Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire is ten years old today. For the last decade I've been putting the adventures of a (formerly) grumpy seer online, but more importantly I've had all of you here to read those adventures. My life has been changed so much by this whole experience, and I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you who have shown me so much love and support over the years.
But I must announce that this, the comic's tenth year, will be its final year. This is something I've been mentioning at conventions for awhile now, but I feel today is an appropriate time to make it official.
Sometime between now and May 21, 2013, Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire will come to an end.
However, I make this announcement with a relatively light heart. Why? Because I'm not being forced to end the comic. Because this is something I want to do, not have to do. Because I'm going to end the comic's run on my terms and I realize how lucky I am to be able to make this decision. Ten years is a long time to tell a lot of stories about a lot of characters, and I'm ready to give this cast a proper (and hopefully satisfying) ending.
Am I getting out of webcomics altogether?
No way. Webcomics have changed my life. I've met so many wonderful people over the years because of webcomics (including my amazing wife) and I have no intention of disappearing. I have other ideas for other comics I've been working on, and I hope people will like them.
Will the website remain online once the comic ends?
For as long as people are willing to come and read it.
Will I still release book editions of the comics?
For as long as people are still interested in buying them.
But the comic isn't ending tomorrow. There are many days, weeks, and months in a given year, so there's still a long way to go and a lot more comics to make. Besides, knowing me and my penchant for lengthy stories, I'll probably go over my own deadline.
That's all from me for now.