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And this is the end of boot_error.

I've decided to stop updating for a number of reasons really...the art style of the comic is a little restrictive and since the very first boot_error strip I made on the 6th of June, 2004 (the strips I made at the beginning of the comic's life weren't good, so they weren't included in the archive when the aqua green site launched) my art has improved a fair bit beyond what is essentially a copy and paste comic. Also, the comic doesn't really have any themes which are close to my heart. Don't get me wrong, I love duck-tape and pandas but I can't express 'me' with boot_error. There are currently no plans to release any more volumes.

With that explanation out the way, I'd like to thank the friends that have made the ride a bigger joy than the tiny4k destination. First and foremost, I'd like to give the BIGGEST thanks to Glen 'ReadMe' Mailer who has been the code gorilla for the site since the start. Without him, boot_error would not exist, no word of a lie. He first coded a neat little menu for the website at the beginning, then a simple comic navigation script, then a website, then an uber comic navigation script and so many other things here and there. I promise you amigo, I'll pay you back for all you've done one day.

What is a comic without readers? I sure don't make these strips only to entertain myself (there are better ways to do that) and I'm bloody chuffed so many people enjoy reading boot_error. I appreciate every comment you make (apart from those bloody annoying "first view, first comment" rubbish you guys love to pull), whether it be good or bad, I truly do. The internet is great for that sort of feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you : D

And now for all the other chaps I'd like to thank in no particular order: Surpass Hosting for the great hosting and ever helpful customer service, Zogger for recommending Surpass but also helping out with early DNS questions, Chris Kirk for converting my design of the current site into a working template and for being a great comicomrade, Bev for being there from the start with his brother-like comic Chooken (which you must check out), Animus for being another one of the first webcomic creator friends I made when I started out, Lulu for being a great print-on-demand service, Patrick Findlay for being the man behind the always awesome Thing, Travis Riddle for being another comicomrade who I always enjoy chatting with, Macromedia (now Adobe) for making such a great program as Fireworks MX, Madsen for being a courteous dude, Eyeskream Webcomic Creators Group for accepting me into their awesome community, Lem for being the best damn British webcomic out there and for being a memorable table-neighbour, Phil for no good reason, Joe for letting me use his computer to upload a strip one time when my internet exploded, Jon Scrivens for being another comicomrade and jointly staying up late as we finish our comic strips we should've started earlier, Chris (and James, even if we don't talk, haha) for being another comicomrade and finally all, or should that be any, of my friends and family that read.

Of course the comic bug doesn't leave the body so easily and I've started another webcomic called Graff. It's a far cry from boot_error, with a more free art style and about graffiti culture, something I'm 'into' in a big way. It won't be for everyone but if you like your graffiti/street art, you should definately check it out.

It's been truly nifty : )

Viewer Comments


Steve said:

I'll definitely miss boot_error. It's been a lot of fun.

[07/06/07 5:29pm]

Sean said:

Sorry to hear you are leaving us.. Been reading for a long time (though never posted any comments..) and have love it all the way through. Anyway.. good luck.

[07/06/07 5:43pm]

Jeffery said:

Aww man but ... hmm ...
There is only one thing to say to this.
bltpppppppppppppppp.

... Thanks for the show.

[07/06/07 11:16pm]

Ned said:

Its friday.... but theres no episode..... why... WHY GOD WHY :'(

Good luck with your other comic i suppose... ill miss boot_error though

[08/06/07 12:11am]

boot_error fan said:

*sad music plays*
it looks like he was serious

[08/06/07 12:31pm]

boot_error fan said:

i dont know why i still check here every few hours.
Guess i should give up

[08/06/07 7:38pm]

The_Pope said:

Haha, quite possibly, although a Christmas Special strip does sound good :)

[08/06/07 8:31pm]

Jc said:

Meh, time to delety link to this place now.

[08/06/07 9:34pm]

Aranthos said:

Well... It had to come to an end sometime, if not now, we'd only have gotten more attached to B_E and thus been more pained when it ended. And even if Ivan did keep going with it indefinetely, one day he's gonna die, also ending the comic. So if anything it's a good thing it ended now.

[08/06/07 9:43pm]

boot_error fan said:

im attached to it now
On a later note, this comic makes a good Desktop background
And please do a big fulfilling Christmas special.
Some shows only come back for Christmas these days. Vicar of Dibley, do you have any idea how long ago there was a series, but every year, Christmas special.
Let Boot_error come back, if not just for Christmas.
Your cardboard cut-outs of Ed and Eric the Orange would thankyou for it.

[09/06/07 12:37am]

Parry said:

*single tear fallls down cheek*

Well thanks for the run, hope everything goes as awesomely for you as the comic has been for all of us.

[09/06/07 3:05am]

Jake48.2 said:

Such is life I suppose. No possible way of allowing fans to carry out this comic in your eternal absense?

[09/06/07 5:23am]

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