Once I caught up, I started reading the creator's other webcomics and LiveJournal, as well as other things. I watched as the updates became more and more just filler and summaries of what would have happened, and from reading various sources I knew that this was because of his wife's longstanding battle with cancer.
Eventually, the updates stopped, the story wrapped up hastily. For a bit, I read his other stuff, but eventually I stopped except for occasionally checking AKOTAS to see if by come miracle his wife had recovered.
Today, I discovered that Leah Ruth Gadzikowski, his wife, passed away on August 17th.
I have idea if anyone will ever see this, but I'd like to pass my condolences on to Paul Gadzikowski (the cartoonist).