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(Fair warning, most of this will be what's posted on the actual comic page, so if you've already seen that, then this will be pretty moot.)

My webcomic Twisted Mirrors has finally come to an end. if you'd like to see the final product. There are hits and there are misses, but it's done! :D

...but that doesn't mean that this is the end!

There's going to be a sequel. It will be set an indeterminate amount of time into the future and feature an entirely different cast of characters. I don't intend to even mention the characters from the first comic in it, so if you're looking for direct connections, you may be disappointed. (The point of open-ended endings is to allow you the readers to decide what happens, if I start dictating things to you then that's rendered moot.)

I learned a lot from the mistakes I made with the first comic and I hope to correct at least some of them. As far as the story goes, it's going to be a much more traditional story structure. The non-traditional structure of the first comic wasn't really intentional, so I don't want to even attempt it again. Having the story set more solidly will allow me to focus in on the characters a bit more, which is what I really enjoy writing anyway.

The sequel will be darker, especially in the beginning. I don't mean superficially dark in the way that some stories are. It won't be any more violent or "gritty" than the first one (arguably less so, since the first comic had a room full of gore) it will just be in the tone. And I said, this is mostly in the first couple of chapters, but I just wanted to point that out.

There'll be a couple of other changes too in the way pages are made as well, but I don't think they'll look too different. They'll still be the same pen-and-ink black-and-white style.

I think that's everything I wanted to explain. The only other thing to discuss is when the comic will start. Since I was working on the last comic with a substantial buffer, I've actually already taken a month off and have started work on the sequel, so this won't be a situation of a webcomic going on hiatus and never coming back. There will be a hiatus however, I'm just not sure how long. So what do you guys think? At the very least I'd like to build my buffer back up to where it was. There's part of me that wants to wait a little longer to get some of the first few pages done in order to post several at the same time so it can start with a bit of substance...but then it'd take a long time and I'm not sure I'm that patient. So what would you guys prefer? Start as soon as it's ready? Or wait a bit and post a bunch of the intro together?

Either way, there will be at least SOME hiatus. This page will continue to update every Monday, but for a while it will be with concept art for the sequel. If you don't want to stick around for that, I completely understand. You can watch either my Deviantart page or the facebook page (…). I will be posting announcements on both when the comic proper will resume.

Let me know what you guys think!

And thank you all again for reading! This has been a blast to make. I've met some amazing people through this project and I've had so much fun doing it! That's why I can't quit! See you for whatever comes next!
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man... hah wow it's done. God, that was so good! That flash is so good! The animated bits are great, when Tai started moving I was shocked haha!
And personally I say build up as much as you can so you can start the story with a handful of pages at once. Maybe just go as long as your patience holds out haha. Either way I'm super excited to see it whenever it comes out.. I'm so curious what this next story will tell.
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Is it bad I'm kinda glad the animation caught you off guard? The mental image is kinda fun. :D But thank you! I'm so glad people are enjoying this! It was so long in the making, I thought about giving up on it. There's parts I still don't like, but I'm pretty glad I stuck it out.

I'm also kind of pleasantly pleased by how many people sound like they're willing to wait. Like, it feels like a really nice compliment somehow and it's all very humbling in a good way. You guys are the best.

My initial plan was to wait until the prologue was done and post it all at once...but it's like 12 pages long and that plus the buffer feels like entirely too much. The first five pages might be a nice happy medium, though. :D (Now I just gotta rustle up enough concept art to make it through that much time!)
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all XD! I think I'd feel the same way hahaha
I'm really glad too that you stuck it out. Especially for something like your story's finale. It's done and it's here forever now, that's awesome. It'll be especially awesome to look back on it as you're working on the sequel and see how far you are each step of the way. And even if you feel later on embarrassed by the old art, it still looks good to your audience XD We like it now, we'll still like it in the future haha
That's why we're your fans!
bhudicae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:jumpingjacks: :tinyhappyclapwithbounce: +plz :clap: :clap: Happy Clap Cutie Emote :clap: Clap emoticon clap remake 1b  2015 NaNoEmo - #25 High Clap a whole crowd of me applauding, heehee)
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I didn't even realize there were that many clapping emoticons!
...I have learned something new today.

Also, thank you! :bow:
bhudicae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, yes, I am an "add media" junkie! lol
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