Kentaro Miura passed away recently. I’m sort of writing this for a future person who comes along in 5 years, or whatever, so the date isn’t super important. If the name isn’t familiar to you know then that he was the artist & writer of a series called Berserk. His series is unfinished. Perhaps someone will come along & try to wrap things up, but that won’t really be the version that would have happened if he had lived to do it. Even if he left extensive notes there is a certain something that you can’t replicate no mater how hard you try. I don’t think that’s news to anyone. Authors often leave behind unfinished tales. The world is uncertain & tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. An unfinished story leaves us with a mystery we can never really solve. Then again, it leaves it up to us to decide what we think might have happened. That’s kind of a gift in a way too.
I wasn’t a fan of Berserk, although maybe someday I will be. I’m not closing that door. I am a fan of Vinland Saga, which I feel safe in saying is inspired in some ways by Berserk. So it’s not like I just hate the genre out of hand. As someone who also does all his creating alone I did feel like I needed to pause and think about this reality today. My story may go unfinished. If it does I wouldn’t be against someone coming along and trying to give it a little closure. I do have some instructions saved in case of my tragic death.
Speaking of tragic things, it’s tragic that I don’t have all the money. If you’d like to give me some of the money you’ve found, in exchange for this, frankly beautiful, work I do please consider sending me huge piles of it via Patreon, or whatever other things I have linked in places on the page somewhere probably.