sad that it had to come to an eventual end. I’ve seen the characters grow up and had in a way become attached to them so when I saw the message that the comic would eventually be ending I had mixed feelings. Reading however that the end was planned out from the beggining though I had hope that I would not be let down and I certainly wasn’t. I know I’m a bit late for commenting but seeing as how I wouldn’t have another chance before the new year I came to say good bye. I’ll certainly read other strips but this one is over and will forever remain in my mind. Thanks for the ride and have a Happy New Years.

  42. Court

    Thank you all for all the kind words! I can’t get Dale to stop crying. :)

  43. Dale 2.0 Mettam

    My eyes are sweating, that’s all. And someone is chopping onions near me. And…. well…. it’s…. just shut-up, Court, OK? Just shut-up!

  44. AnrDaemon

    What can I say. The most important skill by all means is to know when to quit.
    And by my account, you set a perfect stage for it. :)
    Thanks for these years. I can’t imagine my life without Luci and the imps any longer, and they will always remain a part of it. And Abby. And Isobelle.
    Thank you very much.

  45. saxi

    I am crying, why?it’s sad and, just, why????? i just i can’t, why?

  46. Jeroen

    All good stories have one thing in common, an ending! Thanks for the entertainment.

  47. jjc

    Such a wonderful story. So sad that it is over. Only one thing to do…
    (go to first chapter)