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Cheers for the 20th Anniversary of Nocturne 21!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2023

Photo: “Part 11”. Original characters and story created by GrapeApe. Nocturne 21. (November 2023)

Anniversary Milestone

Here is a message from GrapeApe, creator of Nocturne 21:


November 22nd marked the 20th anniversary of my comic Nocturne 21! Twenty years ago my angsty teenage self picked up a crappy composition notebook and started journaling my teen rage in the form of a comic and I’ve been angsting in it ever since. Nocturne’s been through many changes and five iterations, starting out as a painfully, crappy melding of all my favorite manga/anime and ending up being a story focused on trauma, personal growth and family dynamics. It’s been an amazing journey, really pushing me creatively and has been a fantastic outlet for self expression. I’m very grateful to have this comic in my life and to all the people who have taken the time to read it! It’s been amazing being able to share it with everyone else, particularly The Duck which was my first official comic platform when posting version 4 over a decade ago! After what was a long hiatus, I’m so happy to be back on here posting again on this big anniversary! Thank you so much for reading!

Read Nocturne 21:

Check out Nocturne 21’s Anniversary video featuring the song “Robot boy”, which inspired the Volume One title and Gunwallace’s amazing Nocturne 21 theme for the credits!

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GrapeApe at 4:26PM, Dec. 6, 2023

Thanks everyone! The support means everything! I’m so happy to get to celebrate this milestone! I have a hard time keeping up with projects so it’s nice to have something that I actually stuck with, lol. J!!!!!! Your comments (and your own gorgeous comics) always make me so happy, my friend!!! Thanks for reading about my sad, silly coffee addict!!! Headdy! I credited you in my anniversary video because your promotional support to me and to many other artists is kickass! You are wonderful!! Hopefully in the next 20 years I’ll be still going strong with this iteration and not on version 10 or something, lol. (That’s a joke. This is the FINAL version. Pacts have been made.) Thanks again, everyone!

marcorossi at 11:37PM, Dec. 4, 2023


plymayer at 2:12PM, Dec. 4, 2023

Congratulations!!!! Most impressive.

Amelius at 11:43AM, Dec. 4, 2023

Wow major congratulations for this momentous milestone! I enjoy the character comparisons and seeing how far they came along, gods I love seeing artists evolve and find their signature style!! Keep up the great work! 20 years is dedication, I see a lot of artists give up after 3-4 before they really hit their stride. Your hard work really shows!

JCorrachComics at 9:13AM, Dec. 4, 2023

*points* I READ THIS ONE! I know that caffeine addict! i said it before but i'll say it again, grats on sticking with it THIS LONG holy shite. i hope itll continue to bring you joy, cos i'm very much enjoying the read!

Casscade at 7:03AM, Dec. 4, 2023

Congrats! ^^

HawkandFloAdventures at 3:52AM, Dec. 4, 2023

This is awesome we're all proud of you! wooo

Tantz_Aerine at 3:19AM, Dec. 4, 2023

Congrats GrapeApe! What an amazing milestone!

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