Final Page Delayed

Well, today was supposed to be the final page of the comic, but we’ve made a decision and decided to delay it and go backwards a little first.

There was a conversation that I cut out of the script for various reasons and I have regretted it ever since. I don’t want to take the final volume to print with any regrets, so we’re going back and adding that scene back in. It’s going to be three pages long and takes place immediately after Page 379.

So, hooray, you guys get three more updates! Woo! We’re going to try to get them done quickly, but we may have to stick to the usual once-a-week update for these as well. It just depends on how fast we can do them. Next week might be a double update with the other two pages of this scene, but no promises ;)

So, where is today’s update? You can find it here, the NEW Page 380!

Edit Aug 28: The new Page 381 is now up here!

Edit Sept 04: The new Page 382 is up here! This concludes the additional pages, so next week will be the final page and the end of comic Q&A!

62 thoughts on “Final Page Delayed

  1. The only question I want answered: what’s with Feral’s strange obsession with pears?

    And woohoo!! First comment, being on the other side of the world makes it easy to catch you guys early!

    1. Because they are his favorite snack that his mother used to give him.
      http://www.straysonline.com/2010/01/page-119/

      1. OHMIGOSH. That is literally one thing I’ve never noticed before. The whole pear-thing has a new meaning now @[email protected]

      2. Wow. Never realized it. Pears just went from being totally just purely humor, to being part of Feral’s past

  2. I hadn’t been paying attention until I saw this page, and didn’t realize the end was upon us ;~;

    I started reading 3 years ago, not as long as some, but it has been a great ride and a very enjoyable read. As much as it saddens me, I like that you’ve come to a definite close, so many webcomics I read just work themselves to death and fizzle out without any resolution or ending. Which is why I’m grateful that this story does! Though endings are sad, it is better than being left with no closure at all! :D

    Thank you for the comic, it was a blast! And I look forward to the final page and bonus 3 pages!

  3. Wow, can’t believe we’re here already. I could keep reading about Meela’s shenanigans til the end of the world.

    1. Same. Its amazing how everything beautiful ends so suddenly with the horrible truth of reality. Thank you, This comic has truly inspired me in every way.

  4. What? This is will be the end of the comic and not only of the chapter?! NOoOOoOOoooo why good things have to end?! Everything should be eternal. EVERYTHING.
    But, oh well, this was a really really GOOD ride.

  5. W..What? So this is the end? We’ll never know if Feral gets rid of the Curse? There is so much more to go!!! Oh well. It’s still been a blast to read.

  6. I didn’t realize that I’ve been a reader of Strays for years…! And it’s ending ;^; I hope we get to follow another comic from you soon.

  7. It has been so long and such a good journey. Alas, the weave must be tied to the end and it has created something beautiful. This has been a great ride and I am sure it has changed most of us for the better.

  8. But…But…But… No! There is still more required, like what happens when the training is done and stuff! I demand more! …otherwise I’ll cry :(

  9. The only question I have is what happened to Meela’s mother? If it was mentioned in the story, I didn’t catch it!

    1. It hasn’t been mentioned. We’re holding onto that tidbit for now ;)

      1. How did you manage to make a webcomic? How would someone be able to make their own web comic, in this similar format? Thank you in advance, I’ve really enjoyed your comic, have been following for maybe two years, and it’s GREAT to see the improvement as you go along each page. The Strays updates have always been fun and exciting to look forward to, and I’ve also discovered GaMERCaT. (^.^)

      2. Where there be a sequel, please make a sequel?

  10. This was a great story and comic, I am sad to see it end but everything good has to end at some point : )

  11. Whhhaaaa wahhhhhh I just started reading this comic and its already almost over. waaahhhh

  12. Will there be more is my only question. And I’m wondering if Meela’s mom is dead?

  13. I will miss them.

  14. i feel like i should be demanding an epilogue :/

    1. We’ve provided a completely free webcomic for the past 8 years. While we appreciate that you’ve taken the time to read it, “demanding” more from us wouldn’t be very nice.

      That being said, we’re planning an epilogue for the final volume’s Kickstarter and hope to see it fully funded so it becomes a reality.

  15. Thank you all for everything :D

    Looking forward to the kickstarter. Goodluck!

    What will happen to Patreon when you guys finish?

  16. I didn’t realize this was the end until I saw this. I thought there was going to be a time skip and we’d meet up with them when Meela had grown up. I’ve been reading this since probably page 4 or 5. I came upon this comic by mistake and I loved the art and where the story seemed to be headed. I’m super bummed this is the end now. I’m going to miss checking in on Fridays to see what happens next.

  17. Sooooo what happened to Piper and Feral’s previous girlfriend? XD

  18. If the kick starter is completely funded and stuff will you guys put the epilogue on here?

    1. The epilogue will be posted here, yes. Sometime after the Kickstarter is fulfilled.

  19. It’s always sad to see a great comic like this end aaaaaah
    All good things come to an end though but I would love to buy some merchandise about this comic some time! This was truly an amazing read and I can’t wait to see the wrap up!

    And I do agree that maybe sometime there should be an epilogue/sequel or something? I don’t mind if it has to be paid for but ah, only if you guys feel like it though! I hope to see more comics from either of you guys in the future >v<

  20. Please tell me that you guys are doing another comic! I love your style, the story is amazing! Thank you so much for making Strays! :)

  21. I’m excited for the edits. <3 When are you putting up the kickstarter? The only think I dislike about the far back edits is that they aren't in the books I already have. :( Oh well…. I still really like them!!! Maybe you should offer sticker speech balloons as one of your kickstarter bonuses. Then we'd still have the final story. Or offer them in the store. Just a suggestion. I'd buy them. :D

    1. We actually want to get Volume 1 reprinted with the new edits and we’re trying to figure out the best way to handle the fact that many people already have the original volume. We’re thinking to offer a discount on the new book to anybody who has the old one, or perhaps stickers to put in the old books. We’ll keep you updated :)

  22. This threw me for a loop. The place at which the story rests right now seems more like a beginning than an end. The main characters have just faced their first nasty hurdle, and the hero is going to learn how to control her dark side. There are many issues left unaddressed as the story currently stands–enough that I am shocked to learn this is it. It seems more like the end of the first ‘season’ than the end of the show. Know what I mean?

    I have followed this series for years–probably, as someone else mentioned, since a few pages in–and I have consistently regarded Strays as one of the best webcomics available. It has been of extremely high quality from the very beginning, and I am grateful to have been granted the ability to follow this story. Obviously, I withhold final judgment until you’ve published all the additions you mean to make, but I can’t shake the feeling Strays is being dropped prematurely. Burnout?

    Regardless, as I said, I am deeply grateful for this experience. Thank you for all the time, effort, and love you have put into this project.

    1. We realize that a lot of people don’t feel like this is a proper ending, but it is what we’ve always had planned, so it’s not ending prematurely. We just seem to have not structured it properly to feel like a complete story, which isn’t surprising given how I started it. Please read the Closing Comments post on the main page if you haven’t yet, it might help explain some things.

      I’m glad that you can still enjoy the story for what it is :)

      1. Definitely one of the best web-comics out there, everything else seems like it’s lacking something. In truth I’d rather see the comic meet a graceful end then wind up with something like Naruto, DBZ, or any other main-stream form of garbage animated media that has literal hundreds of hours of filler material with no actual content.

        Anyhow I do have to ask, do you plan on creating more stories within the feral universe? If so it would be amazing to see this wonderful world brought to life in arc format.

        1. strays universe*

          My grammar is atrocious X.X

  23. Noo! Im so sad that its ending but happy about it to.
    I just hope that one day there will be a mini comic of their reunion after the training, maby couple of years an Meela is grown up and a badass woman and Feral is like “who are you”… and then end.

    I have lover every moment of this comic and your art.!!

  24. My question is, how long will straysonline.com stay up?
    I really hope it stays…

  25. Thank you Samantha Whitten and Stacey Pefferkorn for giving this wonderful comic to the public.

  26. This makes me unbelievably sad. Been following this webcomic from around chapter 2 and I just can’t believe it’s ending. I realize this is the ending you guys planned but as Cora said, it feels more like the end of season 1.
    I do hope there might be one day a follow up story to this or maybe even a complete remake. I’d love to be able to read about these characters that I’ve grown so fond of again.
    Thank you so much for all the effort and years you spent on this.

  27. Say, what’s going to happen straysonline.com ?
    Will it stay up? For how long?
    Though, as long as this beautiful, masterpiece webcomic is preserved for future generations somehow, I’m happy. :)

    1. The website will remain up :)

  28. NOOOOOOOOOOO, I LOVE THIS COMIC! DONT MAKE IT STOP! DX PLEASE, IM BEGGING YOU!

  29. I. Need. More. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  30. Huddles in corner with blankets, pillows and chocolate. Stares at the page that says: “Final Page Delayed.” Single tear. Slowly reaches over for box of tissues.
    Anyone else want to join me in the “Sad Corner”?
    We can read the extra updates and then cry. Because, well, updates when a book ends is great, but then .. the book ends.

  31. Never have I ever been so happy to read that a page has been delayed before.

    I’ve been reading this since around 2008 or 2009? my memory’s a bit fuzzy. I couldn’t even understand english that well back then! It helped me learn along with some other comics and google translate.

    I seem to have picked up a bit of the style in my own drawings as well, and I recently came to know it was one of you that drew that boy with elvey ears and a black haired girl. you know the one I’m talking about, it was my phone background for a loooong time.

    Anyways I’m missing the point. I just wanted to thank you guys for creating this. It’s been a fun ride.

  32. Do it! Just finish it. I’m ready.

  33. Such a well done comic. Congratulations Algy and Celesse! I’ve been following for years. So sad to see it come to an end when there’s still so much more to know of the story and the Strays universe.

  34. Wait, so is this going to be the complete ending to strays? Won’t we get to see Feral and Meela ever join up again??

  35. Awww man I can’t believe it! We’re almost at the end! I don’t know if I’m ready!!! D:

    But this has been such a wonderful comic to read. I love the characters and their relationships, and the world you’ve created around them. I’ll be sad to see it end, but it’s been such a joy over the past several years. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story with all of us! :)

  36. oh man it really is hard to believe its ending already :(
    i remember first reading this comic back when it only had just a few pages of the first chapter. i also remember how excited i was when i met you guys at Otakon. love the comic for sure!!

    i do have a little question though…
    what has become of Piper the Fox? she was my favorite <3 and what about the little mission they were working on before with the Bird dude? those have been the only two things that has me re reading and trying to figure it out but sadly cant :((

    either way im happy and extremely grateful that you have shared this amazing story with all of us :) it was quite the joy to read ^_^

    1. Piper wasn’t really related to any of the stuff going on in the final events, so she was kind of left out. She would’ve just been in the way. She wasn’t really a main member of the group anyway, she kind of comes and goes.

      As for the mission before Holland came along, the target was Piper ;) And she managed to convince Feral not to bring her in ~somehow~, so the mission was dropped.

  37. Well, I’ve only found out about this comic this year and I was hooked as soon as I started reading. It was a very fun and emotional ride, although compared to many others who’ve followed this comic for so long, it was also short. I can’t wait to see your future projects! I’m sad to see this comic end so soon after I found it. But hey, it happens!

    Good luck on all your future projects, Algy and Celesse!

  38. what will you do after this? Just continue on gamercat or will there be another adventure planned?

    1. Thank you so much for this story, it really was interesting. I wished i could have followed it forever, but i know that things have to end.
      I have one more question though, will you tell us what happened with Meela’s mother? Could it be answered in the q and a or the suposed epiloge?

      1. Go to the main page and scroll down if you hadn’t found it already. They addressed a few things in their Closing Comments o3o
        Also, both artists have confirmed to be planning other content, I believe I’ve seen, although they’ve also confirmed they likely won’t be returning to Strays anytime soon. ^^

  39. WUT? awww, no! I’m generally not one for commenting, so this is my first time here, but I’m really sad too, to hear that it’s ending. This has been one of my favorites for a while now, and VERY well drawn. I can’t find anything about why it’s ending though, please point me?

    1. Go to the home page and scroll down a bit– this is not abrupt or sudden, they were always planning this to be the ending and they’ve given us a lot of warning in advance actually xD The comic’s lived it’s life. They’re ready to end it and move on to new material ^u^

  40. Haha. Thanks Celesse!!!!

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