So.

You may have noticed that big “THE END” up there.

Experience Boost is finished. I started work on the comic in early 2013. I’d spent over a year since graduating college looking for work, and was slowly going stir crazy doing/accomplishing nothing in my (now) wife and I’s little studio apartment.Β So I decided to make something. And I decided to make a comic. A comic about one of my favorite types of games.

I don’t know if you can tell from those early strips, but I was not much of an artist at the time. (I think I’m slightly better now.)

It’s been over six years and over 750 comics, and I want to thank all of you that have read and supported my little MMO webcomic. Even after WoW Insider died and eventually Blizzard Watch stopped doing Sunday Comics round ups (By the way, big thanks to both of those sites for sharing my comic with their much, much bigger audiences). I’ve always worked to make Experience Boost the kind of comic and story that I would enjoy, and I’m happy and humbled that so many of you have enjoyed it as well.

The biggest thanks goes to my kickass wife, Jordan, who has been supportive of me basically not having a job while I drew funny pictures really badly until I was doing it kind of okay. If you’re reading this, (and you should be, it’s my big goodbye to my comic post, jeez) I want you to know how much I appreciate you being there for me throughout this entire six-year endeavor. Coming over to read my comics whenever I’m not sure about my writing or art. Putting up with me drawing until midnight or later. Sewing me a plush Cubert. You’re amazing and I love you more than I can ever really say.

I plan to start another comic in the not so distant future, if you want to stay up to date on that, you can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr (however long that’s gonna be around), or keep an eye on the Experience Boost Facebook page. Or if you prefer, you can sign up for a mailing list here (I promise I will only use this to notify you about the next comic I do, and only once).

(If your body and soul demand more Experience Boost, know that I will be continuing to do monthly bonus strips over on the Experience Boost Patreon, at least until I start up my next comic project.)

Thanks again to all of you that have supported Experience Boost and myself. It means the world to me.

-Russell Brooks