Tangled River Page 305

posted 20th Jan 2021, 12:00 AM

Tangled River Page 305
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20th Jan 2021, 12:00 AM

snowshadow

Dear Readers,

I hope I didn’t catch you all by surprise, but this is the final page of Tangled River. I started the story over 6 years ago by writing the entire script, including this ending. Though I’ve veered quite a bit off course from that original script, I’ve pretty much stuck with the basic sequence of events. Now that it’s all done, I finally feel free to answer any questions about the story, something I haven’t been doing so as to not give anything away.

I want to thank all of you readers for sticking with my tale, even though its unfolding has occasionally been rather slow. Reading a story 1 page a week is probably not the optimal way to consume graphic fiction, but there was a time when many of the great newspaper strips appeared only on Sundays, and for followers of Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant etc., it was the standard way of reading comics. Of course today everyone’s attention span is a lot shorter, which is why if there’s any of you who have been reading Tangled River from Day One, you should get a medal.

For those of you who would like collected editions of Tangled River, I’d like to put in a plug for https://artithmeric.com/. They have produced beautiful hardcover editions of the whole story in English and Italian versions, four volumes each. We’ve temporarily removed the books from the online store, so we can fix some errors, and also to print them in a much larger size. Steve Bee, the owner, is a fan of European style albums, and wants these books to have a similar large-size format. I expect the books will be available again very soon.

http://www.itsalivepress.com/ is a relatively new publisher, who will be releasing Tangled River as a 12 issue monthly comic series, starting I believe in May 2021, distributed by Diamond.

Lastly, I will be retiring the pen-name snowshadow. When I first decided to do a webcomic, I saw that lots of creators were using pen-names and decided to give it a try. In reality my name is Michael Cohen, and I currently live in a small town in Italy. I created and published comics during the self-publishing boom in the ‘90’s, including Strange Attractors, Mythography, and The Forbidden Book, all of which are long out of print. Artithmeric.com has reprinted the entire Strange Attractors saga in 4 hardcover volumes, entitled “Pirate Peg’s Rangerette Handbook”. It’s Alive will be reprinting all 17 issues of Strange Attractors as a monthly comic. And my next project will be to finally finish up a serialized fantasy story that ran in each of Mythography’s 8 issues, originally called “Empyrean Tales”, but now renamed as “A Gathering of Spells”. I’m planning on putting up a couple of pages a week on Comic Fury starting soon.

Anyway, I’ve gone on long enough. Thanks again to all you readers and I sincerely hope you were satisfied with the conclusion of Tanya’s story.

Michael Cohen

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20th Jan 2021, 5:46 AM

snowshadow

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I'm working hard on resizing all the pages, so I hope we can have the larger sized editions up on the artithmeric.com site in a week or so.

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20th Jan 2021, 1:00 AM

plymayer

Well done.

I'll be checking out those web sites for a hard copy.

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20th Jan 2021, 1:11 AM

Amber

Thank you so much for sharing this story with us! I’ve enjoyed reading it over the years (amazing it has been years).

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20th Jan 2021, 1:53 AM

Talina m

Thank you for the enjoyable read. My best wishes on your future projects

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20th Jan 2021, 2:52 AM

:)

Read this since the very first strips if not the first. And it was a good read.
Prince Valiant, ha, that still exists. I wanted to say "Who remembers that", but it's still ongoing apparently - color me surprised.

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20th Jan 2021, 3:52 AM

yudhist

wonderful ending! coloring page 001, Nov 1st, 2014... yah, it has been a long journey -- thank you for it. I read this thru topwebcomics and enjoyed also how we got you down from 500+ into the 40-70 range where you stayed for years.

Congradulations on your work, will follow up on your links!!

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20th Jan 2021, 5:19 AM

ComicEmpress

Hey, i love your comic, and i'll be checking out those sites for a copy
Have you considered publishing this comic on sites like webtoons.com as well? Or Tapas? Or Deviantart? A whole lot of people would fall in love with your comic on those sites as well :)

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20th Jan 2021, 5:41 AM

snowshadow

Hi. I have been running TR on Tapas, Drunk Duck, and Webtoons, but with a much smaller number of readers than Comic Fury. I tried Deviant Art for a few weeks, but didn't get much response.

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20th Jan 2021, 12:19 PM

ComicEmpress

Ah, i understand, a pity people hadnt found your comic on those sites... i subscribed to you on webtoons and deviantart at once :)

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20th Jan 2021, 12:46 PM

Amber

Have you checked out Hiveworks? As I understand it, it’s not something where they’ll automatically publish your finished comic, but they might if they feel it’s a good fit. I read a fair number of comics through them.

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20th Jan 2021, 5:23 PM

Andrew_C

I was trying to remember where I originally stumbled across this, must have been on DD. I haven't thought of that site for ages, didn't realise it was still going.

Congratulations on completing the webcomic, I've really enjoyed it, its definitely an underappreciated gem.

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20th Jan 2021, 8:00 AM

naire37

I mean, someone has to ask, right?:)
But first of all, THANK YOU. I joined the Tangled River train on page 13, I think, and have been reading consistently until the end. It's an amazing story. Captivating, honestly! And I loved how real the characters were!

That being said, sooo.. what did happen to Licorice? I assume she ran away again? Was she jealous that Tanya had "better adventures"? Did she just grow cold and bitter from her imprisonment? Or was she just as volatile as ever? That was one twist I really didn't expect.

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20th Jan 2021, 8:07 AM

Gnarly

Great story! Thanks for your considerable talent and dedication. I'LL be interested in your next (and previous) works!

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20th Jan 2021, 8:10 AM

Photomaginarium

Congrats on going all the way!

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20th Jan 2021, 8:34 AM

SeanR

Very nice. As much as I'll miss the updates, I'm glad to see it completed. So very many never do.

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20th Jan 2021, 8:46 AM

David

Bravo! Well done! :)

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20th Jan 2021, 8:46 AM

David

Bravo! Well done! :)

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20th Jan 2021, 8:58 AM

David

Oops! Accidently clicked twice.

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20th Jan 2021, 9:39 AM

Bathymetheus

Thank you very much. I don't recall what page you were on when I found this link, but it was near the beginning. You have held my attention for several years, and I appreciate the work (and love) you have put into this project.
Also, congratulations on a job well done.

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20th Jan 2021, 10:12 AM

Mild

Congrats on finishing the story!
I guess it's rereading time...

What story are you planning to tell next?

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20th Jan 2021, 2:44 PM

Zatoichi

Clever and well plotted. Great characters. Lots of original ideas. Well done!

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20th Jan 2021, 3:27 PM

Guest

It's been a good story, Ive enjoyed it very much.
Thankyou.

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20th Jan 2021, 4:43 PM

HCT

This has been a really great story. Thank you for letting everyone read it! I started reading about a year ago, and I'm sad to see it end (although I did like the ending).

Thank you again, and good luck on your future projects!

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20th Jan 2021, 7:26 PM

Torfinn I.

Thank you for sharing this with us all. May your future be happy and bright.

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