Dear Rob and Xin,
For many moons I have been reading this comic and loving it. The artwork has been amazing, of course, but mainly I just love the gripping story. The way we truly care about the characters. It is a great example of what every good storyteller strives for. So, with this new comic up, the last of 2010, and the grin on my face as I watch Jack cast a spell-scroll...
I just want to say thank you. Thank you for the entertainment, the emotional involvement, and all the effort, and, no doubt, ulcers, put into this work. All the complaints you are forced to address, all the stress you put up with...I am sorry on your behalf for those. But know that your work, your creative endeavors, are truly appreciated, and I count my Tool membership fee a very tiny price to pay for having the privilege of sharing your vision. Like any truly creative work, your art has a transformative effect on those who experience it, and we all walk away changed from the person we were into the person we are now.
I love you guys! Keep up the great work, and have a less frustrating, more productive, much healthier, and extremely prosperous 2011. Happy New Year!
P.S. And thank all of you fellow Tools (and Tools at heart) for sharing your reactions and feelings about this comic, as well. Sharing an experience with others intensifies it, and I appreciate the opportunity to do so with you via these forums. Best wishes to you all this New Year as well!