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6th Sep 2019, 12:03 AM in 16. Exile
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Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
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Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 12:03 AM edit delete
Seabiscuit
Annnd the last page! Yikes. I'm hoping it's not too sudden, or too disappointing. But really it's the only way I could end it; happy, fairly open to a more positive future, generally hopeful, that sort of thing. For some reason I mostly hinted at ships rather than straight up confirming them. It's just the way I rolled with this particular work. I can say though, they definitely are canon. Which ones, should be pretty obvious, I think.;)


Way later an update than I intended, but I figured since it's the very last I could be a little more... Lax, with the schedule. Though its not cos I was slacking; been a bit of a crazy patch IRL. Oof. But I'm done. Wow.
January 2014, until September 2019. 571 pages. Damn. I don't know what to say, except, wow, thank you everyone for reading along with this crazy journey! I'm... I don't know what to say right now. It doesn't feel too real yet. Going to miss my dear characters, but I'm also ready to let them go by now. ...Goddamnit I never did do that cast page. I really need to update the fanart section too yikes

I'll have a lot more to say later, though, like, I have a lot of thanking and stuff left to do. Plus some other tidbits, going to talk about my next project, that sort of thing. So there'll be some more 'updates', but this is the last actual page. I could answer any questions anyone might have too.


But, for now, I'm going to get some sleep.:)



And the last fanart ever received before the comics official ending, from Athens!

Click Here!

Yup, it's BASICALLY the whole cast saying good bye! Ah man. This hit me hard in the feels. REALLY HARD. It's the sweetest thing, I loves it. I don't think even I have the patience to draw everyone saying goodbye like this, haha!

Comments:

hykez87 6th Sep 2019, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
hykez87
It may not be a epic conclusion, but it still ended on a positive note and I'm happy with that.

But man, this was such a journey. Good luck on your future projects!
Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Aw, thanks!
Given how the comic was, a chill ending was the only way.:)

Thank you very much!! I'm pretty excited for the next one!
Bryfang 6th Sep 2019, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Bryfang
Big 'grats, always good to see a comic get proper closure, especially one that's been going on for nearly 6 years. Best of luck with your future works.
Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Aww, Bryfang, you're alive! Been wondering/worried.:)
Thank you very much! I can't believe it's been that long. Wow. I bet my next one takes double that just to screw with my mind.
lirvilas 6th Sep 2019, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
lirvilas
damn dooooood

Congrats! When do you start the next one?
Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thanks a bunch, Lirv!:)

I'm not sure! It's kind of an awkward time because I'm going to moving IRL next month or so. So I could either be responsible and wait until I'm moved, or say 'fuck it' and start after I've got a little buffer.

I don't know if I have the patience to wait!
Turquoise 6th Sep 2019, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Turquoise
Woo!
Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
YEAH!!
argylefox 6th Sep 2019, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
argylefox
What is the next comic?

Oh, and I did this thing in preparation...
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Seabiscuit 6th Sep 2019, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
The next comic is this. Of course, nothing there, yet.:)

Aw jeez, Argy, of COURSE you did something, you madman!!!

And all the couples!! It's so cute! Wtf?
I can't decide my favorite part here, bwahaha. Felix's adorkable blushing, Shaun giving Eva bunny ears... MAX AND HIS COOKIES LMFAO. I love how he mirrors Jeff's cuddling his cat. Wow. Everyone is so CUTE and also like, hella handsome. Wow!!

Thank you so much Argy, this was a lovely surprise~~ ;-; <3


(You know I almost threw in a scene with Max near the end where he remarks how 'some people' wanted to see him and Anne end up together but he didn't see it, just so mess with you and Sleeps, lmfao, kind of wish I had, but I couldn't find a good spot for it)
lirvilas 7th Sep 2019, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
lirvilas
@arghz

Damn dude, that's wonderful.

teh feelz!
rokulily 6th Sep 2019, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
rokulily
a big congrats, an impressive feat sea!
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thanks, Roku!! It's been days and I still can't believe it, haha.
eekee 6th Sep 2019, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
eekee
Awww! Nice ending. :)

Thanks for all the strips, Sea! It's been good to read; I often found it brightened my day. :)
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Awww, thank you, that's very sweet!
That makes me very happy.:)
ChilPhil 6th Sep 2019, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
ChilPhil
Yeah. Wow what a journey. Congrats on seeing this project to the end.
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thanks very much! I can hardly believe it, haha. Onwards to the next project!
Casscade 6th Sep 2019, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Casscade
Awww! ;.; Such a nice ending.
Congrats on completing the comic, Sea! I can't wait to see your next project! ^^
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Aw, thanks so much! Hopefully sooner rather than later.:)
MST3KFan 6th Sep 2019, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Dang! It's over!?

Well, congrats on completing your comic, SeaBee!
Will be looking forward to the next. X3
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Aw, thanks! :)
Hope it doesn't disappoint! I'm pretty excited to get started. :D
MadJak91 6th Sep 2019, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
MadJak91
All the important ships survived so that is the most important thing, lmao. Good! :D
Then Shaun snuck out in the middle of the night because I honestly do not see him doing ANYTHING they will require him to do now, haha!

Ay. Congrats! Good luck with some possible future stuff!
Guest 9th Sep 2019, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
I just did a tiny bit of "research" and found out what one of the fan ships was. Wow, the timeline psychic and the museum curator!
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
@Guest
Haha! Timeline psychic. Wow. I love that title!
Hindbodes 13th Sep 2019, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
Hindbodes
Fun trivia: The last four words of this comic are " THE END. THE END "
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
@Jak Lmao. I had to make sure the ships survived intact, yes! ;)
Shaun'll help out. He'll grumble the entire time, but if Eva asks him, he'll get it done.:)

Thank you very much Jak~~ :)
Werewolfsbane 6th Sep 2019, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Werewolfsbane
Congrats on completing the comic, it’s a good one! ^_^
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2019, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thank you very much, thanks for reading~ :)
Abbeysvault 6th Sep 2019, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Abbeysvault
Aww, it's a nice hopeful ending. I like it! And I loved reading it all!!

Congratulations on finishing it!!! :D
Seabiscuit 13th Sep 2019, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Awww, thanks so much!!
Really there was no way I could have ended this without it being either hopeful or happy, haha.:)
sigpig 6th Sep 2019, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
sigpig
Slow clap.

Congrats Sea to the B!
Seabiscuit 13th Sep 2019, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thanks so much Sigpig! :)
Only took me near six years, hah.
TheMario360 7th Sep 2019, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
TheMario360
Never thought I'd see the day a comic that's been running this long actually gets completed, rather than just going on an indefinite hiatus.
Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Haha, it is kind of rare, isn't it? Alas, this hobby is a labor of love.
Rbade 7th Sep 2019, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Rbade
ah my jesus

this is one of the first webcomics I started reading ever

it's gonna be weird as hell seeing it... not updating anymore

imma miss it so much
Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Wow, really? Daaaamn.
That's really crazy to think about! Most of the first comics I started reading don't even exist anymore, haha.:)
(Your words are sweet, though, thank you!)
Miaubol 7th Sep 2019, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Miaubol
Congratulations!!! :D
500+ pages, 5+ years, that's truly awesome :))

And yes, I really like this end, they got the things sorted out, are not giving up, life moves on. But without the kitsch. Optimistic as well as realistic.

Err, what happened with Max? ;)

Wait, I already know! He met someone too, right? A girl with toes in her hair? Ship!!!!!

Anyways, still hard to believe it's really over. No sequel right? I guess no?
What are your plans now? New comic starting soon?
Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Thank you very much! <3
If only I'd managed to plan better and ended on 570 instead of 571.......;)

Glad you think so! It's not a super sugary end, but hopeful enough. Kind of fits the overall feel, I think.:)

Max is still off being Max in his little hut, ha ha ha.;)
(That's an adorable idea, though!)

I can't believe it either! Wow...
No sequel, haha. Alas. I might do something in the distant future. Might. But I have a lot of other projects I want to do. :)
New comic.... Soon? I'm not sure how soon.:)
Miaubol 15th Sep 2019, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Miaubol
"The Unlife and Times of Nathaniel Crane"?
Seabiscuit 15th Sep 2019, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Yes indeedy!!
I got the page setup and ready. Now it just needs pages. And a banner. And an avatar...:)
Miaubol 24th Sep 2019, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Miaubol
I just... had to add this bonus epilogue :P

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Thank you so much fo sharing your wonderful comic, and looking forward to reading the next one :D
Seabiscuit 24th Sep 2019, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Bwahahah!
Oh man. So cute! The wiggling!!
Thank you so much, Miaubol, this is hilarious!

...And adorable. Max has finally met his match, and she's hella cute. Let's say it's canon, lmao.;)
( [distant screams of Max x Anne shippers] )
The Accidental Ninja 8th Sep 2019, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Yooo congrats!!!! :D

Given that I'm just starting my own series myself, seeing other finish theirs is pretty inspiring :D makes me motivated to work harder haha

Thanks for sharing your story with us, it's been a fun ride! :D
Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Awwww, thanks so much, that's sweet! Hey, I wish you the best of luck! :) :)
lirvilas 8th Sep 2019, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
lirvilas
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Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Woah, you posted here, too! I was so busy with my trip I had missed it, too. Thanks again, I still adore this!
Guest 9th Sep 2019, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
This is one of the more unique endings to a post-apocalypse story I've seen. The world hasn't changed much, yet it's still positive. It's like 9 if the world the characters lived in had actually been salvaged with a decent population in it. I wonder if when Aaron Neathery finishes Endtown, he too will be able to say he gave his characters a fair living ever after.

Still, I can only wonder what else happened in this version of Earth. There's so much room for an "expanded universe" in Wastelanders Anonymous' setting. The concept of where this comic is set was well-chosen.
Hindbodes 13th Sep 2019, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
Hindbodes
Oh god, why was I not logged in?
Seabiscuit 14th Sep 2019, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Haha! I was wondering who this could have been.

But aw, thanks so much, Ed! I think there's definitely room for more tales, for sure. Like Jeff's adventures after the story. Woo boy.
I don't know if or when I'll tell them, though. I have so many projects I need to get to before I die! I'm pretty ready to move on from WA completely, at least for quite a while.
Guest 18th Oct 2019, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Beva.... isn’t canon .... omg ship sank

I saw on strudel WA ended :[ I will have to catch up now and finish it <3
Adinaaa 18th Oct 2019, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Wait this is Adina I thought I logged in