And now, the big announcement.
Some of you who have been watching the calendar know that in February, the strip will be celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The recent strips with the big numbers startling Victoria are indeed, as some have theorized, a countdown. And yes, the “95” this week points to Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Over the past few years, with our financial difficulties, losing one house and nearly losing another, I’ve suffered from a lot of stress. Then the pandemic hit. It’s become harder for me to keep coming up with gags for these characters. There is only so much you can do with cutout photographs, after all, and I doubt many of you will argue that the strip hasn’t suffered the past few years.
So, after long thought and contemplation, I decided that 15 years is long enough to do anything.
The strip will reach its 15th anniversary on Monday, February 8th, and the following Sunday, February 14, will be its last installment.
I’ve discussed this with my reps at the Syndicate, and while they are sorry to see the strip go, they understand my reasoning and support the decision. I want to emphasize that the decision to end the strip is mine and mine alone. I am not being pressured off the page or censored or anything like that. It’s just that the time has finally come to end the strip.
At this point, no decision has been made on whether or not the strip will continue in reruns. If you want to see the reruns, let the GoComics people know. As for my future, I do have some ideas for new strips, but will wait until an artist comes along for me to work with. The Fumetti days are over,
Those of you who have been sponsoring the strip on Patreon will want to cancel your sponsorship before February 1st.
Thank you all for 15 years of fun.