Hello, readers! This is Cory, posting in lieu of Randi, who is battling a nasty flu right now.

We’re drawing near to the end of Part 1, now. The story will take a different direction from here on out – I’m sure most of you will be able to guess which direction that will be! Here’s a hint: it starts with “space” and ends with “because this is a science fiction comic.” Who can tell what wacky adventures our heroes will get into? No one, that’s who.

Actually, that’s a bald-faced lie; I know exactly what adventures they’re going to get into. This is an unavoidable consequence of being the comic’s writer, and thus responsible for dreaming up said adventures.

On the subject of writing, I’ve been doing a lot – and I do mean a LOT – of work on The End’s setting. For each little story arc or offhand reference that goes into the comic, I might have pages and pages of background notes. For example, I’ve lately been detailing the main physiological, psychological, and cultural traits of the Fiah. Do you know why Endi’s face glows in Chapter 1? I do, and I’ve got an agonizingly long and technical explanation to prove it! Ditto for everything from the reason Fiah have six eyes to the notable differences between human and Fiah cardiovascular systems!

I mainly write this stuff to provide vibrancy and consistency to the setting, and because interesting snippets may work their way into the comic as minor plot elements or dialogue hooks. However, if this sort of setting detail is interesting to you guys, please let me know – I’d be happy to post up an informative little blurb every Tuesday, providing some insight into whichever otherworldly craziness is the comic’s focus at the time. Don’t worry, no spoilers!