Well, here we are: West of Bathurst
is seven years old today. I'm sorry the comic is a bit late; it
was finished on time, but I couldn't stay awake to finish the
This will, alas, be the final anniversary comic. This makes me sad. Everything connected with WoB
makes me sad right now. It doesn't help that Marie is currently
reliving the saddest day of her life. I've had a lot of fun
making this comic, and it hurts to know that soon I won't be drawing
these characters any more. That's the problem with comics.
You get attached to the characters you're creating because you
have to write a little bit about them every day.
Thank you for
sticking around this long. We still have a bit more to get
through, but things are definitely winding down. It is possible
that some questions will even be answered, though I can't promise that
all the answers will be definitive. What's the fun of definitive
answers? Maddening frustration is the way to go.
I would also like to draw your attention to the first entry in Summer Contest #5. You can find Laura's panel here
. I have also posted it on the Fan Stuff page
(scroll down to the bottom) and will display any subsequent entries
there as well. Nicely done, Laura. Laura would also like
everyone to know that this
is the piece Barbara is playing on her ukulele. I consider that quite fitting, really.