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I'm Ending EoH
October 18th, 2018, 3:03 pm
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From the Author
October 18th, 2018, 3:12 pm
I know this isn't exactly the kind of news you wanna hear after I've been gone for another few months, but...I can't continue the comic.
There's a number of reasons why I'm ending the comic like this....I wasn't completely happy with the story, for starters. There were a lot of plot holes that I tried to very clumsily fix, there's a lot of things that don't make sense, the ending was very lackluster and felt rushed and anticlimactic, just...bad writing all around.
I also have a lot of bad memories tied to the comic as well, and it makes working on it...draining. I can't work on it without being reminded of said things (which I'm not going into detail about), and it takes away any fun I might've had working on it...
The comic was too big of a project for me to try, especially right now, and it was too long....It took me 6 years to get to where I am now, and that's only chapter 4. this comic had 25 chapters. I just can't do it.....the stress of needing to update was getting to me, and would overwhelm me, and make me not want to draw...which would then make me even more stressed about not updating, and it just went on in a continuous, painful loop.
I think that I just went about trying this all wrong, and it makes me a bit sad to see it end...I really do love the story, and the characters, but....the comic has been dead for two years now. I keep trying to keep it alive, but, really, it's dead and done with. At some point in the future I'd really like to go back and rework EoH's story and revisit it, maybe remake it entirely into something GOOD, but for now, I'm cancelling the comic.
I want to thank all of the readers who've stuck with me thus far...the comic has really done a lot for me art wise, and I know a lot of people followed me for EoH specifically. The characters won't be going away - I love Erika and Zeke and everybody too much to just get rid of them, so the comic won't be marked as finished or anything. I'll eventually make one off drawings of later scenes in the comic that I'll post here, because there's some parts that I really did still like, and maybe little one off comics about the characters and stuff.
As for what to expect from me in the future, I do have other stories I'd like to try, but they need a LOT of refinement before I even attempt them. I do have another PMD story I was playing around with, but I won't promise anything. I need some time to not worry about updating something on a regular basis, and just draw what I want, when I want. I'm more active art wise over on my Deviantart page, which you can find here if you're interested.
This update, admittedly, should've been made a long time ago....I...made the update on my Deviantart a while ago, but I never got around to doing it here,,,mostly because I haven't really been on Smackjeeves in a while. I was a little scared of finalizing the decision, but.....it's going to be better for me, I know. I'm sorry for all of you that have been waiting for the next page to come.
I hope to clean up my notes on the story and post a chapter by chapter summary of what happened in the story at some point, I'm just...not sure when that will happen. I'm not going to give a specific time because I can't guarantee when I'll have time to get things done. As for this picture...this is Erika and Zeke in the Epilogue of the story. Fifteen years after the events that were currently happening - and yes, they're married. I know a lot of y'all were Erika and Zeke shippers, and I tried to make it...not so obvious that I shipped them as well, but I don't think I did that good of a job lol. They're married and they have four children together, who I'll draw and post at some point.
Thank you for understanding. <3 I love you all and I hope that you'll stick with me for whatever I end up doing in the future. <3
June 26th, 2019, 9:59 pm
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October 18th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Okay, I respect your decision, good luck in the future
October 18th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Well I'm okay with decision but it was too soon but I get it *Thumb up*
October 18th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Ah, well. *pats the grave. Again.*
Still waitin' on the Boatzel
October 18th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Sad to see you go... But i understand... Hope all the best for the future :)
October 18th, 2018, 4:00 pm
More cuteness still?
Would you be willing to do a little art collection of just cute pictures of Erika and Zeke, or just random fights and stuff?
October 18th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Man thats sad but this is for the best for you.
October 18th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Not another one!
I've gotten this announcement before but it never ever gets easier. Well good luck with life and all that jazz.
October 18th, 2018, 9:39 pm
It has been a good run
Welp. I won't comment much. But it was a good short/long run. It's great to journey with this comic ^_^
October 18th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Is it bad that I knew exactly what this was going to be as soon as I saw this comic pop up in my notifications?
That aside, I respect your decision and am grateful for what we've got.
I do wish SJ let us subscribe to authors as well as comics, so if you ever get around to any of those other projects you mentioned, I'd know right away.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do when Victory Fire wraps up (other than maybe get a life). I've got an idea of my own kicking around in my head, but I can't draw worth beans, and knowing how good I am at sticking to things, I'd probably get about half a chapter out and not even have courtesy to post a cancellation notice.
Poor Zeke, though... Erika's going to outlive him by a long, long time... either because she's a Ninetales and could live up to a thousand years, or because the stress of living in close proximity to a Ninetales will shorten his life.
October 18th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Fair enough. Working on a comic can absolutely be draining and I fully respect this decision. Good luck with whatever you do in the future~
October 18th, 2018, 10:54 pm
I thought you already stated this? Oh well it'll help those who didn't see it before. I still respect your decision and will support you. No matter what.
October 19th, 2018, 12:14 am
Im happy for you
As a reader of story, i really love this story, if you. Want take a rest or forever close comics i accept this. Story was really great for me, I wish good luck.
...May lord Helix come with you...
October 19th, 2018, 2:13 am
I know the feeling, working so hard on a story but just not being able to finish it for... Who knows what reasons! All I'm trying to say is, I'll support you with any project you do and I can't wait to see what you'll bring to the table when you're ready!
October 19th, 2018, 3:12 am
: it sad so see this comic go but i understand maby one day it may come back i hope you do well with other things you planing
October 19th, 2018, 8:19 am
I understand the cycle.
Sorry it got to this point.
I wish you success in future endeavors!
(And look forward to whatever little tidbits we get later c:)
October 20th, 2018, 9:32 am
First I'd like to apologize for the lateness of this comment, school makes it hard to read my comics and whatnot. Second, I'd like to say that I appreciate what you did manage to get out and that I understand why you're stopping it here. This has been one big treat, but like with all good things, it wasn't ment to last. I'd really like to thank you for making the comic in general, it's the reason I have a profile on SJ and it's the reason I kept using the site, and for that I'll always remember you and the comic fondly. I still remember the day I found this thing, Way back when I still lived in that house at that nice place, I was in bed thinking things over and surfing the Web for things to take up my time so I didn't do anything dumb, then this popped up... long story short, the comic saved me some heartache (we've all got our secrets, right?). But, I digress, I've gone on long enough about all this. I'd just like you to know that whatever it is you do next, you've got the best of my wishes.
Tl;Dr- thanks for making the comic, it helped me a lot, and I wish you the best.
October 20th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Even tho it's sad that it's ending I still believe that maybe one day u will continue it, and won't have problems or be stressed. I hope u have a good day/night where ever you are and keep doing what you love most!
October 26th, 2018, 8:19 pm
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March 2nd, 2019, 1:51 pm
i fell like u did good on these one
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