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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
This strip is #77 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran weekly for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper.
Well, here it is: the beginning of the end. This strip starts the last storyline of the series, which ultimately concludes at strip #80. I know that eighty strips may seem a small number, and looking back on it, I suppose it is. I wish I’d done more of them, but when I think that each strip took me eight hours to generate from start to finish, I remember that it could be a grind.
The strip ended when I graduated from university. There was a certain natural closure there.
So here we have Puck wrestling with the big question about university life: is it really worth it? And trust me: I wrestled with this same question all too often. Suffice it to say that I didn’t particularly enjoy university. Still, there were parts I liked, and I’m glad I went.