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Monday is the LAST update!



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sammitch's picture

You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

tancque's picture

I'll raise a glass for wasted talent monday. cheers

kuroi-san's picture

I don't understand... WHY...

Xelmon's picture

As an explanation and self-reflection, I feel like I have to type this out Kuroi...

When you're young, you have time and energy for everything. Once you graduate college and hopefully make a career out of it in a few years down the road, this time disappears almost completely for various reasons. To be honest, I am impressed that Jam is still drawing the comic after all these years, while working as an engineer! That is beastly stamina.

Even with beastly stamina, a weight on your shoulder is just that. That weight always there and you always have to think about it, which can be rather distract, especially if you want to focus on things more important to you in life. I think Jam made it clear that the comic has become a weight...

So, as sad as it is, she let it go.

Fuseblower's picture

I'm sure this is right. If you overdo it, you end up with no you-time, and that's not healthy. And the moment you demonstrate that you're even vaguely capable of doing things, you are likely to end up with more than you can comfortably cope with - that's unfortunately the way the world works. I keep having to remind people that there's only one of me, and even though (technically) I've retired, I have more to do than ever - it's ridiculous.

But hey, it's hard letting go, even though you know you must do it. So kudos to Jam for doing it in a carefully structured way. On the other hand, would you expect anything less from an engineer?

4ndy's picture

Colour-pen times twenty!

Bananase's picture

Thank you so much for all the wonderful stories over the years. I hope you're successful wherever your drive takes you next!

NightshadeRose's picture

Alas all good things must come to an end :(

Also the pile of markers in this comic is giving me serious flashbacks to being 5 years old and reading the book Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert Munsch XD

pinkorulez's picture

Jam nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ;-; the end is nigh v.v

Jam's picture

Wasted Talent is Ending

It's true, after over a decade of regular updates, I'm bringing Wasted Talent to its conclusion. I've put a lot of work into making the ending of this comic as good as it can be, and we'll see that rolling out in bi-weekly updates leading up to the final update on Dec 5th.


Meanwhile, I'm running a Kickstarter for the final two collected print editions. I'll only be printing as many as I need to fulfill the Kickstarter, so if you're interested in that DON'T WAIT!


I've been hearing your messages all day about how you'll miss Wasted Talent and they've been really touching and sweet, thank you! Of COURSE I'm going to miss the comic too, and honestly the wonderful community we've built together here is what kept me going for so very long. Rest assured that if you want, there will be a way to keep my creative pursuits in your lives going forward, and I honestly believe that my comics from here on out are only going to get better and better.


Happy Tuesday!

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