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All Things Must…

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…come to an end.

It felt strange to post the last panel.  For me, finishing a story is like losing your best friends. The only thing that can get me over it is to write another story.  I hope you’ve enjoyed Seven Extraordinary Things.  Visitors to this site have been remarkably supportive, and I am grateful for the many kind emails and comments that have come to me over the last year.

My next story will be The Curious Saga of No-One.  I had planned to launch it Monday, November 29th (2010), but I’ve decided to delay it for seven days.  There are a few technical things that still have to be worked out with the new site, and frankly, I could use a week off.

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The Curious Saga of No-One

Please check back in the coming days for further announcements.  In the meantime, if anyone has any questions for me regarding 7XT, the new story, or the new site you can post them here, or email me, and I will do my best to answer them.

10 Comments to All Things Must…

  1. by Marina

    On November 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Dear Doug,
    thank you so much for this Xtraordinary tale.

    Although I am certain the new story you are working on will be beautiful, I rather hope you will continue this one.

    Characters are beautiful and can be expanded. Nina can be a real Muse now. Janis could marry Mr. Sheppard (!) at the end of second year at Loomis. Etc. etc.

    Who says all things must come to an end? Not in comics!

    Love and chocolate,
    Marina in Switzerland

  2. by Georga

    On November 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I loved 7XT! I really hope at some point you consider revisiting the characters for a short follow up where we can see how they are doing. He never finished his list – paint one great picture and visit the moon. He also added making things up to Claire on there. I want to know if he ever finishes his list.

    I am very much looking forward do the new story.

  3. by Shaharw

    On November 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for putting 7XT out here for everyone to read and enjoy. It has been an adventure. I’m looking forward to the Curious Saga of No-One. Enjoy your time off!

  4. by Tara Ball

    On November 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    That was wonderful.

    As I’ve said before in a few emails to you, this graphic novel has inspired me for my own. I’m still getting my supplies and finishing the written piece. (I ‘thought’ it was done, but nope) And, my ‘studio’ is too cold to work on anything during the winter.

    I can’t wait to read “The Curious Saga of No-One”. Will this one be in color or black and white? I’d like to see it in color. More work to it, but the color will add a different kind of emotion to the visual story you are telling.

    Enjoy your week off. ^___^

  5. by Leona

    On November 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Doug,

    I have faith in you. Just tell me where to find the new comic and I’ll be there. But at the moment…I can’t figure out where you’re going to put it :]

    Have a good relaxation.

  6. by Chloe

    On November 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Doug, thank you so much for such an amazing comic. It really brightened my days. I’m excited to see more of your work!

  7. by Ioana Barbu

    On November 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Hello Doug!
    Thank you for this wonderful graphic novel.
    As a soon-to-be art student it really gave me a lot to think about. Nina’s story even reached my tears.
    As I already told you on facebook, I’ve never seen such a beautifully-drawn comic.
    If I’ll ever get to make my own comic book, you’ll surely be an important source of inspiration due to your amazing “brush strokes” and accuracy.
    The story so far got pretty round and an eventual continuity could easily break this balance.
    Even though I got attached to your characters and the story itself, I am also eager to read your next story.
    But until then, enjoy your week off.

  8. by ZenKai

    On December 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Doug,

    That was truly awe-inspiring. I found it today, read it in its entirety (thank God my company doesn’t watch our net usage), and I was genuinely moved. You have a fan for life.

    One question though: PLEASE tell me you didn’t do this on scratch board? Your negative space and shading is astounding, but I may have to quit art myself if I believe someone could have done this in that medium.

    [Zk]

  9. by Angela

    On December 1, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Doug,
    Thank you for the wonderful story and the insparaition. I can’t wait to read The Curious Saga of No-One.

  10. by admin

    On December 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Regarding ZenKai’s question: some of the techniques I used were inspired by scratch board, but it was all done on the computer. I posted a little about my work methods here: http://www.sevenextraordinarythings.com/my-process-of-complication

    I also made a few video demonstrations: http://www.sevenextraordinarythings.com/digital-inking-demonstration-01

    and…

    http://www.sevenextraordinarythings.com/digital-inking-demonstration-02

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