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The Trapper Lad - The End

Comic 17 - The End

23rd Jan 2017
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The End
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)

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Author Notes:

23rd Jan 2017
Leafa
This has been one of the shortest comics I've ever put together, but it still feels like a long time ago that I started out on it. It was actually five months!

Some very important points to note:

1 - THANK YOU FOR READING!!! And for your support. All your likes and comments etc etc always keep me going. I read them all, normally many times over, and each one matters. You're the best.

2 - Don't lose touch! I'm sure I'm going to do another comic again. I've definitely got some more episodes of Marginalia in the works.
You can find me on Tumblr, Tapastic, or my own website! As well as through ComicFury.

3 - If you enjoyed the comic, it would be amazing if you could share a link on social media, tell your friends and generally spread the word. Thanks so much.

See you next time, in another story!

Comments:

23rd Jan 2017
Kevtrev
Whoa, I didn't expect it to end just yet. I do admire your ability to come up with all these short stories, though. I feel like I started too big with my first project; it would be nice to have bunch of completed shorter stories.

Great job and I'll keep an eye out for whatever's next :)
23rd Jan 2017
Leafa
Thanks! I love short stories. I hope I'll get to do something longer soon though.
23rd Jan 2017
rokulily
ah man your stuff is just so good
23rd Jan 2017
Leafa
Bawwwwww thank you!
23rd Jan 2017
JammyTheBirb
Aw my heart ;_;

You really do have a rare skill for creating really interesting characters and stories in so few pages. It's just awesome. There's always so much character and heart in your comics!
24th Jan 2017
The Doodler
This subverted my expectations of this story in such a cool way. A+
24th Jan 2017
RoseLaflesh
That was a great ending. Although one nitpick I have is you say 'It was underground, over many weeks..." Do you mean "I was underground..." or does it refer to something else? The sentence comes off as a little awkward and confusing to me.
24th Jan 2017
Bryfang
I didn't think it was confusing, "It was underground-" seems to be referring to the bonding process with his dad.

Anyway, nice work Leafa!
24th Jan 2017
Leafa
I think the problem comes from the fact that I've chopped up the sentence across the panels. Stuck together it's:

It was underground over many weeks (months, years) that we found her again. Together.

Which I hope makes sense. I've spotted a capital letter which shouldn't be there so that might have thrown you off reading it as one long sentence, I'll go and fix that!
24th Jan 2017
RoseLaflesh
Yes, it makes much more sense now. I think that it was chopped up was what confused me a little.
25th Jan 2017
Miaubol
A beautiful end. Despite all what they've gone through, they did find happiness :D

I didn't quite understand the text narrative, but I think it's because I'm not a native speaker. "It was underground" is an idiom?
25th Jan 2017
Leafa
Not an idiom, just the location they were when they "found her again" - underground, in the mine. I could have put "It was in a field that we found her again," if they'd been working on a farm!

I particularly wanted to use the word underground, though, because Tom's gone from thinking about his mother being under the ground dead in a coffin, to thinking about her being under the ground with him and his father while they work in the mine, in their memories and their love for each other.

28th Jan 2017
Miaubol
Yes, I see :)) That was how I originally understood it too, the connection between them through the "same" location. Like "we were underground when we found her", but now I also see, how it's phrased here it puts a particular emphasis on "underground" - "it was underground and not anywhere else". Great work, I really like this end.
12th Feb 2017
lorddarke
It's very difficult to find a simple line-drawn comic tell a story with such feeling and warmth, you brought the characters to life, and gave them souls.

Wow. Ed.
12th Feb 2017
Leafa
Thank you very much!