INT – Night, it’s a dark and empty stage. Scenery has been removed and a lone worklight sits upstage. Mark sits on the apron between the dim footlights.
It seemed appropriate to end on a William Shatner singing reference, don’t you think?
Zortic has been a huge part of my life for almost 14 years. What has driven and inspired the incredible run has been you, the readers and fans who have contributed your energy and enthusiasm at every twist and turn. There is nothing in my life that has given me more of a thrill than hearing someone come up to me and tell me that Zortic helped inspire them to take up cartooning.
In addition to the fans are the other creative artists I’ve had the honor to work with and alongside. These are some of the most talented and driven individuals I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. The tiny handful of cameos I’ve squeezed into this last strip is barely a scratch on the tip of the iceberg of people I’d like to thank and acknowledge. To each and every one of you that have shared this journey with me, I give a sincere “Thank You”.
I have no intention of disappearing completely. I’m still working with Tiffany Ross on Abby’s Agency, and if you haven’t read my strip Saucer Seekers, please stop by and say “hello”. I’m also going to be focusing on some other, non comic, related projects. So watch for them and please let me know what you think.
And thus ends the adventures of Zortic, Zoie and Splink. At least for now. These characters have been such a central part of my life for so long, I can’t image leaving them alone for very long. In fact, their next adventure is already nagging at my mind. So even though there may not be any more weekly updates, don’t be a stranger. There’s sure more Zortic fun coming soon.
(Mark raises his fingers in the traditional Vulcan salute.)
Live Long and Proser!