Thursday, August 28th, 2008, 4:06am ET

I just finished doing a couple of interviews where I had to answer the expected questions about the fate of aLp and where the new site is heading, and it helped me be able to explain things with a little more clarity. I owe it to all of you to let you know what’s going on in my head.

aLp is not necessarily over. I did literally say it was “coming to an end”, but that was mostly because I was tired of waffling and dicking you around. I don’t really wanna stop doing it but it bugged me to go on “hiatus” again. But if that’s what we need to call it instead of shutting down altogether, then yeah, ok. I’ll try to keep doing a new aLp update every once in a while because it’s actually still fun. I just need a bit of a break from it.

In terms of IYSS… for those of you who love it and those of you who hate it: I really have no idea where I’m going with it. I mostly just wanted to have somewhere I can draw or write or take a piss with no rules. And right now it feels great, like I just put on a pair of boxers for the first time instead of briefs. Or like I’m having sex without a condom? Or any number of metaphors involving my genitals! Anyway, I’m still finding my way, still learning how to draw, still figuring out what kind of stuff I want to write about, and I’m havin’ a blast. I dunno where it’s all going, but I really appreciate that there’s so many of you comin’ along for the ride.

Thanks, that’s all for now, rock onwards.


  1. Ipsa


  2. hagnat

    ok, it’s nice to see more of alp
    but now that you announced the end of the comic, i really would love to see an end… following alp almost since its beginning (i registered in the forum because of the twins, but i was reading it for a long long time before they were born), my concern is that you decide to continue and, for reasons outside your touch, that the comic goes to a complete halt without a proper ending

    josh, from loserz, said he was going to end the comic. i really liked his work, was kind of sad to see him go, but his comic was really drawing to an end, so it was fine… but because of fan requests (and other reasons i cant remember) he decided to remain writting his comic. Every accomplishments the characters of the story had acchived were made null and void, and they mostly returned to their beginning status… well, the comic sucked after he decided to carry on, (i’m not an english speaking person, so i can’t perfectly explain my feelings about this in english) and in the end the comic faded without proper closure.

    all i am saying is… all things come to an end, and its better to end it while you are proud of your work, rather than when it pains you to do it.

  3. Lunabella

    whatever suits you best, Bern!

  4. Purebreedalien

    I love ALP and I would be sad to see it end, but I would be even more disappointed if it ended without a proper ending. If you do end it Bernie could you end it properly?

  5. lol

    aLp is not necessarily over

    I did literally say it was "coming to an end"

    I was tired of waffling and dicking you around

    You know we are even being mocked on wikipedia now over this?

  6. Aurelyn

    lol wrote:
    aLp is not necessarily over

    I did literally say it was "coming to an end"

    I was tired of waffling and dicking you around

    You know WE are even being mocked on wikipedia now over this?

    What we? Pretty much all you’ve done is use any justification you can to either moan at Bernie or have a go at other forum members that actually contribute to the community. God, I thought the end of the comic would be the end of the rest of us having to deal with you lot and your desperate whingeing pleas for attention.

  7. lol

    WE. Because its all of us.

    You’re stupid.


    Soccer is a fags game.

  8. Aurelyn

    Ah yes, a typically kindergarten-level response as you completely miss the point yet again. Normally I would accuse you of simply trolling these boards, but I’m not sure your intelligence as displayed would be up to the task.

    Now that aLp is done, perhaps you can move on to the If You See Something strips as a source of misery, but I think they might be pitched a little over your head.

  9. Sal

    lol wrote:


    Soccer is a fags game.

    why else would it have so many followers on aLp?

  10. cfos

    For the "WE"-minded posters…

    So… if I understand this, you are taking offense about something said over wiki? Is this preventing you from getting a job? I mean, seriously, when you write on your applications that you are a fan and a sometimes-poster on a internet comic site… are you being unjustly discriminated against? Is it preventing you from getting dates? Are you applying for a home-loan and getting turned down because you follow an internet comic that is on-again-off-again?

    Look, if you are going to take the time to bemoan something that you don’t contribute to and feel as though you are owed something because you bookmarked a site, go back and write the television stations to bring back either Firefly or Farscape. Seriously. Maybe the A-team — while you are at it. Also, see if you can dig up the "real" age of the Chinese Gymnists — I swear some of them still had their umbilicals… and that’s not fair. When y’all are done with that, petition McDonald’s to "officially" add the McRib to their menu rather than making it a limited time offering. When you finish with that, try and get a-hold of Clapton and Winwood and get Blind Faith back together (one album wasn’t enough). If you are successful with that, move on to getting Roger and Dave back on stage together for some more Floyd. Then see what it takes to get Magic Johnson his talkshow (back). I really do miss The Magic Hour, and not for the interview skills. When you are done with that, see if they can reshoot the last episode of Dawson’s Creek. Joey should have ended up with Dawson, not Pacey. After your success on that front, see if you can get MLB to reschedule… what… there were 10 or so games the Yankees lost and I’d like to see them replayed so that they have a better chance of getting into the playoffs this year. Also — this is more a long-term goal — see if you can get Microsoft to dump Vista and go back to XP. I really hate having to try and help people with XP and Windows PROMISED it would get better. WAIT… is Bernie really Bill Gates?? Is he using alp as a test-audience for how to handle the debacle that is Vista? Hmmm… there are many parallels, right?

    P.S. If you are going to tease soccer fans, at least make it witty. Simply saying that they are (or the sport is) "gay" is, well… teh ghey.

  11. clOne513

    u just keep up the good work…

    u know… im from bosnia… and i read this stuff…
    so it gets to ppl i gues…
    and its quality work…

    just keep it coming and keep us laughing :)

  12. Army of Darkness

    Soccer isnt a fag’s game- american football is gay, because its a watered-down version of english rugby (not that insulting american football, just pointing out the obvious flaws in lol’s arguement).

    I’d be happy with alp updates once every few months.

    As for IYSS, its not a comic strip, so it doesnt have to have any direction to follow- you see something worth commenting on in a humerous way, and draw up a comic strip to suit. I enjoy IYSS, even if some of the jokes are a bit too american for me to get (subject matter that requires prior knowledge).

  13. Tleilaxu

    Hey man GREAt work with ALP and keep it up if you feel like it! This is by far one of the best comics I have read… EVER.

    Thanks for all your time and effort, it really shows!

  14. hy92

    Very good but got a bit offended at the Obama is a Muslim part since im muslim but no biggy its cool i then laughed :P

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