Today is the end of an era, as John Allison wraps up the wonderful Scary Go Round. Nothing lasts for ever, as Allison says in his blog.
There's been plenty written on the blog this year about why it was time to finish - but mostly it boils down to the fact that I don't feel that anything should run forever. Webcomics grew out of people who wanted to draw newspaper comic strips, and with that seems to come the notion that we should whittle away at life-long works. But unless you're whittling - and I choose my words carefully here - some kind of "magic tree", eventually you will end up with nothing left.It's a path he's taken earlier too, his first web comic Bobbins ended and out of those ashes came Scary Go Round.
Allison's take on surreal northern life isn't gone for ever - something new will be taking its place in a few weeks.
I'll be looking to forward to what comes next.