October 1st, 2016, 5:30 pm

NSMA is no more.

Wow. So this has been WAAAAY overdue and, for that, I sincerely apologize to you all. But, just to make it perfectly clear to everyone, New Super Mario Adventures is dead. It has been for almost a year now.

The comic went on a long hiatus, initially, because one of our artists was having *massive* computer problems. Which, y\'know, no big deal. Life happens. But, what kept the comic from actually starting up again was me. And, for that, I again apologize.

Making NSMA wasn\'t cheap. Sure, I created and wrote the script for this comic, but for any of you who weren\\\'t already aware of this, I was commissioning the entire artistic team. Every single page you guys have read came directly out of my pocket. Artists are hardworking people, and they deserve to be paid for their work, of course, so this wasn\\\'t the problem.

The problem really came from not being able to afford additional pages. When we first started this comic, I was in the Navy and had plenty of extra income to put into NSMA\'s production. But, that was over a year and a half ago. Since then, I\'ve been honorably discharged and now attend college in San Francisco. So, all of my extra income I was raking in, back then, is a lot less extra now.

On top of that, there was no way to generate any sort of revenue from this comic to keep it self-sustaining. As you all know, Nintendo\'s policy on fan projects is, well.... *very strict*, to put it politely. So, putting ads on this site? Absolute no-no. Creating a Patreon? Nope, can\'t do that.

Which brings us to where we are now. The entire creative team has moved on to other things (myself included). Since this comic bit the dust, I actually scored a writing gig with Oni Press (the publishers of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). I\'ll be the writer of a totally original 5-issue miniseries that I\'ve been developing, ever since I first entered the Navy back in 2011. So, yeah, that\'s definitely a positive. In many ways, my work on NSMA has really helped me grow creatively and prepare for that. So, this comic will always have a special place in my heart.

As for this site: it\'s not going anywhere. I\'ll continue to pay for it, to keep it around. I love this comic and don\'t want it to disappear, even if it is incomplete. I want people to still be able to discover and revisit it.

In conclusion, I\'m sorry to disappoint you all, and I\'m again *doubly sorry* for keeping you all in the dark for as long as I did. There\'s a variety of excuses I could use for why I haven\'t really said anything until now. But, none of them really matter. I\'ve done wrong by you guys, and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.

I thank all of you for joining us on this adventure, and hope you\'ll all look back on it fondly. Until next time, everybody.


Axies, October 1st, 2016, 6:30 pm

I just want to say thank you! NSMA was an awesome ride and a lot of fun. I have no doubt an official Mario comic would have been of similar quality of to this. You really scripted the characters perfectly, catching the fun atmosphere of Mario that many fan comics tend to miss.

I think I speak for everyone when I say this comic was fantastic and well worth the delays. It spread a lot of fun and recaptured lots of childhood memories. If anything, this comic serves as a perfect intro into the start of the Mario series.

I wish you all the best in your (and the rest of the team's) future endeavors. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed it, thank you!

(I do really want to know how Mario and Luigi were going to escape that intro though, if you're willing. Was Yoshi ever planned to appear?)

Warpstar, October 1st, 2016, 9:07 pm

Awwww... you're still going to keep it around, right?

Nashew, October 1st, 2016, 10:21 pm

@Warpstar: "As for this site: it's not going anywhere. I'll continue to pay for it, to keep it around. I love this comic and don't want it to disappear, even if it is incomplete. I want people to still be able to discover and revisit it."

Your answer is right in the post.

Nashew, October 1st, 2016, 10:22 pm

Shame to see this officially go the way of the Dodo Bird, but hey, if you're moving on to bigger and better things, that's fantastic, and good for you. Best of luck to ya! =D

Warpstar, October 1st, 2016, 10:54 pm

@Nashew: I don't read long winded comments like that, sorry about that.

Nashew, October 1st, 2016, 10:58 pm

@Warpstar: It's generally not a good idea to post comments on things you haven't read, y'know.

SuperScratchkat, October 3rd, 2016, 12:14 am

sad to see it go, but i'll remember it fondly.
will we ever get any sort of plot summary?

Danny8bit, October 3rd, 2016, 12:25 am

@SuperScratchkat: I'm not completely sure I wanna give everything away, because I might revisit some of the plot points I had planned, in the future.

What I will say is that the Mario Bros. were gonna get captured by some Hammer Bros. and thrown in the castle dungeon, by the end of Issue 2. Issue 3 would've been about them staging a prison riot and boarding Bowser's Airship.

KirbyFighterDeluxe, October 3rd, 2016, 3:00 am

Considering how well-made this comic is, no matter how slow the updates were, it was still pretty fun to read.

Maverick_Mentation, October 4th, 2016, 6:22 am

Would there ever be a possibility of this starting back up if you, say, got a green light from the Nintendo company to put up ads?

MatrixMercenary, October 8th, 2016, 10:01 am

When you get the first issue of your new project done, let us know!

Therater2, November 9th, 2016, 8:36 am

That's certainly sad news, but I'll definitely check out any other projects you may do.

Thanks for the great comics!

Guest, February 9th, 2017, 11:16 pm

Aww. This is sad, but I understand. This comic was so awesome though. Owch. My heart.

I'm curious. You said you don't want to reveal your full plans, but I wonder. . . How were you going to portray Bowser? Was he in love with Peach, or did he just want to take over?

TheNightmare (Guest), March 3rd, 2017, 2:06 am

R.I.P NSMA We liked you. <:'(

Tanooki 116 (Guest), June 27th, 2017, 2:45 am

Aww... I just found this, and it's amazing. It's sad to see how it ended, but there's a saying: "Don't be sad it's over, smile cause it happened."

Yosh (Guest), February 23rd, 2018, 5:50 pm

I know I'm very late, but I want to say: As sad to see this comic was canceled, I enjoyed the process of it. Also, congrats on being hired by Oni Press! Hope things go well for you and your team in the future!

JovanW, April 18th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Well, I know I commented this very late since this was posted a while ago, but I have to say that this is really, indeed, devastating news to hear that this amazing comic has to come to a close. It will definitely be missed as it was fun to read as we observed some cool moments and admired the art style. You had pretty good reasons to stop the fun. I am not desperate, but I am pretty sure that there is some way or something we can do to bring this comic back to life, and it doesn’t have to involve updating it again on Smackjeeves. There is some other way to see the story continue, rather than just showing it on the web. So at this point, I think I have a plan for you guys to bring this comic back to life, but I don’t know if that is going to work. Why don’t you guys make a printed version of the comic rather than showing it online? You can just publish it into a real book to make it appear on stores (and maybe online stores like amazon). I am pretty sure making pages on paper is free and you don’t really have to pay to make a book, right? I do know that not being able to afford additional pages was not the main reason to cancel this comic. In addition you don’t have to rush making the pages. Is this is one of your projects? If so, let us know when you are done. Just take your time guys.

Andy (Guest), September 13th, 2018, 6:34 am

I echo @JovanW's sentiments, in which it's a real late comment, and in which it's a pity that this comic has to be left hanging like this. It was such a good project which showed the love the creators have for the Mario games, and as bold as it may be of me to say it should be official, I do think Nintendo should greenlight a project like this someday. But still, even though we won't really get to see Fire Peach in action or how will Mario kick Bowser out of the Mushroom Kingdom, it was a fun little ride. I can only wish for success in any and all endeavors for all those involved, 'cause you guys got talent.

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