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And so it ends. Eight years ago I made the first AFR comic. I had no idea then how long it would go on. I certainly never imagined getting 340 comics out of it. Back when I started, there were only a couple other WoW-themed comics on the web. Now there are dozens of fabulous comics for you to enjoy. I am happy to leave the field to so many people who are cleverer, funnier, and much better artists than I am.
It’s been a lot of fun, and the best part of all has been you, the readers. Whether you’ve been following AFR for years or just stumbled on it today, whether you’ve contributed to the comments or just been a reader, you are what has made these 340 comics worthwhile. Thank you all.
AFR may be ending, but I’ll still be around. You can follow my non-WoW comics over at Tabula Candida, and I’ll have a new creative venture to announce very soon.
Thanks for eight good years, and may all your hits be critical.
A couple final favorites for Gord and Alaxia.
This is one of the few comics where Gord doesn’t play the straight man but actually gets to come out on top. This is from back in the day when Sunder Armor was a separate warrior ability that stacked up to five times. The most fun part of creating this comic was deciding what the sound effects should be for each application of Sunder as the poor scarlet guard lost more and more of his armor.
Inspired by The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” here’s the WoW-themed “Don’t Stand In The Fire,” and Gord is back to being the butt of the joke. Alaxia is singing into her staff like a microphone in the last panel. Hurgon is supposed to playing air guitar, though I don’t think it comes across so well. Morgatha is just being Morgatha. You can tell I didn’t have any good fire effects at the time because the smoldering effect on Gord is pretty lame. Oh well.
Fan Favorites part 1
Fan Favorites part 2