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Narbonic Enters Final Month 
4th-Dec-2006 08:25 am
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My press release...

Narbonic, Shaenon K. Garrity's long-running daily webstrip, has just entered its final month of publication. The strip will complete its six-and-a-half-year run in December, with the last strip appearing on December 31, 2006.

Narbonic was planned from the beginning with a set story arc and an ending. The strip has run daily, without missing an update, since July 31, 2000. During the course of its run, Garrity received a 2001 nomination for the
Friends of Lulu Kim Yale Award, a 2005 award for Lulu of the Year, and a 2005 Web Cartoonists' Choice Award for Best Writer. Narbonic received Websnark's 2004 Shortbread for Bringing the Funny.

Starting on January 1, 2007, Garrity will begin Narbonic: Director's Cut, rerunning the strip with daily annotations and extras, plus a weekly Narbonic podcast with Garrity, Modern Tales founder Joey Manley, and a host of special guests. Readers will be able to choose between reading the complete original Narbonic archives or following the ongoing Dirctor's Cut version.

Volume 4 of the Narbonic print collection is scheduled for a 2007 release. There will be six volumes in total.

Garrity will also appear as a guest at Vericon VII, at Harvard University, January 26-28, 2007.
Comments 
4th-Dec-2006 09:29 am (UTC)
The strip has the same birthday as me! Why did I not notice this before?
4th-Dec-2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Wow Shaenon.

That's quite an accomplishment. The amazing update schedule alone is worth applause.

You amaze me.

-glych
4th-Dec-2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
And here's me already wistful.

By the by, if you ever need me to ramble on pointlessly and at length about such topics as the Madblood Battle Anthem, Ginny, "A Brief Moment of Culture" or whatever else to pad out the upcoming DVD Special Edition Narbonic thing, I would be more than happy to.
4th-Dec-2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
I really cannot imagine how it must feel to finish this - but a victory lap to you for doing so.

Checkin' the updates every night - it's like New Year's countdown, only with emotional investment!
4th-Dec-2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Screw christmas, Narbonic is ending!
4th-Dec-2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Good thing there's going to be a methadone clinic Director's Cut edition to ease the transition.
4th-Dec-2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
>>Garrity will also appear as a guest at Vericon VII, at Harvard University, January 26-28, 2007.

ARGH. I'll be at Anime LA that week or I wouldn't miss it!! *pulls out hair*
4th-Dec-2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Dude! I totally need to show you ice cold Bostonian stuff that weekend! Because... um... because I owe you!
5th-Dec-2006 02:40 am (UTC)

Dude, it's on.
4th-Dec-2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations in advance -- now don't get hit by a meteor or anything!

I did Vericon in 2002, so I guess that was Vericon II. Say hi for me. ^^
4th-Dec-2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Cool! We should meet for coffee or something. (Too bad the good donut place in Cambridge will have closed for good at the end of December.)
5th-Dec-2006 02:41 am (UTC)

Will do. I'll be in town from Friday to Tuesday.
4th-Dec-2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
*holds up lighter, careful to keep flame away from gerbils or artwork*

I . . . I feel more choked up about this than I did about my high school graduation.

Possibly because you're less likely to tell me I'll be arrested if I try to involve silly string in the ceremony.
4th-Dec-2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And enjoy sunny Boston.
4th-Dec-2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
What will I do without my daily Narbonic?

I'll go mad, I tell ya! Maaaaad...oh! Oh my god, YOU ARE EVIL!
4th-Dec-2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
How is the Director's Cut going to work? Will it feature all strips like Queen of Wands? Will it be a strip at a time or multiple strips per day?

No matter what, I'm looking forward to it.

And congrats on being nearly finished and producing such a groovy webcomic.
5th-Dec-2006 02:43 am (UTC)

Yeah, it'll be like the Queen of Wands reruns, but with only one strip a day. Because otherwise it'd get all unweildy, what with Narbonic being a daily.
5th-Dec-2006 03:23 am (UTC)
*weeps*
5th-Dec-2006 06:39 am (UTC)
(I had a much longer wonky soppy post here, but sense prevailed.)

Thanks for the comic, Sarge. It's been grand.
6th-Dec-2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Awww. Came to the comic later on in its run than I'd have liked (missed Narbonicon), but have been enjoying it to no end since. I'd like to say thank you again for the strip; it's been the first thing I check every day since I made it through the archives.
6th-Dec-2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Hmm, I think I just might do at least a day of Vericon now; I've been considering going to it before but as it's only two weeks after the Arisia convention and I've usually been dead broke in January I've not done so in the past. The burning question is, well, will you have the Books there? I don't like to get stuff by mail, largely 'cause I don't really have a secure place to receive anything bigger than a letter, but on the other hand I can see that you might not be hauling a ton of books, gerbils, and T-shirts.
7th-Dec-2006 04:00 am (UTC)
OMG Narbonic is ending! I don't believe it's been over 6 years, it feels like it started a few months ago...
OMG you're coming to Boston! You should totally stay at our place! We're 3 blocks from a bus that goes to Harvard. And we have a futon!
8th-Dec-2006 08:17 am (UTC)

You know it! Of course I'll want to see you guys.
12th-Dec-2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm just getting caught up now, and it's going away... *sniff*

Anyway, here's a Helen LJ usericon: shaenon
12th-Dec-2006 05:51 pm (UTC)

Aw! Thank you!
12th-Dec-2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

Smallest. Fan art. Ever.
13th-Dec-2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
There should totally be a Cambridge Narbonic get-together of some sort. I'm thinking Redbones for some odd reason
18th-Dec-2006 06:00 pm (UTC)

Director's cut, yay. I guess those are becoming dee rigger; first Airie, then Dye, now you. ...But I hope no one'll expect the same from me. I have doubt enough that I'll live through the first run till 2029 as it is.

22nd-Dec-2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
So, will the "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" story in the JPG filenames be wrapping up, continued in the directors cut, published elsewhere as your whim suits, or left unfinished with you going "Heh, heh, heh" at your more rabid fans?
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