Comic 358 - Rear Cover

14th Jul 2012, 7:59 PM in The Sun Always Rises
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EDIT: PLEASE AVOID SPOILERS ON THIS PAGE, since tons of readers press "last" when they first start.

Edit2: Hey, there's cool stuff on the extras page:

Thank you for your patience.

If you are here because of the five-day gap while I made the ending all in one chunk, you should go here: It's slightly before the chunk in question, but you shouldn't jump straight to the crux with no warmup.

Space Pulp is here:

(That's my next comic.)

Please do not discuss spoilers on this page.


DubZero 14th Jul 2012, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Nice work from beginning to end.
view 14th Jul 2012, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
Are NMtG and Space Pulp set in the same galaxy of the view-niverse?
view 14th Jul 2012, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
There is no view-niverse. At least, not at present.
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
Oh, it's out there somewhere in the wilds of space and time!
Sheela 15th Jul 2012, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
I think I ran across it once .. and it tried to bite me !
cattservant 15th Jul 2012, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
I think it might be out on an Egyptian boating trip right now.
JasperWB 14th Jul 2012, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Alternate page dialog: "Daaaat waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay."
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
Page could be titled "The future refers us"...
your friendly shadowcat 14th Jul 2012, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
The last few pages looked like ALOT of work and very nicely done.
I have enjoyed the story since I first found it and have enjoyed it since.
Centcomm 14th Jul 2012, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
*sad face* .. good comic .. good story!
duLapel 15th Jul 2012, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
*big sigh* :|
view 15th Jul 2012, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Sorry, Greeb, please post spoilers on one of the last few pages instead. To answer your question: the exact number is mentioned in-comic.
view 15th Jul 2012, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
Brex, thanks, but that sort of comment is better on the previous page.
view 15th Jul 2012, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
duLapel: thanks for putting such thought in it, but please don't post spoilers on this page.

Thanks for hanging around the whole time, by the way!
A Fan 15th Jul 2012, 4:10 AM edit delete reply All I have to say is thanks, dude. Each update was a grin, chuckle, or gasp for me. Loved this thing from start to finish. Good work, View.
view 15th Jul 2012, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Glob 15th Jul 2012, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
I know I posted this on the first page but I was wondering if you planned on making a hard copy of this?
view 15th Jul 2012, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Well, I have the resources to. I have print-quality versions of all the pages. But it's a huge pain in the ass.

Even just finding a way to host an archive of all the pages is a huge pain in the ass. File sharing isn't as easy as it used to be.
Glendale2x 15th Jul 2012, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
What kind of size archive are we talking about? Although a lot of the notes and commentary online here add significantly to the setting, IMO.
view 15th Jul 2012, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Just the images is a gig, and I have to extract them from the fifty gig archive.
Sebine 15th Jul 2012, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
view 15th Jul 2012, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Dammit, I hadn't read that book yet, you jerk!
JasperWB 15th Jul 2012, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Eh, he comes back.
ravenor78 15th Jul 2012, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
Big lag though, took several days to res.
Felix 15th Jul 2012, 3:16 PM edit delete reply

The Titanic sinks.
cattservant 15th Jul 2012, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Spoiler: Bilbo leaves town!
Meh.Aloe 15th Jul 2012, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Sebine 24th Jul 2012, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
But what the hell did she call it?
Rosebud would be so unoriginal...
pancake 15th Jul 2012, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
spoiler memes aside, i do hope the story after Ppace Pulp will be deep and cerebral as well. depth is fun.
Glendale2x 15th Jul 2012, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Depth, character development, and a plot that progresses seem to be hard to come by. As sad as I am to see the story here come to an end and not being able to see more of these characters (especially Miwa), I am glad it is a complete story.
Meh.Aloe 15th Jul 2012, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure that just because Space Pulp is lighter and more fun, it doesn't necessarily mean there won't be some depth and thought to enjoy there, as well. :) Or at the very least awesome characters...

But I agree, I really enjoy the depth of this story, and the fact that we're left to figure out key bits of it on our own, without everything being spoon-fed as it so often is in the world of modern fiction. Tales like this should be treasured!
CyberSkull 16th Jul 2012, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
ATTENTION NEW READERS: This is a damn fine webcomic worth your time to read!
cattservant 16th Jul 2012, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Kain Yusanagi 12th Feb 2013, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
Kain Yusanagi
mimama8me 31st May 2013, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
go do this now!
dolst 16th Jul 2012, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Excellent work. I can't post moar without spoiling it, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. Surf Wisely.
FAKE 16th Jul 2012, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for your hard work, I enjoyed very much. And I think am gonna re-read it, and I am excited for what brings your new comic.
view 16th Jul 2012, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
By the way, I got some cool fanart, and it's on the extras ("random stuff") page.
Aly 17th Jul 2012, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
Keep up the hard work View, this story was great and leaves me asking for more, it seems like an interesting future they live in.

I hope someone borrows it for their own stories if you're intent on letting it go.

Looking forward to your space pulp :3
a-vex 22nd Jul 2012, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
I didn't comment throughout the story much, but I always read the comments. This was fabulous. I love the ending, simply perfect. I cant wait to read Space Pulp!
view 22nd Jul 2012, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
It's not very deep...
Sheela 25th Jul 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
View is taking a plunge into the shallow end of the swimming pool. :D
Anon 24th Jul 2012, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
hey view
i´ve come here from HF and really enjoyed this comic just as much as i enjoy the stuff you posted at HF (read cheer 3 times or so) and currently readying never mind the gap for the 2nd time... you simply are a great storyteller and artist (omg i suck at faces soo much) its incredible how you can keep this amount of quality in story and drawing over so many many pages
view 24th Jul 2012, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, but the art is pretty shaky sometimes. Price you pay for one-a-day, I guess.
Archduke 25th Jul 2012, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Meh.Aloe 25th Jul 2012, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
I can't believe I've never though to ask this before... view, have you ever stumbled across "Record of a Yokohama Shopping Trip?" (

It's an awesome manga -- a scan-lation of it into English is probably floating around on-line somewhere, though the site where I originally found it went down, and I've had trouble re-locating it. The manga shares some significant elements with NMTG: Robot characters living with humans as equals; a post-apocalyptic, yet mostly peaceful setting; an overall quiet, calm, small-town sort of atmosphere contrasted with sci-fi trappings and hints of bigger issues and forces behind the scenes... A slow-paced plot that focuses on character interaction... All the good stuff. :) It is well worth a look!
Meh.Aloe 25th Jul 2012, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
... Okay, thanks to Google I found that there was already a comment about this early on in the comic. :P

I have no idea why it didn't occur to me until now... I read Yokohama (or the parts of it I could find, anyway >_>) years ago... Anywho, yay! That is a totally awesome place to draw inspiration from, and it shows in NMTG in all the best ways. :P
view 25th Jul 2012, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
Space Pulp is inspired by Flash Gordan!
cattservant 26th Jul 2012, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
Did you ever read the "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D." comic strips? It's said to be the first science fiction comic strip. First strip was January 7, 1929.
view 26th Jul 2012, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
Yes, but Little Nemo was more of an inspiration.
cattservant 26th Jul 2012, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
That was very good and rather surreal. I once saw a coffe-table size volume with all the strips at their original size!
Meh.Aloe 26th Jul 2012, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Ahh, imagining that clip with Iridium Lake and the Unity Troopers filling the appropriate roles is absolutely wonderful. I might even prefer it over the awesomeness of swordy-sword!
vexen 15th Aug 2012, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Been here for a couple months. Don't comment much but still here :) I truly, truly loved the entire thing and even with a slightly ambiguous ending, i feel i like it best that way. Just wanted to say i can't wait for what's next and thanks for this great story!
view 15th Aug 2012, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for reading it. I am actively releasing a daily comic called Space Pulp, although it's not even vaguely the same kind of comic.
JP 7th Sep 2012, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
This was an excellent comic, I find the world very cool and really appreciated the lack of exposition.

The ending was also great, but sad. I think I need a drink and a think after that.
view 7th Sep 2012, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
view 27th Nov 2012, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
(Deleted a spoilery comment that was here. Short version: maybe read it again next year?)
The guy that has somethin 5th Nov 2012, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
I've read this comic from beginning to end and I've got to say it is meh. For a hand drawn comic the drawings and backgrounds are top notch. But the story leaves me wanting. Overall a 6/10
leave me wanting 6th Nov 2012, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
That's how ya keep me coming back!
Keep me wanting!
fingerwitch 10th Jan 2013, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Wow. I really enjoyed this comic. Hooked on Space Pulp as well.
view 10th Jan 2013, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
remota 12th Apr 2013, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Bravo :) Just read the whole thing in 2 sittings and I sincerely enjoyed the whole thing. Hi5!
Bryony 8th Dec 2013, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
I just read this whole thing in two massive sittings. I realize that I'm pretty late to the party, but I just wanted to say thank you. This story was deeply touching for me. I found it heart-breaking and wistfully hopeful all at once. Thank you again.
Titto87 29th Dec 2013, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
I read the whole comic, nice work and thanks for the story.
Baz the Mad 6th Feb 2014, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
I'm moving on to Space Pulp, but I just wanted to say wow. This was an amazing story. So sad in so many ways yet beautiful throughout.
JC117 12th Feb 2014, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
So, yeah, most webcomics I read, I read because they're fun, but most of them don't make me really think to hard. A light read, if you will. But Never Mind the Gap is quite interesting in that it really does make one think. The entire journey has been an enjoyable one, and all of your characters feel very real.
Another thing that I like is that you make nudity very natural. Yes, the sexy bits were fun, but Miwa lounging in her pool or Mary swimming around...they look comfortable in being naked...well, for Mary that comfort only lasts until Jim comes around, lol.
Probably the greatest compliment that a writer can receive is when someone recommends that others read their work, and you have most certainly accomplished that. I'll definitely be spreading this one around to my friends who like webcomics, and now I'm off to start Space Pulp.
Once again, great work!
SiriusCrack 19th Jul 2014, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
This was really prolly the best thing I've read in a damn long time. Really tugged at the heart. Is there anywhere I could buy this or download it or something?
view 19th Jul 2014, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
I dunno. It's probably on a pirate imgur album somewhere, most of my stuff is.
VC 31st Jul 2014, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Posted a more "spoiler-y" comment on the last page, but for the sake of having something here too I'll just say:

Great job. Pretty staggering depth of world and plot, and a thoroughly absorbing story throughout. Also love the art, you've got my favorite style of any comic artist.

3bears 11th Nov 2014, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
totally loved this, and Cheer, i'll be looking forward to any more work you do
Dan667 25th Dec 2014, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
I've read this several times now and it is incredible.

The sience fiction aspect is very well done you obviously put a lot of thought into this world before writing the story and did a great job of showing it off through the characters.

a while ago I found cheer when just looking for some porn and saw it was a really good porn comic. I went looking for more of your stuff and found this and was expecting porn and got a science fiction romance that was based in a very interesting world and had characters I really liked.

I'm just trying to say I found this unexpectedly and it blew me away and I imagine in 10 years I will still come back to re read it from time to time.
view 25th Dec 2014, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
Caleb. 2nd Jan 2015, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Hi, I just read the comic start to finish over the past 4 days. It was something else. It's my first time really reading a comic and I loved it. Keep up the good work.
Ralkai Shagtten 21st Jan 2015, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
I've just finished reading the comic. Great job, really! I will try the "read it again so it unfolds" thing in a few weeks ;)
SirBear 27th Aug 2015, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
I know I'm 3 years to late but I just finished this and I don't wanna feel this feel.
Masariko 5th Nov 2015, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
This was awesome. No, really, you made me sit here all my spare time and I could not stop until finished! The world you made and the characters in it are so very alive. This is a rare gem and I much appreciate the journey through this world of yours. I can only wish for more! Thank you.
view 5th Nov 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Well, I made some other comics, but they don't star these characters.
Masariko 6th Nov 2015, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Reading the "Scrub Diving"! :)
Reading In 2015 9th Nov 2015, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Aha! Yay, So I see I'm not the only one (see my name, above). 8D And I even see that View still sees comments here and responds; cool! (Note to other no-account readers: I'll bet that if I had bothered to sign up for an account, I could be notified if there were direct replies to my comments. It is a common feature in other systems ;-).)

Add my love & gratitude & admiration to that of the hordes, View!
█████ 19th Feb 2016, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
And here I am at the end and I have just one thing to say:

Thank you for writing and drawing this.
pdk1359 29th Jun 2016, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
Nine thumbs up!
Domsays 18th Apr 2017, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Dunno how I found you. But I've thoroughly enjoyed both Space Pulp and this.

Please keep up the work. I read both of these on my phone in every moment of spare time I could find
view 18th Apr 2017, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
There's others, click on my name if you want to read Scrub Diving.
Clone20 14th Aug 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Hey view somehwat new reader, found cheers and then I kept up with NMTG and finally finished it in time to start new year of college. Love your work in this comic. This is the first book/story that made me truly love the characters and the first to be worth rereading. But do you have a download of this comic anywhere or a link to one? I remember seeing it mentioned in one of the pages in the comments I think and wanted my gf to read it too. Was looking into printing it back and front to make into a small book but my college library wouldn't let me print it XD not for the nudity but for the 300+ pages, and 150 if B&F. Keep up the amazing work, will check out your newer stuff too! Thanks
Lee M 19th Nov 2017, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Lee M
OK, I've just belatedly read this for the first time. Now... do I re-read this first, or Space Pulp, or Scrub diving? So many decisions. Why must life be so complicated?!
Jonhnny boi 19th Dec 2017, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Where can I find your other stuff?
view 19th Dec 2017, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
Click my name.