15 Dec 2015: Welcome to the new Merlin's Kingdom
Merlin has officially retired after 14 long years of steadily producing weekly stories and adventures in digital artform for his fans. Merlin has passed on the reins of his pride and joy to a new artist, Waldo, who will continue to provide you with new stories and adventures and continue what Merlin started over 14 years ago.
Merlin's Retirement Message to his fans:
When I started this site with my partner Seaking in 2001 I could have hardly have believed that I would still be producing stories once a week over 14 years later. That is a total of nearly 850 stories! Now I have decided that the time has come for me to relax a little and to retire from updating the site once a week.
From December 2015 I will be handing control of Merlin’s Kingdom to Seaking, who already looks after the more technical side of running the site. He aims to continue to update the site on a weekly basis and will be commissioning new works from other artists. But for my fans there is some good news – I will still be doing stories for the site, but not as regularly as I have done in the past, maybe just once a month or so.
The last 14 years with Merlin’s Kingdom has been a great adventure for me and I have made many friends on the journey and I hope those friendships will continue after I retire. You will still be able to contact me after December via Seaking using the site email address. I also intend to open a Deviantart account where you will be able to view some of my works and make contact.
I would like to thank all the friends who have helped me produce the stories and pictures over the last 14 years, especially Seaking, who thought of starting the site in the first place and Paul, who created the WCF and most of those stories. I would also like to thank my friends Ceer and Seneca who have worked with me for many years creating and writing a large number of stories.
Finally I would like to thank all of you who have joined as members and have supported our work, and also those of you who have just dipped in to the “What’s New” and “Upcoming” sections and enjoyed my work for free. I hope you will continue to support Merlin’s Kingdom and the new works that will be appearing here in the months and years to come.