‘A Softer World’ Webcomic to End After 12 Years and Plan to Release a Collection of Their Favorite Comics

The incredible, weird, and often melancholy webcomic A Softer World by Joey Comeau and Emily Horne is ending after 12 years, and it’s going out with a bang. To celebrate the end, the creators are currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign to make a book, Anatomy of Melancholy: The Best of A Softer World. The book contains 200 total comics, two per page.

We love doing the comic, love what we’ve created, but we don’t want to do the same thing forever. So, we’re going to stop now while we STILL love doing the comic. Before something dies inside of us and all that’s left is the work. And, as Emily pointed out – “It’s better to burn out than to get old and weird and pathetic.”

Anatomy of Melancholy: The Best of A Softer World

A Softer World
The First A Softer World Strip

images via A Softer World

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