Good luck on your next adventure, Pab.
It was fun. Best of luck.
Thanks for all the quirky fun.
Yes, no matter how often we commenters made jokes about the comic, let’s face it: we stuck around because Pab’s work is smart and funny. Thank you, Pab. We’ll miss you, Queen Vic.
I’m going to miss this strip. It was a favorite.
I’m going to miss it as well. I hope it goes into repeats.
Rod Stewart – ♫ Auld Lang Syne ♫ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiGJ3139358&list=WL&index=1 Good bye for now Pab. We’ll never forget you.
Thanks Pab, it was great.
“If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; if not this parting was well made.”
Best wishes Pab, this comic was always a highly amusing moment in my day. I hope GoComics decides to re-run it. And I wish you the very best in your next adventures.
What a great ride it was. Thank you Pab, and may you have every happiness in the future.
Perhaps Her Majesty will come out of retirement one day.
I raise to you the parting glass.
Good fortunes in the future, Pab. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us. Here’ wishing you a short winter and a promising spring!
I haz a sad…
< Standing Ovation >
Good luck dude.
Good riddance to the Queen Victoria online strip after a decade and a half!
Thank you for everything Pab. And Vic, and Liz and Edward, and … Everyone!
We’ll miss you. Good luck as you look to new Adventures!
All good things. Goodbye, Pab.
We will MISS you all!!!! Best of luck on the road ahead!
I’ve greatly enjoyed this view of the world. Best wishes on your next endeavors!
Godspeed, Your Maj!
And so the 15 year experiment comes to an end. Growing out of what I thought was a one time joke on someone else’s LiveJournal, it took on a life of its own. At one point I thought it might last a couple of months.
Then I moved it from just LiveJournal onto Comics Sherpa, where it caught the eye of John Glynn and was one of a handful of strips (most notably the Argyle Sweater) he selected over time to move to the main GoComics page. He and I shared a joke that our relationship was just like that of William Randolph Hearst and George Herriman, in that Hearst kept the strip in print because he wanted to read it.
In the end, the strip outlived both of its original homes: LiveJournal and Comics Sherpa.
Our supporting cast in the background today represent almost every “supporting cast” production piece I had in PhotoImpact or on my hard drive. The exceptions tend to be from variations on a character (although I did include a few Victoria variants and Edward’s doppelganger Renfrew). Do not ask me to name them all; there are some who I forgot who they were. I also deliberately chose not to include Fearless Leader; I’ve had enough of him and don’t want to give him any more brain time.
I just ran out of space (I didn’t know there was a maximum comment size) and had to take out two paragraphs so I had room to end properly. As for what comes next, I’m going back to writing hoping to finish my next novel and next play. At the same time, by friend S.P. Burke (a great writer in his own right and a much better artist than I) are at work on a new strip. It will be more mainstream than TNAOQV, but will still feature our subversive senses of humor. If we can pull it off, it will probably come out in a year or two. If not, well, we’ll go do something else.
Thank you all for fifteen years of mediocre jokes and horrible art. It was fun for me and I hope you found it funny, too. — Pab
Thank you for the comic. Enjoyed them. Even the ones I did not get. Hope the new novel, play and strip will actually earn you some real money.
FOR SO SAY WE ALL!
Thank you for the laughs and the thinking.
I’m going to miss this strip so very much. Thank you and good luck!
So long and thanks.
Thank you, Pab. I much appreciate the update. Thank you for all the fun times.
Good luck and God bless, Pab. Thanks for the laughs. See you in the funny papers ;)
I’m going to miss this! Thank you for the love!
Best of luck in the future, Pab. And thank you for all the amusement over the years!
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” (Charlie Chaplin). Thanks for the fruitful days.
“Life’s single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane.”- Thomas Pynchon
Sad to see you go but glad to see you’re moving on to new creative projects. All the best.
Thank you so much for the laughs, obscure references, and timely political commentary. I’m going to check this spot every day hoping against hope to see something from you. Take care and best wishes for a happy, productive, and prosperous future.
i see Grace the Face made it too.
Hey PabI really enjoyed this strip- smart as well as witty! Best of luck in your future endeavors!
I have enjoyed Pab’s quirky, oft times not understandable to me, until posters explained what was meant, humour. (Spelt in keeping with her Maj’s vocabulary style.)
I hope you and Mr. Burke’s new work will make it to Gocom, Pab.
Not following comments everyday, I am wondering if you are still in your New York (state of mind) home that you fund drove for. It would be a terrible waste for all the help you got only to not keep the place.
See you back in the funny papers, I hope ! :-)
Yes, you were amusing. You will be missed.
Pab, thank you for introducing me to a line of characters I often had to research and translate. It’s been fun and I was amused. Goodbye and good luck with your future endeavors. Sneak a note to us when your novel is published – maybe in the comments on Nancy or Garfield?
Thank you, Pab. I will miss ‘Er Majesty’s adventures, but I wish you all success with your new ones.
Thank you for the wonderful strips! It was hysterical. I’ll miss it. But hey, I didn’t know you wrote plays! Maybe I’ll see you in some playwriting group. Thanks for 15 years of laughs.
Netflix, on line two.
Good luck, Pal, and thanks for all the years of fun!
I was a latecomer to TNAOQV also, but enjoyed your wry humor and quixotic tales of Victoria. Going to miss it very much. Good luck, Pab!
Another latecomer here. Pab, I just wanted to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading and learning from TNAOQV. As an example of the latter, I had to look up a reference in yesterday’s strip because—believe it or not—I’ve never seen “Fiddler on the Roof.” I wish you nothing but the best in your future creative endeavors.
Kol tun and zay gezunt, Pab. All the best and be well. This strip has taken me through good times and bad, prosperity and poverty, grief and recovery.
Kol ha’ka’vod (all of the honor) to you.
I’m going to miss this silly strip. It’s always been fun. Thanks for the giggles. :)
Thanks for the memories…and the giggles
The most original strip I’d seen in years. This is going to be a much-missed part of my day. Thanks for the memories, Pab!
Reading the comments, I can tell her Maj, “We were amused.”
Thank you so much, Pab. You’ve created a lot of good karma by entertaining so many for so long. There’s going to be a hole in my heart where Queen Vic used to be.
I WAS AMUSED. Thank you, Pab & Good Luck.
February 15, 2021: No reruns.
Just stumbled across this strip for the first time, can’t wait for future installments!
Thank you, Pab. Vic will be missed.
We were amused. You will be missed!
Heard a rumor that the Queen Mum was as bummed as we are because you we retiring. It’s said that she faithfully read and explained your strips to Philip. So long and good luck, it’s been good to know yah!
Thanks I have enjoyed the relatively short time I’ve had with the strip. love the Sgt. Pepper-ish montage.
Just read the first strip. Appropriate book ends.
By the way, if anyone wants to nominate me for a Pulitzer, I wouldn’t say no. :)
Most of what you did was amusing but I won’t miss your snarky attitudes.
This is the end… my oldest friend, the end…
All the best Pab!
And not a dry (or googly) eye in the bunch. Like The Lady say, “3 tears in a bucket…” Catch you on the flip-side Pab. Stay hip.
Day four and I still can’t find Oscar…
For those interested in beginning at the beginning: https://www.gocomics.com/thenewadventuresofqueenvictoria/2006/02/08
Oh no! I will really miss your hilarious humor. I even saved a few and passed many on to friends. Hope to see your new cartoon soon! .
Am missing your strip so much.
Heaven bless you, Pab, and thanks for all the fish.
When will Pab start the re-runs?
Sigh. The only thing I have left is the “Random” button.
Sorry Queenie, nobody gets that chance!
Thank you for this fun and very original comic strip. Unlike Victoria, I have been quite amused.
I keep automatically looking here. Hoping for one more I guess. Is that an addiction?