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12/31/13

The script for this cartoon had two endings. I even drew the other one a week ago, that's how much Iíve been flipflopping on this. But now I believe my days of drawing a cartoon every day are over; and I'm not willing to do AKOTAS on a lesser schedule.

I first started drafting this script the day before Thanksgiving, a few days after running that mid-November pledge. That was the same day my wife most recently went to the ER (see the Creative Process of 11/29/13). I note this because I want to emphasize that the October essay in this space, claiming no intent to bring AKOTAS to a close, predates by about a month the exterior factors that have been the last straw that brought me to this decision. I did mean what I said in October at the time. But since then I turned 54 and, well, you've read the highlights of the rest over the course of Creative Process. At this writing we're not certain what income my wife can still bring in and I may end up, though perhaps only temporarily, with an actual part-time second job.

There will be about six more AKOTAS cartoons, proper cartoons (unless there are also some fillers, an undeniable possibility), wrapping up the major story arcs and the new slayer story arc, derived from preexisting scripts some of which predate the AKOTAS debut.

Sorry about the mess.

Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, C'est la Vie, Bring Back Roomies, Dumbing of Age Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Spacetrawler, Girl Genius Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, All New Issues, Ctrl+Alt+Del
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, LuAnn, Pearls Before Swine, Schlock Mercenary
Webcomics I read weekday evenings: Something Positive, Girls With Slingshots, Questionable Content, El Goonish Shive, Striptease, Dinosaur Comics, Medium Large, Shortpacked, Hijinks Ensue, Wapsi Square, Scenes from a Multiverse, Sheldon, Sluggy Freelance, Devil's Panties, Welcome To The Future, Help Desk, Real Life, PvP, LitBrick, Mary Elizabeth's Sock Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Two Lumps, Bruno, Little Dee, Gospel of Carol, xkcd Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: Darths & Droids, The Gutters, Bruno, Little Dee, NIMONA
Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Station V3, Sinfest, Skin Horse, Peanuts
Webcomics I read Sundays: Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Get Out of My Head, Blue Milk Special, Three Panel Soul, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Megatokyo, Punch an' Pie, Gronk, Head Trip, Irregular Comic, Sporkman Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, My Name is Might Have Been, Dandy & Company, AppleGeeks, No Room for Magic, Li'l Mell, Breakfast of the Gods, Something Happens, Butternut Squash, Sketchies, 13 Seconds, Anywhere But Here, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, Count Your Sheep, Kismetropolis, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, I Draw Comics, Reasoned Cognition, Tux & Bunny, Perry Bible Fellowship, Let's Be Friends Again, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Brian Roney's Webcomic Reviews, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Mr. Myth, Comixtalk and Websnark.

Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthurian Legend
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios.
Historia Ecclesiastica.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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