Saturday, April 9, 2016
Comic Release: The Birthday Gift 11 - Graduation
Available here: http://www.erenischcomics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1185
This comic is my longest to date with 63 pages. I put a lot of self-references and George-Lucas-style plot rhymes in the story. I'm sure most of these will go unnoticed by newer converts, but I hope veterans will appreciate them. I included no cameos from the forumfolk in this one because it is already full to the brim with characters. All main BG characters appear in this story, except for a few who are either dead, or kidnapped by Sukoneryahskan mafia.
This is more or less the ending I had in mind from the start. As some of you already know, this saga is based on an unpublished comic of mine. The original was a very simple story and it was a lot shorter, but I somehow managed to replicate its major plot points throughout the BG series. When I made the first Birthday Gift, I wasn't planning to make it an eleven-part series. It could have stopped right there. But I kept going back to the characters I like most, so here we are. It must be over 550 pages now, even if you don't count the spinoffs.
The ending is not a traditional one. I designed it to have some kind of ambiguity. Some of you might get angry, some might have panic attacks. I expect riots on the streets. There is no need for panic, all will be fine. Take it easy. Drink some water.