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20th Jun 2011, 12:00 AM
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Maybe that's why I don't have my dream job yet... I am not one to lie on my resume / application, because you never know when you might be called upon to do the stuff you pretended you could... I'm looking at you, Walkterton Water guy... Not that I can't do the job that I am applying for, but I'm not going to pretend I'm something I'm not, and so maybe I'm not standing out as much as the guy who claimed that he once bench pressed the moon, and ran down the Flash...

Anyway, we officially have a name for this girl now... We were originally going to call her Lexi, but then I realized that I had used the name on a (at the time) throw-away character in Alexander. So now her name is known to us, and I'm going to pretend that I am keeping it secret for dramatic effect rather than the fact that I blanked on it...

Other than that, I want to direct your attention to two things that I'm interested in right now :)
First is Project Zomboid which is essentially a "How I died during the zombie apocalypse" simulator in a Minecraft engine. I'm going to find some way to support this, just because it's indie and interesting, and I'm adding the link here too... It's still pre-alpha, but for like $8 you get access to lifetime updates... Link is available at Project Zomboid. Thanks to Romero84 for posting it ;)

Secondly, and this is one I'm interested in for my own sake, I was watching a video that June sent me about Duolingo - a way to translate the internet while learning a new language. The site itself is at Duolingo but the video that might make you interested (it did for me!) is here.

Have a great week, everyone!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Sorry forthe blatant use of copy/pasted backgrounds at the end. It was 2 am and I was getting a headache! I hope you can forgive me

Also, she has a name! And it's a girl's name too!

Also, HARD HATS?! What was I thinking! Thay are very hard to draw at different angles...

EDIT: I just mentioned this on Twitter .. the TOGM factory looks like a poorly designed Batman scene... can't you see ole Bats hanging precariously over one of those TOGM vats?
User comments:
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i lie on my apps all the time and still don't get hired. it sucks. also "with some office supplies" lol.

great work on the art again skrael!

also first.
Butt Hunter edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
Her name! It's... Security?
greengirl77 (Guest) edit delete reply
the background looks like a factory, factories are supposed to be well... just like that. Also, all artists duplicate their work. I used to re-trace my stuff all the time in my artwork. It is good for consistency
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i think her name starts with a "C" that's what it looks like on her tag. i dunno. courtney?
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Actually it reads:
Clearance:
F
(The F is circled)
She has pretty low access in the factory :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - You should probably start saying good things about yourself instead of pretending to be a serial killer... :)

@Jacob Gristwood - Just imagine the life that her parents wanted for her, calling her Security... I mean, it's not like you have a lot of job options at that point :D

@greengirl77 - So long as it looks like a factory, I'm happy :D

@model S - You know what else looks like the letter C? The letter K :)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Good to see even zombies steal office supplies.
Although the hard-hats concern me...
Kristy edit delete reply
Kristy
:D ... I like her.

I hope she's a recurring character? :O
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@MatthewJA - Why? If anything, they would want even more protective hard hats... It's a factory environment, and they can't afford to lose people to attrition... Pretty much everything other than the head, they can afford to lose.. But if they break their head open, they're fully dead..

@Kristy - I think she's currently on the level of Karl and Chuck... We'll see her again, but it'll be sporadic ;)
the_brigand (Guest) edit delete reply
actually, June, the only thing I was going to question was the use of Comic style fonts on the 'all employees must wear...' sign.
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
@skrael: i see. OH! that's a product you should make! TOGM factory clerance badges. you could even do custom art and names on them for a little extra.

@ mag 1: hmmh that might help, i guess having skills in arson and "getting away with felonies" aren't skills that get you a job.

@mag 2: i see that you did there!! you're hinting! so her name starts with a K hmmh? -thinks- katlyn?
D_Man edit delete reply
Damn those lying zombies! how is an evil supermind supposed to hire usefull henchmen/women if they lie all the time.
Peter Palmiotti edit delete reply
Peter Palmiotti
Well, I just read all the way up to today....an excellent comic! Digging it very much. Engaging story, laughs and pretty art, what more could anyone want?

....Brains! :)
Kevin edit delete reply
Kevin
I'm in the same boat as you, Magravan. I actually undersell myself during interviews and on applications. It might be part of a complex I have that requires me to sabotage myself and any possible future happiness I might experience.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@the_brigand - Hmmm, it looks decent enough to me... What specifically didn't you like about it?

@model S - Well, getting away with felonies would be a good thing to put on your resume if you're offering to show the police / government how their systems are failing them... It's all in the job that you apply for with the skill set that you have :D

@D_Man - He's not evil... He's misunderstood :D

@Peter Palmiotti - Why thank you :) And yes, no matter what else we deliver, they only care about the brains.. :D

@Kevin - I'm actually not bad once I get in the interview... I have lots of cross-skills and I'm a fairly intelligent guy... I'm not a total social reject, and I have a lot of confidence once I am standing in front of someone...

It's just the resume / application part... I don't know what it is, I'm just terrible at selling myself when I don't have visual feedback, I guess?
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
I think the new girl deserves her own spinoff story.

Good stuff.
Ghost286 edit delete reply
Ghost286
I'm starting to notice a pattern in the people Robert employs...
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
hmmh this is true. but honestly i think i'm the same with kevin, i undersell myself really badly. i mean i'm a jack of all trades master of none. and i sell the master of none fare more than the jack of all...
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Hard-hats in a food factory?

Also nice avatar Skrael :D
AFStaff edit delete reply
AFStaff
Feels like in this strip almost none of the necks are really on the center of the torso.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Hmm.. seems like I'll have to keep an extra special eye out for torso/neck alignments. I didn't even see it at all until it was clearly pointed out to me.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@T.Gatto - Who knows what the future holds :D

@Ghost286 - They go out of their way to screw him over? :)

@model S - Yeah, I think it's an acquired skill... I'm sure that when I've acquired it, I'll already be in the job that I want :D

@MatthewJA - It's heavy machinery, and no one wants a skull fracture because they fell... ;)

@AFStaff - I think most of them look fine to me, but a couple do look a little off..
the_brigand (Guest) edit delete reply
Well, What self respecting Zombie Brain-Substitute Industry would use...and then on the security badges no less!?
I know the comic is light-hearted but sometimes I have a hard time buying into the idea that Robert has things under control. I'm always waiting for a custard pie to come out of nowhere and hit him in the face.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
That's the thing... He had things under control. Our story has begun shortly after things begin to get out of hand ;) Typically you don't see the many people following his orders... There is a reason why not too many people know about his ability to take control of their bodies... Mainly because he never really had to use it much.

But things are not well in munchkinland...
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
yea. it's really bad that i can't sell my skills well enough... course if i were selling my SKILLS i'd be a prostitute.
Beta Maxis (Guest) edit delete reply
Now I' wondering if she really IS a ditz...