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    I have some sad news about the future of What Nonsense. If you've followed me for a long time, this will not come across as a great shock. As the years have gone by, I have drawn fewer and fewer pages, and I've finally decided to shelve the comic long-term.

    Although I've talked about coming back from hiatus with an art team to help me finish What Nonsense, I kept dragging my feet about finding assistants. I realized that even if I hired artists to help me, it would still take multiple years to draw a full-color graphic novel with this level of detail. To be honest, I don't have it in me to keep working on What Nonsense at all--with or without other people. My heart hasn't been in it for a long time.

    I was conflicted about this for awhile, because I still think there's potential in the story, art style, and characters for this comic. It's possible that I may want to reboot it someday. But it's been hanging over my head for 12 years at this point. Deep down, I've felt trapped by a project I started when I was still in high school, and now, I desperately want to work on something--anything--else.

    I've put together a text summary of how the comic was originally planned to go. Click here to download. Just to warn you, some sections are pretty vague because I never got around to planning them in detail. I know some of you have waited years to find out how the story ends. This text summary is so you can get some closure in case I never touch the project again.

    SpiderForest has generously offered to continue hosting the comic, so What Nonsense will remain online. However, I'm going to stop advertising it and linking to it on social media.

    Moving forward...

    For at least a couple of years, I want to focus on my marketing career, drawing for fun, and writing short prose stories. As far as art goes, there have been many times I wanted to draw fanart of my ships, or other OCs, but couldn't because "I need to finish the next page of What Nonsense first." That's just one of the downsides of having a long-term webcomic. So as you can imagine, I'm really looking forward to being spontaneous and just drawing what I feel like!

    With writing, I think it'd do me some real good to finish stories that take a matter of months, instead of a matter of years. I've published two short stories so far, and I have several others in various stages of completion. When I have the confidence, I'd like to try writing a novel again, too. (I wrote a fantasy novel when I was 14, and I think that story could use a rewrite).

    If short stories and fanart, etc. aren't your thing, and you won't be following me from here out, I completely understand. What Nonsense was very unique, and nothing else I create will be able to totally replace it. That said, those of you who would like to follow my other creative pursuits can follow me on these accounts. If I do decide to reboot What Nonsense someday, I'll be sure to announce it everywhere!

    Thanks again to SpiderForest for accepting my comic, and hosting it all this time. And of course, I'd like to thank my patient readers for the kind and thoughtful comments you've left over the years. Although shelving What Nonsense is sad for me, in a way, it also motivates me to work harder on my other story ideas. I want to write more stories that inspire and engross people, and give those stories the satisfying endings they deserve.