the very first page is here, and the very last page is here.
Also, the "Webcomic Archive" to the right will take you to any page you'd like.
But don't leave yet.
I wanted to do something fun to thank loyal readers of The Last Mechanical Monster for coming back twice a week, leaving critical and encouraging comments (both appreciated), and supporting the comic in many ways, including your Eisner Award votes (still a few days left to mark your ballots!). This link will download a PDF with everything you need to make your very own paper Mechanical Monster. Disclaimer: it isn't bulletproof, and it won't fly unless you throw it really hard.
So if you're ready to embark on a career of supervillainy and have seven sheets of cardstock in your arsenal, click on this link to download the big guy's schematics. One thought: some of the papercraft involved (cutting, folding, gluing, etc.) is probably more than a child would have the patience or skill to take on. It's really meant for grown-ups. Grown-ups who want a robot paper doll.
I designed it myself (really!), so the engineering might be a little rough. Feel free to tweak it. If anybody actually builds the thing, I'd love to post photos of your results here!
Going ahead, I'll certainly be sharing any news from the 2015 Comic-Con International and Eisner Awards, where we're nominated for Best Digital Comic. Also, there is a chance that The Last Mechanical Monster will see print. Conversations have been had but contracts have not been signed, so that's all I can say about that. Whatever comes next will be in full color (so I'd better get to work).
When I began posting in late 2013, I said that in addition to being a story I really wanted to tell, The Last Mechanical Monster was an experiment in process. Comics and webcomics have changed a lot since I did Mom's Cancer. I wondered if there was still a place for a simple comic drawn with black ink on white paper and posted on a free web platform, without HTML fireworks, animation, gadgets, gimmicks, portals, promotions or ads.
If I built it, would they come?
Well, "they"--and you--did. Thank you, thanks to the few folks who reviewed and linked to it, and thanks to the judges and voters who made it a contender for two Eisner Awards. You made my little experiment a great success.
I hope you enjoyed the story of Sparky, his Robot, Lillian and Helen as much as I enjoyed making it up. I'll miss them.