And this is, I’m afraid where we must leave our story….for now.
Mike sent me an email a few weeks ago telling me that he did not think Squared Circle was doing what it should be doing in order to justify the time it takes to produce it. Purely and simply, not enough people were reading. To be perfectly transparent, we were only hitting 30-50 hits a day. The week’s scripts take anywhere from 1-3 hours to write, plus the commentaries and lord knows how much time Mike spends on drawing them so they look as awesome as they do.
Mike and I have some things planned – we are putting together a story to begin pitching to some comic people as well as wanting to get more comics out at http://ManInSuitComics.com. As well as this, we each independently of each other have more and more projects beginning to come in. Time was becoming an issue and unfortunately the lack of readers mean SC had to be put on the shelf for now.
However, SC is not forgotten. It will appear in the Man In Suit Comics rotation as a mini comic – much like DARE!, Vanessa Sloane and Night Cock. It won’t be as regular, but there will be more SC in the future. I love these characters too damn much to let them fade into obscurity (hell, I’m wearing my El Puno shirt as I type this).
To those of you who have read the strips, both Mike and I cannot thank you enough. Writing Squared Circle has certainly taught me much – the first being that nobody wants to read a wrestling based web comic…even if it doesn’t have any wrestling in it! We really do hope that you will continue to read out stuff over at http://ManInSuitComics.com and ‘Like’ our Facebook page…because we are needy.
Thank you once again for the support guys. We look forward to bringing you more stuff soon.
Who knows, we may start Squared Circle up again one day in the future.
Ben pretty much said it all.
The few of you who read this (and I appreciate you reading it) will probably have noticed that in the last couple weeks the comic has been late on more than a couple occasions. This is mostly due to the fact that I couldn’t muster up enough energy to put into a comic that so few were reading after a year and a half of plugging it in every fashion I could think.
Not to mention the comments we’d get about people not being able to get into it because it’s about wrestling. Even when we tried to take it away from wrestling, people were still gun-shy about it because of it’s involvement with wrestling.
It sucks because a wrestling webcomic is something I’ve been trying to do since highschool. Since before I really knew what webcomics were. I just came up with some characters I liked (the only one that survived all iterations was Barbed Wire Boy) and tried to tell stories with them. But every time it just fails to pan out.
Also as Ben mentioned, this is not the end of these characters. As much as he digs writing them, I dig drawing them. Just not every day. So we thought it best to roll Squared Circle into the MISC rotation. We’ll wrap up this story over there and then probably do one-off stories involving the characters on the SCW roster. I know Ben has a few ideas in mind. It’ll just be in a different format than we originally envisioned.
I honestly have appreciated the few of you who were awesome enough to check out our silly little wrestling comic. I hope you’ll follow us over to http://www.ManInSuitComics.com