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September 11, 2009 7:50 AM Subscribe
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Today marks the end of John Allison's webcomic Scary Go Round
Part silly-spooky mystery in the vein of Scooby-Doo, and part British slice-of-life comic, Scary Go Round ran for over 7 years. Despite the change in title and theme, the strip carried over a large portion of the cast from Allison's previous strip, Bobbins
, an office comedy with a light touch of romance.
A true veteran of the webcomics business (Bobbins predated the popular Penny Arcade by a couple of months), Allison ended Scary Go Round not because of burn-out or declining readership, but simply because it was time:
"Webcomics grew out of people who wanted to draw newspaper comic strips, and with that seems to come the notion that we should whittle away at life-long works. But unless you're whittling - and I choose my words carefully here - some kind of "magic tree", eventually you will end up with nothing left."
Scary Go Round's website will continue to be updated next week, and Allison will be launching his new comic on September 21st. Previously: 1, 2