Well, I just finished lettering #300, and I thought I should probably make a post about it...
TOGM has come a long way. I'm not saying we were super popular or anything, but I can remember sitting around saying "Hey, you know, I'd like to make a webcomic..." Oh man, Re: Your Brains just came up in my playlist.. Anyway, it started out as almost a joke, and something to think about for a little while... It has blossomed into something that, while occasionally lacking in execution due to us being amateurs, is a lot more than I expected it to be... In a lot of ways, a lot more than I hoped it would be, even.
We've had a huge amount of support, yourselves and others like you included. Some have dropped off over time, and I'm hoping some day they come back and see how it all turned out. It's a story comic, I don't expect daily visitors (Although some of you came back for comments.. Thanks for that...) but I'm hoping that people who maybe got thrown off when they thought John died think maybe it's worth checking out again. Or just anyone who stopped reading for whatever reason..
I wanted to say thank you to Jonathon Coulton, www.jonathancoulton.com/ and highly suggest listening to his music if you are into nerdy things. Re: Your Brains was the kernal of inspiration... Obviously it's become so much more than that, but he's awesome, and I appreciate the inspiration.
I would also like to thank Jeph Jacques at http://www.questionablecontent.net/ who served as a guide for the construction side of the comic. He's a super nice person, and I think that he deserves all the good things that he has and more.
Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't think Kyo who hosts TOGM at www.comicfury.com and is just such a fantastic person. TOGM has never had to pay a dime, never had to host unwanted ads, anything that I would have expected from a Webcomic host. He not only gave us a home for our comic, but a community for it to exist in.
There are way too many people to mention each, and I would feel bad for all the people missed if I tried. Suffice to say, thank you to everyone who supported us with ideas, encouragement, critiques and anything else. We've been helped in so many ways, and we are better for it, and TOGM is better for it.
Thank you so much to everyone, it's been a 3 year journey for us, and I'm grateful to all the people who chose to be a part of that.
Lastly, and most of all, thank you to June. I will admit that my parts weren't always easy, but my contributions of time and effort were nothing compared to hers. Thank you for taking time out of your days to help me make this story come to life. Thank you for convincing me to let you work with me on it.