Happy New Year

January 7, 2017


HELLO and happy new year, comic-style.

Apologies for 2016, let’s say it was a rebuilding year (and i did do a lot of building…). 2017 will make up for it by seeing the release of all the stuff i was working on last year (including this new comic), so stay tuned, and thanks sincerely for waiting– i’ll try and make it worth your while…


37 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. jayfurr Says:

    We got a print of Floor Plan of the Mind and framed it. My wife loves to stand there peering at it.

    • Thanks for buying one, totally appreciate it!

    • jayfurr Says:

      I wish you had a greater presence in the world’s view. (I’m sure you would as well.) The Floor Plan of the Mind should hang on the wall of every psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, and small animal trainer in the United States.

  2. I’m so excited, I’m commenting before even reading to say how psyched I am!

  3. bill fowler Says:


    Very melancholy, yet still somehow quite hopeful.

    Well played, sir.

  4. cldfsn Says:

    Wow around 45 minutes in the cold!

    Glad to hear that more is in the pipeline.

  5. Ross Presser Says:


    And possibly the least dialogue in any Subnormality comic that you’ve ever done. 🙂

  6. clsellinger Says:

    This was so lovely. Look forward to seeing more this year. 🙂

  7. rijulb Says:

    I loved the way you weaved the passage of time with the sense of isolation that the protagonist experiences.

    Just beautiful.

    Makes me wonder though, with such talent around, can we ever consistently consider maintain melancholia?

  8. Leopold Slany Says:

    Considering everything I’ve caught on the first read, I wonder how much I’ve missed.

    Incredible man.

  9. Castamir Says:

    I like the new wall-of-text/comic ratio!

  10. Dave T. Says:

    Wouldn’t have called you a master of understatement, but you’ve said a lot with very little. Love it, as always.

  11. Woot100 Says:

    This is DELIGHTFUL and I missed Ms. Sphinx a lot, glad to see she’s doing well

  12. itmakessenses Says:

    Is she passing the scenes of previous comics out there in the snow?

  13. Keulan Says:

    That was beautiful, and this has to be the least amount of words in a Subnormality comic in a long time.

  14. I also have a floor plan of the mind ~ don’t thank me, I thank you, Winston.

    Oh yes, they do change, don’t they.

    I just want to make this one remark as one Canadian to another, in a world where right now the temperature is a nice -29 C. That shot of her waiting at the red walk light is so the nature of this people.

    Thank you for everything. I check for a new comic from you about twice a week, never less, sometimes more. I am always thrilled to see a new one.

  15. Sammi Says:

    thank you

  16. Anonymous Poster Says:

    We missed you, man. Welcome back. And thank you.

  17. Xminus1 Says:

    Happy new year to you as well. Glad to see you back again I though you were gone forever.

  18. Terence Plumb Says:

    Thank you for this.

  19. Sigurther Says:

    Jolly good, old bean.

  20. Ashlander Says:

    This meant a lot to me, thank you.

  21. So glad that this ended just sad…

  22. Sean Says:

    This comic was just beautiful; I was crying a quarter of the way in, all the anticipation and the art and the emotion. Thank you for another brilliant comic.

  23. Adrian Says:

    Wonderful. Just wonderful.

  24. icarusmiles Says:

    Hey, welcome back, and thanks for the new comic!
    Admittedly, Freedom ’90 hit me a bit… I used to listen to it (and that whole album) A LOT when finished with a semester, or a long project at work, or whatever.
    Thank you for your continued presence. My checking daily for changes has paid off! You do NOT go into the defunct bookmark folder!

  25. Njam Says:

    Iyessss tough to kill comix are BACK. I’m so happy!

  26. Jason Says:

    Ethel has got to meet the Sphinx sometime. I want to see that. Thanks for the comic and welcome back! (After a year I was expecting a Great Wall of Text comparable to the Great Wall of China, but quite the opposite!)

  27. Lootwijk Says:

    This is actually Canada, is it not? At least a little bit? No wonder it made me think of John K Samson songs.

    Also, thank you so much, mr. Rowntree. For everything.

  28. thank you so much for your comics, they are a blessing.

  29. Liisa Says:

    Thank you!

  30. Thank you for a wonderful comic, and another year of making my thinky parts work harder. When I make my daily visit, if there’s no new comic, I wander back into the random past. Thank you again.

  31. Mike Love Says:

    What is (the significance of) the red box on the wall?

  32. Leo W. Says:

    Been a really long time since I’ve read or commented but I’m glad this is the comic I happened to return to.

    Looking forward to catching up with your work that I’ve missed. Yours continues to be my favourite comic!

  33. Creon sells cartoon balloons in town…
    His family business thrives…

    Stay subnormal, Winston. Normality is no place to be today.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: