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23rd Jan 2011, 6:00 PM
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Terribly sorry if this one isn't up to code. I crashed pretty hard midway through doing it, and was exhausted by the time I finished... And then I had to get up again the next day and come to work...

June did a lovely job on the last panel, I think... I laughed when I first saw it. I'm looking foward to playing with his dress up side a little more.

So 150 is outlined... As is 149, and a couple ahead of it. I don't have the exact dialogue, but I've got the basic idea down. One of our readers suggested it as a means to make the writing side a little easier, so I'm giving it a shot... Of course, at the time I'm writing this, 125 isn't written, so ... still some things to learn about it, I suppose :D

A lot of comics use an entirely Capital Letter font, and it looks more normal. Our font has kind of grown on me, but I'm curious what other people think of it. Should I consider switching to a new font for 151?

We're batting around names for his Superhero name, but I don't think that we've properly conveyed the silly, awkward side of R.Z. enough in anything we've come up with, but I'm thinking that maybe someday down the line it could be fodder for a few non-Canon comics ;)

Have a great week!

Angry Faerie by bbedlam is trying to get more viewers, if you're interested in checking out somethign else ;)
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I just wanted to say, while I was drawing this comic (which took 8 hours!) I listened to the final show on the JoCo Cruise Crazy .... Cruise. It was an amazing performance, and I was so enthralled with watching it that I had to download the HD version from youtube and throw it into a playlist or I'd be killing our bandwidth right now. :P He does some obscure songs, including "Big Dick Farts a Polka", never before performed live!

Man, if I *ever* go on a cruise, this would be the one I would want to do!

In other news, I now have two monitors hooked up! This is awesome, because I can dedicate a whole monitor to my navigator in Photoshop and see the entire picture at large beside what I'm drawing zoomed in. Ooooh technology!

Link to the JoCo Cruise Crazy Final (All Request)Performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoAQrR01Uz0

(I also recommend watching Wil Wheaton telling his story "The Trade" from a previous night on the cruise. It's a freakin hoot!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zol_xL4Mqs


EDIT: Also, this fan made commercial (which won first place) is "pretty freakin' awesome"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbMeIcfXN_c&playnext=1&list=PLA47C76231F339064&index=21
User comments:
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
I like the non-capitals font - I kind of wish I'd used one in my comic, all-caps seems more difficult to convey tone in.

I already read Angry Farie - but I will suggest it to everybody else! Vehemently
MasterofWeirdness edit delete reply
MasterofWeirdness
Oh no! R.Z.!! Don't fall off! :P Ooh, I'm second in comments.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
*something
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
DO NOT CHANGE YOUR FONT. EVER.
With that over, I must also congratulate the splendidness of this comic, and congratulate Skrael on achieving what I achieved like a year ago and getting two monitors. ISN'T IT GREAT!?

Unlike that comic I did once...
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
Even if RZ falls off, he's a zombie.. so it's not like he'd die.

That said, looks like RZ is playing Super-Zombie! On a neverending quest for truth, justice and free TOGM!
greengirl77 (Guest) edit delete reply
RZ the SuperZombie? Epic. I like the font as is, I think that all caps looks like hollering.
moizmad edit delete reply
moizmad
Who is that masked man?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Jrade - That's what I thought when I first picked it, but then I was reading Emily England, and thought "Wow, it looks so suave!" and so I started to doubt myself... Seems people like the Sunday Comics font though.. :)

@MasterofWeirdness - Pretty sure that's the least of his problems :D

@MatthewJA - Your first comment makes me start to think that you are using our comment page for some kind of criminal coded message.. Which is awesome, if you are.. So Sherlock Holmes!

As for the two monitor thing, we had the two monitors for the longest time, one of them was sitting in the basement along with the guts of about 3 different computers (One of which might actually work, I don't know anymore.) and we had planned to grab DVI - VGA adapter a while back, but The Source didn't have it... So it just kind of fell on the backburner for months and months, and then June decided "I want it again", so we went to a different, non-Chain store and got it.

@bbedlam - You didn't mention my effort to assist you in bettering us! And yes, that's pretty much exactly what he stands for. And Truth and Justice will be the first to go if it becomes a toss up ;)

@greengirl77 - Was that your suggestion for his super hero name? Having RZ in there might give away his secret identity :P I'm glad you like the font, thank you for letting me know ;D

@moizmad - I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure he must be dashing and that all the girls love him ;D
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
It figures that R.Z. is a superhero. His secret power is...uh, umm...looking better than a normal Two? Having secret subconscious knowledge from the guy whose brain he ate? Being so audacious that he's completely unpredictable? Being too dumb to be outwitted?
Something like that. :P
-3- edit delete reply
-3-
Now there's a boy who demands to have a soundtrack!

BTW - you haven't updated the copyright on your panel template to 2011 yet.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
As for a title...
How 'bout "Super-Z"? You know, 'cause R.Z., SuperZombie shortened would become Super-Z, which also ties in to R.Z...you get what I'm going at.
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
Oh, also, because I forgot to say it earlier: Way to go RZed, and awesome strip!


...that last one was directed at you guys...not RZed...because that would be weird.
hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
No Brainz, No Glory!!"
he looks cool

the only name I can think of is Donatello tough
Kevin edit delete reply
Kevin
Could it be... the Undead Crusader?
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
lbp2... addicting... must... comment... do not... change font... R.Z.... badass.. needs hero name... the blue.... deadener...? redeadinator?..... -thinks about beth naked- .... she looks alot like this girl i'm gonna ask out....
Frosty edit delete reply
Frosty
IMPENDING BADASS-NESS
Jamming edit delete reply
Jamming
I think RZ is going to rescue his girlfriend.
Bree (Guest) edit delete reply
How about Rocking Zomboy? I'm in a weirdly good, sorta punchy mood XD Anyways it has RZ in it, though that might actually give it away...
Rov'age St Laurent (Guest) edit delete reply
I say call him "Dead Rising", the obvious connotation is perfect for him..........
PixieSingsBass edit delete reply
PixieSingsBass
Go RZ, go! Onward Masked Avenger! Oh wait, I think that name's taken. How about the Masked Madcap? Yeah, that one's good, huh?

Oh! And I agree with -3-, he needs a soundtrack. Right now what comes to mind is the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme... dun dadun dun, dun dadun, dun dadun dun, dun dadun dun dun!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@ranger_brian_new - Super might be a bit of a stretch, now that I think about it :)

@-3- - I could see him providing his own, for some reason ;) And thank you! I forgot about the copyright thing, apparently :D

@ranger_brian_new - Super Z actually seems like one of the most RZish names... Simple and direct :)

@Jrade - While we pronounce it Arr Zed, it's kind of weird to see it typed out as RZed :)

@hagelander - Maybe he'll get a sign... "Will SUPER for Brainz!"

@Kevin - Sounds too intelligent :)

@model S - LBP2 is awesome! I haven't got a chance to really sit down and play with the level editor yet :)

@Ice the frosty cat - Did you see June's post in the Sketch My Character thread? She did one for you!

@Jamming - Haha :)

@Bree - I think R.Z. knows enough not to give it away.. Even though he is pretty obvious in his looks :)

@Rov'age St Laurent - It sounds too intelligent for R.Z. :)

@PixieSingsBass - I don't even know what a Madcap is! :)
Onecanofsprite edit delete reply
Onecanofsprite
Shall I get the Superman music?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
That might be setting the bar a bit high ;)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
deadman

like batman, but without the bats
or the silly voice
minus the awsomeness
and dead
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
LBP2 is made of win. the level editor is too much fun. i made a tube system that shot sack people like rockets on a super sled of awsome. it was epic. but yea, R.Z.'s super hero name should be "the redeadinator"
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
@ Magravan - Yeah, I know - but I've taken it upon my self to educate the masses on proper pronunciation!

...or, you know, I thought it was kind of funny...


Might I suggest certain cybernetic enhancements, thus making his name 'Robot Zombie'?
Skrael (I'm the artist)
That's funny, my initial thought while drawing R.Z. was "The Revengenator"
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Guest - While I'm certainly not suggesting that R.Z. as a super hero is on par with Batman, I think he'll be awesome in his own little way :D

@model S - My son loves playing with the editor :D I'm always saying "Uhhhh, how about we play Story mode?"

@Jrade - Hahaha ;) That's the one great part about being the creator. I can definitely say that it is pronounced Arr Zed and no one can disagree with me :D
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
It's really weird, I'm Australian and you're Canadian and I KNOW it's pronounced Arr Zed, but for some reason it always comes out as Arr Zee!
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
@ MatthewJA - Try typing it as 'RZed' for a couple of iterations: you'll find the pronunciation inescapable.
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
FINALLY A WORTH OPPONENT! Truly RZ must be code for Robot Zero! We wage do terrible and glorious war and then!!! THEN!!!!....We'll I'm still kinda in the planning stages there-but I'm cooking up something AWESOME! You'd better BELIEVE IT!!!! RAA!!!
3.1 (Guest) edit delete reply
I really need to start checking what I've written after I edit it....wow...just wow.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@MatthewJA - I actually pronounced it Arr Zee once in a while too, but June beat it out of me... with bricks!

@Jrade - Probably true :D

@3.4 - Uh... huh... :D

My suggestion was actually Wonder Six, because it's hokey and I'm pretty sure if there's a number involved, R.Z. is going to give himself 6... Because he's convinced he's a six :D

But it turns out that Wonder Six is a real thing... Who knew?
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Skrael is... BRICKWOMAN!

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Skrael (I'm the artist)
Bwaahahaha that's awesome :P

I "zee" I've lost some weight!
PixieSingsBass edit delete reply
PixieSingsBass
@Magravan - I did a quick search at thesaurus.com for hero and madcap was one of the words that came up. So madcap is a hero... of a sort. A silly hero I'd say.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
That is quite awesome, Matt!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
That is wonderful Matt lol :D

@PixieSingsBass - Oh okay, that makes sense... R.Z. wouldn't use the Thesaurus ;)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
:D glad you like it!
hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
In the warhammer universe the punny little goblins have "madcapmushrooms"
a brew made only with extracts from it enables them to swing around a ball&chain with a ball that's much bigger then their own head (tough they die within the day of the side effects, if not earlier from dislocated shoulders and stuff)
a whole madcap mushroom would have even worse/better results

so I think "madcap" is indeed a valid name for our hero
someone give him a ball&chain already :p
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Can you imagine R.Z. running around with a ball and chain? We wouldn't have any scenery left! All that June would ever draw for backgrounds is rubble and wreckage...
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
That's kinda what most people expect, y'know, from a zombie apocalypse... :P
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
So basically what you're saying is that R.Z. is a zombie apocalypse unto himself? Even in an otherwise civilized zombie society? :)