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Comic for Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by Chris Impink and Barb Fischer  [680x997]
Fragile Gravity by Chris Impink and Barb Fischer - Wednesday, December 30, 2009
First Strip - Saturday, November 9, 2002  Previous Strip - Monday, December 28, 2009
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  Updated May 31, 2012; 1:17pm MST


Cool the Engines

2608 days and 1125 updates later, the curtain comes down on Fragile Gravity. Itís been a hell of a run, I want to thank all of you for checking in on the world of Glidepath over the years. Gregg and Tanya taught me a lot about perseverance throughout a creative endeavor, a lesson which will carry me on to the next big project, and I invite all of you to tag along.

Unseen Productions new webcomic, Sledgebunny, premieres on Monday, January 11. (01-11-10) Itís a very different format Ė a graphic novel in full color, which will demand that I step up my game. I think Fragile Gravity fans will find themselves right at home. Our new protagonist inhabits a different world than Gregg and Tanyaís, but once you look past the surface I think youíll find more similarities than you might expect.

Alright, kiddies, thatís about it. Thank you all for making us a part of your week over all these years, and a big thank you to many people in the webcomics and convention communities who have helped us out Ė there are too many of you to name. Laters!

See ya on the 10th!



Change [cheynj]: to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.

Here we are at the end and Iím updating my section for the very last time. Iím very horrible about updates, but this is important (not to mention itís the one that will be stuck here on the page). Letís talk for a few minutes about change.

Change is necessary. Without change, characters stagnate and die. The first major change in our strip was Lana. She went from a two-dimensional carafe-hurling harridan to a caring human being. This isnít to say that all the violence and anger was removed, but she was softened enough to grow as a character. Over time, weíve seen the good and the bad of many of the characters, but it was all in the name of growth. Hopefully, theyíre all a little better for it.

Change is frightening. If left to my own devices, I could have stretched this strip on for years and years. There were so many other things that could have come up: a rival studio, Hollywood battles, foreign venues, a plague of lemmings... but it would have felt forced. Fragile Gravity is like a comfortable pair of shoes; itís so very tempting to wear them until thereís nothing left, but it doesnít get you very far. I dearly love the gang from Glidepath and Iím sure weíll see them again, but I never want them to wear out their welcome.

However, in the end, change is good. It allows us to move forward and explore new avenues; it also lets us look back and appreciate whatís gone before. Our new comic is a world of change and we hope youíll come along for that ride as well.

Our special strips in case you missed them...

• April Fools! Here are our 2003, 2004, 2005 bits.
• Avast! In honor of "International Talk Like a Pirate" day, we provided an extra strip; get out and be flyin' your pirate colors!.
• Boo! Our special Halloween strip with contest winner David Muniak..
• Happy V-Day! This was from the Comixpedia Blind Date with me doing the adaptation and the magnificent Sahsha Andrade from Nekko and Joruba doing the art..
• Neko the Kitty goodness! Our guest strip at Neko the Kitty..
• One hundred strips! Our 100th strip celebration graphic.
• Web Comic Awareness Day! Here's our 2003, 2004, and 2006 strips.
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