053 It just sort of...flopped

February 9th, 2017, 2:45 pm

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Reply NtKGar, February 9th, 2017, 3:14 pm

OK, and now to wander away from the humans because they're probably not what you're reading Neko the Kitty for.

I've figured out something new to do with the vote incentives, today's one is something of a cover image, they're fairly loose free-form doodles รก la Yellow Sticky, but along a particular theme :)

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Reply Sam Cornick, February 11th, 2017, 8:18 pm

All caught up! It's taken the last three or four days (at maybe three hours per day) but I finished the entire archive.

I wanted to let you know that I greatly enjoyed nearly every form this comic has taken. It started with the life of Gar and his friends, with Neko providing commentary. We then shift to Neko and his family, eventually focusing on Keno's life. And then Things Got Weird, the McJefferstein story kind of dragged on and Neko's Imagination Land came in from left field, but I really enjoyed Poe's arc. In fact I"d say Poe became my favorite character (I'm on the edge of my seat to see what happens to him now that his magic has been drained).

I feel like I'm starting to ramble. I guess that's what happens when you absorb 14(!) years of a comic in just a few days.

Anyway I love the characters and their diverse personalities. Yeah the cats are all sociopaths, but you make it work. Are we going to find out what happened to Gar in the comic? I can't remember when we last saw him. And what about Eli? We left him homeless and his car was just blown up by Chaos-drunk Poe. Sarah also seems to have fallen to the wayside and Jeff is dead (which I understand is because his real life inspiration turned into an asshole). It seems the only humans are now Alice and Ellen, and apparently Taylor.

Before I end, I want to let you know I appreciate all the work and energy you put into this silly comic. I read every post you made about your good times and rough patches. Remeber that Neko the Kitty is bringing joy to people with every update, even if the don't comment to tell you. Years ago I was a silent reader, I commented exactly once even though NtK was one of my favorite webcomics. Then my computer crashed and I lost all my bookmarks. And I'm still rambling.

So yeah. Basically I love your work, I'm all caught up, and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

Reply NtKGar, February 12th, 2017, 3:13 pm

Thanks Sam. We'll be getting rid of some characters in this book, but we'll be giving them endings. Jeff's death happened off-screen but it's not as if it didn't have an impact on people. One of the things I've been working on for at least the last couple of years has been strengthening the emotional core of the comic, and an experienced absence is something everyone's going to share sooner or later so that's built in now but doesn't affect every character evenly. Not the least of reasons being that the cats are all sociopaths (or, to put it another way: they're all cats :P) Last time we saw Gar he was passed out on Alice's couch looking very dishevelled at the beginning of Keno and Murphy's Unintentional Advencha.

We're focusing on the title character a bit more tightly in the current book though, keeping things from his viewpoint with occasional sidelines. Things Get Weird DID drag and I can't blame that ALL on the co-writer wanting desperately for the character originally loosely based on him to turn into a Mary Suepervillain :P

The human cast are still in position though. When Poe lost his magic Alice and Neko weren't there, but Lobster and Tony were and there's some fairly literal fallout from what happened. Eli's lost everything but was with someone kind when last we saw him, Sarah and Alice are good friends and Maisy lives with Sarah so we'll definitely be seeing her again.

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