Little Imagine Industries
Jordan | June 13th, 2012
The Beginning And The End
I am truly conflicted and deeply saddened to tell you that this will be the last episode of Imagine Industries. After a year and a half and 145 comics, we’ve been forced to call it a day. I’m not going to whine about all the obstacles that lead to this and complain about, “what went wrong” but suffice to say, 2012 was not our year. It does seem fitting to end this way though, with little Josh and Jordan, meeting for the first time in a comic drawn by Sale. It reminds me of a simpler time, when we were all excited and hopeful for the future of our little comic that could.
I want to say thank you to everyone who read us every week, shared opinions on our comment board and generally just made this comic kick-ass! I hope that you all had fun watching our little group of douche-bags stumble through their misadventure and I’m really sorry I couldn’t have given you an ending to their story, like I had planned. I will say, I intend to wreak a bit more havoc before they were done (and possibly start WWIII).
I won’t speak for the other members (though, I do invite them to tell you on here) but for me, I am going to focus on writing a Novel or two after this. Besides the Star Wars fan fiction I shared with you in the past, I also I have a Fantasy Novel and a Comedic-Western film script in the works. If anyone is interested, please keep the Imagine Industries fan-page ‘liked’ and I’ll give you the heads up upon any of their completions. Otherwise, always feel free to message me directly through Facebook or my email (Jordanimagineindustries@gmail.com).
I intend to leave the website up as long as we have it paid for so feel free to read back through them anytime you’d like. I will hopefully have a printed book of our comics available for our fans in the near future.
Thanks for reading and May The Dorks Be With You…
Josh | June 22, 2012
The End of the World as we know it…
So here we are on the final day of Imagine Industries and all I can think about is the first time Jordan and I stayed up for over 24 straight hours to try and make this dream we had a reality. From the ups and the downs, the highs and the lows, I can honestly say this is one of the first times in my life that I have believed in a dream I had, and actually accomplished it. I could not have done it without Jordan every step of the way, but the fact that we made all this come to life blows my mind.
You could say that I am a person with big dreams and very little follow through. I enjoy thinking and fantasizing about everything I COULD do in life, but RARELY do I actually see it through to the end. There were several times with this comic that I wanted to quit, but between our teamwork, our fans, and the fun, I just couldn’t give up. Our time has finally come and it’s a bitter goodbye to all the people we have gotten to know over the last year and a half. February 21, 2011 was one of the best days of my life and will forever be imprinted in my mind.
A few shout outs before I say goodbye. To Colleen and Jon, our super fans, who have been with us since the beginning. Jordan and I always wanted to have at least a couple people obsess over our work and we got that stroking of our egos with the two of you. Thank you for all your love and support. Bra, you have also been with us since just about the beginning. You have shared insight, ideas, and even got immortalized (not necessarily how you WANTED to be), in our little rag tag comic. We hope that the laughs were more than enough pay back for all your support and help over the year and a half. Sale, you talented little Serbian S.O.B. This project would have never made it off the ground without the magical stroke of your pen. From the first time you made us out as characters, until the very end when you had to part with us, you breathed your life and blood into the comic and I know that myself and every other reader places you at the TOP of the web comic artist mountain. I would pin your art up against ANY web comic online, and we cannot thank you enough. And of course Jordan. I know I shared before about his impact on this comic but he is our Captain Reynolds. The work you did, and the fun we had doing this was something I think we can both be proud of. We were professional, diligent, and motivated (well for the most part) to keep it going as long as we have. You are one of my best friends and it’s great to know that now that this is all over we can still hang out, relax, and talk about once upon a time.
Thank you for everything, Imagine Industries. You were an idea, that came to life, and we could not be more proud of what you grew to become.