I’m sorry for many things. I’m sorry to give this to you late, and I’m sorry there’s no cover yet. I’m also sorry, it’s just me, Dean, to present this to you today. Jim and Emma are very busy. This disappoints me much more than it disappoints you. I hope all of us can come through this together . . . it’s been a very chaotic week.
Again, we end a chapter with the readers questioning: “Is Zed alive or is he dead?” I recently got my wisdom teeth out, so I’ve been more stupid than usual. Thus, I didn’t have the mental capacity to go back and revise much of this dialogue. I did, however, write the latter half of the next chapter, which according to my brother, is pretty good. When I’m working a chapter ahead, these chapters feel like old news to me as they’re being made. It makes me pretty impatient to get on with the rest of the story. I hope that does not cause the current stuff’s quality to be less than desirable. There’s a lot of cool stuff up and coming. I need to plan some more, but right now, I just want some rest. – Jim (The Writer)
-Emma (The Letterer and Colorist)
As you can see, Emma doesn’t really like writing words so she just gave us this picture of “Zed.” He seems to be quite attractive. He certainly can’t be OUR Zed, can he? He must be the current Zed’s great-grandfather, who he was named after. I assume that, as Zed’s family line goes on, it goes from a very attractive son (the above Zed) to a more ugly son (our Zed). If you were to go back in time to before the pictured Zed, to one of his ancestors, they would probably be inconceivably beautiful. Similarly, if our Zed were to continue the line, his later descendants would probably be unspeakably ugly. Our Zed is somewhere in the middle. This Zed, is obviously much more towards the beautiful side. I hope this clears things up, for our readers, and for Emma.
-Dean (The Artist [of the comic, but not of the beautiful Zed])
Hey. Work is slowing down. We’ll just be posting five pages a week now, because of work and college, et cetera. You probably won’t see anything more for a few weeks . . . Sorry. I hope you enjoyed these five pages, though. It was fun to be able to draw some more symbolic imagery again, after Pumpkin Man ended. Jim gave me a lot of freedom in those panels. I hope you like it. Zed’s is uncertain.
-Dean (The Artist)
-Emma (The Letterer and Colorist)
I must say I’m much more satisfied with how things turned out with this chapter compared to the previous ones, although it’s only half done. It’s slower, but the art is really interesting and has a lot of cool effects, and I feel the writing is more engaging and interesting. I must say, I’m rather surprised about how much my co-workers dislike Victor. I hope that soon they will begin to see his good qualities, inner strength, and personality in the upcoming chapters. Don’t count him out yet, guys! I’m equally surprised about the fact that they like Zed, even though I intended to depict him as a bully and a self-centered jerk. What do they see in him? There’s also the un-explainable popularity of the female character in a hoodie, whose face has only appeared in two panels. It’s not like anybody actually knows what she’s even like! I hope to understand sometime soon. Receiving feedback, even feedback I disagree with, is really valuable, even if it’s painful to take. Look forward to more of Victor, and who knows about what’s happening to Zed? Oh, and of course the much beloved girl-in-a-hoodie.
This is it. The very end. I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride. I would love to hear what you think.
Hey, hey hey. What a great ending. It’s been around 2 years and 280-something pages. I hope by now that you have all converted to Pumpkinism. Be ready for our upcoming series, which is going to be super amazing. You can see prototypes of its three main characters in the bottom-right corner. The quality of the work on this site will keep increasing steadily, so don’t leave just because Pumpkin Man is over. The next series will be more complicated, more interesting, and more exciting, we hope. It’ll probably appear in 2-3 weeks. Thanks for reading.