Friday and today’s AG lites are up. =)

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232 Comments

Comment by Denzoh
2010-11-22 12:24:30

Epic.

Thanks for continuing the work here Hawk.

 
Comment by Tom
2010-12-01 12:24:07

The Bat Bendy Straw needs to be a real product!

Comment by zax Pearson
2011-03-22 03:37:11

it was

 
 
Comment by Brian D.
2010-12-10 22:09:57

http://tinyurl.com/2btbo8m

Bwawhahaha!! Batman make funny face.

 
Comment by Lax
2010-12-13 22:36:11

…which was three week ago :/

 
Comment by Brighid
2010-12-17 14:45:35

We miss you. Hope things are well and your new job rocks. Sniff.

 
Comment by Lax
2010-12-29 04:40:10

Still waiting…

 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-01-01 20:49:27

*been following along twitter posts on site and gets the gist of things*
Dang, man! Are you EVER going to get a break?!

 
Comment by Lax
2011-01-03 00:36:05

Hey, if he had time to make a guest strip for Gutters, than he should have time to update his own comics, right?!

 
Comment by Gimron
2011-01-03 15:11:56

Not necessarily. Webcomics are very time consuming, so you gotta give him some slack if stuff is going on in his life. It has been a while sence he posts, but that just shows how busy his life is right now. We just gotta be patient.

 
Comment by AJ
2011-01-07 12:43:03

To all the peoples ranting about no new updates. Give the poor guy a break he moved… to another state… I’m sure he has had other things on his plate. Like finding out where the nearest apple store is. :)

Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-01-08 12:20:19

Exactly! I’m just wondering just how busy his schedule is! I mean, come on! I don’t think he has a girlfriend yet, so I assume he’d be doing things he enjoys in his spare time, and I’m pretty sure he isn’t doing this comic for money. What I’m getting at is that he probably doesn’t have much spare time ATM and that he needs to take a break at some point in the near future. In any case, I’m not expecting any new comics for at least the next 3 months. He should be finished with all of the immediately necessary stuff by then, gotten acclimated to his new surroundings, and have gotten into the groove of his new job. And that’s being optimistic.

 
 
Comment by Ninth
2011-01-09 02:32:11

I see it as a matter of professional behavior… If you can’t keep to your update schedual, don’t write a comic, or change the schedual. If you’re not doing it for pay, you have no obligation to write it, that’s true, but you should still have the personal decency to uphold whatever outline you’ve set for yourself as far as updates, and other functions. Mind you, I’d tell this to quite a few webcomic artists; but even if you don’t bring in an income, it still represents a part of your professional behavior, and as such you shouldn’t leave your readers out in the cold with something as indefinite as “when I get time.” Update it or cancel it, just be professional about whatever you do; dissapearing off the face of the earth is far from that :/

Comment by Lax
2011-01-09 05:03:46

Agreed. I mean, we already saw the same shit with Scott from VG cats. You ask us to be sensible and considerate, yet you live us in the dark with no explanation on what’s going on. Yeah, you said you were working on a secret project, but informed us months after the updates stopped. And again to clarify, he did a guest comic last week at http://www.gutters.com, so wtf?! Says he can’t update this comic but can do somebody else?! You accepted this job (pay or no pay) with the responsibility to your readers/fans, so just a few words on what’s going on from time to time would be fine…

Comment by Matt
2011-01-12 11:17:38

Make sure you complain to your politicians in the same manner. and to your parents for letting you down, and that guy across the street who said he would mow the lawn every wednesday at noon on the dot, but waited one day until 1230. Give the guy a break. Its hard starting a new job in a new state. You don’t know if something happened that he hasn’t said about yet. there could be difficulties. Just because you two are namby-pambies and think he OWES you something, doesn’t mean you’re right. Its his hobby. but it takes a while to get back in the groove when big life changes happen…

Comment by Lax
2011-01-27 00:01:20

Oh, shut up. If I wanted your opinion, Matt, I’ll ask for it. And all the people you’ve mentioned aren’t connected to the comic. Most politicians are liars and full of themselves; you don’t know anything about my parents, so shut up; I don’t care about the guy across the street, let him mow the damn lawn at 12:30, so shut up. And yes, I don’t know what happened to him, and that’s probably why he’s gonna tell us about it muuuuuuuuuuch later, which is too late. If he doesn’t want to be misunderstood, than he should warn us ahead of time. A lot comic makers forewarn and/or apologize for any delays, giving people a satisfactory post or two.

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Comment by Ichaerus
2011-02-04 08:48:57

Wow. You sure are entitled for someone who’s getting this shit for free.

 
Comment by skorpien
2011-02-08 12:12:23

Then either find another webcomic that updates regularly, draw your OWN webcomic, or shut the f*ck up. Seriously, how old are you? 12? Once you move out of mom and dad’s house, you’ll realize just how hard life can be. Then see if you can update a webcomic as regularly as you seem to think you’re entitled. Stupid little brats like you are what’s ruining society.

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-08 17:28:53

And big mouthed idiots like you are the cause for so many homicides these days(guess who gets whacked off). I can say whatever I feel like and you can’t stop me, so either shut up or get lost. And really, I’d assume you were the brat in this conversation.

 
Comment by skorpien
2011-02-08 19:11:11

You assume wrong. Take a look at the history of your posts here. If anybody’s coming off as a big mouthed idiotic brat, it’s most certainly you. As for getting whacked, try talking like you talk in these forums to some people in real life and see if they’re willing to let you live. For your sake and those around you, both in the real world and online, please remove your head from your ass and stop bitching about a free webcomic made by the author on his spare time. If you really don’t have anything better to do with your time, I suggest a hobby. Trolling forums is really quite pathetic, and hopefully you learn your lesson before somebody in the real world “whacks” you. Or better yet, hopefully you don’t.

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-09 04:02:10

Sticks and stones, pal. And I do in fact have a hobby – messing with people like you :)

 
Comment by skorpien
2011-02-16 17:47:31

Sad…

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-17 00:37:12

The sad thing here is that you’re still reading my comments :)

 
Comment by skorpien
2011-02-17 13:33:58

And you are still reading mine ;)
Hypocrisy is wonderful, isn’t it?

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-18 02:26:53

Yes. Yes, it is

 
Comment by Flaust
2011-03-26 23:33:38

Voldemort’s Nipple!

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by Wolf
2011-01-09 13:11:18

I would say he has done a good job of informing readers of what is going on. We know why their havent been any updates. We also know that we should expect any in the near future if ever. He didnt disappear, he moved. Something that can take several months to truly finish. When I last moved it took almost a year for things to return to anything close to normal. Just wait it out, watch tv, play video games, go outside (it is mid 60’s where i am at). Just wait.

 
Comment by Virtual Bob
2011-01-11 09:14:40

Let’s see…he changed jobs and moved away from friends to another part of the country. That’s a lot to realign. It could take months to get back on track. AppleGeeks is a hobby/sideline. And as far as updating us, he has. You who are complaining about the lack of updates, go write your own comic.

 
Comment by Jnet
2011-01-11 09:26:17

Why don’t you stop complaining about no update. He already explained that things are changing in his life right now. This was his creative outlet, but sometimes our creative activities have to take a backseat when we get busy with our lives. Here’s an idea for you… get off the computer and go get busy with your own life!

Comment by Virtual Bob
2011-01-11 09:30:32

Yeah!

 
 
Comment by Moon
2011-01-11 18:14:14

Granted everyone knows how hard things are when one moves and uproots their life but that never stopped various webcomic artists from doing strips for months. Few examples: Gucomics, Ctr-alt-del and so on. I do hope they get things back on track soon, would hate for this to become another Machall or vgcats.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-12 01:03:54

Or Staccato…

 
Comment by bursey_15
2011-01-20 15:02:06

I’m not sure about the other two, but in the case of CAD, Tim makes quite a bit of money off of it. Sure it’s free to read online, but he makes money from merchandise, selling ad space, the cartoon, print comics and other ventures. It is his business so he makes it a point to keep up with his update schedule.

Applegeeks is not Hawk and Ananth’s main source of income, therefore it does not take priority when their real jobs or other life changes (such as moving) get in the way. It’s a hobby. I’m sure they will update it again eventually, just give them time. It’s not like there aren’t other comics you can read in the meantime.

 
Comment by TChao
2011-03-02 13:16:52

don’t forget all those snafu comics, its like they all took a break at the same time.
oh by the way brain dead is up again.

 
Comment by Roun
2011-06-27 19:05:24

Machall is now threepanelsoul.com – check it out its awesome.

 
 
Comment by madmax
2011-01-13 00:19:47

You moved back in November. Its now January. I think you just quit doing the comic cause you don’t have anything good to go with anymore! Your comic sucks donkey kongs big barrels! You say your job is preventing you from writing but really its probably the fact that you can’t do it anymore cause you don’t have a creative mind anymore!
You should do what everyone else said, CANCEL YOUR CRAPPY COMIC! That way you know you failed like a one leg man in a butt kicking contest! And one more thing APPLE SUCKS! MAC SUCKS! and BATMAN SUCKS!
WOOT WOOT!

Comment by TChao
2011-03-02 13:18:41

madmax i am dissapoint…

 
Comment by Gimron
2011-03-10 16:36:05

Firstly madmax, your comment is awful. Applegeeks is a very successful and entertaining webcomic and deserves to be treated as such. Second, If I were you I wouldn’t go around insulting someone who clearly has more talent than you, who decided that instead of doing something productive and entertaining to others, chose to spend his time commenting on a site he does not enjoy, in a way others do not enjoy. Third, your earlier reference, “should do what everyone else said” is a complete and utter falsification. I never remember saying anything like that, nor would the majority of the many others “fans” who have commented.(fans used in quotations not to insinuate a metaphor, but instead to show that this site is successful and that your other earlier comment “CRAPPY COMIC!” is also, not surprisingly, false) In conclusion, you and your attempts to ruin the fanbase and future of this comic are, in effect, the “one leg man in a butt kicking contest!”

 
Comment by ducktapegirl
2011-04-11 04:05:07

Ignore him. This guy’s a troll, pure and simple. Going after Macs and Batman was a nice touch, but we’re not biting.

I hope AG starts again, but if not, it’s ok. We got something great out of the whole thing.

 
 
Comment by Ryan
2011-01-13 12:56:30

I don’t really feel Hawk owes anybody anything, fans or not (like the jackass who commented before me). He told us that he has responsibilities he needs to focus on, he warned us that it will take a long time before he can do anything AG related, it was all said and done a while ago. When it updates it will update and he will tell everybody. People are complaining about what was already warned about.

As for the gutters comic, it was just that quick comic (not even a comic, more of a one panel illustration), not a series.

Really Hawk can do whatever he wants, I’m patient.

 
Comment by Ninth
2011-01-13 15:46:25

You all entirely missed my point… I never said he owed us anything; in fact, the opposite; we aren’t paying him to do it, I was just criticizing the webcomic artist community in general for falling off their update schedual, and -then- blaming it on something IRL, rather than seeing a problem, realizing it would interfere, and announcing/compensating for it ahead of time. Seriously; stop attacking anyone who says anything against your precious web celebrities you goddamn suckups -.-

Comment by Ryan
2011-01-13 16:32:04

My comment was mainly directed at the obvious troll before mine. Really not attacking you nor anyone to be honest, I was just pointing out that Hawk told us what was going to happen. Kinda like when your mom would say you’re going to be grounded if you do bad in school, then when you do bad in school you complain about being grounded lol. Sorry for the lame ass reference, hopefully ya get my point. Hope you didn’t take offense to what I said, just wanted to point out what I saw was happening in these comments.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-13 19:15:19

And I never said he didn’t warn us, but that he did a bit late. And that it would be helpful if he actually posted something here, instead going to twitter or whatever.

 
 
 
Comment by cyberspooked
2011-01-14 02:35:57

To those complaining… stuff happens then you die. If the comic stopped production for 6 months then you can complain. Till then read the archives or visit the other webcomics that are floating around on the net.

That having been said… If he wants to keep the community he built then he will have to start updating again at some point. If you put yourself out there and build upon it then you have to maintain it, otherwise people loose interest. If he relabels it a pet project then he can just update it once a year… Otherwise updating it more than once a year would be good… :P :) It’s his call. Either way I wish him the best. :)

 
Comment by All-Purpose Guru
2011-01-17 06:19:26

It’s his comic. We are guests here. If stuff has come up in his life, deal with it. You get what you pay for.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-18 01:14:51

Not if you’re torrenting it :)

Comment by TChao
2011-03-02 13:21:07

hehehe

 
 
 
Comment by Anon
2011-01-25 18:53:39

Finally, I hope this is finally the end of this lame excuse for a comic. They should just stick to artwork or their real jobs.

 
Comment by WestCoastWizard
2011-01-26 16:43:45

Hey Hawk,

Despite all the negative posts on here, there are tons of us fans that appreciate every last comic you’ve done on here. Hope the new job and new state are treating you well. We’ll keep checking back until there’s an update.

Good Luck!

 
Comment by Bastiaan Olij
2011-01-26 17:45:31

@anon, if you don’t like this comic, what are you doing here?

I love this comic, love the work Hawk and Ananth have done over the years. If they lack the time to continue this for the time being then that is life. If they never find the time to continue with this then so be it, I wish them all the best and thank them for the many years of **FREE** hard work. They have done a lot of giving without asking anything in return and the thanks you give them is asking more.

I for one hope they keep the site going with or without new content, it’s fun to dive back into the archives and read the stories again.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-26 23:55:21

Bah, if there is no updates at all, than this place will end up like a graveyard – with time, not even the most devoted fans will return to see the same old stuff. The purpose of an online comic is to update to whatever schedule the creator(s) have promised themselves and those around them. If they can’t, than it’s should be taken down. End of story.

 
 
Comment by Emissary
2011-01-27 07:51:14

I found this whole topic retarded. Im not even an AG reader or fan. However i do have a little respect for the work they put in and the time that it takes to create this work. What takes you a few minutes to read takes them hours to create. And then the slighest little hiccup and you damn them to hell and want to forsake them ?

As a comparsion, How often does a movie date get pushed, a CD release postponed, or a game put on the back burner, delayed etc. Do you run and forsake everything that those companies will produce ever again ? No you shut your month and lump as is life.

Hawk may have made a commiment to an online schedule update. However if his life has changed, then all for him. Especially if it is for the better. He owe’s you, me, and everyone else nothing for choosing to SHARE his passion with the world.

If you dont like, Stop saying you dont like it an leave. Exercise that good ol’ free will and save everyone else from the bitching that follows.

(NOTE: This post is directed at no one in perticular, however it is directed at the general group that feel they seem to “own” something of this.)

 
Comment by Atharyn
2011-01-28 13:09:36

Two thoughts to share..
First – this is something they do in their spare time. If they don’t have time for it, then that is unfortunate. We, the fans, don’t pay their paychecks. They have to make decisions. Since they’re adults, we should respect those decisions.

Second – I would appreciate if there was something on the site that said what was up. I’ve been trying to find out why they are on hiatus and had to come into this forum for info. (I disbelieve in twitter on general principles.) As a request to the authors, if they read this: Could you please stick up something on the site? A label of “Real life intrudes – Applegeeks will continue!” would be great.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-28 23:48:47

That’s what I’ve been trying to explain to these people for the last 5 posts. Have a post box or something

Comment by Rishar
2011-01-29 17:59:46

They don’t have to give us squat. It would be nice, but they don’t have to. Take the time to find some other comics that are worthwhile. Come back and check every now and then. Until then, have some faith that they care about this comic and have put too much time and effort to let it die, it’s on hiatus, plain and simple. Until it comes back, shut up and mow my lawn.

Comment by Lax
2011-01-30 01:31:56

I didn’t know you were their lawyer. I’m gonna have to see some paperwork first, otherwise I couldn’t care less what you say. It’s their responsibility, nothing more, nothing less

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Comment by Elysion
2011-01-31 22:04:23

Just great…I’ve finally run out of patience with reading your comments, Lax. Here goes… What angry masses are YOU representing? Because you’re coming off sounding a LOT like a prosecutor in this matter. No one is trying to be their lawyer. We’re all just saying our part…giving our opinion. You’ve been trolling this spot for quite a bit now and have posted quite a few remarks. This comes across as if you are trying to FORCE your opinion instead of just putting yours out there like everyone else. If you’re going to say things like “I couldn’t care less what you say.”, then don’t you think that everyone else feels the same way about YOUR bullshit comments? If not, and you actually hope that they give you the respect and courtesy you deserve, then try to do the same for them. You are becoming intolerable by your own actions.

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-01 00:36:36

Aw, stop it! You’re making blush XD I’m glad I could break the limit here, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)

 
Comment by Lax
2011-02-01 00:37:36

Note to self: Proofread for misspellings before posting :D

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by C.Clown
2011-01-30 03:21:50

Dear Lax,

Just wondering for personal sake, but are you a fat, balding man with a greasy white sleeveless shirt? It would help with this mental image I’m making of you because your name is on almost every other post. And if you’re artistic, just draw what you would look like if were a balding, fat guy with a greasy sleeveless shirt. That would be awesome.

Thanks! =D

Comment by Lax
2011-01-30 13:01:32

Dear C.Clown,

No, I’m happy to say that I’m not a fat, balding man with a greasy white sleeveless shirt. I do appreciate your concern, though. In return, I’m also wondering about something – are you a moronic, pathetic excuse for a human being with no life and no brains to spare? And if you are in fact a moronic, pathetic excuse for a human being with no life and no brains to spare, then don’t over-think things, you may end up in a permanent coma. But keep talking, someday you’ll say something intelligent!

Thanks :)

Comment by C.Clown
2011-01-31 00:01:06

Naw, I’m just a guy who has an insomnia (Look! A big word!) and works a bit too much while attending college. But I must admit, I do find that messing with crazy people is fun and it does pass the time. ;)

P.S. Thanks for replying!

Comment by Elysion
2011-01-31 22:08:23

Yeah…dealing with crazy people is fun. I deal with that every freaking day. Sometimes, I think the whole damned world has lost it…then I have to realize that in this age, most of em never had it to begin with. I think Lax should see my post above…a reply to one of his earlier comments.

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Comment by Lax
2011-02-01 00:33:28

Always happy to oblige. And yes, we crazy tend to mess around, but then again it’s how we make the world a more “interesting” place, wouldn’t you agree? :)

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Comment by C.Clown
2011-02-01 21:56:48

si senior!

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by foolklr
2011-01-31 14:43:05

I understand the professional life needs to take precedence, I hope all is going well. I look forward to when you can start updating again.

 
Comment by Elysion
2011-01-31 22:15:53

To Hawk and Ananth…hope you guys are doing well. It’ll be great once things get stable again. I know all about what it’s like to try to get settled again after a world-shaking change…or as of recently for myself…a tragedy. Anyway, here’s to hoping the idiots out there don’t bring you guys down! Just remember…for every hater (like Lax), there are thousands of loyal fans who are willing to give you guys the time you need even with no further explanation. Some of the guys here will never understand what it is to have a life, much less a life where important things can come up and shake things around to this degree. Actually, having to put the webcomic on hiatus isn’t NEARLY as big a deal as many of the other things you’ve probably had to push aside. All will be well in due time though. Take care guys!

Comment by Lax
2011-02-01 00:43:02

I bet you say that to all the trolls XD And I’ve had a few changes in my life, FYI. Like moving to America. It ain’t easy, duh, but a few months should have been enough. Just saying

P.S. Notice I used “should” as part of my opinion, just to please you a little :)

 
 
Comment by pocketmouse
2011-02-01 03:58:00

Um, I don’t really get what all the fuss is about.. as far as I can make out the comic is on hiatus? I think real life absolutely comes first, and they have the right to put this on hold for as long as they like, or even end it here, as abrupt as that may be.. but I think it would be nice to have a message from /them/ -here- saying that it’s on hiatus, rather than having people scroll through all this unhappy arguing to figure that out :(

 
Comment by Azuza
2011-02-01 12:54:19

I agree with Pocketmouse. I just had to move and put my own project on hold for a month. I’m not saying that me moving is as big an issue as what you have going on, but the point is these people can simply cry and moan all they want but in the end it’s your choice when you guys want to start back up again and if they can’t handle it go read something else! I mean, it’s not like they are paying you right? So what right do they have to demand you start up again? None. Good luck guys, your comic has at least made me more “understanding” of the mac side of things (PC for LIFE) lol.

 
Comment by madmax
2011-02-01 20:44:24

I don’t pay them, but i buy there crap online. So really I am paying him to make the comic! So don’t give me the crap you don’t have 30 mins to draw something up. Get your lazy but on the desk draw up something worth my time or shut down your sucky website. You rocked in so many ways when you put out, now that your being a prune, you suck!
Do something or quit. Choose one. Cause you know after so much time its been almost 3 months and you haven’t done crap. Suck it up or quit! Moving or changing jobs doesn’t effect ones life this long. So either continue the comic or dump it. B4 you lose more fans.

 
Comment by Man at arms Stew
2011-02-05 09:15:48

As being the (or only) British fan here I’ll say this.

WTF!!!!. So what if they haven’t updated i’m patient enough to wait. Further more all this in fighting is just disturbing!
Any of you guys considerd what will happen when Hawk and Annath reed these blogs? Or if they have? If i was them (either of then not both) i’d be put of from this and just give up. Then who is to BLAME?

I say apologise. I’m no expert when it comes to Americans but as it is in America lots of things can happen and for a long space of time at that. These guys are gonna have to take baby steps to gain some momentam, even then they’ve got to be carful not to trip up in any legal “loop hole” buisines so all this b******g is’nt helping anyone cause it’s not helping them. END OF IT!

Comment by Lax
2011-02-06 04:29:41

My, my, I thought you Brits were supposed to be jolly and cheery :) Don’t matter which country you’re in, old chap, it’s always hard to move away. So don’t give me this bullshit about “Americans this or that”. Oh, and if they read this, than it’d be the best! I wish they would to understand “The situation” (Bleh, can’t believe I made that pun X{)

P.S. Yeah, yeah, I know I’ve posted more than anybody else in here, but that’s the result of trying to be patient with no news. So sue me X)

 
 
Comment by Nyzer
2011-02-05 19:45:23

The thing is not just that they might not have had the chance to update, but also the utter lack of communication.

There’s nothing on the main page to say that they’re taking a hiatus – it took me, for example, a month or so to realize it. No filler comic, no note, no blog post – nothing. And the people commenting here get no response…

Never mind that for 2010, the comic’s had some 20 updates. Many of them one-liner comics with little bearing on the story. Taking a brief look at them, the storylines involved are “Eve starts painting” and “Hawk goes back in time”. For a comic that has claimed an update schedule of twice a week, this is a major cutback – it’s less than twice a month.

They tried to make up for it by running the AG Lites, but they were also mainly one-shots, or small, restricted, random, status-quo storylines – which makes it more confusing to see the things like the Marvel/Disney comic in the main section.

This is after the “darker” change to the comic, which was mostly all the main characters aside from Hawk and Eve being depressed, until Hawk’s return was summarized and put to rest in… all of three comics? before returning to the status quo from before the Japan trip.

Little communication, sporadic updates, no progression in the story, and apparent confusion about which direction it’s going in – it LOOKS to a lot of people like the comic’s rolling over and dying.

People come here to mention that it shouldn’t die, that they like it, etc., and… nothing?

Yeah, you know what, people are smart enough to understand that things come up. But it HAS been MONTHS since EITHER comic updated, with NO word on progress.

If the comic’s coming back, it would be nice to hear something.
If Hawk’s life is undergoing major problems right now, it would be nice to get some sort of update right now, and most people would understand.
If the comic can’t be brought back anytime soon, it would be nice to have them SAY it, and give an estimate on when it might.
If the comic can’t be brought back at any point in the forseeable future, but they WANT to come back to it, that too would be nice to know…
And if they’ve given up on it, they should probably say something.

But, nothing. Blank, empty space, and no sign of life.

Even if none of the posters here pay these guys anything… if someone promises to provide you with a free service, seems to do so for a while, but suddenly vanishes almost without a word, yeah, you’ve got a right to be a bit frustrated, and you’ve got a right to know what’s going on. Do you DESERVE the service, completely for free?
Hell, probably not. But it’s not about what’s deserved – it’s about what’s promised.

And in the end, the nay-sayers are 100% correct. The longer it takes for these two to even SAY SOMETHING to the fans that support their endeavor, and help them pay for the things they want by buying from the store, the more of their fans are going to leave.

It’s a trend that HAS been seen before on webcomics. When things like this happen with little communication, it often means that the comic is well and truly done.

Maybe there are some of you that will stick around and wait… and good for you, I sincerely hope your faith is proven right.
I just don’t believe it will be.

Comment by Lax
2011-02-06 04:23:31

Well, this site can’t run without updates. There was a comic called “Knights of the White Rose” that stopped updating months ago. Last we knew there was a hurricane near the writer’s location, but that’s it. No other post, comic, or anything. The site is off-limits, check for yourselves http://kotwr.smackjeeves.com/comics/

It’s gonna happen here too if the only activity is coming from the users. Like I’ve said before, hobby or not they should at least give some info out about their situation, even if it’s a short one. Doesn’t matter how busy you are, if you don’t say anything than that’s showing how much the person(s) don’t care about their fans or their own creation(s). And if you disagree with me, than try and prove me wrong. Not with simple words of faith belief, but with solid evidence. Otherwise, shut up

 
 
Comment by CW
2011-02-06 02:59:24

Just a news update would be nice. I miss these comics, but would just like to know what is going on with you guys. If it’s a lack of financial support, let the fans know. I’ve been reading your comic since close to the beginnings and would be happy to donate if that’s what is causing the lack of updates / information.

 
Comment by Draigh
2011-02-07 12:09:57

http://blog.hawkstudios.net/post/1395596180/leavingthenest

His blog from about 3 months ago, couldn’t find exact date. But says Applegeeks was going on hiatus due to a new job that require him to move states. About half way down the entry for the lazy readers.

Comment by Lax
2011-02-08 01:43:10

3 months ago. That’s all we know (FYI most of us knew he was moving, but for those last 3 months nothing new has come up, no current info)

 
Comment by Nyzer
2011-02-08 23:31:55

Not to mention that Ananth has been around.

http://www.johnnywander.com/ – he’s been posting on there about twice a week.

He’s not the artist, of course, so he wouldn’t be the one to handle updates here, but he’s put down no new posts here either.

So DO they still care about this one?

I just don’t know.

 
Comment by Hylean
2011-02-12 18:22:58

A comment on a website not connected to this one is hardly the way to inform fans that the comic is going on a hiatus. Many fans, like me, do not check Hawk Studios and so have heard nothing since around Thanksgiving.

I love Applegeeks, I got into it through Megatokyo. I realise that the creators need their own time to do things and work out the kinks in their lives. I know this doesn’t get a lot of money for either of them. I have no issue with people going on hiatuses or taking time off. I do have a problem, however, with the complete lack of communication between us and them. Even worse when Ananth is updating his other website but says nothing on this website. That’s not fair.

We may not pay their stuff, but many of us do. As creators of this comic, they owe us some explanation on this website. You do not create something then abandon it without word. It’s not fair to the fans and it smacks of unprofessionality. Look at Megatokyo, Fred has had horrible news and he disappeared for a while, but he kept in contact via Twitter and Fredart, which have announcements on Megatokyo’s main website for all to see, without accessing Twitter or Fredart.

Hawk and Ananth need to realise that at some point they need to address their fans and explain what’s going on. It’s not fair to keep us in the dark and if they want to start this thing again, they’ll need fans. Fans who they are treating rather poorly right now.

Comment by Lax
2011-02-12 21:43:31

Yeah, that’s what some people here (aka the loyal followers) can’t seem to understand. It’s not the lack of comic updates that’s the problem, but the complete silence from the author. First by telling us his special work project very late into the less updates and now when there’s no activity on the site, other then our complaints and musing. And yeah, fans deserve some attention to. You can’t simply ignore those who have followed every single page up to this point. *Sigh* I just wish the others would see from our point of view instead of calling us “selfish” and “egoistic”

Comment by Nyzer
2011-02-15 05:23:49

Well, yes. If they’d said “we’re talking half a year off, Hawk is moving and we need time to set up things/rethink the script/whatever” that would have been fine. “BRB AFTER THE MOVE” and three months pass by with nothing… you kind of wonder.

Especially after the main comic was all but shut down for 4-panel black and white ones that are, for the most part, reused panels with different facial expressions.

Not begrudging the guy his time, because yeah, of course things happen.

I’m begrudging them the fact that they haven’t SAID anything. Just shows a lack of respect IMO.

We’re not entitled to anything from them, but they started this comic and put it on the web for other people to read… so it seems like kind of an about face when they gain a large following of readers and then suddenly just shut completely off.

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Comment by binknib
2011-02-07 13:03:26

This is true and perhaps we are being a little impatient but he also said that AG lites were going to “update as usual” which hasn’t happened. I know moving is a big deal but clearly things have changed in his plans and I for one am curious to know if he forgot about AG or it’s just moved to a really far back burner.

Comment by Ryan
2011-02-07 14:45:14

Ya that was the only thing that bothered me in the slightest, honestly, but if you saw on his twitter or not he said he JUST got his MacPro and Cintiq delivered to him today (which is what he does all of his work on) so maybe that means he will post something again? lol

 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-02-08 02:25:16

Okay, just how busy have you been, man? No updates at all for 3 months… Somethings got you, so what’s up?

 
Comment by Dragonfly
2011-02-09 18:07:33

So he can doodle on his lunch break, but between the two of them they can’t even come up with a simple stick-figure Lite just to shut us all up….

I honestly this they’re done. I doubt they even remember AG… they might not even remember each other…

 
Comment by Xanthiss
2011-02-11 01:03:02

….bored…soooooooo bored….sigh!

 
Comment by Tolan
2011-02-12 03:31:43

Alright, it’s been months. I’m taking this comic off my bookmarks. It was fun but clearly this is no longer worth my time.

Maybe I’ll check back in a year or so, see if anything happened. But I think nyzer is right. This is over.

 
Comment by al'atoire
2011-02-15 04:27:57

well, seems things are getting slower, and changing here. Similar to what happened to MacHall maybe ?
anyway : wishing the best to whatever happens next.

 
Comment by Pele
2011-02-17 04:50:27

I thought they might’ve gotten into a car wreck or something. I didn’t even know Hawk and Ananth were still alive.

 
Comment by avatare
2011-02-17 17:03:00

Hope everything is rolling well came back to see if you guys had returned.

 
Comment by al'atoire
2011-02-18 04:01:49

seems that they are ok since tweets and blog posts appear elsewhere. all good then.

 
Comment by B
2011-02-21 20:35:54

Miss you guys. I will always keep a link on my site. Best wishes, B

 
Comment by Vdias
2011-02-23 07:33:28

AG is dead. Long live AG.

 
Comment by Alex
2011-02-23 16:49:14

Hawk has already stated he will get back to this and end it properly, it is only a matter of time. What you need to realize is that Hawk and Anath started this as a hobby while in college. Now that they are out of college they are growing up and focusing on developing a real career for their future. They need to take care of themselves befor they take care of their fans. So for all the ranters stop complaining and make your own comic and run it the way you think it should be done if you have such a problem. To Hawk and Anath I thank you for the time you spent on the more appreciative fans

Comment by Nyzer
2011-02-23 18:14:36

“Hawk has already stated he will get back to this and end it properly” – when? Three months ago?

Despite both he and Ananth being active online, there hasn’t been a visible word about Applegeeks in quite some time.

A common trend with webcomics is that when things like this happen, the comic is over, or on its death throes.

Spritescape would be a good example – over the course of 6 years, it’s had 65 strips. To my surprise, when I checked on it now, it’s actually updated since I saw it last.

Still, here’s a good quote from the 64th strip – posted February 6th. Two thousand and TEN.

“This weekly update schedule seems to be working out fine for now. Granted, it’s only been two weeks, but the pace seems comfortable enough so far; neither too fast nor too slow. It gives me enough time to work on comics in advance, which is helpful considering my busy schedule nowadays. Consistency remains the key concept here.”

Not the first time the author’d said it.

With the 65th strip, which actually was, to the author’s credit, posted only two days ago, he links back to a post he made a MONTH before that, where he explains some of the reasons the comic wasn’t updated, but still says something along the lines of “I’m sure we can both expect better things for Spritescape in 2011″.

In this case, there’s also the consideration that the Lite comics have stopped. http://www.applegeeks.com/lite/index.php?aglitecomic=2010-11-19 is a good example of one which is nothing more than four panels, repeated, with the only differences being the word balloons and the facial expressions. Not being an artist myself, I can’t claim to know what the effort in those takes… yet I could crank out a pencil-shaded version of that in probably… an hour.

Obviously, Hawk doesn’t do pencil-and-paper work. Still… three months without a new one of these, and three months without a word in the comments/blog section?

Despite the fact that both are active online in different areas?

They’ve just lost interest. It’s pretty undeniable at this point.

It IS a shame – I do like the comic, and I have been wondering where it’s going – but it’s still undeniable.

I’ve never been on here saying “make more comics NAO”. I don’t pretend that my opinion on the effort they crank out that I enjoy for free is important. If they wanna stop… then they wanna stop. That’s perfectly fine.

I just think they should SAY something.

 
 
Comment by Moon
2011-02-24 03:08:10

Ok, people say they do this for free, sure but you also miss the fact they sell their comics in book form and shirts and buttons and hoodies. So they DID make a living off it to a certain degree. I miss the older artwork compared to the current ones, the older made it look more fun and appealing but now it looks so serious half of the time. *shrugs* I wish them both the best if this is truly the end of a great saga.

 
Comment by Pele
2011-02-24 04:59:51

Yeah, if they’re online elsewhere, it’d be nice for them to check in here just to say, “Hey y’all… We’re still alive.”

If it’s really over, I have to wonder why they’re still paying a hosting bill; Bandwidth is expensive.

 
Comment by Mudoc
2011-02-28 00:53:57

Well if you guys are so disappointed in his lack of interest, stop purchasing his work. That’s what I did. When his work on AG continues, I’d be more than happy to continue reading and paying for his stuff.

 
Comment by AG_Fan
2011-03-07 01:17:47

HS is all need be said.

 
Comment by Dru
2011-03-08 19:42:17

It isn’t about the money spent or the fact anybody “owes” anybody else anything. All it comes down to is some level of respect. Fans, as a community, read their comics, offered our support and, for some people, our money towards striving artists. We talked to them, we watched their comics unfold, and to some degree we should be offered at least a bone for the years of patronage given. It isn’t as if we’re yelling at them or acting disapproving of no comic being put up; we just wanted to be treated nicely. And simply vanishing for three months with no word (especially since Ananth is posting on his other site regularly) is disrespectful and .. not nice, really.

It would be like telling an old woman you’d help her mow her lawn and then not showing up. Yeah, sure, it isn’t like you OWED it to her. You are doing her a favor and you have no real obligation. But just not showing up? That’s just cold.

Comment by Lax
2011-03-09 02:58:11

Nicely said. Probably the most sensible and hate-free post yet :)

It is indeed about respect. It’s not just about no updates (at least 50% for me X)), but also about telling us where things are so we don’t misunderstand. Some people here tell us not to bitch and be so selfiswh, but as Dru put it we all want some level of respect. Actually, it’s a bit disappointing that they haven’t replied to any of this as of yet…

 
 
Comment by Rooks
2011-03-09 11:46:17

dont hate the artist hate the gaem :)

 
Comment by Jared
2011-03-22 21:38:04

you two done with A.G.?

 
Comment by Nico
2011-03-28 03:52:18

I really hope they’re not done with A.G… I miss it. T.T

I’m half tempted to reread the archives…

 
Comment by Shidy A Rahman
2011-04-08 03:30:40

:(

 
Comment by madmax
2011-04-15 02:16:57

Yup just as I thought. its not 4/15/2011 and no update! They couldn’t keep a promise to fans and look at all the posts people yelling at them. I’m glad they quit, cause the new style I agree is half assed and crappy! The older style was better. And you know what else is sad about this. Fred from Megatokyo has kids, and still is able to keep his comic going. AG was just a college kid who couldn’t hack it in the web comic business.
To all those out there looking for the next big thing, well its coming soon!

Keep your eyes peeled for CR PRoDuCtioNs! They will be the next big comic on the web!

Comment by Pele
2011-04-15 04:50:33

For the next big comic on the web, you’d think they’d learn to use the “Shift” key properly when advertising a business that they want to be taken seriously for.

Typing like you’ve got Michael J. Fox manning your shift key and using numbers in the place of letters is the kinda behavior I expect from short bus window lickers.

What’s their work consist of mostly? Video game references and fart jokes?

 
 
Comment by madmax
2011-04-16 01:30:34

message for pele. That is the way they spell their name for the comic. Its weird but it does stand out better than just putting CR Productions. CR PRoDuCtioNs stands out better and eye catching.

Comment by Gimron
2011-04-21 19:23:17

Well if it stands out better and is eye catching, why do you need to advertize it on the AppleGeeks forum? Anyone who’s looked through your past comments will be less inclined to listen to your opinion on anything web-comic related.

 
 
Comment by altshiftM
2011-04-24 19:36:35

If it means anything to anyone, ananth is over at johnnywander.com

 
Comment by WTF , man.
2011-04-26 19:52:49

WTF, man. What the hell happened to AppleGeeks? There hasn’t been an update for about three weeks now. Im telling you if they don’t get this comic together im out of here. I’ve been a faithful fan since January 2011 and I want some answers.

Comment by J2B
2011-04-26 20:07:42

You son of a bitch! Don’t get up here saying YOU want answers… we all want answers. I never really liked applegeeks but it was better than doing nothing.

 
Comment by Pele
2011-04-27 05:01:40

You’ve been a faithful fan since January 2011? There hasn’ been an update since November 2010…

Calendar much?

You missed the death.
You missed the last will and testament.
You missed the viewing.
You missed the funeral.
Shit’s decaying yo.

 
Comment by altshiftM
2011-04-29 22:15:48

Bad troll, no food for you

 
 
Comment by Lax
2011-05-06 04:16:59

The goddamn traitor has made ANOTHER comic strip for somebody else since he’s “hiatus”. Look http://cdn.the-gutters.com/comics/d602f85bbd3aa38ef1aa7ffd160fb90a23d2b58f.jpg

Anybody here still wish to defend the bastards, saying that they’re too busy to even update?! Hell, that strip looks better than the most detailed AG page in the archives.

Comment by Nico
2011-05-10 23:46:37

You know, yeah Hawk and Ananth have worked a lot more on their separate projects and yes they have failed to tell us what’s going on with AppleGeeks as well as keep their fans informed…but we should take into account that they have lives and have full time jobs… Yes I don’t like it that they didn’t say anything for…has it been a year already? But I still respect them. Although I wouldn’t call him a “traitor.” I suppose AppleGeeks is a dead project to him. =/ Sad to say. But you know what, I started to read Johnny Wander as soon as I knew AppleGeeks became a lost cause…which was half a year ago. And I’ve recently started to read The Gutters. (Sohmer also does Least I Could Do, another good comic) As sad as AppleGeeks has died, I say good luck to the both of them in their current/future projects. It’s been a blast to read AppleGeeks from the beginning to the unfortunate end.

Comment by Nico
2011-05-10 23:50:17

I mean, check this out:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Mohammad/Haque

(You’ll find him, he’s on there.) I would think that life has gotten the better of him. =/

 
 
Comment by Silka
2011-12-02 17:03:51

What the hell do you mean “traitor”?! He doesn’t owe us– especially entitled little pricks like YOU–a single gods-damned thing! All most of us would like is a head’s up on how he’s doing, besides the rapid-fire tweets. :P

 
 
Comment by Nyzer
2011-05-12 01:11:51

“but we should take into account that they have lives and have full time jobs”

They’ve both been actively posting art, blogs, and comments on other sites. Their jobs and their lives clearly aren’t getting in the way of their free time.

That said, I’ll say yet again that if they wanted to stop the comic, that is their right. Plot kind of dropped once Hawk and Eve returned from Japan, the art started dropping not long after that, and then the updates were super erratic, so it’s not like this wasn’t obvious.

It’s the lack of professionalism – the lack of any news or comments about the state of this site – that irks me. They’re both obviously alive and not comatose, so even just a “Sorry, we’re going on hiatus for an undetermined time” would have been acceptable.

I can understand that ANYTHING could have happened to either or both of them that prevents them from being able to, or wanting to, work on the comic. That’s not a problem for me. But these guys built up the expectation that more updates would come, and then just vanished. That’s not cool.

Comment by Nico
2011-05-12 01:24:26

Yeah I’ll definitely agree that they SHOULD have given us a heads up…would’ve been nice…

:/

And I agree! The art during the Japan arc was awesome! It totally went downhill from there…

 
 
Comment by Noice
2011-05-28 11:32:33

hmmm, decided to re-check this site to see if its been updated, guess not, the artist was way too bitchy and Annath just rocks with Johnnywander.

Good riddance to this comic, read Ctrl alt del and Penny Arcade, at least those comics wont putter out. Another one bites the dust. VG cats updates more than this one, and that’s pathetic.

Comment by Lax
2011-05-31 01:27:23

Yeah, Scott barely fits a comic per month. That’s just sad, really.

 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-05-31 13:46:27

I think he simply forgot he has a comic in the first place. Which is even more sad. Somebody who knows where he lives and can actually get in contact with him, give him a slap across the face and get him to tell us what the fuck is going on.

Comment by Pele
2011-06-01 07:56:35

How could anyone forget they have a comic to run? Doesn’t he pay a bill for hosting and for the domain?

Comment by anon
2011-06-01 11:02:05

who cares :] without annath hes pretty much nothing but a guy who can make posters. Another website taken off my bookmark list

 
 
 
Comment by blahbeddy
2011-06-03 09:16:33

So they had a falling out and neither of them wants to touch this comic? It’s the only thing I can think of…It’s definitely a little weird that someone is still paying the hosting fees though. Maybe they’re just sentimental. But anyways, removed from my bookmarks. No point to having one anymore.

 
Comment by Gimron
2011-06-04 22:55:57

Alright can everyone stop freakin out. I’ll look into this and post my findings later.

Comment by Nico
2011-07-25 08:13:20

Figured anything out yet?

Comment by WTF, man
2011-10-08 21:43:36

LMAO!!!

 
 
 
Comment by PbyLead
2011-06-06 08:37:08

Well they did pretty well to update their comics, however whatever happens they still have their own lives to tend too. Even if the web comics were pushed a side. I think anyone who is complaining is being a bit selfish. They are not obligated to write comics for you, they did it because they volunteer their time in their schedule to do so. Anyways no offense to anyone. =) No really I don’t mean to offend anyone.

Comment by Lax
2011-06-23 00:14:15

None taken, but a final “farewell note” or official hiatus message would have been fine, that’s all. Or if the site is no longer of any use, than close it down and be done with it

 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-07-12 12:19:43

I have absolutely no idea why I’m still checking this site when it’s clearly still on an unannounced hiatus. But hey! At least Edge of December finally came out of theirs!

 
Comment by Eckman
2011-07-20 09:17:48

But even in the last 6 months they havent found even a couple of minutes to give an update or anything on twitter. A “hey guys, really busy with work and everything”, See that quick blurp took me 15 seconds to type. Which included a long drink of water.

 
Comment by Nico
2011-07-25 07:49:36

*le sigh*

 
Comment by BJMcG
2011-07-28 13:46:19

This is sad.
I feel abandoned.
That’s the real problem, they spent years making this excellent comic and universe and building up a fanbase and a community on the site, then ZIP. Abandoned. But, hey, hopefully Thanksgiving 2010 was nice!

All we need is a post on the main site saying “on hiatus until real life stops getting in the way.” Or for one of them to check in every month or two with an update or some new excuse. Don’t we deserve an excuse? I know this was all voluntary, and they’re completely within their rights to just stop without warning. But I thought this site was better than that. I thought there was respect here.

There’s no love here anymore.

It’s sad.

 
Comment by Alex
2011-08-01 20:04:12

You know it’s funny that you mention respect it just made me realize what the problem may be. If anyone can think back to when they first started slowing down, Anath and “Hawk”, both posted a blog stating for all the people to chill out and stop hasseling them. Where was there respect. I’m not saying one person or you or me or at fault but there were people who basically harrassed them. If I was in their shoes I would have been offended and may have taken the same action. I mean they took their free time to entertain us. If you want Applegeeks to come back I think you should all reach out to both Haque and Anath and apologize for the less loyal fanbase. With any luck they will find time to explain the situation and let us know when we may see them again here at applegeeks.

Comment by Moon
2011-08-11 18:28:33

It may have been their free time but their free time was also being bought from the fans. The books they sold, shirts and other stuff, so they were getting paid for their free time. Vacation, sure but to tell people that bought their merch to go eff themselves more or less because they are too busy.

 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-08-06 21:27:49

Well, respect and disrespect, trolling and its antonym aside, the fact of the matter is that the comic is on indefinite hiatus without any explained reason. I just wish they would say something about it.

 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-08-06 21:29:07

…Someone should go to his Twitter, ask him about it, and post the response. And don’t look at me because I hate twitter.

Comment by Lax
2011-08-13 11:44:30

So do most users here.

 
 
Comment by ThePassingTides
2011-08-10 02:56:28

Goodnight sweet prince

 
Comment by Lollo Lolloni
2011-08-12 21:36:26

Why the fuck I keep coming here every now and then, about once every 2 months?
Seriously guys, fuck off
thanks for the entarteinment, but leaving a plot unfinished without any reason or at least a message it’s just cruel to whoever spent hours reading

Addio, e grazie davvero per la professionalità, conc’ ‘e gazzu

 
Comment by M
2011-08-17 17:27:57

Oh no AGlite = broken!

 
Comment by Aric
2011-08-25 14:47:48

Look up the AG blog
10-19-10
10-25-10

Comment by Hylean
2011-08-25 23:30:53

As has been pointed out repeatedly when those blog posts get mentioned, Hawk was explicit about carrying on with the updates, especially with the AG Lites. We all know they have busy lives; we all know that they may not exactly have the time to do the comic anymore, but the fact remains they haven’t said a thing.

We were told that updates would continue, if only sporadically, and that we would definitely get AG Lites. Well, we haven’t. Hawk is busy with his new job and moving, which does take a long time to settle down, but he still manages to whip out comics for Gutters, which are generally more detailed than the most recent AG comics. Ananth is also constantly pumping out new material for Johnny Wander. They obviously have some free time. Moreover, whether they have discussed it elsewhere is an irrelevance. As it stands, neither of them has had the decency to post an announcement on this website stating that they are giving up or going on hiatus. That’s just rude and unprofessional. Whether they like it or not, they have a responsibility to the fans to tell us if they are giving up on the comic, even for a short while, which they haven’t done and have just left us in the lurch. Many fans supported them by going to conventions, buying their merchandise and reading their comic and by ignoring this website, they’re throwing all that support back in their faces. It’s wrong and it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

This is not about being a loyal fan. A loyal fan isn’t a fan who shuts up and says nothing when the creators are acting badly. A loyal fan isn’t some lapdog who will take anything that’s given with no respect in return. Ananth and Hawk are being disrespectful towards their fanbase right now, by saying absolutely nothing on this website. Wanting some answers does not make us bad fans. Some of the people commenting here have been commenting on this post for a long time. Obviously they are loyal as they keep on coming back and just because they are angry with how they are being treated does not make them bad or disloyal fans.

I say again, Hawk and Ananth are treating their fans awfully with this lack of contact or explanation. Whilst I am a huge fan of their work, it is really putting me off them as people. Maybe they feel under-appreciated, but I for one would appreciate them more if they showed us a little bit more respect.

Comment by A.
2011-08-31 21:17:31

Otaku.

 
 
 
Comment by Zzzzz
2011-08-30 09:04:35

Man, some of you guys are so convincing about stupid crap like how the fans “deserve” a continuation of a completely free service that it almost makes me wonder if you aren’t trolls. I especially like now how “respect” is thrown around like somehow they haven’t already mentioned numerous times that they’re busy with their real jobs and the comic, as a side project, always comes second in their life.

Considering the age of most webcomic readers though, especially those who care enough to post and even more so for trolls, I guess it is hard to imagine what an actual job must be like. I feel sorry for Hawk and Ananth. They’re busy with a real job and if they ever get the energy to waste on someone other than themselves, they’ll come here and see trolls and idiots complaining. It certainly would make me rethink posting here to reiterate what has already been said to a vocal minority just here to complain about their lack of free stuff.

Comment by Charles
2011-08-30 20:28:12

Exactly. Reminds me of volunteering at the senior center. I used to help out these shambling corpses every Saturday for like two years before my car got a flat. Had to replace the rim and everything. I called up to let them know I was going to be a little late, but would still make it every other week. So I change my phone number right after, and took up bird watching on Saturdays. Now, six months later, there’s all these old people (the ones that didn’t croak/forget) that are mad at me! For volunteering! It’s not like they’re paying me. I doubt I’ll ever go back there again (but I promised them I would lol).

Comment by Zzzzz
2011-08-31 10:41:53

See, I think that’s trying a bit too hard for trolling. Forgetting how poorly the analogy was done, someone who would seriously consider volunteer work comparable to a silly little comic probably doesn’t have the IQ to even breathe by themselves, let alone read.

Comment by Charles
2011-08-31 16:32:19

Goodness me that burns. You’ve caught me, I’m indeed an invalid, unable to plumb the rather shallow depths of my brain for basic unconscious functions. Well played though; nothing puts a lad in his place like a resounding, “ur analogy wus dum, but also, ur analogy wus sooooo dum”

It’s not like I was there out of medical necessity. I mostly played board games and helped them eat. Normally by eating the pudding cup.

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Comment by Hylean
2011-08-31 15:26:18

Actually, Ananth hasn’t mentioned anything on the website about him being busy, and he is quite happily working on his other comic.

Hawk made a blog post back around Thanksgiving stating that he would continue updating sporadically the main comic and regularly AGL.

The stuff isn’t all free, as they still have merchandise for sale across the internet.

I’m sorry, but your post fails on the point it completely ignores that both of them are doing other comics and said that updates would continue in some form. If you can’t really understand that there are a lot of fans who are annoyed by being lied to, well, you’re an idiot.

Take a look at Fred Gallagher and his problems, and he still manages not only to update, if rarely, but also communicate with his fans. Hawk and Ananth have a responsibility to their fans, that’s part of the job they signed up for by making this comic. *shrugs* So what if some of us actually expect them to hold to their word? We are bad, bad people for it, I guess.

Comment by Ivresse
2011-08-31 18:41:37

Yeah, shame it’s angry posts like this that probably made them decide not to hold to their word in the first place, huh?

After all, why bother satisfying a bunch of impatient cunts who complain about pretty much anything after stating what’s happening…

Comment by Charles
2011-08-31 19:36:03

Authors-“We’re going to update this!” [authors proceed to update other stuff, copious amount of time passes]

Fans-“WTF?”

Authors-[authors don’t say anything, update other stuff]

Crazy Christians-“SEE? You’ve angered god, and now he’s punishing you. You are sloppy filth, not worthy of updates! We are all but worms unto god’s glory! Repent, for he has no obligation to his own willful and public statements!”

Fans-“…wtf?”

Authors-“…was there another website? Maybe we could be halfway decent, like PBF, or…wait a sec, gotta update this other thing.”

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Comment by Qwerty
2011-09-06 12:35:33

You guys can bash or defend…whichever you like…but I have to ask…when did anyone proclaiming to be Christian say anything about angering God? I’m sure people other than Christians have some of those same opinions. It seems that people think we need to turn everything into a debate about religion, race, sexual preference, or political agenda these days. It’s a damned webcomic people! I’m as upset as anybody…but all this bashing each other and calling out select groups that have nothing to do with it is bullshit….

 
Comment by Charles
2011-09-19 06:52:48

I apologize if your religion of choice feels left out of the metaphor. Current weather events in my region and select loud, decidedly Christian, opinions on its cause fit too well. If you’d like, you could provide me a full list of the nuances of each crazy sect of each religion, and in the future I’ll try to incorporate them all instead of being concise. That way, when you don’t actually have anything meaningful to post, you don’t have to post at all :)

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by Atvaark
2011-09-16 01:41:22

and what about people who buy the books and would like some continuation? are we on the same level as those who only lurk and pester for more free stuff? if there’s one thing i hate, it’s buying a series of books only to find out the author drops the story in the middle of it. (aka shaman king, MX-0…)

 
Comment by OBama
2011-09-21 14:31:34

Damn it, how can I focus on foreign affairs when you guys won’t update the comic? I’ve been in such a dump I can’t focus on improving the economy anymore.

 
Comment by Will
2011-09-26 14:27:17

Hey guys, know it’s been a while. Hope all is well with your lives. Give us an update(those of us too dumb to figure out where any alternate projects are going on).

 
Comment by Saerzin
2011-09-27 01:30:33

Four days to discover AppleGeeks, 4 months waiting an update^^ Guys, it’s you who make me discover the webcomics!!! Please! And yeah, I didn’t know the webcomics cause I’m French. French fan!! Dude, I bought you the Eiffel Tower for an update!

 
Comment by Sleepykitty
2011-10-02 12:28:40

sad face! No comic STILL? *cry*

 
Comment by Saerzin
2011-10-05 01:37:06

Please men! I really want to know what will happen!!! If you don’t make any updates never, please tell us! If you don’t…I will move to USA to scream under your windows every night…or learn at all USA girls the “french kiss” so you will not be good kissers anymore!!! French fans are crazy, dude…

 
Comment by time_traveler_in_a_big_hat
2011-10-06 20:16:36

…and here I thought we’d at least get a eulogy from Hawk on the passing of Steve Jobs. Huh.

Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-10-07 23:12:40

I thought so, too. I guess he’s no longer an Apple Geek.

 
 
Comment by Jonnyk
2011-10-08 13:08:14

I stopped by for the same reason. After a year without updates, it’s weird that only now do I feel like the comic is done. Even so, I’m still going to follow Hawk and Ananth’s careers!

Comment by WTF, man
2011-10-08 21:47:24

Im not, I got other shit to do. Fuck AG.

Comment by Jonnyk
2011-10-16 14:29:12

They are artists in my area, and sometimes we go to the same conventions. So I like to keep tabs on what they and a bunch of other artist/writers are doing.

 
 
Comment by Steve
2011-10-16 11:14:29

They’re working freelance I assume? Most companies normally don’t like sizable abandoned projects publicly associated with their employees…unless they’re government contractors.

Comment by Jonnyk
2011-10-16 14:26:44

I know Ananth is working on another comic drawn by his girlfriend Yuko called “Johnny Wander”. Slice’o’life type stuff. …A lot about their cats :3 I’m not sure what else he is working on at the moment.

Hawk draws an issue of “The Gutter” every now and then, and he does a bunch of other stuff too. You can see what he is up to at Hawkstudios.net

Comment by LJ
2011-10-16 22:56:45

Wait, Yuko’s really Ananth’s girlfriend?! I thought they were just friends oh god why do I even care

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Comment by Jonnyk
2011-10-17 17:05:49

Yeah, they do keep it pretty low key in the comic.

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by LJ
2011-10-16 22:55:57

I love how this comment section became the most active part of the site. Nice going, Hawk and Ananth!

 
Comment by Saerzin
2011-10-17 02:20:27

I like Jhonny Wanders, I like “Gutters”…but I would like to see the rest of AG! I wish I could go to an artist or comic convention to say “Hey Ananth, really nice work but what about AG? and Yuko, fantastic art too!” but…I’m french (living in…france! tadaaa!!!!) and can’t do that…is there somebody who tried this (after all the time) and can say what was the answer about THE LIFE, THE UNIVERS AND APPLEGEEKS QUESTION? I offer a camembert at who can say.

 
Comment by MichaelF
2011-10-23 10:54:36

Soooo…. anyone planning a get-together to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of AppleGeeks’ passing come November 22nd?

Comment by JessG
2011-10-23 13:24:46

Why celebrate a passing?
I think it’s crazy that it ended…. but like this comic, it was either abandoned or the person died. Or the slight chance they forgot their password to their acct >_>

Comment by Tom
2011-11-05 12:22:20

it was more than likely abandoned since the artist who worked on this comic now does Johnny Wander with Ananth

Comment by Nix
2011-11-14 05:55:04

Nope.jpg. Hawk still maintains hawkstudios.net AFAIK, but the artist for Johnny Wander is Yuko Ots, Anaths girlfriend and the artist of ye olde fallencomic.

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Comment by Tom
2011-11-24 13:49:45

…that’s what I was referring to…but whatever

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-10-30 01:06:40

…Why do I still come here?

 
Comment by Time Traveler in the Big Hat
2011-11-12 22:49:27

Hawk is dead!

Long live Hawk!

He hath Hawked and now Hawketh no more!

He Hawked and died with Hawkdom!

He Hawked down the current to join the bleedin choir Hawk!

THIS IS AN EX-HAWK!

(seriously though Hawk, get off your bony behind and post something)

 
Comment by Doc Zed
2011-11-22 05:06:23

Happy anniversary, everybody!

Comment by MichaelF
2011-11-22 19:56:06

One year of no updates! Whooohoo!

Kind of tragic actually. Between AppleGeeks and MacHall there was some really epic web-comic awesomeness going on. At least when MacHall graduated to 3Panel Soul I could at least see a progression and keep in contact with a favourite artist and writer. Now with AppleGeeks it’s just a forgotten project where the artist posts on twitter all the time and the writer has moved onto an entirely different project and nothing is ever said as to what the fate of the old project is. *shrug*

I’ve been patient. I’ve attempted *rational* contact through various channels with Hawk without trying to be either an asshole or a ravening fanboy and still so no contact. Hell, I purchased some of his damned merchandise. Now, one year later, I’m deleting my bookmark and will no longer be returning.

RIP AppleGeeks 2003-2010

 
Comment by Toubrouk
2011-11-28 21:02:04

Still waiting and still hoping… against the odds.
Yes, I am also a bloody Browncoat; it’s hard to move away.

Comment by TChao
2011-12-04 08:43:08

keep waiting, i’ve known websites to randomly revive themselves after years of being dead…
hell that reminds me… i need to get back to MY readers… woops

Comment by marie450
2011-12-06 16:59:45

We will soon know if there’s hope. Applegeek.com is due for renewal on 23-DEC-11.

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Comment by CClown
2011-12-07 02:33:37

Yay! Over one whole year and still dead! This makes me so happy that a web comic that I read for lord knows how long is still dead! (sarcasm very much included)

But seriously though, as much as I’d like to see more content on this site, I REALLY do believe that it’s done for. No posts, no tweets. It’s done, lets just pack up and say good bye to a good comic thank these guys for a great run.

 
Comment by David
2011-12-08 04:43:22

Just stumbled on this in my google reader. Good Memories. I started reading this and xkcd because of megatokyo, and it filled my light-hearted madness quota when megatokyo got all serious. Does anyone know of any comics that can fill the hole in my madness quota left by applegeeks

 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-12-12 00:09:15

…Why do I still come to this site?

Comment by Toubrouk
2011-12-19 16:15:20

Because AppleGeeks is awesome regardless if the creators stopped caring about it.

Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-12-20 00:46:04

True. It is still awesome. I just wish he would care just enough to finish this last arc.

 
 
 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2011-12-20 00:46:50

Also, can someone please just go ahead and contact Hawk on twitter to see what the whole deal is with AG?

 
Comment by Mike
2012-01-16 04:55:28

Happy New Year! :c

 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2012-01-16 13:06:08

Why do I keep coming back here knowing full well that there’s not ever going to be an update again?

Comment by Zzzzz
2012-01-24 17:43:28

Probably the same reason you keep posting the same comment since July. Self-validation using the site and popularity of someone else.

Also note: The domain was set to expire on Dec 23, 2011. You may have noticed, the site is still up. That is because the domain has been renewed for another year. Until it expires, there is always hope it will return.

Comment by NeoDarklight
2012-02-03 18:13:35

??? Honestly, I don’t understand the concept of “self-validation”, but that’s besides the point. Let’s just hope that the other thing you said means something good.

 
Comment by Fuzzball
2012-02-07 18:54:49

Based on the timing of the renewal, it looks like it may have been an auto-renewal. AppleGeeks and other sites Hawk runs is hosted by SoftLayer (formerly ThePlanet).

If you check out Hawk’s blog, he has done some drawings of Eve; that and his last big blog post on AppleGeeks would lead me to believe he still has an interest in doing what he said in that post: he loves doing AppleGeeks, doesn’t have a lot of time due to his new job, and wants to at least finish the current story arc. I do hope he finds some time to finish the current arc at least.

Comment by NeoDarklight
2012-02-24 00:13:22

Speaking of his work, he designs models based on geek culture like sci-fi shows and video games, right? Where can I see the stuff he made?

Also, I really hope he eventually finds time to finish the comic, though that statement has become so redundant and has been echoed so many times by so many people that it’s become truly ridiculous.

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Comment by Jowzer
2012-02-23 07:20:21

Woo 200th comment! Please restart applegeeks eventually!

 
Comment by Matre
2012-03-09 02:06:39

Came back here to see a shit storm of rage. I stopped reading around the time it stopped updating with any sort of consistency, so at least I didn’t have to catch up on much. I’m surprised that after a year people didn’t consider the fact that it might have been creative differences that killed the project. If you like doing something, that tends to be why you do it, and if you don’t like doing something, you won’t. As to those who believe the comic will start back up, I’d consider this: if you have content available online, especially a shop, why would you take it off-line? It doesn’t have to be an actively updated comic to be something people would spend money on. Still, I’m hardly bitter. It was a pretty fun comic, and I appreciate their efforts for as long as they lasted, and I’ve enjoyed Mr. Hawk’s work in gutters (which, if you’re curious as to why he did it, I’d guess that he got paid to.

 
Comment by Eddy
2012-03-15 03:41:25

YOU ARE ON THIS LIST APPLEGEEKS! I thought you should know.
here is the original link!-http://chrishanel.tumblr.com/post/19196576643/spread-the-word-updated
—————–
Spread the Word (UPDATED)

UPDATE 2: The app has been unpublished from the Android store.

UPDATE: Word has spread like crazy on this post, and I want to thank everyone for getting the word out. I’ve seen multiple authors on the list posting or tweeting that they’ve been notified. HOWEVER: The call for this post was to get word to webcomic creators to be able to handle the situation, NOT to have people contact the app developer. That’s why I didn’t link the app directly. I have no direct evidence that this guy is getting nastygrams, but I can guess from previous internet drama experience that the odds are better than not.

I’ll write a follow-up post shortly.

Do you support webcomics? Take this one question survey:

1. Do you take the RSS feed of over 90 webcomics, rip the images, put them in your Android app, and then put your own advertisements next to them in order to make money?

Congratulations: If you said “Yes”, then NO, YOU DO NOT SUPPORT WEBCOMICS.

There’s a thief- and he is a thief, let’s not be wimpy on that point- that has done exactly that, releasing his app in “Pro” and “Free” versions (wow, what a nice guy!) for people to read their favorite webcomics and earn him money. Somehow, this is not only okay, but apparently “supporting publishers for their efforts”. In other news, robbing a bank is “helping them gain exposure”.

The name of the app is DailyComix. I won’t be linking the app – no chance in hell – but if you are a fan of one of the below listed webcomics, please contact the creators and let them know that they are being stolen from and that a software dev has made the decision for them how their content is viewed. The developer has posted that they are honoring all requests to have strips removed (again, what a SWELL GUY!), and it’s my hope that the only webcomic left when we’re done getting the word around is his own.

 
Comment by winterflames
2012-04-26 09:43:53

I miss this comic…

 
Comment by Senso
2012-05-14 13:55:24

Why does this page even still exist? It is obvious that you have absolutely no interest in drawing this comic anymore, or even letting your readership know wtf is going on? Just shut it down and delete it if you care so little about your readers.

 
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2012-05-23 23:21:36

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Comment by SuperAnth
2012-05-25 13:48:26

Still miss you Hawk. You fellow AppleGeeks wait patiently.

We look forward to getting you back.

 
Comment by dududukkkkkkk
2012-05-31 05:38:24

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Comment by NeoDarklight
2012-06-13 20:34:49

I still miss this comic. Will Hawk ever remember his promise? Or has RL grabbed his full attention for good?

 
Comment by Toubrouk
2012-06-21 20:51:26

Still waiting…

 
Comment by Zach
2012-07-12 16:53:01

I can’t understand that if they haven’t updated in nearly 2 years why they bother even still hosting this site.

The only thing that really irks me is that Hawk is doing guest comics and Ananth has been writing weekly for Johnny Wander all this time.

 
Comment by NeoDarklight
2012-09-19 23:39:41

Yeah, some part of me is still holding out some faint hope that Hawk will at least try to finish this storyline and make more Eve merch. Because Eve is awesome and I want Eve merch.

 
Comment by alex
2012-09-22 19:51:25

Please come back, I’ve seen to many good webcomics die.
I can’t even tell if Hawk is still alive.

Comment by Nexus Trimean
2012-11-21 13:51:12

Hawk is alive, you can follow his current projects at http://www.hawkstudios.net/

 
 
Comment by Nexus Trimean
2012-11-23 04:39:26

2 years, we still miss you guys.

 
Comment by MichaelF
2012-11-25 16:07:31

*raises a glass* To AppleGeeks! 2 years without an update.

Deleted my bookmark about a year ago, but out of perverse curiosity I popped in today to see if Hawk or Ananth had put any kind of update up on the site.

So, belated happy anniversary folks. Think it’s time to put up the chairs, turn off the lights, lock the doors and go home.

 
Comment by The Traveler D
2012-12-31 23:48:16

Happy New Years, Applegeeks. Makes me sad that we’re headed for 3 years without even news but I am thankful for the wonderful stories you gave us. Y’all’s comic got me into webcomics and made a troubled time bearable.

Thank you.

 
Comment by Nico
2013-01-16 11:33:25

Wow has it been over two years already??? Hawk…please come back… :'(

 
Comment by Charles
2013-01-20 11:32:29

Reformatted, and loaded up an outdated collection of bookmarks.

…oddly enough, I actually had a friend start up a webcomic, built a small following for two years…and now he’s letting weeks and weeks go between comics without notice. I’ll punch him in the head for being a weasel about it.

Hawk isn’t my friend though…so I kinda hope he’s dead, but I kinda hope I meet him someday so I can tell him I hope he’s dead…ya know what I mean? :)

Comment by LJ
2013-02-21 18:41:10

What Hawk did was a shitty thing, that’s perfectly fair to say, but you’d go far enough to wish death upon him for abandoning a WEBCOMIC? Seriously? Please seek help.

Hawk’s not dead, he’s done several comics for Gutters since the hiatus here and he’s very active on Twitter. In fact sometime last year I remember him making new drawings with Eve. Of course it’s obvious he’s never coming back but he’s still out there.

 
 
Comment by Invicter
2013-01-27 17:17:18

Has anyone seen or heard from them since?

 
Comment by ratholos
2013-02-11 22:56:03

well, you can check their twitter feed.
Just isn’t the same tho. We miss you, applegeeks.

 
Comment by pusheax
2013-02-12 02:10:20

Abandoning your comic without saying anything is a really shitty thing to do to your fans. If you’re done with the comic, that’s perfectly fine, but the least you can do for your fans is at least tell them you’re done with it, rather than just letting it hang, with no updates.

 
Comment by ClumsyPyro101
2013-02-17 21:32:40

Would have been nice to get a farewell.

 
Comment by Jimi Dean
2013-03-16 15:10:11

I cannot believe i just read most of those comments, you can really see the tensions rising as time presses on. You can even see the exact point where people become mindless fools spouting absolute garbage in the hopes that it will entice both a skilled writer and a talented artist back to wrap up a project they left mid way.

Ananth is busy, Hawk is busy… it sucks, but seriously people… chill out. If you want to get on to them about something of utter importance, there’s a myriad of ways to do so. Hawk may even find a little time to reply to a 3 word comment on Instagram. They’re far from dead, and not exactly hiding out, if you are a true fan then show some respect and stop whining. Maybe even purchase some goods, or back Ananth and Hawk’s other endeavors.

 
Comment by AMP
2013-04-29 09:22:26

I think its safe to say we all miss your comic and the adventure it brought. The characters were well written and the story line was trippy. I believe some people have left harsh comments because they dont know how to deal with the loss they are feeling with any other means than rage. I would think that we all hope for you to finish or in the very least tie up the major loose ends in a few comics and call it a project. However you don’t really owe us anything. This was your project. You started it of your own accord and supplied it for free. You’ve stepped away from it for a few years now in the pursuit of a career. I myself miss your comic for the simple laughter it brought me when I read it. You created a wonderful world. Be proud of that.

 
Comment by Fuzzball
2013-09-19 10:17:16

I’m still surprised that he pays for the domain to autorenew and for continued hosting of the site. I doubt this is $5/month hosting. The hosting cost has had to go up in the past three years as well especially now that IBM owns the hosting provider.

 
Comment by Jonny Boy
2014-05-08 12:52:37

So… just to clarify… AG is done. Like done done? Forever done?

 
Comment by Fred
2014-05-19 16:29:48

Greetings,
Could you please repair AG Lite so the previous strips will be shown anew? Currently no matter what link one clicks, only the most recent strip is displayed…

 
Comment by Anthony Tecce
2014-05-31 07:47:30

Hey Hawk. I was reading my paper-bound AppleGeeks books and decided to stop by and make my bi-annual check on the site to see if there were any updates. :)
I can say that AG is easily the best drawn web comic I’ve ever seen, so I hope you start drawing it again soon.

Have a great summer!

 
Comment by Zig
2014-07-27 04:07:29

Applegeeks… please come back :(

 
Comment by Shisha_tabak
2014-09-06 06:20:02

I wish this blog was still alive :/

 

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