strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.


31st Aug 2017, 12:00 PM
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Author Notes:

Nobody 31st Aug 2017, 12:00 PM
well… that’s that. drop-out is over. there will be a dedication page at some point within the next 2 weeks, but that's it.

i could say a lot about why i chose to end it this way, but i'll save myself from coming off as pedantic.

i’m sure it’s obvious this was based off of my own experiences. i'd like to keep the specifics private, but i'll say if, i hadn’t made it this far, this story would have never become what it has. it would have never existed.

this project was a massive undertaking for me; it's the first comic, or story really, that i've ever written, it took something just shy of 2 years to illustrate, which might seem very short in comparison to some other works, but it is a dime's worth of the dollar of my life.
i started it when i lived in mesa, arizona, about an hour or so away from the grand canyon, while was in a crux of suicidality.
i had just settled into a stable home with my girlfriend after juggling myself between places i could stay for about a year. dust was settling, but i felt empty, and my life was still a mess; jobless, drinking and drug problems, unresolved gender issues, the works.
i found myself spending most of my time that wasn't spent on quick fixes, on fantasizing about times when i was younger, and more ambitiously suicidal, with enough verve and idealism to actually attempt to kill myself.
i decided to write a story about it to occupy my time instead, and maybe try taking my art somewhere one last time.
very quickly, it consumed my life. i wasn't really expecting to have the willpower or skill to get past page 20, even less so was i expecting the amount of attention it got.
i've gotten hundreds of messages thanking me for this comic over the last 2 years, some of them pained and clipped, some of them entire life stories. i've met so many people from trying this out.
thank you to everyone who’s been reading since the beginning. i would have never started without you.
thank you to everyone who saw the words “drop-out” mentioned somewhere along the way and gave it a chance. i would have given up without you.
thank you to everyone who’s reading this right now. thank you for making it this far. it helped me make it this far.
i hope i gave back something that made your time worth it.
despite the nature of the last line of the comic, there will be no sequel. maybe short stories involving these characters before or after this event, but not a sequel.

that said, i don’t have any real words of encouragement, as one might expect from a comic about finding a reason to live. i only have my own life to show for it. this is not a story about how to fix your life, because there is no universal answer to that, and i haven't even fixed mine. several times over the course of this comic, i found myself simply queuing the entire script for a few days later so that if i decided i wanted to end it by then, there would be some sort of resolution. whether the ending was sugar living or me dying, i thought it would ultimately be meaningful, in whatever i figured out i wanted for myself.
life rarely has clean cut endings, as cliche as it is. sometimes all you know is that a chapter is over but your life isn’t.

thanks again.


H 31st Aug 2017, 12:00 PM
t. 31st Aug 2017, 12:02 PM
thank you so much, gray
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 12:02 PM
Congratulations on finishing up this project of epic proportions. Your work ethic is something worth aspiring to and I eagerly look forward to your future projects and smaller comics as they happen.

pathosmythos 31st Aug 2017, 12:03 PM
thank you so much- more detailed comment later, for now, thank you so much
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 12:04 PM
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Indy 31st Aug 2017, 12:06 PM
Thank you, gray. Thank you so much. This comic, this fucking comic means the world to me. It has put me through so many expressions that i cant even fucking express. i just,,, fuck i cant even begin to tell you how much i love this. Just. Thank you.
WIFE CITY 31st Aug 2017, 12:06 PM
WIFE CITY 31st Aug 2017, 12:14 PM
im in the best kind of shambles thank you so much for everything gray
*deep breath* 31st Aug 2017, 12:09 PM
saturnine 31st Aug 2017, 12:10 PM
Thank you so much.
josie 31st Aug 2017, 12:10 PM
lola holy SHIT

💛💛💛 ty so much for this comic
Remi 31st Aug 2017, 12:13 PM
Thank you.
cj 31st Aug 2017, 12:13 PM
thanks so much for an amazing webcomic, and for ending it on such a lovely note
heckpuppy 31st Aug 2017, 12:16 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
heckpuppy 31st Aug 2017, 12:27 PM
OK I WAS really excited so know i can organize my thoughts about this better, as i said , thank you so much , thank you for this comic, and for sharing this story with us ,for sharing your wonderful writing , your beautiful art , and for sharing your experience thru this , thank you for this hell of a journey . for wonderful characters that many like myself would see themselves in for probably the first time ever , for helping me figure out things about myself i didnt knew thru these characters, and im so grateful that i got to hear about this comic and to know you because of it,and last but not least thank you because this comic and lola and sugar have given me hope to keep going, thank you gray .
Raleigh 31st Aug 2017, 12:16 PM
gray, i want to thank you so much for this comic.
i caught up at page 58, the end of a scene which resonated a lot with me, and i'm glad to have been here for half the ride. it seems silly, but i started learning to drive near the end of this comic, and all the driving that was done in drop-out was a big motivator for me to start learning.
lola's optimism in this page makes me so happy. the beginning of the week must feel like years ago to the both of them, and they've both changed so much. they don't have to go back to their old, shitty lives. to me, this page makes me feel like drop-out is a sort of comic-of-age comic, with them both realizing that, hey, they're adults now, and even with all of their crushing responsibilities they still have the relative freedom that entails. their life isn't over until it's actually over. they're still alive, they can start over.
thank you, gray, for giving the fans of this comic such an amazing story. i've never read something that handled stuff like gender, sexuality, mental illness, and suicide as personally and realistically-- realistic for the people affected by that stuff, not outsiders-- until this comic, and it feels so satisfying.
take a well-earned break. you deserve it, and your fans will wait patiently for whatever you do next.
Imp 31st Aug 2017, 12:20 PM
I started reading this a bit late in but oh man I'm so happy I found out about this story, Lola suggesting they get married made me feel so happy, I relate a lot with Lola and seeing them be so hopeful and wanting to be with Sugar, I'm just so happy for both them, thank you for making this comic,thank you for such a hopeful ending,it really made my week.
bluestar 31st Aug 2017, 12:22 PM
thank you gray.
aqua 31st Aug 2017, 12:22 PM
I'm too choked up to make a real comment rn so I'll just say thank you so, so much for this comic and for these characters.
calph 31st Aug 2017, 12:23 PM
it's not going to get easier for either of them. the ending respects that there's no real fix for many problems and things might never actually be ok. but. you can also survive. and maybe make something beautiful together with the people you love. thank you gray.
Peach 31st Aug 2017, 12:23 PM
Thank YOU so much for this comic, gray. It's been meaningful, stunning, tense, and all kinds of other things, and I feel like I grew to love Sugar and Lola as not just characters, but "people".

I love the ending, and the way the sun rises on "Let's make a new life. This is exactly the opposite of over."

I'll be eagerly waiting for whatever comes next, and I hope you enjoy a well-deserved break. Thank you for sharing your stories and art with us.
Fen 31st Aug 2017, 12:29 PM
gray, this work is amazing and it means so much to all of us. thank you for all of the time you poured into it. i don't really know how to convey how much i love this story other than saying that i'm crying in my school library right now because i'm so happy for lola and sugar. i want them to heal. i believe that they can and that we all can/
TheRoguez 31st Aug 2017, 12:32 PM
thank you so much for this comic, it's given me hope. I hope that you stay and continue generously sharing your experiences with us, it is making a real impact.
Jagan 31st Aug 2017, 12:43 PM
This might be the most maturely written, fully realised stories on this handful of topics that I've ever read. Congratulations on finishing.
Xinjinmeng 31st Aug 2017, 12:55 PM
Thank you for making this comic, and for sharing it with us. Your art is a joy. 💙
max 31st Aug 2017, 12:57 PM
I read this as soon as I got out of class. thank you for the work you did. we all appreciate this. its hard to believe the time this took and now it's done. thank you for the hard work.
Petra 31st Aug 2017, 1:08 PM
Thank you
Cur 31st Aug 2017, 1:10 PM
I've been following this comic for over a year now, and have never taken the time to post a comment on any of its pages.
But today, I wanted to thank you for gifting so many people with this wonderful, touching, and utterly moving masterpiece. Your hard work is nothing short of admirable, and appreciated on my end more than I can say - few pieces of media have struck and moved me to tears like Drop-Out has.
Sincerely, thank you, and I hope that you are able to find the solace which you deserve.
Quatoria 31st Aug 2017, 1:28 PM
Y'don't need words of encouragement. Yr life is encouragement. This story is encouragement. Yr still *being* here is all the encouragement this girl needs right now.
Edges 31st Aug 2017, 1:33 PM
I'm so sad I don't get to wake up on Thursdays and visit Lola and Sugar anymore :(

Hope you have more stories to share. I love you
Rose "transgirlnausicaa" 31st Aug 2017, 1:46 PM
Thank you for making this comic.
It made me feel .. so many things, it made me feel real. I've got Good tears in my eyes as i write this and I'm sitting at the breakfast table waiting for my girlfriend to wake up. I'm feeling alive. Not sure what I can say, other than...
Thank you for making this comic.
Law 31st Aug 2017, 1:58 PM
Thank you so very much for this comic, and for giving it a good ending. Not everything is perfect, life's not a fairy tail, and it's all very uncertain, but I'm so glad that they're moving to something better.<3
em 31st Aug 2017, 2:02 PM
thank you so, so much for making this comic. it's resonated with me so much and i feel really inspired to continue my own webcomic. i want to write my characters as well as you did.
thank you!!!
Carbi 31st Aug 2017, 2:02 PM
This comic means a lot to me, it's like it describes me almost to a T it's uncanny.

I don't know if I'll ever have an ending like this one though, depression still claws at me constantly and I've found that I've been becoming slowly numb to all the things that should make me happy, that used to make me happy.

God your usage of colours is amazing, I could stare at this whole comic for hours.
Lynn 31st Aug 2017, 2:09 PM
Thank you so much gray, your work has been beautiful and moving. I know I'm just one sad lil gay out of the many people this story has touched, but it's been an incredible journey.

Your attention to detail, your characters' range of expression, the way you use language, all of it has left me a better artist and a better audience than when I first started following this story (and has it really been two years? Time gets away from me I guess).

I hope you have bigger and better things in your future, but this is the kind of story I can't forget. I know the type - it eats at you until you let it out and put it to paper. But the level of care and skill you have put into that story shine through. I've never read a comic or a book that so precisely conveys so many thoughts and feelings and emotions all at once. I honestly hope that other artists have read Drop-Out because it carries a lot that most art and writing today sorely needs to learn from, a somewhat refined form of nofna's expressiveness. It's not the blunt hammer that modern allegory tends toward, but a more substantive subtext that gives depth to all the little moments. I love your style to pieces.

It looks like you're taking a (well-deserved) break once you finish some commissions? Enjoy it. When you put out something new, I'll be looking forward to it.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 2:15 PM
thank you for making this.
knight 31st Aug 2017, 2:19 PM
hey gray
i just want to say, thank you for such a beautiful and moving piece of work. i feel like ive sort of found myself thru this comic, it resonated with me so closely. my feelings about being a lesbian, about my illness, about organizing my feelings about all of it.
im gonna be honest with you, waiting for this comic to update is part of what kept me alive the past few months. and this ending makes me feel...not so fuckin empty for once. like maybe i can find a way out too, like maybe suicide ISNT the right way out.
also let me just say my wife is gonna be ecstatic when she gets home and sees the ending ;w;
thank you again gray and im looking forward to seeing what you work on next !
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 2:30 PM
thank you so much for this comic. i cant tell you how much it means to me and it looks like im far from the only one. whatever your future endeavors will be, i know they will turn out amazing if this comic is any indicator, you are incredibly talented and tell stories that are not often touched upon by most people but desperately needed..thank you again
Millie 31st Aug 2017, 2:41 PM
Gray you've made my life better by doing this. I wish you all the best.
Nick 31st Aug 2017, 3:07 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this story with us. I'm so proud of you for completing this.
!!!! 31st Aug 2017, 3:13 PM
i only recently found this comic but i'm so so glad i did, even if it is the ending i'm so glad it ended this way! i'm sorry i cant make much of a detailed comment since i'm bad with words but i just want to say thank you for everything and i look forward to anything else you decide to make!!!
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 3:34 PM
thank you, thank you thank you thank you so much for drop-out, grey. i'll honestly never be able to thank you enough for it
Apple 31st Aug 2017, 4:06 PM
Bless you for making this comic. I feel so grateful even just to have witnessed it week by week.
brandy h. 31st Aug 2017, 4:17 PM
ive been reading since the very first page in 2015. from that first page i was hooked. immediately absorbed in the story and the characters. drop outs given me something to focus on. all these years ive focused on the updates, analyzing the story, etc. it really became a part of my life. debating the meaning of the dialogue, finding the hidden symbolism, and anxiously waiting for the updates to dropwith my partner are now a few of my favorite memories.

being intersex myself, ive related and found some comfort in the fact that lola had a similar childhood to mine, and still became a strong, caring person (snerson?) very happy to see intersex characters written so realistically, not totally focused on THAT aspect of their life. its an extremely impressive skill to be able to do that.

i also started reading around the time i was just getting to the end of my drug addiction. my girlfriend and this story really are the 2 big reasons why im now sober. lolas addiction i felt was similar to mine. the bit where she said once youre on heroin youre just waiting to die is honestly spot on. i have you, (my) sugar, and lola to thank for helping me kick my addiction.

the ending...very bittersweet. i dont want it to be over, but im so happy it is. i was on the edge of my >metaphorical< seat so many times throughout this comic. i cant even imagine counting all the times ive cried. im so so so so happy sugar is okay, im happy BOTH of them are okay. i hope youll make a short comic post drop out on how theyre doing.

exciting news i have, today i proposed to my girlfriend, funny enough her name is sugar. we've been in a ldr for 4 and over a half years. today is a really special day for both of us, she also loved the comic. lola helped me work up the courage to actually pop the question haha! so overall today was perfect for us, i couldnt be happier.

thank you for these couple years. dropouts helped me come to terms with a lot of things, and helped me let things go. beautiful characters, beautiful storytelling, beautiful colors; the whole comic was beautiful and brilliant. thank you so much for bringing dropout into all our lives. looking forward to whatever your new project will be ❤️

Ray 31st Aug 2017, 4:25 PM
Thank you so much for creating this story and sharing it with us. I didn't know how badly I needed to read a story like this until I found it. I'm looking forward to whatever it is you do next.
anonymous rabbit 31st Aug 2017, 4:25 PM
god it just dawned on me that ive been using this alias for a year and a half ha ha. this is rabbitscreams.

grey. i cant even think of anything to say that somebody hasnt already said.
youve created this beautiful, funny, sad, meaningful story. a story that rarely gets told, about people who never get talked about.
i remember saying once how you always tried to go for realistic endings, and i think this is the best ending you could have chosen. their futures are uncertain, they still wanna die, but theyre choosing to make a life for themselves, one that might suck a little less.

i cant wait for the next story. at first, i didnt know what i would do after drop out ended, but i know now i dont really have to do anything. i can just live, and love your work

your amazing storytelling brings us right next to these two characters, sitting us right beside them and leaning in to hear their whispers. it shows us the sides of mental illness and gender we never see, bringing us to confront our own feelings in a way we can safely do so. its a story that makes us cry, but with tears of realization that our stories DO matter. that we CAN talk about it. youve given me words i never knew i had.

thank you. thank you so much.
i cant think of anything else to say, so thank you, and perhaps good luck on our next adventure.
~ 31st Aug 2017, 4:26 PM
thank you so much for making this. i can't even describe how this ending makes me feel. this comic has become so important to me now as one of the things that really makes me really think about how i view the future and hope. i'm going to keep this ending and this whole comic close to my heart for a long time.
congratulations on finishing this!
nonnie mouse 31st Aug 2017, 4:39 PM
thanks so much for making this comic, gray. i don't want to get real oversharey but it's been an emotional ride that means a lot.
sylas 31st Aug 2017, 4:45 PM
so... i've probably been trying to plan what to say at the end of this story since i started reading, about may of last year. then of course now that it's over i'm at a complete loss for words...

i can't really say what hasn't been said already, but, thank you. drop-out has gotten me through a rough year. i don't think i've read anything close to as honest and sensitive in its portrayal of mental illness. since i've started reading...

your artwork has improved so much, and your current use of expression and color... every time i see it, it makes me want to draw. just purely makes me admire... art? and spurs me to get better. i've tried to script stories before but i overthink it too much, and it never gets done.

so, maybe this year i'll try to just see it through to the end of a first draft without worrying so much.

i love these characters. lola's spontaneous marriage proposal made me so happy - i am glad it lives up to my "every ending needs a gay marriage" standards (even though we don't technically know if they're getting married or not. THE THOUGHT IS ENOUGH FOR ME!!)

you're such a talented artist and author. i'm really constantly stunned by the subtlety and all of the callbacks/symbolism in this story. it's probably something i could read several times and still not catch everything. really cool work.

and seriously, i hope you can take a nice break after this. i know you can only rest so long when this is your job, but i hope it's enough.

though i am very eager for borderline, whenever you're ready for it. i think you were going to do a shorter comic about the long distance girlfriends first? of course i'm gonna read that, too, or whatever you put out. seriously. i'll be here for as long as you want to keep making art.

thank you, gray.
kh 31st Aug 2017, 5:13 PM
I love this. I love this ending. I love how it's ending on a hopeful note, but also not blindly optimistic and idealistic. "just stay? a little while longer? see what we can do?" I really really like this line. it's hard for me to elaborate why exactly but I love it. I also like how Lola is expressing that we DO have control of our lives. sometimes it's so easy to feel trapped, like there are no options, because you've built up something for so long you can't run away from it. but you can. it might not be the easy choice or the "smart" choice but you have that and it is so easy to forget that.

I like how they're also not dismissing Sugar's feelings. Lola isn't denying that Sugar's life is over. Lola isn't demanding that Sugar go back to her old life and give it another chance. Yes, Sugar's life is over. But she's here. And they can make a new life. Not try and fix the life she already had. Make a brand new one. Start from scratch. I feel like a lot of people feel like they have one chance to get everything right, and if they don't they're a failure. But you can try again. completely from scratch if you want to. It's scary, but you have that choice. thank you for reminding me of that
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 5:29 PM
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 5:58 PM
Paige 31st Aug 2017, 6:01 PM
thank you so much for this. when i found your comic a few months ago, i was just starting to realize that my mental health was much less controlled than i thought it was. drop out brought a lot of things into focus and helped me see that i was sitting at the junction of a lot of the things sugar was dealing with. to be honest, i still am. i probably always will be. it was amazing to see a character that i so completely identified with, but i couldnt see it ending with anything but death for her. i was kind of dreading the ending of this comic because i had become more invested in these characters than i ever have before, and i genuinely had no idea how it was going to end.
thank you for saying unequivocally that someone like me, as broken as i feel i am, still deserves to live.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 6:03 PM
That's a great comic Gray, be proud of it. I enjoyed reading from start to finish—especially the dialogues and colours.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 6:03 PM
this comic is the only furry thing ive ever cared about since i was like 15

drop-out touched my bitter gay heart
Guest 31st 31st Aug 2017, 6:11 PM
HAHA this was sooo good all the way through I'm so sorry, but thank you so much. I can't even think about comparing my experiences to yours, you're so brave for making anything like this, but this is so encouraging. I want to make stuff like this eventually. thank you so, so much
thatlizardj 31st Aug 2017, 6:11 PM
Mmmmm this comic made me feel so nice and warm and fuzzy inside. I have a lot of childhood nolstalgia with sunrises and staying up all night which is prolly why :) love ya gray! This comic has been my g(RAY) of sunshine (zing.... haha) what a lovely ending. Take a nice break and drink some hot cocoa. Go treat yourself ! I will be ever so happy with whatever you post next. Xoxoxo~
tyler 31st Aug 2017, 6:24 PM
been stickin with this comic for about a year? 9 months? and let me just say it's been a good experience. i genuinely care about these characters more than i care about myself. for a while now, thursday has been the best day of the week. it's been a coping thing for me. i saw characters i could relate to and love. the art is beautiful and the story? god, the whole thing is just amazing. your art and story-telling have influenced mine in ways i could have never imagined.
rest assured that whatever you do next, it will have an audience. i'll be cheering you on the whole way!
tyler 31st Aug 2017, 6:30 PM
also, i love how rosy the lighting is here. it's very dreamy and hopeful.
Blue 31st Aug 2017, 6:27 PM
I really want to keep contact with you!! You are so nice and this webcomic was precious, i have read every thursday (and some mondays) it's been lots of fin. Hope you are having a good day/night
Fallingfeather 31st Aug 2017, 7:11 PM
Duskitty 31st Aug 2017, 7:34 PM
this is so wonderful,, thank you
Ry 31st Aug 2017, 7:55 PM
thank you, gray. thank you so so so much.
Honey Bee 31st Aug 2017, 8:05 PM
Thank you so much for creating and sharing this, it means a lot to me. I hope you the best.
Also, the ending is great, only you could have made this so beautiful and perfect.
erin 31st Aug 2017, 8:05 PM
thank you gray <3
Cinnamon 31st Aug 2017, 8:22 PM
I'm not crying you're crying.
But in all realness... Thank you so much gray. This just meant the world to me.
Cinnamon 31st Aug 2017, 8:22 PM
I'm not crying you're crying.
But in all realness... Thank you so much gray. This just meant the world to me.
Damon 31st Aug 2017, 8:37 PM
I've never posted in the comments before but thank you so much for the comic gray! It's an amazing comic with great characters and art and story and it means the world to me that I got to read it,, Thank you for all your hard work, it's honestly one of the best comics I've ever read!
Soodie 31st Aug 2017, 8:45 PM
I'm not the best at putting thoughts into words but I've been following this comic for quite some time and I just wanted to say thank you. I loved the story, the characters, the art, and it's hit close to home quite a few times and brought some tears to my eyes. You're an incredible artist, thank you so so much for sharing this.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 8:48 PM
Thank you so, so much
kitsune-rokko 31st Aug 2017, 8:54 PM
i've been waiting for this day for a long time... as soon as you started drop-out i was already anticipating seeing the ending, wondering what would all change both in- and out-of-comic by the time it arrived, because even from the outset it was clear you have a ton of passion and incredible drive to see it through with high quality!

it's so awesome that you've now got a completed comic under your belt and not just any comic, but a comic with awesome writing and stunning art! Sugar & Lola are great and relatable and not just to me but many other readers have expressed great fondness and that's how you know the character writing is really really /really/ good! i feel i'm definitely proud and also immensely lucky to be your wife and gotten to see your work right as it unfolds.

i love especially this ending because it encapsulates the strength of your writing, imo, in that it's real in the capturing of like, even when deep in the augh stuff of life, why people like us, the mentally ill, lesbians, keep going. that with love even someone on the very brink of death with nothing in the way, can find the reason to choose not to go through with it. it's great that it avoids the tragic death ending because it's like, the "endings" to our chapters of life are real, the ones where we still stuck around, like, i know that's the choice i've made many times through our relationship and i love that your comic ultimately celebrates making the choice to stay on this earth in order to be with someone who fills your heart with joy QwQ

thank you so much gray, for your comic but also for everything else, too!
~ 31st Aug 2017, 8:56 PM
i've been following this comic since page 29 (apparently, according to my bookmarks). It's resonated with me every step of the way. I LOVE the ending. I love it. it gives me a lot of hope.
i've always had this dream of running away, just taking my car and going as far as it'd take me. i also always assumed the end of that journey would be, y'know, suicide in one way or another. i know that wouldn't be my only option, and it wasn't specifically This that made me realize that, but it certainly enforced it. like you said, sometimes you know a chapter is over but your life isn't.
Thank you so much, gray. it means a lot to me.
Arvid 31st Aug 2017, 9:08 PM
This comic has inspired me and saved my life. It said things that resonated with me so deeply, explained things about myself that I've never been able to explain, and helped me learn and accept new things about myself. Thank you so much for this experience, thank you so much for making your comic.
kateri 31st Aug 2017, 9:24 PM
this was really special, thank you. <3
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 9:37 PM
Jemma 31st Aug 2017, 10:04 PM
Thank you, so much.
finch 31st Aug 2017, 10:18 PM
thank you so much. you've made something really incredible and relatable to me in ways virtually nothing else has been.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 10:20 PM
Can't say I was here for the past two years, some one posted this comic in a forum, and I fell in love with the comic and binged two years of content, and eagerly awaiting the last few pages. Helped me out in a struggling period, this helped me aim to seek out some help that I needed. I hope life works out for you in however it works out.
eren 31st Aug 2017, 10:30 PM
im in fucking tears i love this
i wish i had more words
theres a lot of parallels with my own life in this and im so fuckin happy theyre both alive, just as me and my partner are
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 11:06 PM

I started reading Drop-Out summer of 2016 and have been religiously reading the updates, following you silently on Tumblr ever since. This is my first time ever writing to you in any way.

Even though my personal problems don't exactly 100% coincide with Sugar and/or Lola's, it still resonated and every page felt familiar in one way or another.

These last few pages had me in tears, grinning the entire time; I don't think I've ever reacted this intensely to even drawn images in my entire life. I'm extremely satisfied and happy with how things ended. I've been discussing the ending of this comic with a few others, and none of us expected this turnout. We were all afraid at least one of them would end up in a hospital. But I'm so overwhelmingly happy that you chose to give Sugar and Lola this ending. It really means a lot, in a way.

Thank you for this comic. I've laughed, cried, and to be completely honest dissociated with this comic. I don't really have any words to describe exactly how I'm feeling. I can't wait to see more of your works, Gray. Thank you, once again.
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 11:11 PM
YEEEEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! IYES YES YES YES YES SUGAR!!!!!! this has been an incredible ride! thank you so much for everything!!!
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 11:15 PM
Words can't express how much this story mattered to me. I started reading this during exam season of 2015 (page 7 or so?) with 6 exams to do and was closer than I've ever been to jumping off the uni campus' bridge at the time. Thank you so much for making this comic.
Fuck 31st Aug 2017, 11:21 PM
I said I'd save my sappy shit for this page so Here We Are

I've been keeping up since page 30-something, I'm pretty sure. Where Lola talked more in depth about their mom in that lush abandoned cul-de-sac. I'd been quietly avoiding the comic due to the content for a while (bless your soul for putting the appropriate warnings), for no other reason than how I'd always seen such topic handled by people. By media.

Boy am I glad I gave it a shot.

This comic has been nothing but poignant and breathtakingly real the entire ride. I've never read anything that was so raw and tenderly written, and you can feel the blood, sweat, and tears that went into this comic's creation. This has been the most cathartic read of my fucking life.

I remember you at some point mentioning that you had written Drop-Out to be the story you needed to hear in the past. I think a lot of us needed this story, too, judging by the comments the last two pages. I think this was the most appropriate ending anyone could have hoped for. It's been a hell of a ride, gray. Thank you for allowing us to take it with you, and please, please enjoy your break.
Fuck ^2 31st Aug 2017, 11:26 PM
Also I'm ridiculously excited about the stories you have waiting in the wings, I have no doubt I'll be just as taken with those as I was with Drop-Out!
Lisa 31st Aug 2017, 11:31 PM
This is by far my favorite web comic I've ever read, I honestly could write a novel about how much i love this comic and what it means to me, but I know you probably already have pages upon pages to read through.
so i'll just say that the art in this comic is incredibly unique and beautiful, every page is fantastic, the composition and risks you took creating this art really show and I want to thank you for making and completing this comic. I've been showing it to everyone I know!
rubin 1st Sep 2017, 12:27 AM
thank you so much for creating something so beautiful and sharing it with the world
mollie 1st Sep 2017, 1:25 AM
Thank you for such an incredible ride!!
Guest 1st Sep 2017, 1:30 AM
Thank you so much for this comic, thank you so much for impacting my life so positively with these two.
Guest 1st Sep 2017, 1:30 AM
Thank you so much for this comic, thank you so much for impacting my life so positively with these two.
A known queer 1st Sep 2017, 1:57 AM
Thank you so much, first of all.

The last part about not having a "normal" job and all is really important. My partner and I both have chronic illnesses and this comic was and is a huge inspiration to push us to survive selling art and working for ourselves, as a fuck you to everyone or just because art fills a void.
SakuraMitsonomi 1st Sep 2017, 4:23 AM
Wow, such a wild ride... Read it all in one sitting. Thanks for such a moving story, I've been having a lapse lately, and I felt somewhat lighter after this.
Decimal 1st Sep 2017, 7:46 AM
Thank you so much for this story. It's been a journey for me, and I'm so glad these two will continue to try together. I hope you and your loved one will, too.
Mima 1st Sep 2017, 9:00 AM
You have always amazed me from the very first moment. You are humanity and love and honesty!
Guest 1st Sep 2017, 9:04 AM
I'm so glad Sugar is alive, I was so worried about her. I understand those who have criticisms, but this is the ending I was hoping for...I was also scared to see "another dead lesbian", tbh.

I think I found drop-out in the middle of the story so I was a late reader, but it really opened my eyes to living with mental illness that I didn't have perspective on before. Also it's nice to see a story about lesbians where...I guess the ending isnt exactly happy, necessarily, but it's HOPEFUL. There's hope that they'll live their lives and make each other happy and get an apartment together with a dog or something, who knows. Either way, having that hope is better than having nothing to hope for, in my opinion.

I hope this makes sense, I just woke up. Either way, you are a fantastic story-teller, and I'm really excited to see what comes next.
Megaskizzen 1st Sep 2017, 9:20 AM
thanks so so much I'm so glad i read this
Zoe 1st Sep 2017, 9:44 AM
Basically since I commented last, I've been planning to say this.
I honestly thought this could only end two ways. In one, they both died and I would be heartbroken. In the other, they both changed their minds at the same time and it was anticlimatic.

Basically what I'm saying is that gray is a far better writer than me because this was far better than anything I came up with.

I feel I joined a bit late, but this has become one of my favourite webcomics (and that's no small feat because I read WAY too many webcomics). I eagerly await whatever comes next.
wert 1st Sep 2017, 10:46 AM
omg this was such a great comic. The art and the pacing and the expressions and the characters and the everything was so well done. I'm so glad they're together again!!!

and i cant wait to see your future comics!!!
IDATE 1st Sep 2017, 5:39 PM
wow thank you so much for this comic.. i cant wait to see your other projects. this comic has helped me thru tough times and i cant believ eits over. i love this so much, thank you
mascot 1st Sep 2017, 7:36 PM
ive been following this comic pretty rigorously since about page 34-35, and i have to say im extremely happy with the conclusion to this comic. drop-out in general is such an inspiration to me, art and subject-wise. i hope in the future with my own comics im able to tackle the sorts of subjects drop-out has dealt with in the very..... Real, genuine sense, like you have, if you know what i mean.
im super excited for your future projects!! thanks so much for everything, gray!!!
Guest 2nd Sep 2017, 9:20 AM
thank you, gray.
Tori 2nd Sep 2017, 3:43 PM
excuse, I need to go cry for a bit.

when I started reading, I thought I was hoping they would both follow through and jump. I thought it would be cathartic to see comic characters act out what I wanted to do.

I didn't realize I was hoping they'd find a reason to stay until they did.

thank you so much for this comic. I'm crying but it's good crying.
sid sluglike 2nd Sep 2017, 8:36 PM
i've been trying to come up with the right thing to say at the conclusion of this incredible comic that is so so important to me and many others... but i dont have the right words... ill just follow the herd and say Thank You, gray, thank you so much, this work means so much.
sid again 2nd Sep 2017, 8:41 PM
you know actually let me just say a little more. i don't remember around what page i started following, but i know it was pretty early. it's been a lovely experience to watch the art evolve, watch the story unfold, conjecture & read others' takes on symbolism. i've met really cool people just because of the existence of this comic. ive cried & laughed reading it. it really is a very special very precious piece of art and storytelling. again, and from the bottom of my gay little heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.
B 2nd Sep 2017, 10:26 PM
Thank you so much for making this story. It was honestly the most "real" story I've ever read. I guess that make sense since its based on true stuff. I would love to see more comics in the future if you ever decide to make more. I also made some fanart awhile ago and finally posted it:
Guest 2nd Sep 2017, 11:04 PM
aaaaaa I love it...
RD 3rd Sep 2017, 4:43 AM
oh my GOD i love that picture its. so peaceful and So good. i love it.
Guest 3rd Sep 2017, 2:00 AM
Thank you for making this, it helped, also your art is amazing and I hope you make more.
no name 3rd Sep 2017, 3:51 AM
thank you for making this comic, i think i found it on a moment where i needed it and also i'm glad it helped you too working on it. good luck on all your future projects and in the future in general
ZeroToTheWorld 3rd Sep 2017, 2:15 PM
ok so when i started to read this comic i had in mind "i'm not going to kill myself right now, but i know i will when i'll be older" like, when i'll be an adult. And then i read it and it gave me a slap in the face! It's so well written and the art is so good and interesting! The characters made me realize that my life is so perfect compared to their, and it has no reason to change.
All is a matter of choices and, if i don't make a good one, there would be an another to correct the first one. I think they made the right choice. Congratulation for all those pages ^^ god when i read the 107th i though it was the end so it was a really good surprise to see that it was in fact, not the end!
BPDGoat 3rd Sep 2017, 10:11 PM
What can I say? I knew the end was coming. I realized this would be the last update when I saw the site goes to pg 1 automatically now. When I opened it on Thursday and saw it was the end I just felt... numb at first. I had no idea what to say. It being Over... knowing these characters I've seen every week and learned about... n knowing there's so much I probably won't ever know! ... Its weird how the reveal that Sugar is going to keep on living (...For now) comes with the 'death'/end of this comic. Very bittersweet.

That Thursday I just closed my browser. I wanted to comment, but I had nothing to say. I have stuff to say now but I can't promise it's very intelligent or coherent.

Gray... thank you so much for this. Your comic resonated so much with me. I feel bad that I probably misunderstand or misinterpret some of it. But I found myself linking and sharing Drop-Out and saying 'this is like me' (Sugar) or using it to open conversations with my friends and loved ones. Lola and Sugar remind me of me and one of my partners, not that we are exactly the same but... a similar dynamic. You posted once something like 'their relationship isn't 'healthy' because they're not healthy' and that really spoke to me. Nobody I love is 'healthy' and sometimes I can be convinced that this can't be real love, we're too fucked up and if only we found a Good Person to fix us we'd be 'normal' again. It's really something to see that kind of love portrayed matter of factly.

The end of Drop-Out has left an aching hole in my chest, but it's the kind that only exists because there was something amazing and special there before. Like not wanting to lose the grief after someone you love dies.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do next. And I'm so glad I got to read along with you, and everyone else. Thanks so much. :)
Cecily 3rd Sep 2017, 10:14 PM
all the ambiguous tying-together here is so fitting, after all this intricate illustration of the duality/conflict of the nature of life’s perseverance, in the characters, symbols, composition, dialogue, settings - because that processive contradiction of perceptibility is something that i too have had to scrutinize so painfully just to keep from giving up. the hopeless void must be transformed into limitless potential every day! all of the dialogue on this page feels so familiar and its really special to see that very sentiment - the core of my own faith - expressed in the context of drop-out, as a theme with such an enormous focus, and in a story that resonates so.

what a wonderful story with a perfectly open-ended resolution. thank you for sticking around, and for seeing this through. it’s been an inspiration, it has given me a lot to think about and kept me on the edge of my seat. you have built something truly great
Elisabeth 3rd Sep 2017, 11:28 PM
what a wonderful story. I have had thoughts and feelings similar to this at points and it all returns to picking up the pieces and just going on. I love Sugar and Lola and I will deeply treasure them in my heart. Thank you for writing this story. it means so much to me.
Guest 4th Sep 2017, 2:27 AM
I think I already left just a thank you comment but I do need to say that I wanted this from the ending so badly by the time the comic was approaching the finish, and I'm so glad
Sam 4th Sep 2017, 7:34 PM
Thank you so much.
Izze 4th Sep 2017, 8:24 PM
Thank you, Gray. This story truly touched my heart in ways I couldn't even articulate. Thank you for sticking with us. Thank you for opening your heart to us and sharing a little fragment of your world with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Raptie 5th Sep 2017, 5:02 AM
Two hours ago, I started reading this comic (on a recommendation from a friend).

Two hours later, I'm now bawling my eyes out and having an ugly, ugly cry - puffy eyes and hiccups and snot and I'm just a sobbing trainwreck right now.

Fantastic, gorgeous comic. Thank you so, so much
PARTYPRAT 6th Sep 2017, 4:40 AM
This was amazing, and for the last year and a half, the only webcomic i kept up with. thank you so much for this resonating, spectacular work

and congratulations for finishing it!
puffin 6th Sep 2017, 6:42 PM
it was so good. so good. thank you so much.
Guest 7th Sep 2017, 12:16 AM
i just noticed the parallel with sugar watching the sunset while on the road at the start of the story and saying its so painful and the sun rising at the end of the story with them resolving to keep going together... thats gay
EveryCaptain 7th Sep 2017, 10:20 AM
I know you're exhausted and tired of (from?) Drop-out, but I wanted to say a huge thank you for it. A lot of it felt like reading something from an alternate version of my life. The whole story's so messy! It's so dirty and none of its pretty! But it IS beautiful just like life manages to be. Dirty and gross and still art. I mean, not to mention REAL gay. like REAL REAL gay.
Guest 7th Sep 2017, 10:22 AM
Its been really important to me and I wanted to say thanks - the only webcomic i've ever managed to stick with till the end! Its been a ride, even watching your style change and your boarding skills get so excellent. I look forward to future stuff from you, if you feel like making it.
jim 7th Sep 2017, 11:24 AM
hey, wanted to say that this comic has really helped me get over my ex and helped me realize... a lotta bad stuff but also a lotta good. a lotta both i guess.

p.s. really liked how talking about class/class differences was done. a lotta people in the states just have no idea how to handle it and your portrayal is the most realistic ive seen in a long while
Simone 8th Sep 2017, 1:09 AM
Thank you. So fucking much. This comic has meant so much to me over the time I've read it, and the first time I binge-read to page 59 or so, I just. Sat. And let my heart unfold. Because Lola and Sugar both resonated with me, and the entirety of what lay ahead in it was overwhelmingly exciting, And because I had something to look forward to once a week. Silly as it is it actually helped me have a bit of a schedule. But god DAMN dude. This comic is incredible, and I know you said two years is relatively short, but even to invest yourself in something for this long is a feat in in itself. To see your art style evolve, and the amount of time and effort put into it, it's amazing, it's inspiring, and it's gotten me through and into a lot of things. As bittersweet as it is that this is over, I hope that you continue to create things that get you through and into some shit in the best way possible. And even if you don't, this comic is part of a lot of people's hearts and I don't think that'll change any time soon. (Plus I bet there's a lot you could miss when you're just waiting for an update, I can't wait to have time to sit down and reread this)
Thank you so, so fuckin much Gray. From the bottom of my heart, and everybody else's too.
Guest 9th Sep 2017, 8:59 PM
i know a lot of people are commenting about how grateful they are for this comic, and i feel the same way, but I just had to get in a bit of meta, even at the ending:
a few people have pointed out that the closest drop-out has to an antagonist is, among debatable others, sugar's therapist. to me, lola suggesting that sugar not take the meds that make her miserable and to not go back to therapy that doesn't help as, i guess not necessarily defeating the antag bc the therapist still has her job and stuff, but overcoming it. that makes me extremely happy to see, bc a lot of other media frames medication and therapy as the end goal to be proud of, and never stops to consider the damage that it can cause.
earthcell 10th Sep 2017, 1:30 AM
This is Mata.

It has been a really, really long time since I've bawled this hard. And I think this is the first time in my life I've ever happy-cried, like full-on, bawling, but smiling and grinning like an idiot, choking on my words and unable to breathe but so goddamn happy.

I don't know why I'm crying so much, my shirt is soaked, I'm sweating all over, my cat is scared and my family is worried but I keep telling them I'm okay and that I'm so SO FUCKING HAPPY.

This comic is seriously something I'm going to remember for the rest of my life, It's so close to my heart, I'm so glad I got to be here to read it and to talk with others about it and fuck holy fuck I love it so much, I love everything about it, I'm so sad it's over but I'm so happy it's over and I'm feeling so many damn things at once.

Let me get a little personal for a second, my former best friend of 4 years showed this comic to me and we started fantasizing about getting a trailer and just leaving our lives behind us and living on the road and travelling all over wherever we wanted. She has struggled with overwhelming feelings of being suicidal and has attempted to kill herself multiple times in the past.

We're not friends anymore, I left her life because she found somewhere better and I couldn't be more happy for her.

Around last year my childhood friend of 7+ years killed herself and my life has never been the same, I have to avoid talking about it because I break down into tears at the thought and I miss her so much. From then til now I've been talking to her girlfriend trying to console her and listening to all the amazing stories she had to tell me about her, I got to know her so well even after she died and I couldn't be more grateful for it. Shortly before that happened my 23 year old cat passed away and I had pretty much no nonconditional shoulder to lean on for a long time.

This comic seriously, wholeheartedly helped me through some of the worst times I've ever experienced and even though it's over, it will continue to do so. I've never related to a set of fictional characters so much in my entire life and a large part of me believes that somewhere this is real, something like this exists, and it gives me hope.

I've calmed down a bit now, there's still some tears and my chest still feels really heavy, and I'm probably going to cry about this a few more times, but this has provided me with so much extreme happiness and has brightened my life so much, I could not have asked for a more perfect ending. I'm not disappointed it's over, I'm not sad, I'm so happy. I'm more happy than I think I've been in a long, long time.

Struggling with mental illness my whole life and today I was feeling especially worthless. I can't work, I can't go to school, I can hardly do anything but I love my family so much and I love my cartoons and I love my comics and I love this comic and thank you, thank you so so much for everything grey. Thank you so much.
EvKem 10th Sep 2017, 1:39 AM
Thank you for this comic. It's one of the best I've ever read.
Ciaran 10th Sep 2017, 2:52 AM
Thank you so much for the work you put into this comic, I only found it a few months ago after my own attempt but it's helped me sort of make peace with my problems. I've been able to actually resonate with both characters (which is rare) and seeing things in their pasts that have happened in mine honestly have helped me a lot. And your use of color alone throughout the whole thing is astounding <3 I wish you well going forward from here
TheChaoMaster 10th Sep 2017, 6:44 AM
Thank you so much for making this comic, it means a lot to me and a whole lot of other people, and I love it so much. Can't wait to see what you do next <3
89 10th Sep 2017, 7:00 PM
I just need to add onto this wall of comments and say thank you for making this comic, truly. The amount of work and mental energy it took to make this is amazing honestly and as an artist myself I can't imagine how hard it would be to work on this on a weekly schedule and admire you for being able to create something so profoundly moving and real.

To get personal I've been going through one of the worst years of my life, people close to me leaving, death, struggling with personal relationships, and struggling to get over a heroin addiction and deal with my mental illness without now being numbed from opiates. I found this comic on page 54 and will always remember that, the dialogue on that page dealing with suicidal thoughts and gender identity. I went back and read up to that page in one sitting and have been coming back for every update since. This comic has helped me immensely this year when I've been feeling low. When I've felt like I had no one I at least felt like I could relate to these characters, like they were speaking in a language I could understand and living in a world that was familiar to me.

I love this ending too. Not just for the fact that Sugar lives and comes back, but this conversation with Lola telling Sugar if she doesn't want to go back to her old life, she doesn't HAVE to. It's a simple concept in theory but it can be so hard to be stuck in a cycle where you're an adult but you're tied down by doctors, parents, people that think "they know what's best" and you can't even imagine just leaving and starting over as an option. I like how this comic portrayed suicidal thoughts and suicide in such a realistic manner but also this simple concept of just escaping can be SO hard to do that suicide seems like the easier way out. But leaving is possible. It took me way too long to realize that leaving was possible and suicide felt more realistic to me also so this just really meant a lot to me personally. I think it's a beautiful note to end on and wow I'm really rambling here so just thank you again. I'll be coming back to reread this comic many times in the future and whatever else you make next and hope the best for you as well in whatever you pursue. A break after this is very much deserved though, the skill and time that went into creating this is outstanding. Just thank you again.
anon 12th Sep 2017, 3:43 AM
thank you for this
L. 12th Sep 2017, 10:21 AM
i don't have the words to properly thank you for making this beautiful thing. i've been reading drop-out almost since you started it (usually late because my memory sucks) and i don't think i made it through any of the updates without crying, not least because this is the only piece of media with nb intersex disabled lesbian main characters i've seen. that just means so much and i'm so glad they lived. thank you.
elias 13th Sep 2017, 10:24 PM
heya, how r u doing today? im hoping u feel better about the feedback after the few or so stinkers who wanted a different ending... cant please everyone eh (and if u did tbh the ending wouldve been predictable as hell)
you have poured your heart out into this comic and its so special. ive never read anything like this before! ill b brutally honest I dont like webcomics and I usually give up on them after the first 20 pages or so because of boredom but youve kept me hanging on the edge of my seat here! and this might sound funny but i just have fond memories of web surfing in like early 2016 and being all, oh? whats this? and reading some drop out, reading some more, and then i reached to the latest update and got all "wtf!!!! gimme more!" and then i saw i went way over the first 20 pages and i was all "WTF!!!!! WHat did this comic do to me?" lmao, it really took me by surprise back then
and,, whoo boy im sitting here mulling over what just happened. its such a simple but profound message you know? when yr an adult you get so used to routine and control as a kid you forget... that youre an adult and adults can do whatever they hell they please! isnt that the coolest? no trying to be deep or anything with a profound message that i dont really get but smthin much more important... just, let live, do what you want, be happy, be an adult, and let yourself be free! youve made me a happy girl tonight gray, i know its been said a thousand times over but thank you. thank. you. thank you soooo mcuh... i hope you have a wonderful day/week/however long you need loverly vibes sent ur way. xoxoxo
me again 13th Sep 2017, 10:27 PM
LOL looked over the comments and someone already ended with xoxoxo so <3<3<3 now you got hugs+kisses AND heart emojis
Ba 13th Sep 2017, 10:44 PM
i cried, a lot, thank you for this, i can't remember how exactly i discovered this comic, but im sure it was my girlfriend who showed it to me when we were talking life stuff a long time ago, we related a lot with it and im thankful for what you did. Thank you so much for this again, it means a lot, really.
Anonymous 14th Sep 2017, 3:04 PM
I found your comic by chance earlier this year around a time when my mom was starting to have frequent bouts of psychosis. I am still learning and have made plenty of mistakes but I don't think I would have been able to help her find solutions and a safe living situation without reading about your characters. Seeing things from the point of view of a character who also suffers from schizophrenia, seeing that homelessness is sometimes a reality, and seeing that you can't always make a decision for someone (but you can talk to them about how you feel), are all things I haven't found in a lot of media. It seems to be a societal norm to demonize mental illness or portray it as something pitiable that needs to be "fixed".

I am so grateful that you created this, and that it helped you through a rough time. It also helped me through a rough time, my mom through a rough time, and I'm sure many more. I hope to see your work on bookshelves one day.
Guest 15th Sep 2017, 3:42 AM
thanks for this gray
Guest 21st Sep 2017, 5:00 PM
IDK WHAT TO SAY HERE UHHH Shanah tovah!!!! What a FUCKING beautiful comic!!! (Caps locks even more and slam the exclamation point key harder to cover the sound of me crying)
grocer of despair 23rd Sep 2017, 11:13 AM
true love leaves no traces
if you and I are one
it's lost in our embraces
like stars against the sun

What an incredible comic.
Guest 24th Sep 2017, 10:50 PM
indie movie adaptation of drop-out when?
M 26th Sep 2017, 12:10 AM
well i just read the last of this and while i had definitely expected myself to relate to these characters this ending hit me right in the gut as i feel as if its fitting of my current situation.
someone i love and i have been having a rough time starting our lives as adults and the most i can hope for is that we stay together and we stay alive, even if things are kinda shitty right now.

its been amazing reading this and seeing good depictions of these mental illness symptoms and same with gender/sexuality problems. idk what else to say, this comic does a lot of good and i know im not the only one alone in thinking this.
congrats gray! 28th Sep 2017, 4:54 PM
Wow it's been almost a full month since drop-out ended and yet people are still coming here and commenting on how amazing this fuckening comic is... it's so good. it is sooo good.
:) thank you!
Peter 30th Sep 2017, 12:28 AM
So today I came across your webcomic, read half of the story in the afternoon, went to work, got back at 11 and spent an hour finishing up this masterpiece. The characters, the colors, the entire story is something that can't be explained in just one word. Suicidal thoughts are common thoughts, even if no one says it, it's a natural thing everyone thinks of and for your story to touch that and even gender identity and let it all flow into a natural story is just art. Thank you for showing us a piece of you as Lola and Sugar have shown each other.
Scif 30th Sep 2017, 4:30 AM
I came here after Drop-out was recommended by a co-creator of another webcomic series. With high praises. I'm so glad I didn't hear about this before it was complete. Not because I didn't enjoy it, far from it. I don't think I could have withstood waiting for another page post. This has been the best read I've had this year. The characters and concepts, conversations and situations are all so real and well played. And the ending I'm glad it came to the way it is. It's not a bad ending. But it's not happy. They're both hurting and it's not all ok and might not ever be. But where there is life there is hope.
Amazing, heartfelt...LIFE 2nd Oct 2017, 6:35 PM
I see all these people who have issues. I don't. I never have. I'm healthy mentally and physically. My partner sent me this link and I didn't think it would effect me the way it did, but holy fuck.

I may not identify with most of this, but I know people who do, and I can SEE people hurting like this. I just want to tall you, Gray that this is phenomenal and the WORLD should know about this. EVERYONE should read it and I'm going to do my best to spread it wherever I go.

This was an AMAZING endeavor, the message was REAL. It wasn't a happy ending, it wasn't a happy BEGINNING, but it WAS a beginning. I think that's all anyone can ask for.
Millie 3rd Oct 2017, 6:42 PM
You did good Gray. You've done a good thing. Looking forward to seeing more from you.
tyler 10th Oct 2017, 11:58 AM
i still miss drop-out haha
hope you're doing alright, gray
Goose 15th Oct 2017, 3:50 PM
this was an incredibly raw and brilliant story. thank you, gray. i'm glad you made it.
earthcell 19th Oct 2017, 4:08 AM
I just want to bring to light once again how hard I happy-cried when I read this page. I didn't know you could be full-on sobbing, bawling, tears streaming down your face out of pure happiness. It was the most surreal experience in my life. Thank you again, gray. Thank you so, so much.

This comic has, and will continue to be a source of happiness in my life.

Once I get a stable source of income, expect to see me becoming a $15+ patreon supporter. It's the least I could do to reward you for all the amazing things you've done.
Late 24th Oct 2017, 9:10 PM
thank you
J 25th Oct 2017, 9:29 AM
thank you this was amazing
Ezzy 29th Oct 2017, 8:07 AM
wow, I've been following this comic up until about half a year ago. I had to stop for a bit because of life getting in my face again I guess.
Long story short, I have moved to a new country since then, and I am having new beginnings in a good way.
I'm very happy that you also decided to end things like that.

p.s. I have taken to writing "aha" at the end of random texts, and fuck why not aha
Guest 5th Nov 2017, 2:24 AM
I just saw this webcomic tonight and I binge read the entire thing. This has been one of the best and most emotional works of art I've seen in my 27 years of life. Holy crap.
Tooch 8th Nov 2017, 1:50 PM
Had this recommended to me a couple months ago, just read the whole thing in one go today. I don't really know how to condense all my immediate raw thoughts/feelings into one comment only seconds after finishing, so I'll just say I Liked It A Whole Bunch hahaha.
avery 15th Nov 2017, 4:20 AM
read the whole thing in one go. thank you so much
Guest 19th Nov 2017, 3:15 AM
I came back from the psych hospital after being 5150'd for the second time in two years and just... this comic hit hard. Kinda feels like it's the right thing at the right time for me. Wonderful work of art, seriously, thank you for this.
Angela 13th Dec 2017, 7:05 PM
i've been reading this comic on and off for over a year, my last break was in July when i started treatment

sometimes i worry about my decision to take agency of my life, i worry about the meds and trying and being wrong- i worry about being a disappointment or a bad role model, i worry that i'm delaying the inevitable

i hope it's not selfish to say: thanks for quieting those worries if even only for a short time
ttcv 12th Feb 2018, 2:46 PM
I read this over the period of a day, and it hit me quite hard. Struggeling with selfworth issues, an abusuvr home, identity crisis, selfharm, and suicidal thoughts, this became therapeutic to me. My sense of self nonexistant and undeserving, this pair, as broken as they are, gave me some hope- hope that just maybe I could be a little bit okay.
Guest 25th Feb 2018, 12:48 PM
Thank you so much for creating this comic.
Arctica 3rd Mar 2018, 1:39 PM
This comic so amazingly made. It's very real and beautifully drawn. I'm so glad that you were able to find a way to get through all those hardships you experienced and was able to translate it into this short comic series. Sometimes it is easy to get caught in a downward spiral, and this comic does help a lot of people, not only the author but also the viewers. It's amazing to see everyone open up and feel connected over someone else's experience put into a story. The ending of this story really surprised me, and has inspired me a lot. I'm so glad you made this and so many others came across it, including me. Keep on fighting. *^,^
Robbie 5th Mar 2018, 1:33 PM
i FINALLY managed to finish reading drop-out and im glad i did. i dont really have much more to say on it than i already have - it was good, very intense, and an absolutely fantastic kind of hurt. i think no matter how it ended it would have been good, but im honestly glad and relieved it is what it is. i loved it! thank you for writing it!!!
darren 6th Mar 2018, 7:57 AM
This comic is incredible. I know what it feels like to almost die, i know what it feels like to not want to go alone, and I know what it feels like to plan so extensively that you never fail. But I am still here..we both are alive and reading this puts me in tears. One side of me expected them to do it, because they thought they would. But I knew they wouldn't. Comics like these cause you to reflect on yourself, there is nothing more raw and beautiful than comics that don't lie to you.thank you so much for your courage, im sure drop out has helped so many people, including me. Sometimes seeing what you used to be like helps you keep going.
Guest 26th Mar 2018, 7:16 PM
im honestly still so glad that this comic is still getting new comments and readers after several months of it being finished. fabulous work.
Simone 3rd Apr 2018, 2:13 AM
Still miss this. Thank you.
Guest 21st May 2018, 12:16 AM
why would they want to live? how are things going to get better for them? i love sugar and lola so much but i don't understand how they'll feel better
asher 4th Jan 2019, 6:32 AM
its.. not quite like that. its not a want to live. sugar explicitly says that she still wants to die, and that she's terrified that it will never get better.
but the thing is that lola wants to TRY, with her. lola doesnt want sugar to die. and sugar.. she sees all of that. its really fucking difficult for her, but theyre going to try. theyre going to try and live new lives, together, for as long as they can. get away from the lives theyre currently living and start new.
sometimes, thats all you can do.
Tyler 3rd Jun 2018, 3:38 PM
After stopping and starting this webcomic SO MANY TIMES over the course of a year (I struggle with my own MH issues) I just started over from scratch today and read it all in one sitting. I honestly can’t put into words how much this has meant to me. I just want to say thank you... for all of it.
Jackie 10th Jun 2018, 8:13 AM
Thank you so much for this
Arvid again 16th Jun 2018, 11:22 AM
Just re-read this comic again!! Still as amazing as ever, gray. Me and my fiancé are still big fans of your comic and I’ll continue to re-read it probably yearly ahah... it’s therapeutic in a sense! Thank you so much for your hard work.
bb 22nd Jun 2018, 10:52 PM
just reread this in one sitting after having multiple breakdowns over the last few days and just really feeling on the edge of finally ending it. this comic makes me feel a lot of things and there are a lot of words from it that i want to try and keep with me if i can make it out of this. thank you
Eric 12th Jul 2018, 7:03 PM
Back when this comic was going, I had a phone alarm for 6pm every thursday. When I got home from work I'd get my alarm and go read Dropout :) I still keep that alarm so that every thursday at 6pm I remember the good times I had reading Dropout.
Guest 3rd Aug 2018, 9:13 AM
That's very very sweet tbh
Andreas 20th Aug 2018, 7:04 PM
omg, I just binged straight through the entire comic. Your art and writing just feels so... I dunno really what word to use, "real" maybe. Anyways, it really just pulled me in while reading and made it feel like what happened in the comic was actually happening. It's not often I get engrossed in a story to this extent, so thank you so much for making this comic, I'm definitely checking out all your other works.
Anon 26th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM
Intensely relatable, you put into words stuff I've been feeling for a lifetime. I went into this hoping for encouragement to make that last jump. I'm walking away better instead. Thanks so much and best to you.
Some Rando 29th Aug 2018, 12:53 PM
This was fantastic
Got it recommended to me yesterday and spent the whole night reading it start to finish

You rock. Keep on keeping on.
v 3rd Sep 2018, 7:32 PM
reread the whole comic for the one year anniversary of its ending. i still love it as much as i did when it was ongoing. i dont think ill ever forget it
Ren 16th Sep 2018, 7:07 PM
I just finished reading. I'm so glad I stumbled on this randomly (via your post on Tumblr about tail etiquette -- your Tumblr username made me curious, so I clicked through).

So much of this resonated with me, I can't even list it all. I'm going to be digesting this for a while, I can tell.

Thank you for taking the risk and putting it out there.
P.Crump 17th Sep 2018, 10:19 PM
I get kinda fucked up about this stuff sometimes. It's a good read.
mim 5th Oct 2018, 2:46 AM
thank you.
Guest 7th Oct 2018, 3:11 PM
this comic is so emotionally rich that just re-reading the last few pages of it makes me cry.

I love your work.
Fox 8th Nov 2018, 10:25 PM
I just read this entire comic and it made me cry and emotional lol... it hit home in a lot of ways, and I think it's not only one of the best comics i've ever read, but the art is so amazing. I'm so glad you finished this and I'm glad they're both together! THank you for your hard work.
Gecko 14th Nov 2018, 10:57 PM
Eli 17th Nov 2018, 10:19 PM
i, i needed this thanks for making me crying and making me learn something about myself. thanks for making me feel better. thanks for this rollarcoaster of emotions
Guest 2nd Dec 2018, 1:17 PM
thank you for writing this, it was really good.
:/ 16th Dec 2018, 11:51 PM
Life has been really sucking lately, but this helps. I really just needed something like this, this girl I have a crush on recommended it to me and I'm really glad she did. Thank you for this
youngdude 1st Jun 2019, 11:57 PM
Hey, just finished reading this. I wanted to say thank you, for writing this, for finishing it. It helped. A lot.

Whoever's reading this I hope you're okay.
Spooky 9th Jun 2019, 10:41 PM
This is my second reread of this comic, and as always I tore through it late one night after a Spiral tm. This comic has become somewhat of a coping mechanism for me I guess, whenever it all gets a little too much and I start getting lost in Impulses and triggers and suicidal ideation I get to live the little experience through Sugar, acting on impulse to go through with one of the Many Many Stupid plans I have backed up and ready to go.

I don't know if it helps me but I know its good to know I'm not alone, to read through how you wrote Sugar and Lola, to read through all the comments. This comic truly means the world to me. Last time I read it I was too engaged to comment and I cried like a baby when I finished. I'm not crying this time, surprisingly, since I've been crying most of this evening, I just feel peaceful and scared of the future as always.

No matter what, tomorrow will roll around, and we are always at the start of our own forevers. And however long my forever will be, I know I'll always return to this comic, to Sugar and Lola, and to you.

Thank you, I can't ever express how much this will always mean to me and how much it means to me that you were brave and dedicated enough to share this story in this hard, messed up world. It's always the exact opposite of over until everyone one of us drops down dead.

Thank you.
squintablo 13th Jun 2019, 7:47 AM
just wow... this comic was incredible. my heart was straight up pounding by the last few pages. you have such a way with words and creating poignant and realistic dialogue, and the art is quite nice as well, very emotive. i am not so good with making detailed observations, but i wanna say thanks for making this, you've added such a thought-provoking and special comic into this world.
arthur 17th Jun 2019, 4:59 AM
shouldve been in bed hours ago but i saw i had this tab open from when.... someone? somewhere? i dont remember but this came up somewhere on the internet for me. started at like 1am and ending now at fucking 5am. what a ride. i need sleep.
Triangle 24th Jun 2019, 3:28 PM
This is my 2nd time re reading this comic. I read this in 2018 the first time. Stayed up til 5 AM as well. By far the best comic I’ve read
Nathan 23rd Sep 2019, 6:50 PM
This comic inspired me to come out to my parents. You're an amazing writer, artist, and storyteller, and as a writer myself I appreciate that more than you could know. Thank you so much for this.
Natalie 1st Feb 2020, 4:04 AM
I know this is never going to be seen but, just because I feel like it needs to be said:

This is one of the best things I've ever read in my life.

Even if I haven't experienced all the same things in this so much of hits home, hits at so many of the things I've had to ask myself and so many of the struggles I continue to face. I can't really say I know where my life is headed from where I am now, but, if there's anything I can say for certain, it's that this has made it ever so slightly better. And it won't stop making it better.

Thank you.
Phriski 19th Feb 2020, 2:15 AM
how dare this comic make me feel feelings
milo 9th Apr 2020, 11:34 PM
Thank you!!
. 11th May 2020, 3:41 PM
This is the best story I've read in years. I've just found out about this comic about 4 days ago, and have already finished it 2 times. I do not think I will find a better story ever. This comic was so good, I was feeling sad when I saw there was no sequel or that the story was completely over. Grey, if you come across me, please link me your other works. I'd love to see your art again.
Emily 12th May 2020, 2:16 PM
I found this comic while going thru Car Seat Headrest's tumblr and wow. Such a beautiful work, through its drawings, emotions, and characters. This is amazing. Thank you for making this.
sand 22nd May 2020, 2:20 AM
Read this all in one night, and needless to say it made me cry. Thank you for making this. The emotions in this comic were so raw and genuine, and I think it's going to take a bit for me to process everything I read.
cinnamon 7th Jun 2020, 2:45 AM
Gray, I can't understate the impact this comic has had on my life. It's ending came in a time in my life when I felt living was hopeless, and my best friend in the world was planning her own suicide (October of 2017 was her month!). I shared this with her and I cannot emphasize enough how much of a part it played in me being alive today. And maybe for her too.

We made our road trip the summer after this comic finished. Except ours was to Yellowstone, to celebrate a tough year of being alive. And we've made it every year since then, despite times being exceedingly difficult.

I hope you know how much love you've brought into the world with this work. I reread the comic this weekend and finally worked up the nerve to comment. I'm not very eloquent so there's not much stunning revelation to share. I hope "thank you" will be enough.
Scrungo 18th Jun 2020, 6:14 AM
I read all of this in the span of about a 24 hour period, and this was one of the best things I ever read.

As someone who has always seemed to find myself asking questions such as "Why should I even live?" for reasons I, a random anon on the internet, wont get into, this comic really makes me feel a lot better about myself, even over a short time period.

I love the characters and hijinx they go on, on a face value alone, but the plot and characters really got to me hard, and on a personal level a few times.

This is probably my new favorite, somewhat niche, webcomic, although I don't expect to see these characters again (as much as I love them), I will always remember my time reading it, and hopefully come back and re-visit it a while down the road.

Alright, I'm done with my sleep deprived/nonsensical rambling, I've been awake for about 15 hours running on 4 hours of sleep, so I'm going to finally go to sleep after reading this amazing piece of work, also, thank YOU Nobody for making such a great piece of media.
spacecadet 29th Jun 2020, 4:24 AM
Hey i know i'm like 7867867456 years late but i just finished reading this and i have A LOT OF FEELINGS!!!1!

i found out about this comic bc will toledo from car seat headrest kept recommending it (and i listened to a bunch of his songs while reading which really enhanced the experience, 10/10 would recommend), and even though it's not the type of stuff i'm usually into (i have read maybe two comics in my life? lmao), the premise intrigued me enough to keep reading. I am so, so glad i did, because this is one of the greatest pieces of art i've ever come across. I love the reocurring motifs (being nothing vs being too much, holding hands, letting go...) that make you legit think about how everything's connected, how real and plausible it all feels, how pretty much everything these characters say has multiple meanings, how grand and meaningful even the smallest details can feel, the ARTSTYLE holy shit! There were some panels i just couldn't stop staring at because of how stunning they were,,, god i could go on forever. You should be world famous for this!!!!

I gotta talk about the characters cAN WE TALK ABOUT THE CHARACTERS???!? Both sugar and lola are so complex, and you can by how differently people in the comments interpreted them and their actions and motivations. You treat them both with such respect, showing their thought processes, their views on life, their relationships with their sexuality and gender identity, how their experiences shaped them, how they're both so smart and caring and in love and flawed and desperately trying to make sense of everything and aaa a they feel just like real people i know!! I can't think of many other examples that depict people so well!!!

Lola in particular struck a chord with me because of how much i could relate to them and how non-confrontational they are. For most of the comic my theory was that they didn't truly want to die, and instead went on the road trip to try to dissuade sugar/because they didn't really have an alternative,,,,, So the "twist" that they did want to die and just were trying to convince themselves they were okay with sugar dying as well, that kind of made me realize "oh shit, i'm just proyecting what i would do if i were in their situation. Just numb myself and try to quietly deescalate the situation, not realizing the gravity of it until right before the end" And, i don't know, i think i learned a lot about myself in that moment. So thanks for that i guess? dfsdfdgfd

As a sidenote, i think i'm in love with lola sdfsdfd. God, when they confessed to Sugar they didn't want to die, it took everything in me to move on to the next page, i was just feeling the exact fear and vertigo i thought they were feeling in that moment. No other media has made me react that way.

I could probably write forever about my experience with this comic, but it's like 5 AM where i live so for now i'll just say: i love this, and i'm so glad you made it and i'm so glad you exist. I'll try to support your patreon as soon as i can afford to. I wish you nothing but the best <3
jojo 29th Jun 2020, 7:43 PM
I read it in one sitting practically. This was intense and real. Thank you.
Nori 10th Jul 2020, 3:49 AM
So, it’s after my third re-read I finally built up some...level of nerve to leave a comment. Even typing it out now, even with how dated my digestion of this comic has been, I can’t help but feel incredibly nerve-wracked, but I need to just say; thank you. Thank you for being alive, and for writing this story, and just...thank you.

Originally, the first time I read this comic, I found it on a very bleak day in my life. It’s my senior year, and I won’t lie, I had plans to end things for myself only 2-3 months ago. I’ve struggled from many things, notably ptsd, bpd, and various other things I’ve yet to come to a full resolve over. Mixed in with never-ending social fears constantly breaking my back, making me feel alone, I was ready to be done with everything itself. I planned it out, even had a set time for what I was going to do, and the day I was going to do it...I woke up, and just stared at the ceiling, then got on twitter one last time.

A friend of mine posted a thread that was asking mutuals for suggestions of various media that do genuine justice for themes of suicide, the timing being unworldly, and a mutual of mine ended up linking this as a suggestion. I clicked on it, intrigued by the art style if I’m honest, and read the first few pages. It, just...felt right to keep going. I noticed it was over 100 pages, but I kept reading.

To cut to the chase, by the end...I was such a mess, so confused, scared. Crying, knowing that now I felt as if I had an endless inner conflict of living and dying. The pain in life, versus the joy in death. Clearly, I decided to roll out of bed that day. Instead of doing what I planned, I took a shower and called my best friend, my only friend. He talked me down from the rush of emotions I was feeling, but none of it would have even occurred to me if this comic never existed, had it never crossed my path, I may genuinely be non-existent at this point in time. I may still be struggling, hitting the constant highs and lows of mood swings and such, but struggling with purpose this time - if that makes any sense to any person who stumbles upon this.

Whether this comment gets deleted, forgotten, or never read at all, knowing I can recycle and reinforce the idea that life will show you reasons to keep going by commenting this, is enough for me to feel content.

Thank you, for saving my life.
alyx 29th Jul 2020, 7:03 AM
i know this comment is really late but this is like my 4th time re reading this. this comic has done so much for me. i love it. i love you, no homo and no creepo. thank you so so so much
junie 29th Jul 2020, 8:42 PM
just finished. a bit too emotional right now to put thoughts into words without giving you my whole life story i guess. dont want to do that. thank you so much.
Guest 30th Jul 2020, 11:21 PM
this was incredible, thank you so much for making it.
Clown 29th Aug 2020, 5:05 AM
I don’t know if anyone still reads this but I found this comic from like a couple of years ago from a video and I really enjoyed its a wonderful comic. I remembered it again and it’s still fucking amazing. Sugar is kinda a mood, I really liked her. I relate to her so that’s mostly why. But seriously this is a good comic thanks I don’t really know what to say. I know this is kinda a weird thing to bring up but I liked how they talk about their gender identity and stuff, it helps when a character does that cause I feel a little normal knowing others do that or like question their identity. Anyway comic is amazing and loved it.
trueouchys 29th Aug 2020, 8:43 PM
thank you so so so fucking much. i read the entire thing basically over the span of an entire day, and i couldn't be more glad i did. sobbing and everything... i'm so glad this exists.

thank you.
TawnySoup 10th Sep 2020, 11:55 PM
Wow, that was such a trip, my heart was racing during those final pages at the grand canyon, just RACING. I feel bad, realising I didn't leave any comments until now 8~8 But the past few days I spent reading through this comic got me well and truly attached to the characters and wow, you have such a way of creating such.... realism in their personalities, actions, the world they live, and genuinity in the subject matters discussed, it's incredible!

Every panel was a joy to look at, and man am I jealous of your ability to draw expressions. I ESPECIALLY love how in depth Lola's expressions are, I'd often examine panels far longer than necessary just to figure out both their 'outward' expression, upper-eye expression, and how the upper eyes as eyebrows affect the whole thing. I don't know, I've never seen eyes used like that before, even in characters who have two sets, and I think it's super freaking cool!!!

God, you hooked me so well with this comic that I was in tears by the end. I'm so glad these two get a second chance, even if that second chance will bring its own set of challenges... Like so many others have said here, thank you for creating and sharing this. Maybe I'm not exactly the type of person who needs this story, but I was engaged and engrossed until the end for sure, and I'm so glad you made it - Everything about it feels like a breath of fresh air. I'll definitely be recommending this comic to my friend, too. And I'm sure, most of all, that I'm not going to get these characters out of my head for a while... It felt like I was there with them through the whole story and they really grew familiar in a way.

Oh jeez, I've just been rambling on and on this whole time. In any case, I'm gonna stick around to read your newer comics when I can. Thank you for such a great read <3
fursthetic 21st Sep 2020, 6:43 AM
I've been rereading this webcomic and it has been an absolute comfort at the moment. Your artistic ability and how you portrayed this story between Sugar and Lola are so touching and I've been empathizing this piece all day. I've known this comic for 2 years now and I'm still giving my full support for you.

First of all the art, I'm OVERALL STILL SHOCK ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF DETAIL YOU ADDED??? The minor shading such as the raindrops reflecting on Sugar and Lola and the color palettes ARE JUST SO IMPRESSIVE!! Your use of facial expressions is overall so inspiring for me to create my webcomic too.

Secondly, the characters. I am SUPER ATTACHED TO THEM, I've always love Sugar and Lola's relationship, and seeing their relationship in highs and lows throughout the comic had been an emotional rollercoaster ride.

I've always been petrified on the topic of death, I've always had my struggles and I'm still having those struggles in the meantime, but realizing at the end of the comic I just literally sob because we all know that we suffer, but we could overcome them.

Thank you so much for creating this webcomic, this will always be deep down in my heart, in your viewer's heart. And I know everyone else in this comment section empathizes the same way. Big kudos to you, Gray <33
Hawkpelt 25th Sep 2020, 7:11 AM
friend of mine recommended this comic to me, and im going to say right now that i dont regret ever picking it up. this was a beautiful read, and not only does it inspire me to write/draw better stories, but it also inspires me to be a better person, as well. im at a very dark place in my life, similar to sugars situation, and at the very least this helped to distract me a little bit and rethink things. i dont know how long this feeling will last, but i swear i will go back and reread this comic whenever i need to. thank you for sharing this with the world, and thank you for being such an inspiration.

p.s.: this might be a little overpersonal, but the line "whether the ending was sugar living or me dying" in the authors note was extremely powerful to me, and it shows just how much of yourself youve put into this work. please please PLEASE keep writing and sharing your stories!!!!
bepis 26th Sep 2020, 5:04 PM
God. I read drop-out a few days ago and then immediately read it again, thank you for creating the gay furry suicide roadtrip webcomic of a lifetime?? In all seriousness this comic is amazing not just in terms of writing but the technical execution puts so much other shit to shame. Reading this felt like eating a four course meal after subsiding on like. hotdog water. Also just. Thank you for the depiction of mental health here it's so grounded and real. idk what to say really, making something like this is herculean in terms of the sheer effort and it's rare to see a webcomic finish at all, let alone in such a powerful, thematically resonant way. so all I can really say is thank you for making this.
Jes 3rd Oct 2020, 1:58 PM
This is beautiful and heartbreaking and anxiety inducing for me tbh I loved it and it made me feel awful at the same time in a very empathetic way I think. Amazing work, I can tell this came from your real life and real experiences, these are some of the most fleshed out and real characters I've ever encountered. Needed to take breaks some times it was too real haha. It is wonderful that this gets to exist, this is something other people need I'm sure. I have a lot of feelings but I can't/don't feel like writing an essay on a furry blog lol. In short, great work, you are loved and so is your artwork.
Guest 25th Oct 2020, 11:37 AM
I've never seen a character I actually feel I can relate to like Lola. I've learned so much about myself from reading this comic and coming to know Lola and Sugar. Maybe it's dumb but that Lola - a character I can actually identify with - wants to fight for a life worth living has been majorly inspirational to me. Since reading through this comic the first time, I've done things I never thought possible. Beaten things that were insurmountable. I've became a person I didn't know could exist. Also dumb, granted Lola is a work of fiction, but I really hope one day it will be the same for Lola. That they overcome the traumas of their past. It's very meaningful to me to imagine that they also make it to a life they are happy to be living.
Silverware 18th Nov 2020, 7:29 AM
I’m glad they’re alive. As long as you live, there’s hope, however cliche it sounds.
Yoctomare 24th Nov 2020, 12:37 PM
Thank you for this amazing comic
Mildflower 24th Dec 2020, 2:06 AM
Damn. This is one of the realest comics I've ever read.
Zach 30th Dec 2020, 3:03 AM
Thank you. This comic meant a lot to me, I’m glad I decided to read it.
f 4th Jan 2021, 8:43 PM
thank you. this was beautiful.
Ellie 7th Jan 2021, 5:02 PM
Oh man, I read this in one sitting (with pauses to collect my thoughts) and it feels like... something I've been looking for for a long time. It hits a lot of beats both wrt being a Freak(tm) and just the aesthetic of going on a road trip with someone you deeply care about, even if it's with a pretty dark twist. It's like... a simulation of a journey I would like to undertake, both literally and metaphorically. Maybe that's fucked up because this whole thing was a literal suicide mission and I dunno, I'm not that far gone (yet...) so maybe my feelings are Wrong in a certain way... can you tell the one I related to the most was Sugar lol

That all aside, recently I said about a poet I really like that maybe I don't necessarily understand his poetry but it understands me and that's what matters. I feel the same way about this comic. There's a deeper personal meaning here I don't think anyone could truly understand besides, well, you! But the stuff I feel, I see reflected back at me in this comic and I think to myself "Oh, they really get it!"

So yeah, thanks for making this comic :)
river 19th Jan 2021, 3:33 AM
thank you so much
my girlfriend has been locked up in a psych ward after a suicide attempt for .. ten days now and i am thousands of miles away and handling it horribly
i suddenly remembered this comic, though i havent thought about it since 2017 when only a handful of pages were out
i really really expected lola to die at the end. im very glad she didnt
i want to keep this energy with me... just living and being queer and in love and finally having control of what we want. we can make our lives good together soon
thank you
thank you
Guest 20th Feb 2021, 3:06 AM
im crying i loved it
Smolpox 8th Mar 2021, 1:53 AM
Its 2020 and I still find myself rereading this comic, and I'm not lying when I say it's my favorite one. You can make emotion so well, you're extremely talented and it's just mindblowing and so inspiring to me for some reason. Everything is just.. super cool.