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.