Full Splash: Ryan riding his horse into the sunset, the viewpoint behind him and the sky in full, beautiful view.
Caption: AND WITH THAT, RYAN TOOK HIS LEAVE FROM THOUGHTBALLOONS.
Caption: HIS WORK LAY ELSEWHERE.
Inset Panel 1: The horse freaks out, and Ryan falls on his ass.
Caption: NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS, BUT RYAN KNEW HE WAS BOUND FOR GREAT THINGS.
Inset Panel 2: Ryan is getting up, watching his horse run away. He's not injured, but he's definitely a little sore.
Ryan(thoughtballoon): MAYBE THIS WASN'T THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MY DRAMATIC EXIT...
Caption: BUT WHATEVER AWAITS, THE WRITERS AND READERS OF THOUGHTBALLOONS WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE NAME RYAN K. LINDSAY.