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  1. Anonymous

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    Tony you should issue a reprint of your “Premillennial Maakies”!
    The used ones on Amazon are crazy expensive now, there’s some $$$ to be made!!!

  2. David Park Musella

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    Now, December fourteenth is a date which shall live in infamy. Sad, yes, but better than having the creator continue past his urge to continue and have _Maakies_ turn to mush–or, worse, to have it pass into the paws of some inept hack (like me) and turn even mushier. . . .

    • George Bailey

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      This must have been a tough decision. I will miss your little band of merry makers. A weekly ray of sunshine is no more…

    • Millionaire

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      It was ONLY lack of venue which motivated me to wrap up my masterpiece. The Glorious Austin Chronicle was the last paper which would print it.

      • DogblovianBoogalator

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        In pace drinkyiat.

        Try the Irish Times in Dublin, Tony. Seriously. No one mocks Irish drunks like the Irish. They love that stuff. Also, they have posted an annual 6-7% growth in GDP all through the US and EU “recession.” That is what is really killing ALL print based alternative press venues.

        Major marketing “duh:” why did your sales agent not try on the German press? A foreign exchange student from Germany would love ot do the translation work to conflate their resume and pocket change if you can’t.

  3. sheramil

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    the first Maakies strip i ever saw was the one where the mouse climbs the kite string to attack the eagle with a knife. it was the first time i’d had the feeling of humor and fear in the same package; it was funny, but also scary that someone might dream this scenario up, and what’s more, illustrate it beautifully.

    thanks for all the great work.

  4. Anonymous

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    I have enjoyed this comic for years, even bought books. Tony, when its time, its time. I am sorry to hear that it is time. Good luck to you in all that you do in the future and please know that you will be missed.
    Memory: I remember the “undertoon” where Tony claimed his wife did not read the strip so he proclaimed there was a $10 bill taped under the toaster (to see if she would find it!) I checked back every week to see what happened.

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    I am so damn sad that I shall be totally sober tonight…

    Joking apart, I am so, so tremendously sad, for Maakies was my favourite company between a rehearsal and the next and into my creative daily routine. Tony Millionaire helped me once – with a tip or two – about my own stage business regarding certain characters… so long.

    I will miss the dark humour, expecially of D’Arcangelo and Drinky Crow (and the french alligators too): it was unique. A truly piece of comic art. We lost so much in those days, talkin’ about comics and creativity.

    Thanks to Tony Millionaire from my deep heart, for everything: his humour, his pen, his tips; thanks to the Maak’s crew, thanks to those silly, paranoid crumbles of madness and revolt against the common day-by-day boredom.

    Thanks. Let them sail free, above the lovecraftian tides.

  6. Anonymous

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    It is true that free weeklies have been dropping the strip like the fucking pussies they are.

  7. Anonymous

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    You mean, you’ve killed off the character of Captain Maakies in an episode of the strip that you’re still drawing, right?!

    Right?

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