That’s actually quite impressive – I’m still stuck at this Tuesday.
That’s all folks! Thanks to everyone for tuning in every Tuesday and I hope you all won’t miss your regular slice of afterlife weirdness too much. I’ve written a longer news post about the end of the series over here. And, while Ghosts may have reached it’s end, that doesn’t mean your Tuesdays will be empty of new webcomic goodness at E-merl. Tune back in next week, same place, same time, for the debut episode of my brand new webcomic serial, Solid Metal Override.
In my continuing quest to write these news posts further and further apart, it’s now been an impressive one year and seven months since the last one. To summarise events in this period: first life at E-merl towers got steadily better for seven months or so, and then the pandemic happened and things in general have more or less been put on hold for a year. Which, given how much worse than that the pandemic has been for many people, is something I can’t really complain about. So in lieu of complaint, lets solider on to the actual point of this news post: Ghosts of The Great Mistake, which finished its three-and-a-half year run this week.
Thanks to everyone who has tuned in regularly to read Ghosts either here at E-merl or over at webtoon. I began the series back in September 2017 at a time where I felt like I desperately needed to start making comics again, having taken more than a year off from regular webcomic updates to focus on finishing my doctorate. Between Trump and Brexit, the world didn’t feel like a particularly nice place in 2017 and Ghosts was at least partly a reaction to that. And then of course the world got worse, first on the home front and then for everyone with the arrival of Covid-19. But Ghosts kept on going through all of it and managed to do exactly what I needed it to – it let me rediscover the simple joys of making comics and it helped keep me sane at the times in my life when I really needed that extra bit of sanity. I think it was somewhere around episode 106 that I originally decided to start teasing out a storyline that might bring a conclusion to the series. I had no idea at the time that it’d take me another 76 episodes to finally wrap the whole thing up.
If you’ve enjoyed Ghosts and never sampled any of my other work, might I suggest you peruse this page and check out some of my previous webcomic series? And in case you’re wondering what you’ll do without Ghosts in your life every Tuesday then fear not – I’ve got a new series in the pipeline that will launching at E-merl and webtoon in the very near future. What series you ask? Well, more news on that soon but… okay… here’s a little hint.
Rare moment of optimism in otherwise terminally dark series! Yay!
Annnnd we’re basically done. Tune in next week as the credits role and I try to write some kind of news post summarising the whole thing.
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The title to this week’s strip almost had 3 exclamation marks, but I reigned myself in during the final edit.
This strip was originally published on January 9th 2007. Spoilers: Jesus did not, in fact, come back.
For your easy reference: Back in the pub that time.