The title of this comic comes from The Smiths’ song, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.”
You can buy and read the (super sad) breakup comic I made three years ago, Salvaged Parts.
I came here from MetaFilter, and I’m glad I did.
Now that I’m here, I’m thinking two things.
One thing I am thinking is about Vonnegut’s plan for saving humanity, which revolved around the slogan of “Lonesome no more,” which is about the best plan anyone ever had.
The other thing I am thinking is that there must be something in my eye.
Bless you and bless your kindred. Go forth and scamper about and be lonesome no more, my new friends.
You make me a believer that this life can be good. Congratulations and thank you for the comic
Damnit, you made me cry with your awesome story, but those are good tears. Congratulations!!!!
Aaaand the second to last panel is where I started to really cry. Thank you for sharing this story, Lucy <3
I love this true story!!! So very happy for you both.
My wish for you both is continued friendship and love forever.
Oh! I so did not expect that happy ending!
Thank you, Lucy, for opening your life up to us. And congratulations!
Hi Lucy, I am a reader of your work. I have been ever since I saw your book, Fresh Milk in Glamour Mag and purchased it. I am so happy your back together. I got sad when you guys broke up. Congratulation!!!! Your perfect for each other!!! Oh and I also love your new book I got it for my B-day and I read it in 3 Days.
I started to cry when you were crying and I cried even more when it got to the good part. Congratulations!
Sweetheart! I’m a reader and a fan for 5 years now, I’m so happy for you, it literally made me bust into tears (I’m not joking). We don’t even know each other but I wish you all well! Congrats on you, guys! You rock!
I’m so glad you guys are back together.
It really brought a tear to my eyes!
Wishing you all the love, luck and fun in your future together!
Congratulations Lucy and John!!! Big hug from this reader across the sea (Portugal).
Congrats! Also, thank you for this great comic that I have read for the last 5 years!
This is the most brilliant thing on the block! Inspired hand waggling screeches of excitement in the living room. Best of all BEST of all possible luck to you and your fella!
I’m so happy for you. All the best! You’re awesome and your work is too.
Amazing! Love wins! Congrats! So happy for you
Ohmygoodness! Congratulations! That is such wonderful news (and after such awful heartbreak!). You are making the whole internet cry sympathy / happy tears today. Good job on making us readers feel like honest friends.
Wishing you a long happy lifetime together.
I actually just screamed!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
When I read this, I gasped and cried out in joy!! You two were such a great couple from the start and I’m sure all of us longtime readers hoped there would be a happy ending such as this. You were truly made for each other. Congratulations!!
Ahh. Thats so sweet. I hope everything works out for you guys
I am SO SO happy right now! Congratulations!
And thank you for not thinking of us as strangers, but as readers. <3
I pulled my hoodie over my head and cried! I’ve been reading your comics for a long time, so thank you for sharing this with us. I’m so happy for you both!
Ahhhhh!!! I love it!!! Congratulations!! I’ve missed John in your comics!!! I love your happy ending!! awww. So happy. *weep*! Thank you for putting your devoted readers to the test! Awesome!
I stumbled upon this comic and the first couple panels drew me in as I have trouble with relationships so I was curious – this is an absolutely magical story. Thanks for sharing such a personal moment with the world and I applaud your courage in doing it
Congratulations!!!! Things I love about this comic (besides the obvious): the “hiss” panel. The dunce cap. The so-ugly-they’re-cute manatee pjs. Your hand and Linney’s paw on John’s arm, together. Can’t wait to see the comic version of pregnant-you!
Thank you for sharing this with us. It made me cry like a baby. I’ve been in a 3 year relationship with this guy and we broke up because of distance and we didn’t want the same thing. We’ve been talking again and I’m going home in a couple of months and we plan to spend some time together. I don’t know what will happen but I know to not keep too much of my hopes up in case he breaks my heart again. But this strip of yours just made me realise that it’s okay to have hope and I thank you for that. I am so happy for you and I wish you good luck!
I’m glad things are working out. It’s tough when someone becomes part of your soul then you aren’t together. Years ago, I broke up with my girlfriend because I thought I wanted something else, and then realized I couldn’t live without her. Lucky for me that she felt the same, and we’ve been together for more than 15 years since.
Thank you for sharing your story with us.
So happy for you. I’ve been shipping you two for a long time and I hoped this would happen. Congratulations on your engagement and to have John back. Hope you enjoy Chicago!
Congratulations and good luck. We’re all very happy for you.
I remember reading about the break up when it happened and really feeling for you and now this. Wow, Lucy. Congrats. I am so very happy for you! I hope you have a wonderful and happy new year and wish you all the best! <3
AH late to the party, whatever, I LOVE YOU AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! EEK! You really made me re evaluate me love for David, I hope we end up married soon too
I still have this comic on my list and am wondering how things are going for you two… I hope you are still deliriously happy…
I know you posted this comic a bit a go, and you don’t know me from Adam, but let me just say I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I remember your Savaged Parts comic from years ago, and it filled me with such sadness (and resonated powerfully, since I too went through a similar break up). I am so happy it worked out. Life is strange Congrats!
congratulations! such a sweet story.
question: I love one of your panels from “radiator days”. it’s the one where you say you are bored and you have all your hobbies strewn around your room. can I buy a print of it? or can I photocopy and put it up on my wall? thanks
HOLY SCHMOLY. This is amazingly beautiful. Congratulations!
I’ve been reading your comics since shortly before your break up with John. I remember seeing all of the pictures and posts about you two being so happy, and as someone who’s going through the same thing you did (still being in love with an ex), it makes me happy that someone got what they hoped for, and maybe I’m not too crazy for hoping a little myself.
I’m honestly crying. I did NOT expect that, and I’m just so so happy for you two. I’ve been a reader for years and you both deserve all the happiness in the world. <3 Thank you for sharing this with us.
Congrats, Lucy! It’s such a great thing that you and John were open to the possibility of getting back together (and that John changed his mind about what he said three years previously). That is just awesome.
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