Dear Readers,

One year ago today, Waking Up Dead’s site went live with the first 3 pages of the comic.

While we may not be a household name (even in the webcomic community), I’ve watched the site’s viewership slowly grow. I’ve done my best at keeping up with updates, and despite a few hiccups, I’ve generally maintained my schedule.

In one year, I went from updating once a week to twice a week. Increasing my output was a little difficult, and, after my first break-up with Erin, I fell behind in my buffer. I haven’t since recovered for more than a few updates. I’ve considered increasing output again, but for now, I don’t have the time to. Maybe as time goes on, I can reach this goal, but for now, I think I’ll stick with the two-page format.

In one year, my life has changed drastically. I have a job (part-time), I am single for the first extended period in years, I have graduated college, and I’m close to getting my driver’s license. I’ve worked for a wonderful artist in Brooklyn briefly, and I’ve made some great friends.

My first update included the first three cryptic pages of a story I plan to continue for the next few years. It’s long, it may be a little confusing, and elaborate is putting it lightly. In one year, a lot of questions have gone unanswered, and a lot more have popped up; What was up with the first panel of the series? How did Will actually die? What is up with Will’s Co-worker, Lauren? Why can so many people see death? Why is Steve so willing to put his neck out for Will? What is up with Will’s passing comments about wheelchairs and physical therapy? What is up with those two random guys who keep popping up in Will’s life? And most of all, why the hell is Will so blind to Sasha’s advances?!

All of these questions have answers, and I could honestly tell you everything you could possibly want to know about the series right now if I wanted to. Waking Up Dead is a very detailed universe, and I’m only just starting to reveal it to you. I assure you, all of these questions will be answered in the future, but it may take some time (maybe years even). I promise you won’t be disappointed if you stick around, because I have a great story to tell you.

Thank you for making this year worthwhile. It’s been a bit of a struggle, but Waking Up Dead is here to stay. Here’s to one year, with many more to come!

“Kyhan,” Glenn J. Reisher