Anthill Comics: The Real Goodbye

Dear faithful clay readers,


I’m sure that you are all relieved that clay isn’t shutting down forever. (We got you good.) However, before you breathe a collective sigh of relief about Anthill Comics showing up in your TPS feed next year… I have some news to share.

I am a senior this year, which means that this is my last year of classes with TPS. Unfortunately, that means that this is my last season working as a clay cartoonist. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that this will be the final installment of Anthill Comics.

Before Anthill comics disappears off the face of clay, I would like to thank all the Senior Editors under which I have served, past and present, for making my clay experience enjoyable. I would also like to thank Christine Lyford (the Humor editor for my first two years at clay) and Cara Pisani (the current Humor editor) for putting up with my wild ideas, suggesting changes to make the strip more funny, and enforcing deadline discipline (here’s looking at you, Cara). And lastly, of course, I would like to thank all of you for reading, commenting on, and hopefully deriving joy from Anthill Comics. It has been my pleasure and honor to connect with you through cartoons, and I look forward to seeing the next generation of cartoonists carrying on the clay tradition in my absence (no pressure, Cary).

This brings me to the end. Farewell, readers, and I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Oh, and before I disappear off to college, a word in edgewise from our friends the ants.


  1. Aw man, Anthill’s going… awesome job Ian h!

  2. Awww, Anthill is going…. thank you for faithfully giving us new Anthill comics to laugh over all year, Ian!!! We’ll miss you! God bless!

  3. Great job on these Anthill comics, I always loved reading them!

  4. NOOOOO those poor ants make me soo sad. 😭😭

  5. I will absolutely miss your wonderful comics, and they always made me laugh whenever I had the chance to read them. Best of luck in college, as well.

  6. Elizabeth Nelson

    LOL! bye bye ants! I will miss the Anthill comics, though 😔

  7. Lucy Pevensie 👑

    😭😭😭 Sad that this is the end…

  8. Extremely Sad Anonymous Human

    Aww!! Thank you, Ian, so so much for creating these comics! This was my first year of TPS and these always brought a smile to my face. Farewell Anthill!

  9. Oh my!!!!!!! The ants are gone!!!!!! I have been thinking of doing something like this though *evil grin* But its sad you are leaving… 😥😥😥😭😭😭😭😭

  10. Oh this is sad!! Thank you Ian (and the ants) for all of the laughs you have provided this year!

  11. Goodbye, Anthill comics! It was a pleasure to read ’em, Ian. They always gave me a smile, and I’ll miss them a lot 🙂

  12. aww this is sad ;-; adieu Anthill comics. i’ll miss them

  13. 😨😭 I’m going to miss Anthill Comics…

  14. I left TPS last year, but stayed in touch with the magazine specifically for anthill comics, I am really sad to see you go. I wish you the very best.