1. Xezlec

    Disappointing, but it happens to every webcomic eventually. Thanks for all the comics you have given us while getting nothing (tangible) in return. Human beings crave novelty, and most of the things we do for fun stop being fun at some point. Although your intent is to come back, I for one am not going to get my hopes up too far, as I suspect you’ll find life without the obligations surprisingly more pleasant, and/or become distracted by fresh, new interests. Which is fine! You deserve it. Five years is a long run for a comic anyway.

    Happy quinquennial, and good luck with whatever you choose to do in the near future, whether it involves Curtailed or not.

  2. AlyxVixen

    We shall be here, like hungry hamsters awaiting our seeds of humour and insanity.

    • Mandy

      A+ comparison! I’m hoping this break gives me time to finish the nicer hamster cages I’ve wanted to build so I can have adorable vermin in my home again. 🙂

  3. attic rat
    attic rat

    CurTailed is being curtailed??? My life has been made just that much less awesome and suchlike.

    I’ll miss seeing the ever-expanding line of “Yay!” products, too. (Yay Ponies exists, by the way.)
    I’ll soldier on, somehow. (Dramatic pose).

    Good luck in all that real-world stuff!

  4. drakeye

    Have a good time you two

  5. Iron Ed
    Iron Ed

    You two -enjoy- your lives! You have both certainly made mine better with ‘Curtailed’, and the descriptions of your other fun activities. (Still think the wedding stuff was one of the most fun of those!) I don’t do “social media” so I’ll keep checking back here now and again. Have fun!

  6. Robin Bobcat
    Robin Bobcat

    Awww… we’ll miss you!

    Also, party-hat ham is best ham.

  7. Snaky115

    Funny how it’s hard to push yourself away from a potential burnout and you need someone else to help you in that regard. At least that’s how it worked for me. Also the fact that even things like these can become chores.

    Such is life, keep on rocking!

  8. VulpineWarrior-91

    Wow, five years… Has it really been that long? Well done, guys – I think you deserve a break.

  9. Ranstone

    I mean, It’s none of my business, but are we talking like a month break, or more like a year? Or more like “As long as it takes for it to no longer be a chore.”?

    • Fox

      Yeah, one of those. 🙂

      I work in IT. I’ve learned not to so much as speak anything that could be construed as a time frame, as users will latch onto that word, regardless of those conditional statements around it, and walk away with nothing but it, setting themselves up for disappointment.

      • Ranstone

        Good policy.

      • attic rat
        attic rat

        Have you heard this one? “My computer runs too slow, how long will it take to fix it?”
        They assign me a time to complete the task. I love the sound of deadlines zipping by, though, and given that I’m an unpaid volunteer, they can’t fire me …so it’s all good.

      • Krys

        No matter what, people are people. Here’s hopin’ it’s the third one, but that’s on the shorter end of that list. This should always be fun, and we’ll still be here for the triumphant return. *walks away with a completely arbitrary number tucked into her variable, grumbling about how she’ll have to get up at 3:42am on a workday to catch the next update*

  10. Adamas

    Go! Relax! Play with your hamsters! Supercharge the Cruiser! We’ll be here when ya get back.

  11. Anne

    Good luck. We understand – we’ll be here when you are ready.
    Thank you for so many comics that have made me laugh when my spirits were low, and for bringing CERT awareness, and for general fun – all for free for so long. You guys are amazing and deserve a chance to recharge. Also, thank you for the note and letting us know what is happening. A lot of sites don’t post that, or don’t take care of themselves until it’s so far gone that they can’t post something like that without loosing their lunch.

  12. Rateus

    A sensible decision folks. I’ve enjoyed for work whenever it’s appeared for a long time, but you should do it because you want to and enjoy it not because you feel you have to at a detriment to your health. I’ll keep tabs and I’m sure I’ll enjoy whatever you put out in future on whatever schedule works for you. Best wishes to you both 🙂

  13. Rei

    Fox, Mandy, thank you so much for all of the laughs and entertainment that you have provided to myself and many of my friends over the years. I totally understand that you need a break, and you both certainly deserve it. Take all the time you need, and we’ll see you whenever you’re ready.

  14. SquirrelWriter

    I know from experience that burnout sucks. Thank you for all the heartfelt smiles and laughter, and I hope you have an awesome break. Take care!

  15. Kothnok

    > Take care, keep being amazing!
    Right back at you two!

  16. yachris

    Wise decision… we’ll wait as long as you need.

  17. HarrisonWolfe

    Have fun on your well deserved break! I totally know how you feel. I just started doing comics, and my art isn’t nearly as good as yours, but it sure is taxing.

  18. Mujaki

    The comic is semi-autobiographical, right?
    So get out there and LIVE!
    It’ll give you more content for later.

  19. darevenin

    Five years of webcomic, the beginning of success.

    Good luck!

  20. CD Rudd

    Have a good rest. Every Webcomic artist needs a break once in a while.

  21. RogueSpyke

    Enjoy your break!

  22. Gthefurrybiker

    Five years? Has it been that long? I’ve been reading the comic for most of that and hadn’t realised!
    Go away, both of you. Have a break. Recharge your batteries. I see some folks in the comments have
    insinuated that the comic will be ending (‘they’re on hiatus, that must mean no more comics, oh noes!’ etc)
    but i can clearly see how much enjoyment the comic has given the both of you, so i know it’ll return.
    So go forth and have fun, look forward to seeing you back refreshed with new ideas whenever it is
    that you’re ready to return 🙂 And thanks for the comic so far, i have thoroughly enjoyed it 😀

  23. Senok el Tirun
    Senok el Tirun

    Have fun! And if you so kind to share with us, when you do that, we will have fun too! Thank you!

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