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boot_error: Not new, just more of the same. - Comic Number 426 - End

End Tuesday 5th 2007f June 2007

Visit the new comic:

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

Mike Rouse-Deane said:

Boot_error is not for life, it's just for Christmas :)

[11/06/07 12:52am]

h0b0 said:

i really have to stop coming back onto B_e, i've got to understand that it's over and me logging back on wont make a difference :(

[11/06/07 8:08am]

Swedey said:

Ive just got back updating myself for the last 6 comics, and this is where it stops? :(
Well pope, i enjoyed the ride, this comic sure has alot of good memories, when i first discovered it i was watching the Woodstock documentary on tv, and i couldnt get my eyes off boot error, read thru a 100 or so of your comics that night :p

[11/06/07 12:13pm]

Loney said:

I feel like yelling "No" But I hate breaking Cliché laws. I'm surprised to say the least; but it's been great reading your comic Pope! Good luck with Graff.

[13/06/07 9:12am]

EvoL said:

Well... I'm sad to see it end... but Boot_Error was certainly fun while it lasted... And I'm glad you chose to have goat storyline at the end of it.

[13/06/07 9:57pm]

sadand depressed said:


Why must it end? This is one of my favorite comics...


[15/06/07 2:02am]

D? said:

Hey Pope, can we see what the boot_error characters would look like if they were in the style of Graff? It would be a cool thing to see :)

[15/06/07 12:16pm]

The_Pope said:

Well some characters from boot_error will appear in Graff and there have already been appearances by Baron Aaron Von Bunch and the Mexican :D

[15/06/07 1:01pm]

D? said:

Oh, awesome!

[16/06/07 1:31am]

Jo said:

I cant believe I'm hearing this...

Its so abrupt and like unexpected!

This is the only webcomic I've ever really been interested in and I've been reading it right since the beggining!

I do think the last story arc wasn't finished very well, I'm hoping to god you do something else, although I do believe this is the end of B_E

What is next, will it be on this website or another?

Thanks for all the laughs though Pope! Bye

See you around!

[20/06/07 7:03pm]

D? said:

Here's what I think.

boot_error was awesome. Actually, it still is. I liked it for it's storylines, it's jokes, and it's characters that just go perfect together. Graff, on the other hand is pretty much the opposite of this- no storylines, there are jokes, but few I'd actually get, and you haven't developed the characters at all.

Bye, boot_error.

I hope Graff is just in it's early days and will change.

[22/06/07 11:57am]

The_Pope said:

Personalities take a while to emerge, the strips for Graff are one off jokes because it's easier for new readers to get into and the humour is graffiti orientated and that won't change.

It may be less accessible than boot_error but I enjoy it very much.

[22/06/07 10:52pm]

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