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1st Aug 2010, 5:00 PM
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Wow, we're back after that hiatus and jazzed to start working on TOGM again! I hope you guys didn't miss us too much! (Okay, I hope you did..)

Book 2! I had debated on a number of things to start off the chapter, and it seems that a light hearted look at how Sylene is harrassing the poor PSOs is in order.

Those of you curious to know about the mysterious doorway will have to wait, but since I hate suspense, we'll be going back to John either Thursday or Monday.

So, what can we expect out of Book 2? Well, John dealing with the information he just got is going to be a big part of it... We're also going to deal with Sylene and Beth's animosity... People who enjoy backstory and such, and those looking to see more Ones / Twos should also be pleased. We may or may not get into the Phantom and how he affects the society.

And throughout it all we'll see the interplay between the characters in a way that is hopefully more cohesive than Book 1 ;)

Computer woes are all addressed, things are going well... Oh, and we're currently debating attending FanExpo in Toronto (Aug 27-29) wearing TOGM t-shirts :D If you're going, let us know! Maybe we can bring some junk to give to people who know our stuff.. I'm wanting to go to see Lar again.. We met him at the JoCo concert briefly, but I'd be interested in saying Hello again :D

Okay, have a great week, we'll see you on Thursday!

P.S. Say hi on the forum!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Hi guys! I'm super tired, as I was up at 6am sending my kid off to cadets camp! So I'll keep this brief.

Syelene sure wanted to be drawn cutely today, don't you think? She just came out that way, she was very accommodating, which is not usually her nature!

Well I don't really want to write any more at the moment, but I did want to share the silly thumbnail sketch I did for this one, because it was funny.

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As you can see I make EXTREMELY rough thumbnails for this comic .. just enough to barely get the gist of things. Well, this is what the comic would look like if I draw it in like 2 minutes!

I'm really a horrible artist lol! See??
User comments:
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Still better than I can do :D
Linden edit delete reply
Linden
As much as Syelene scares me, she can be very cute. I also loved the conversation, it made me laugh; very well written.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I adore her to write for, but in real life, she'd probably drive me crazy :D
Lunaris_Starchilde edit delete reply
Lunaris_Starchilde
omnomnomnomnomnomnom brainburger.
3.1 (Guest) edit delete reply
Undead fashion designer-redundant much?
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I am so hungry right now... curse you, burger! D:
Lunaris_Starchilde edit delete reply
Lunaris_Starchilde
i'd love to try togm just once. just so i know what it's like.
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
wish I could go to convention but I'm working sides its too far.
Frosty edit delete reply
Frosty
That's evil! You were already on a cliffhanger and you've prolonged it further D:!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Lunaris_Starchilde - It's all TOGM, but the real credits are in the delivery :D

@3.1 - Not at all, really. In this society, vanity is catered to. I'm guessing that the real fashion designers are pretty important people :)

@Guest - We had burgers last night too. Yum yum :D

@Lunaris_Starchilde (the second) - John does not share your adventurous spirit :)

@Snoog - Thankfully, it's one of the few days I am not working this month... I've been signing up for plenty of overtime :D Sorry you can't make it though, it would be cool to meet some TOGM fans :)

@Ice the frosty cat - I love how the guys who write the comics where teasing / suspense are the norm are the ones who bug me about it :P WHO IS KILLING EVERYONE?! :P
Onecanofsprite edit delete reply
Onecanofsprite
I think I just understood a part of the plot! Towards the end of book one we are told about a man named 'Thomas', Who Robert is getting quite fustrated by. Look at the last comic and...

So there's more to that last comic! Has John/Thomas had a confrontation with Robert before?
Xenrin edit delete reply
Xenrin
@Magravan: If I was anywhere near Toronto I would go. But, alas, I moved across the country, so I will just have to wait until you decide to attend a Con in Calgary. :P

@Skrael: I look like a ninja in the first panel of your thumbnail sketch. It made me laugh.
Crayons edit delete reply
I don't care about John/Thomas's secret old guy bunker anymore. I want more about Robert. All I know is that he's zombie Jesus, he is going to steal John's soul, and that he has mismatched hair.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Onecanofsprite - I would say something very similar to the conversation in JoCo's "Re: Your Brains" between Thomas and Robert :D

@MarshmallowGherkin - That's too bad, it would have been cool to hang out with you :D I hate to say it, but unless we actually started making money to pay for trips, I doubt Calgary Cons are in our future ;) Any extra money from work is probably going to be going towards House / Student Loans :) Time to start paying down some debt ;)

So increased comic success = more con attendance ;) (And a Cintiq for June..)

@Crayons - I -almost- started this chapter with Robert. Almost... It probably would have made a better starting point for getting into the chapter, but I am very reluctant to bring him in directly until a few more things have happened, simply because he's so powerful intellectually and socially that he's hard to rein in...
I'm guessing that you'll probably learn more about the persona of Robert from other people before you learn the truth of the man himself.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Well, we ordered 2 TOGM t-shirts... So all signs point to us going to FanExpo :) Wooooooo!
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
I like Sylene so much... she deserves more screen time :) Work on that will ya? :)

ANd welcome back from that hiatus :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I really like Sylene, she's so much fun ;) I will definitely work on including her more :D
Onecanofsprite edit delete reply
Onecanofsprite
@Magravan I KNEW IT! So Robert knew John/Thomas before the outbreak, so that's why he's so concerned!

Also, congratulations for being Comic Fury's official All Time Popular comic!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Thanks to you and everyone else who subscribed. We're very happy to have that as both feedback that we're doing okay in our comic and advertising because I'm sure that the people who are new to the site check that as one of their first stops. (I know I did!)

We are very grateful for the support of the readers, and hope that the subscribers are still enjoying the comic :)
Lunaris_Starchilde edit delete reply
Lunaris_Starchilde
Aaaha! so John, Robert, and this Phantom guy are the ones who created the Zombie Outbreak to begin with, each with their own agenda... or something like that. YES! okay, well maybe not. but still...
moizmad edit delete reply
moizmad
BRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNNNSSSSSS!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Lunaris_Starchilde - :O Conspiracy theories abound ;)

@moizmad - Sounds delicious ;)
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey there's fries in this picture. I think Sylene is eating burger and fries. So they do eat other things than TOGM sometimes. Or maybe the cops are human too?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
TOGM Burger with TOGM fries, and even TOGM squishy for a drink... When Beth said that they've been eating the same thing for years, she wasn't kidding. They try to jazz it up a bit, but in the end, it's still TOGM...