This was written many years ago, and it's unusual and quite surreal to me that I myself have, in recent years, received letters from readers in other countries telling my work has helped them go on living. Intensely flattering (and humbling) as that is, I really hope it's the only parallel my life ever takes with Tim's.
Why is it that I catch up with your stuff just as the suspense is piled on? Now I'll be distracted from the stuff I'm supposed to be doing (drawing, writing, studying...) trying to work out what will happen...
Seriously, though, great stuff. Much of the writing is better than quite a few of the novels I've read, and the art is simply breathtaking (and welcome proof that excessive shading isn't necessary)!
I'm not usually one to comment often, if at all, but I must say that I love your work. It's breath-taking and beautiful, depressing and hopeful...and not at all a story the likes of which I would usually be interested in. But I'm glad I started reading it, and will continue to do so for a long while. Thank you both for the amazing work you do and sharing it with the rest of us.
(The artwork is, of course, on par with the writing, in case that wasn't clear)