Final Resting Place


Yak Face…… Himself

Niktom…. Himself

Niktom Jr….. Himself

Lava Vader…… Himself

Darktrooper…. Himself

Tyson (Scout Trooper #1)….. Himself

Coy (Scout Trooper #2)….. Himself

Stormtrooper #1…. Himself

Stormtrooper #2…. Himself

Stormtrooper #3…. Himself

TK-421…. Stormtrooper #2

Vintage Stormtrooper… Himself

JarJar…… Himself

Darth Vader…. Himself

The Emperor….. Himself

Drunken Disgruntled Luke…. Himself

At this point you should realize that the entire cast was represented by themselves with the exception of:

Darth Plagueis the Wise….. Ashes from the fire place.

Thank You

First and foremost to Niktom Jr.  If it were not for that fateful day of sitting on the floor and playing Star Wars, then Yak’s Pub would have never come about.  Thanks buddy for keeping the childhood spirit of Star Wars alive in our household and for reminding me of how much fun it is to play with our toys.

To my new wife… for understanding this strange fascination with action figures that I have and not running away on our first date when I showed up with a Stormtrooper costume in the back seat.

To Em and Ben… thanks for letting me use your toys (even the princess ones) to make my little pictures.

To Bobby and Dru… thanks for watching my booth at conventions, always offering a place to crash, the best llama story ever told.

To Zach at Galactic Productions… thanks for the promotion you’ve given Yak’s Pub and of course all the sweet encounters with so many celebrities.

To Russell (The Toymenator)…. thanks for being one of the best junk dealers around, the endless conversation, and being my go-to-idea guy.

To my close friends… (I was going to put a really long list of names here, and then I figured I would leave someone out, so you guys will have to deal with a group shout out) I want to thank you for the ideas, figures, sets, kind words, constructive criticisms, late night texts, emails, phone calls, pats on the back, good times, laughs, and overall support.

To the gang over at… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it over and over again….you have helped make Yak’s Pub what it is.  From the first fifteen strips, you guys were there with encouragement and spurred me on to keep it going.  The community in the forums is so open, warm, and conducive to creative work.  Thanks especially to Brandon, Justin, and Jayson who have spotted Yak’s Pub on the front page, commented, sent words of encouragement and even helped out in bringing Sean Crawford (Yak Face) to Dallas.

To my friends in The Crimson Novas Squad, Star Garrison and entire 501st …. you guys are amazing.  You work hard, love your hobby and I am honored to be considered among the Friends of the 501st.  You will still find me hanging out at conventions and soon among your ranks as an official member.  Keep up the fantastic work that you do.

To a group of dedicated readers over at… thanks for being one of my biggest all time referrers and for sending the most non-US traffic to Yak’s Pub.  Danke!

To the “Grammar Patrol”… thank you for pointing out nearly every single mistake I have made. 🙂

Finally….. but certainly not least!

To all the readers… THANK YOU!  If it wasn’t for you clicking and making the view count go up every week then this site would have never come into existence.  You guys are awesome and I greatly appreciate you coming back time and time again to see what my twisted mind had cooked up.


No Gungans were actually harmed in the production of this web comic… well, except of course for Jar Jar.

Yak’s Pub by Niktom


The site will be undergoing a couple of changes over the next few days to week.  Changing from a daily post viewing to a more archived and easy to navigate format.

For those interested in the Garage Sale… please be patient.  I have lots of stuff to go through and decide what gets sold and what doesn’t.  I will make a post which will hit your inboxes or RSS feeds if you are subscribed.  If you’re not signed up for either… well, then you won’t get notified.  So I suggest if you want a shot at the stuff that becomes available… SIGN UP!

Please do not flood my inbox with requests for particular pieces… my kid’s get first shot at everything that I’m not saving for myself so at this point I have no idea what will be available.  Thank you in advance for you consideration.


36 thoughts on “Final Resting Place

  1. Thank You for serving laughs for such a long time….

    May the force be with you, always!

    or in german:

    Möge die Macht mit dir sein, immer!!!



  2. So this is what happens when I’m away. Was there since day 1 and am kind of shocked to see this strip ending. I suppose all good things must come to an end. It’s been a long journey, Nik’. Amazing to think about the change that has occurred in our lives since the time the first strip was posted up until now. For me, things were mostly bad, so I try not to reflect upon 2006, 2007, etc., but Yak’s Pub was definitely a pick-me-up every day and you can’t put a value on what a simple laugh-out-loud or grin on my face caused by your comics did for a person like me who was struggling every day. Let’s not forget the time and the $ invested (Lava Vader was expensive and rare at the time, freakin’ opener >:o 😉 ) in to making this happen. I’m just proud to say that I have been with you since day #1, and that we’ve had many great experiences personally and in business, and I consider you a great and honest friend. Thank you, Nik’.


    • Tenike1… I was hoping to see you drop by my friend. It HAS been a long haul and it has been my honor to serve you all this time. Remember man, I’m only an email away.


  3. *sigh* So the day is finally here…

    You know… The pics from A-pub-calypse and Final Resting Place would make a great TNIII vid-clip set to Steve Miller Band. I keep seeing it playing in my head…


  4. Truly sad to see it go. Thanks so much for all your time and effort. This has been a great ride and lots of fun. I’m reminded of the end of Miami Vice. “I don’t know. Somewhere further south, somewhere where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don’t know the names of the players. …” Blue skies, safe journey and of course, May the Force be with you. Always.


  5. the last couple of days after hearing of your retirement and reading this wonderful comic series i have been contemplating many ways to finally make a full comment to say how much pride i see to watch bits of your comic amaze my mind and force me to actually laugh out loud, but now as i have read your final post i regretfully say i have no comment .


  6. Thanks for all your work over the years. My boys and I have really enjoyed it. We’ll miss the comics, but wish you the best of luck in the future. 🙂


  7. Niktom,

    Thank you for your time and effort to bring us a little bit of humor for so many years. I suppose if I were in the same shoes, after so much time I too would be looking to close the door. We will miss you, good luck and May the Force be with you. I’ll see you from time to time over on the rebelscum site. Take care, and all the best. Derek (DJ121)


  8. I woke up hoping for a Dallas type ending…where I would wake up and it was just a bad dream…….I guess it really is over!


  9. Wonderful fun over the years. I have read your strip since the begining and am very sad to see it end (always read it during my lunch break often lol’in and then trying to explain a gag that leaves non star wars fans puzzled).

    I wish you could release them all in a book. I would buy it in a heartbeat (not sure how licensing would work though).

    all the best for the future


  10. Sad… This is the saddest day in my life and I really crying. I hope that, as you said,you return one day, even if i need to wait months, or years, I will always have hope. Even if the strips occur in Yak’s Island. May the Force be with youa nd your family. I can’t believe it’s occuring. Hoping you’ll continue it sometime.

    PS: The cantina purple alien with the 35 RC sit give me more hope…


  11. It’s not the end, friend
    If you’re a friend, friend
    Then you’ll come back to me soon

    So it’s goodnight friend…
    Goodnight but not goodbye.


  12. Thank you very very much Niktom, for all the laughs. We appriciate all your hard work and effort. You are truly witty, insightful, and genuinely funny. Your strips will be missed. See you around in Star Wars fandom somewhere.


  13. well its benn a fun ride, i’ve laughed a lot, and i guess its time to move on.

    may th force be with you, always



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