There we go, all wrapped up. Like I was saying before, this is it, I'm not making anymore but I still wanted to set it up so it could be continued because it was supposed to be "as if I was doing the comic". I don't know, something silly like that.
I learned a lot about comics and drawing as I went and I have to say, I have much more respect for people who can keep up with doing web comics on a regular basis. Especially for the guys doing it solo. There's the drawing for sure but there's also the writing, pacing, layout, editing, finalizing, and posting. Each take their own technique and/or time and there's no one else to rely on but yourself. If you don't do it, it simply isn't done. So, kudos to them!
To address the original, I can't say I'm a fan or ever was. That said, this wasn't really meant as a hate comic to the original comic or the author for that matter. I have to admit, it was uploaded to a site that had a negative attitude towards the person and his comic. It was the wrong message to send by posting it there and that's really all I can say. It doesn't help to justify it so I'll say that it was a mistake and leave it at that.
Getting back to this version of the comic though, man is it different. Like, really, I could have slapped any label on it and changed the names and at best you'd probably be like "This reminds me of Jack. You even did a plane crash comic. Are you ripping off Jack?" The characters are quite different and plots and focuses are different but there's enough there to be like "hmm". Anyways, that said I still tried to pull from the source in areas but it's almost Michael Bay level of "following the source material". Perhaps worse.
That all said, I still like my story. It's not great or anything. Kinda slow and rushed at the same time. I also enjoy my characterizations. They could use some more fleshing out and as the story progressed I'd love to explore that more. I'd also like to follow as the original did and make it a variety comic. It all comes back to Jack, but you get to explore the world around not only him but the mortal realm. I feel like it'd help address what Jacks' impact on the world is now. See what it is that this world defines as a good person and what is not. Eventually, we could even look at both the leaders of the Underworld and Paradise. I'd like to keep them similar to how they were in the original. Totally full of themselves and people following them without knowing who they're even following. Discovering the afterlife is just as fucked up as life. There would be some sort of irony in there. Like, there is a plethora of ideas to explore and have fun with. Perhaps it's been done before but it could be a fresh take on it. The whole furry thing could just add a spin on it to point back to ourselves and how we are. Something pretentious like that. But ya, it's all there. You could really have something with it with some work. Maybe that's what the appeal is to other people with the original: there's the potential to do so much with it. With a bit of a rewrite, pretentious or not, you could make a fantastical-horrifying story with multiple levels to it. Eventually it'd disappear up its own butt, but it'd be a fun ride for a while and maybe we'd be better for it.
Anyways. I'm sure there's more to write here. Ideas and things I haven't addressed. Oh well, maybe some other time. It's been fun. Thank you all for following and reading the project and I hope you enjoyed it. It feels good to be finished. Take care!