The Last PC Weenies Comic Ever*.

*Well, at least for some time. (No promises.)

I just need a break. It’s been a great run, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my comics. A few factors over the last few months have precipitated this decision – one which I didn’t make lightly:

1) I want to focus more efforts on my illustration.

2) The audience for the strip has reached a plateau that has been consistent for the past two years. It’s frustrating, and I know I could have done more to promote the strip, but in the end, there’s really nobody to blame but myself. I take full responsibility for this.

3) 13 years is pretty long for anything. I’m happy with what I’ve been able to accomplish, which is a body of work that spans well over a decade.

4) I want to make digital collected editions of my work to date and offer them up for sale.

The time I spend on making the comic could be better spent on other income-generating areas, and right now I have to do what’s best for my family.

At some point, I’ll resume the current storyline – but again – priorities of life are kicking in. I know that some of you might be upset at what on the surface seems like an abrupt decision. I hope you understand.

In the meantime, why not check out my new Tumblr site, where I’ll be posting ALL the early PC Weenies toons from 1998 all the way up to 2007. So one way or another, you’ll be seeing more PC Weenies stuff.

Thanks for your support,

-Krishna

About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

  • Merbrat

    Whoa! Left field! We (I) understand, and hope things turn around soon-ish for you and yours (and “Bob, et al”).

  • http://mylifeinthetrenches.com tim

    Wow, shocked and saddened at the announcement but I respect your decision. Will keep an eye on that tumbler thingie that all the cool kids use lately.

  • http://www.thecheckeredman.com thecheckeredman

    Wow! Congrats on such an amazing run man! Your work here on this comic is something guys like me aspire to! Thank you for setting such a great example!

  • http://rickthestick.com/ Rick the Stick

    Wow Krishna! I hope everything turns around for you – but like you said – you have to do what’s best for your family. Hopefully this is a minor/temporary set back for you.

    Best of luck!

  • http://www.talltaleradio.com Tom Racine

    Sad, but understandable. Family first, brutha! 13 years! Good lord…that’s longer than The Far Side and Bloom County made it! Can’t complain! Hopefully, you’ll get everything in order and come back with a splash.

  • Martin T.

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    (Martin, on hearing the news that PC Weenies is on hiatus).

    I’ll accept your decision. It’s right.
    I’ll survive the withdrawal symptoms. I’ll HAVE to.
    I’ll wait (not-so-patiently) for its return…It WILL.

    Thanks for all you’ve done…and will do!

    – M.

    P.S.: Pam…don’t hurt him TOO Much, O.K.?

    – M.

  • http://www.justusbarkers.com Matt

    NO!!! SAY IT AIN’T SO!!! My favorite web comic going away?

    Completely understand the need to prioritize, though. Hopefully we’ll see a revival in the not too distant future. But, if not, at least I have some prints and an awesome PC Weenies book to look at in the meantime.

  • Carlo

    Family is first so no complains, I hope finances improve soon and we can have you back. Good luck man!

  • Thomas

    Hi Krishna,
    I know how you feel, when debts are piling up and leaves you nothing to do but work, work harder, work MORE without seeing any improvement.
    My wishes are with you and your family
    Thomas
    Berlin, Germany

  • Jon

    Krishna,

    Wow! Certainly a surprise, but understandable — family first, as others have said!

    I wish you the best, and look forward to the eventual return of PC Weenies.

    Best of Luck!

  • http://www.gocomics.com/imaginethis Lucas

    Family first, man! Do what you need to do. Your readers will be here if/when you decide to come back.

    Best of luck, bud.

  • http://www.truimage.net Dave Bergschneider

    reeVVEEENGE…wait that’s not it…oh yeah it’s noooOOOOO! Don’t want to see my favorite comic leave the confines of my cubicle but I completely understand. It’s a sad day for us all. I hope for the best in the hard times your are experiencing. Just know that they will come to pass just like everything else and it will all workout in the end. Cheers my friend.

  • http://www.monsterplex.com Brock

    Almost did the same thing myself earlier this year, so of course I understand. You’re a terrific talent, Krishna, and I’m sorry to see PC Weenies shuffle off, but you’re right–it’s a terrific body of work. You should be very proud. You absolutely deserve a break and more. Good luck with what comes next and paying those bills!

  • tmcelmurry

    Krishna I wish you well in your future endeavors and hope one day to see PCWeenies new again. I hope things turn around for you financially and quickly, I know how frustrating and scary it can be when facing financial headaches with a family. Thank you so much for bring Bob and the gang to us, it has been extremely enjoyable and fun. I look forward to seeing your future work. Good luck with everything my friend.

  • http://www.pcweenies.com Krishna

    The wave of support is overwhelming. Thank you everyone. It means a lot to know that you’ve enjoyed the comics.

    This was the single most toughest (and heart-breaking) decision I’ve had to take. But there really was no other option.

  • http://www.zfcomics.com dgriff13

    I hear ya, Krishna. I often debate whether or not to take an extended hiatus myself.. after 4 years and nowhere near what I had wished for. 12 years, now that’s just amazing to me. It’s been a great ride, glad I was able to jump aboard for the last few years. Best wishes on wherever your ride takes you now, and take care of that wee one!

  • Seamus

    Wow….yes it is a surprise, though you have given us a few hints with a few short stints where you had to take a break the past couple of years….

    I do understand the “curve balls” that live throws at you from time to time, and how they can make changes in your life…..

    I hope you and your family do well no matter what way the winds take you.

  • Vivek

    Good luck! Thank you for all the years of reading material and when your next book comes out I’ll be buying that too.

  • http://aljiro.com Aljiro

    I absolutely love this webcomic and I agree about the audience thing.

    I understand your reasons and it is in my sincerest hope that you will be much more successful soon enough. You are a talented person.

  • http://www.dontfeedthegeek.com Barry Buchanan

    Can I have all of your readers until you come back? :) I understand and hope you’ll be back soon. It is a lot of hard work to produce your toon. I hope it all works out sooner than later. At least this time off will give you some time to think about future story lines. Good luck Krishna! Goodbye Bob and Pam, you will be missed.

  • http://calamitiesofnature.com Tony

    Thank you for always being such an amazing and helpful member of the webcomic/comic community! I still treasure the fan art you sent me many years ago when I was just getting my own comic off the ground.

  • Anvil

    Your webcomic is great and I will miss reading new ones on a regular basis. I will periodically check just in case though ;-). Thank you and good luck.

  • http://www.gilruiz.com Gil

    In a Darth Vader voice: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    You’ve built an enormous body of sequential art work over the last 13 years, Krishna; you should be proud of an incredible accomplishment well done!

    The very best of luck with the new endeavors. :-)