Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland series ended with this week's #20. The writer/artist announced the ending in a surpise letter following the last page.
"That’s right, I just finished inking the last panel on the last page of I Hate Fairyland #20. What I’ve know for a while, but you just found out, was that’s the last page of the series, at least for now," writes Young. "I know, some of you are probably cursing my name right now while some of you are saying, 'It’s about time.' Either way, I knew it was time for me to bring Gert’s story to an end for the time being."
Young explains that he's working on a new project he will write/draw, but that with that and his commitments to write Marvel's Deadpool, the upcoming Bully Wars at Image, and other unspecified writing projects, he couldn't continue writing and drawing I Hate Fairyland regularly.
"So I made the choice to bring I Hate Fairyland to the ending I always saw for Gert. This would allow me to spend the time needed developing my next creator owned, written and drawn book," writes Young. "And in a crazy bit of timing, my family and I just moved from Illinois, where we’ve lived almost our whole lives, to Kansas City, Kansas."
Young does say that he has ideas for a return to I Hate Fairyland in the form of "a one-shot or a mini-series of 'Tales of'-style stories. Nothing is on the schedule just yet, but talks have been had and ideas have been scribbled down."
I Hate Fairyland #20 is on-sale now. The collection of the last arc, I Hate Fairyland Vol. 4: Sadly Never After, is due out on August 29.