The Newshounds daily strip will come to an end on December 1, 2006.

The energy for creating comics has not flagged, but the constant frustration of meaningless, empty day jobs has finally worn me down. After resisting for so long, I'm finally going to start working towards using art in a professional career. There are possibilities that have been offered to me -- nothing close to concrete, but still possible -- that I'd like to pursue. In any case, just having a day job that doesn't make me want to put my head in a vice will be acceptable.

Something Happens will still continue on its two-day-a-week schedule. On November 1, 2006, Newshounds will begin its Grand Finale, concluding on December 1, 2006.

In 2007, I hope to revisit Newshounds at least twice a month in Sunday-style form. I can't promise when this will happen, considering my personal life will probably be in upheaval. I do intend to continue cartooning, though, since I've got a lot to say and I'd like people to remember me. And when I complete the Ultimate Newshounds Collection (whatever its final title may be) I do hope you'll buy it as a keepsake of a wonderful comic that I poured so much of my love, soul and effort into.

Thanks, everyone, for coming along on this fantastic ride. There'll be many different and exciting rides up ahead, believe you me.