Epilogue in Only Ash
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Author Note

31st Oct 2019, 4:03 PM edit | delete

go hug your brothers and sisters


31st Oct 2019, 4:12 PM edit | delete | reply

oof it hurts
I just want to say thanks again for this awesome ride <3 that was a satisfying epilogue

31st Oct 2019, 4:12 PM edit | delete | reply


This is my favourite page of all time now.

Thanks for making this story.

31st Oct 2019, 4:14 PM edit | delete | reply

Goodbye Raining Knives.

I enjoyed my time with you.

31st Oct 2019, 4:41 PM edit | delete | reply

I really wanted to write a constructive comment, but this is not the place nor time. Let's just enjoy our last page together.
It was a crazy and sad ride, but I'm proud I could be a part of it.
Moth, I sent you a private message on Comic Fury, I have a few personal things I wanted you to know and I don't want to post them here.

Goodbye, everyone ♥

31st Oct 2019, 4:57 PM edit | delete | reply

i know i commented yesterday but. im saying this with 100% sincerity and seriousness: this is my favorite story of what i think is all time. ive only been reading since march but i was instantly hooked and i eagerly awaited every update. i'm sad to see it go of course but it was a truely incredible read, and i thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only thinking of it but sharing us with us as well. thank you, and goodbye Raining Knives. ♡


31st Oct 2019, 4:58 PM edit | delete | reply

truely the best ending we could of hoped for

31st Oct 2019, 4:58 PM edit | delete | reply

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

It's been so much much fun reading this story these last couple of years and coming up with theories. One of my favorite stories of all time. Best wishes.

31st Oct 2019, 5:12 PM edit | delete | reply

Such a beautiful ending. Thanks for telling this story, it's been a wonderful experience.

31st Oct 2019, 5:25 PM edit | delete | reply

I don’t know what I expected from the epilogue, but this exceeded it. It’s heavy, fitting and consequential. And it’ll stick with me. I’ll miss looking forward to these updates and the tense waits between them, but I’m sure I’ll revisit this comic again from time to time. It’s the type that merits a re-read.

So thank you again, Moth, for this series, this art and the characters in it. I’ll definitely be giving my sister a hug today ❤️

31st Oct 2019, 5:29 PM edit | delete | reply

Moth, I've been following this story, mostly silently, for years. What you've done is incredible, and I don't think I'll ever stop rereading this. Good luck in all your future projects, and thanks for giving us all a great time!

31st Oct 2019, 7:07 PM edit | delete | reply

How in the world did you complete this marvelous, extra long page in a single day, Moth? The ending is perfect, even if I have no idea how Dylan is paying for this long trip he's on; that's not important. ;)

I know you said this was a one shot deal and you aren't planning on another project, but you know where to find us if you ever do start another. And like someone said, I think on the previous page, if you ever decide to put this in print (or even PDF), let me know, I'd be interested in buying a copy so I can enjoy your impressive use of light and color to bring your great style and scene framing to life. :)

31st Oct 2019, 8:51 PM edit | delete | reply

Gosh, I feel like every page of this comic was a total punch to the heart (saying that, I loved every minute of it).

Thank you Moth for working so hard to share this story. I can't imagine all that went into it. I completely understand if you never post anything else and we support you either way.

Thank you :)

31st Oct 2019, 8:52 PM edit | delete | reply

Dylan: Criminal mastermind. He got away Scott free.

31st Oct 2019, 9:14 PM edit | delete | reply

Yes lmao

31st Oct 2019, 9:20 PM edit | delete | reply

Reading this comic was totally worth it, all i have to say is thank you.

31st Oct 2019, 10:10 PM edit | delete | reply

Wow, this was incredible. The whole comic, I super loved it, and this ending is really really good, I have to say. Magnificent job.

1st Nov 2019, 3:56 AM edit | delete | reply

Well done! Standing ovations!

(Also, I just now realize that the story was taking place in 2005. And in England.)

1st Nov 2019, 12:45 PM edit | delete | reply

Malachy died ~10 years before, so I think it’s taking place closer to 2015

1st Nov 2019, 12:53 PM edit | delete | reply

yeah it's 2016 in the story because that's the year this version started (the epilogue is meant to be 2019 ;D )

1st Nov 2019, 4:41 PM edit | delete | reply


alas, i commend you on sticking to this story beginning to end, its a feat not many people can pull off! you get 50000 imaginary hugs from me :)

1st Nov 2019, 5:23 PM edit | delete | reply

Dang. That got more depressing as it went on ;_;
For a second I thought Dylan settled everything but apparently he could never get over it?
Cruel but it really is how it happened.

Very well done and again, good luck with any possible future stuff! :>

1st Nov 2019, 7:20 PM edit | delete | reply

Wow! That was brutal and beautiful. Thank you.

1st Nov 2019, 10:59 PM edit | delete | reply

Congrats, Moth! It has been a wonderful read--you should be super proud!

2nd Nov 2019, 12:00 AM edit | delete | reply

Congratulations, Moth! What a wild ride this comic has been for us and for you! Thank you so much for letting us come along for the ride. :D

2nd Nov 2019, 4:57 AM edit | delete | reply

After following this comic since like the middle or so, this being the last page makes me feel like I need to leave a comment for the first time.

This has been such a good ride, Moth.
This page hurts me, cause though we know that Jeremy was a real ghost, Dylan can't really know that. After everything, it's still plausible to him that he hallucinated all of it. He doesn't have any solid closure, and that gets to me.

Anyway, lovely comic - I'll probably reread it from the start at some point, just to see what I missed the first time.


2nd Nov 2019, 5:29 AM edit | delete | reply

Comic sucked

3rd Nov 2019, 2:16 AM edit | delete | reply

Excuse you, this comic was incredibly touching and well made. Additionally, there was no reason for you to write that comment.

Moth, this was incredible, and I've never been so touched by a comic as I have been by this one. Thank you for writing this.

3rd Nov 2019, 5:23 AM edit | delete | reply

The characters were horrible and so was the story

4th Nov 2019, 12:18 AM edit | delete | reply

Then...why did you read it if you thought it was so terrible? Just close the page instead of being toxic.

4th Nov 2019, 1:06 PM edit | delete | reply

Trolls. You kill em by ignoring them.

4th Nov 2019, 1:07 PM edit | delete | reply

Well...that was... sad. But very fitting. Chris def got hit by puberty

10th Nov 2019, 2:29 AM edit | delete | reply

You really stuck the landing. Beautifully done.

13th Nov 2019, 7:06 PM edit | delete | reply

I read this on Tapas and I had no idea it was here on Comicfury too! I love this comic so much and it really makes you think about the consequences of your actions and thinking before you act. I love it so so so so so much!

16th Nov 2019, 2:35 PM edit | delete | reply

Oh man, what a journey. This was amazing and I'ma miss it!
SO many feels. I was not prepared. That drawing of Jerry got me. Oh man.
Congrats on finishing! :D

29th Nov 2019, 8:44 AM edit | delete | reply

I wasn't ready for this.

Thanks for the feels train.

4th Dec 2019, 1:07 PM edit | delete | reply

hey, im new to ComicFury because SmackJeeves people are migrating over, and I figured Id check out whats here.

I just read this comic in one sitting and it was phenomenal. the characters' depth, every plot twist, the whole storyline? this was amazing to read. I cried multiple times. this epilogue is making me cry.

im sad I wasnt reading this while it was being updated, but im so happy I was able to read it all the way through. holy hell. thank you for breaking my heart

7th Dec 2019, 12:07 AM edit | delete | reply

I wanted to wait until I had finished re-reading the comic before posting my final thoughts…

Raining Knives was probably the best web comic I've ever read… period. It hit that itch I had for a murder mystery story with some sentient ghosts. And to top it off, the focus of the story was the tense relationship between brothers. To see something that isn't driven by romance in this day and age is an extremely rare treat, and I loved watching Dylan hide his secrets, confess them, try to make amends… and it was all so deliberately rocky… it was an amazing rollercoaster and I'll be forever thankful that you opted to share this with us.

On top of your excellent story telling, you're an amazing artist. some of my favorite pages that you created.

(Also, I have an ultra soft spot for the boys being (dead) boys)

As for my questions…

You mentioned that the knife in this comic was based on an old draft. What was the original plan?

Why were Cail's eye's crossed out?

I'm like 90% sure that Cail was behind the roses. But I'd still like to hear the story behind them.

What's the significance of the panel with young Dylan and the suit covering his eye? I don't think it's Mal.

What crashed?

I'm surprised that Jerry's sketch of the Sun Moseic never came up. Was that an easter egg, or was something planned for it?

Am I right that Rob possessed Dylan and told him to research the hospital?. If so, kinda odd.

7th Dec 2019, 10:40 PM edit | delete | reply

good questions!

The knife - when they were younger, Jerry caused Dylan to crash his bike and left him there. Dylan used the knife to cut himself up to make himself seem more injured for sympathy. I replaced it with different excerpts of their childhood because I didn't want to venture into self-harm.

Cail's eyes/the roses - Cail was originally a much bigger part of the story, playing essentially Vic's role, so his eyes were scratched out to suggest he was going to be important... but then he wasn't. I decided to leave him as a red herring in this version. He's the funeral girl's boyfriend and she told him to keep an eye on Dylan, she gives Cail roses and sometimes he drops them. It would have been quickly explained but due to a cock-up where I started following the wrong thumbnails, that page got omitted. This is one of the things that nags me most about the story, it was set up, didn't really go anywhere, and then I just forgot to close it

Suit and young Dylan - it's malachy, I know he shouldn't be in a suit when dylan was that young but Dylan's recalling his presence more than anything so putting a dude in a suit behind him made it clear it was 'suit jerry'. I think it's the first(?) panel that suggests malachy's been there a long time.

What crashed - I don't know, Chris is just clumsy and I wanted to interrupt Corey at that point

Jerry's sun sketch - just another instance of the sun mosaic being important and also real because it's something Jerry also saw I guess

No, Dylan just suggested Chris study the hospital because he knew it got shut down

Thank you very much for reading and theorising. Glad you enjoyed!

8th Dec 2019, 12:08 AM edit | delete | reply

Thank-youfor creating! And I look forward to following your next creative endeavor whenever and whatever that may be.

And thanks for humoring me with those little details. I especially like the explanation for the crash. It puts the framing of that page in a context that I hadn't even considered.

25th Apr 2020, 5:14 PM edit | delete | reply

Finally all caught up. Thanks for the fun ghost story. Very interesting read.

1st Nov 2020, 9:52 AM edit | delete | reply

A year later since the comic ended. I just finished rereading it. Thank you again for such an amazing story.

14th May 2021, 3:21 AM edit | delete | reply

is there any social media i can follow you on?? this was an amazing read

2nd Apr 2022, 4:58 AM edit | delete | reply

^ Is there any other places to follow you? This is really awesome and helped motivate me through weeks when it was still coming out.

11th Feb 2022, 12:57 PM edit | delete | reply

Wow! That was really something. Thank you!

12th Feb 2022, 8:23 AM edit | delete | reply

This was such a great read. My heart. Thank you so much for this story. 💗

3rd May 2022, 9:00 PM edit | delete | reply

After all this time, I still think about raining knives. You're a big inspiration to me, and this webcomic holds a very special place in my heart. I loved seeing your art and other story concepts on twitter too. Thank you for all the art you've brought into this world. I hope you're doing well :-)

24th Jul 2022, 8:43 AM edit | delete | reply

came back to this since it was in my bookmarks and im crying again at 4 am

1st Nov 2022, 12:46 AM edit | delete | reply

Just finishing my reread, greatest story ever! Haven't come across anything else that captivated me as much as this. Take care!

3rd Feb 2023, 5:21 PM edit | delete | reply

Sometimes I remember that Raining Knives exists and was such a pleasure to read that I drop things just to read it again. Hope that you're still creating out there, Mothtrap!

5th Jun 2023, 3:31 AM edit | delete | reply

I just heard about this comic and read the whole thing in a couple days. The panel compositions are so great! Really glad I read it. It's such a great look at grief and regret and the (im)possibility of forgiveness.

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