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15th Jun 2018, 5:52 AM

Joe England

I felt obliged to create a cover for any new readers that may ever find their way here. Welcome to the show! Zebra Girl began in the early days of the millennium, and I encourage you to begin at the beginning and see what eighteen years can do to the story of a young woman who lost and found herself through a supernatural condition.

For those of you who've seen the story through to its end, all I can do is reiterate my gratitude to every member of this crowd, and not just for reading! So many of you took the time to describe your feelings upon the comic's completion that I couldn't yet respond to you each as you deserved. So hear this! I hear you! You're great, and it fills my heart to know that my work has meant something to you. Zebra Girl is only what it became because of its audience!

As for future plans, I'll announce any new developments here, and on Facebook, Patreon, Twitter, Tumblr, DeviantArt, Pinterest, and a couple other places that are probably irrelevant. In time I'll put the last storyline into print, and then, hopefully, I'll collect all five volumes into an omnibus. And if there ever comes a sequel to Zebra Girl, or some other project along those lines, it won't be a secret!

Speaking of secrets... I did leave a few, didn't I? If you absolutely must have definitive answers to any lingering questions, contact me directly and maybe I'll spill a bean. I would offer to do it here, in the comments section, but... well, spoilers.

There's always a chance for fresh eyes.


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15th Jun 2018, 12:14 AM

Xel Unknown

Hat's off to you Joe... And to anyone new that happens to stumble onto this page, I hope you enjoy the comic before you.

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15th Jun 2018, 12:27 AM


Nice cover page. Very classy. And very you.

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15th Jun 2018, 12:42 AM

Breadstick McGee

Nice cover! Can’t believe that it’s over now after all these years

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15th Jun 2018, 1:36 AM

Rondo Dito

To whomever happens upon this at the beginning and the last page, welcome to the story! Or is that goodbye? Aloha, regardless, and remember that sometimes The End doesn't mean what it says. Sometimes it simply means that this is where we leave the story.

Thanks Joe, a decade and a half worth of thanks from me.

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15th Jun 2018, 1:39 AM


And so ends Zebra Girl... With a cover page worthy of its long, long history. For a webcomic, anyways.
Thank you, Joe!

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15th Jun 2018, 3:49 AM


Here's hoping *this* book isn't slammed shut when it's put down... ;)

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15th Jun 2018, 4:05 AM


~It`s over, isn't it? It's over isn't it?~

Gotta say, there are a bunch of webcomics that have recently ended or are heading to the climax. But... this is the one that's gonna stick with me the longest. Thank you, Joe

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15th Jun 2018, 4:25 AM

Big Nemo

Awesome artwork.

I hardly have anything to add, to what was already said by so many.

Please, just let us know what you are going to do next - I would never miss it! ;-)

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15th Jun 2018, 6:25 AM


It's a hell of a thing you've made here Joe. A full story woven to a true completion. Most story-tellers who try to walk so long a road don't make it to this end. I am pleased that somewhere deep in the archives a guest comic I made for you sits as its own little pebble by that road.

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15th Jun 2018, 7:25 AM


Thank you... I will miss you and this comic, I wish you all the best :)

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15th Jun 2018, 9:16 AM


Been reading this comic for years -- not quite from the very beginning but definitely from earlier times -- and it's been an awesome ride. I love seeing how both the art and story have evolved. Bravo.

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15th Jun 2018, 9:44 AM

Tesseract Paradox

This cover is beautiful. And I clicked to it while I was listening to this song
it felt super-appropriate, what do you think?

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15th Jun 2018, 5:38 PM

Joe England

Yeah, I think I see where you're coming from!

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15th Jun 2018, 9:54 AM

Diego Nei

.. time to go back to page one then!

The good thing about endings is really being able to binge the whole thing!

Thanks for the run Joe it was great. Truly.

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15th Jun 2018, 12:17 PM


Hey, Joe! Long-time fan and patron when funds allow. Been reading and loving it since the beginning. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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15th Jun 2018, 1:10 PM


I cannot remember when I found your comic, but I was glad I did, such a wonderful story and world you've created all these years. And as such you are one of my inspirations, in the near future I will be embarking on my own comic journey of a world I created, though I don't think it will run for as long as yours has, I do think it's a story worth sharing, and if you ever happen upon it, I do hope my story grips your interest just as yours had mine.

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15th Jun 2018, 2:47 PM


Thanks for the memories.

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15th Jun 2018, 4:00 PM


Thank you for the story I really enjoyed it.

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15th Jun 2018, 5:22 PM


Congratulations to the first webcomic I ever started reading

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16th Jun 2018, 12:37 AM


So that's it. Wow.

So. Zebra Girl isn't the first webcomic I started reading. It might be the one I've read the longest, it might not be. Couldn't say for sure.

But I started reading it at some point when I was in High School, wanna say ~2002, 2003. Now I'm in my thirties with a job and a mortgage and a long-term relationship.

I love the characters. I love the art. I love the way a webcomic, maybe more than any other medium, lets me see an artist develop their style and their voice, week by week.

I'm doing a re-read of the archives, from the first page to the last, and I'm noticing bits and concepts and details that I... took influence from (stole) in RPG characters and short fiction and that big unfinished mess on my hard drive that might someday be a novel.

Thanks for this, Joe. I'll keep an eye on what you come out with, and I want to say, sincerely, thank you.

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16th Jun 2018, 2:34 AM


.... bye


...for now?

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16th Jun 2018, 7:43 AM



*Throws confetti!*

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16th Jun 2018, 10:59 AM


I've been reading since the early aughts and although I'm sad it's ending I'm relieved you didn't try to extend it past it's end, those get painful. A beautiful ending and I couldn't possibly imagine a better one, such an imaginative story that has always kept me on my toes. I'm looking forward to that omnibus. Best of luck to you in future projects!

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16th Jun 2018, 6:06 PM


Thank you so much for Zebra Girl, and for letting us watch you develop as an artist and writer. I feel incredibly blessed to have ridden along with you on your journey! A lot of long-running webcomics have early art very different from the later art, usually starting out shoddy and ending up competent, but in your case you started out competent and ended as one of the best comics artists working today. Enjoy being finished, and I hope you decide to begin a new story soon!

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16th Jun 2018, 6:20 PM

The Gorram Batguy

*Vigorous Applause*
Thanks for an amazing story, Joe.

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17th Jun 2018, 12:20 AM


My new favorite book mark

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17th Jun 2018, 1:39 AM


Thank you again for creating and sharing this story. ^_^

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17th Jun 2018, 2:27 PM


Personally, I'd love to see some of the early pages redrawn in the new style!

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17th Jun 2018, 2:49 PM


See You, Space Cowboy.

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17th Jun 2018, 5:56 PM


A nice ending to the excellent webcomic.

I've been reading it since 2005, and - to be honest - sometimes I was afraid that it would be abandoned like many webcomics from that time. I'm glad that I was wrong.

Thanks for the story, Joe!

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18th Jun 2018, 12:10 AM


Thank you for the incredible journey.

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19th Jun 2018, 9:13 AM


Started reading at strip 26. So, nearly from the start. To be honest, I've always come here for the art. Story... well, it has never been my biggest draw, but it always had enough unique elements to help. My favorite character is the demonic bunny Black Betty. Best story arc, for me, was the loss of all the wizards. Most enjoyable part was the girlfriend as a bunny dressed in a dinner dress with other women gleefully looking on. The background stuff was always great. Best 4th wall breaking / chekhov's gun is probably the mystery of the growing boobs. Honestly I never noticed, but I guess that was the point? I have followed very few web comics and luckily the ones I find tend to run for years and years. Good job!

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19th Jun 2018, 2:11 PM

The Argent Fox


Since 2002, when I discovered Keenspot, Zebra-girl has been a part of my life. It outlasted a lot of other web-comics. Some ended, some I drifted away from, but only Zebra Girl hooked me from the moment I read it, until its end.

The last year has been very difficult for me, and the struggles Zandra and her friends went through often reflected my traumas and troubles. Your comic has always been a source of inspiration in my life.

And now it's over.

I was always a lurker here. I never really joined any of your other posters, or felt the need to post. I enjoyed your work, and I swore that one day, the minute I can, I will support it however I can. That day has not come yet, and here my favorite comic is over.

So as someone who has read Zebra Girl from near the beginning, just let me say; thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the wonderful work you did, the great art you produced. I will -never- forget the impact your story had on my life. It will be with me until I die.

I wish you all the success in the world in your future endeavors, and if I am ever in a position to help you in the future, I will. I wish it could be now, as often the immediate is what we are concerned with. But you have a fan for life.

Wishing you the very best.

Argent Fox

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