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6th Oct 2010, 5:00 PM
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Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
OMG crap! I guess I have to write the author comments because I'm uploading this myself tonight.

Well, I guess I should talk about some stuff.

The Phantom! Here he is! Isn't he such a handsome fellow? Mr Clean from hell if you ask me! In fact:

Just a reminder that we are having a U-STREAM party this Saturday around 9PM EST! We are going to give PRIZES! Togm T-SHIRTS! Be there, or be .. A ONE! (wa-wa-waaaa!) www.ustream.com/channel/togm

As you can tell, I did the lettering and crap on this one. I forgot about James' work schedule again, and screwed up my timing. I'm so bad :/ So he will change it to his own text-y goodness and re-upload it when he gets home from work around the time that this updates any way!
Magravan edit delete
Sorry for the mixups! I hope you guys enjoyed today's TOGM!

Sylene is fun to write for because she has her own way of looking at things, and she's not always grounded in reality... This scenario kind of reminds me of when little kids are saying that they are going to get abducted during the night and the parent says "If you ever got kidnapped, you'd be back within a day. Probably with an apology note, and some money to send you to a babysitter." ... wait, no one else's parents said that?

I actually felt the urge to extend this scene before jumping around again... Sadly, this is what happens when you create a writing buffer... Things get harder to swap around...

Expect to be seeing more of the Phantom in the future, as he's a major portion of Book 2's plot :) (He will also answer to Dorothy Ann, I've been told. Possibly too much Magic School Bus in his past.)

Hope you guys are having a good week, and if you live in Canada, I hope you guys enjoy your Thanksgiving this weekend!
User comments:
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
ahh, nothing better then waking up and seeing a new togm :)
that guy looks friendly, sylene should totaly befriend him
every one knows old people are kind, and every two probably knows that aswell
Xenrin edit delete reply
@Skrael: I hope I can make it to the Ustream... don't want to drop from a 3 to a 1 just because I'm forgetful. :S
@Magravan: Wait, there are people who are grounded in reality to begin with? o.0
JimiRaffety edit delete reply
Ooh I'm excited to see this development.
Butt Hunter edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
I hear his voice as a deep southern drawl. It's awesome.
FPB edit delete reply
I've just decided to read TOGM (after all, it's one of this site's most popular comics), and all I have to say is: MOAR!
(Also, you have that Jeph Jacques drawing style going on, y'know?)
Magravan edit delete reply
@Hagelander - That is clearly true, and should definitely be the case. I'm sure if you put a sweater on him, he could have replaced Mr. Rogers...

@MarshmallowGherkin - We hope you can make it too! And ... sort of? Well... let's just say not as far out to lunch as Sylene :) Some are a few bricks short of a house, but she's like ... foundationally challenged :)

@JimiRaffety - Now I regret that I wont be able to go more into it until at least after 100!

@Jacob Gristwood - Everything's more funny with a deep southern drawl :)

@FPB - Thanks for checking us out :) People have compared us to Jeph Jacques before, hopefully we've gotten at least a little more visually different from him in the almost 1 year since we started ;)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
-still too lazy to log in.-

i am... THE PHANTOM!! apparently i'm well known to characters but not the readers, i look like a one even though i'm a four and i'm totally a badass and-

sylene interupts-
aren't you just the cutest one ever acting like you're a 4 or even a 3 it so cuuuuute!!

hope to see him made fun of!
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
Wow that guy doesn't look as human as the other zombies. Is the phantom working against Robert maybe he can't risk going for upgrades in case he's caught. Either that or it may be that some don't like the idea of fixing themself's using others body parts and prefer to rot naturally. Anyway looks great anyway whoever he is I'm willing to bet he knows a lot about everything but that sylene won't get it. Not cause she's stupid just cause she won't let anyone else speak.
hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
oh, and I think you need to fix the eyepatch

1 side is strung around his ear, goes all the way round but isn't connected to the other end . . .
geekgrrl edit delete reply
Sylene is my best friend, I want one. xP

Dang, I wish I could do the Ustream. Probably won't be able to though. Still, have fun with it!
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Hagelander I think you're right! I didn't realize that. :P Thanks for pointing it out :)
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - The Phantom has been alluded to several times, and no one in the regular society knows what he looks like.(Oops, almost gave dialogue from a future strip away!)

He will likely be made fun of, just because that's the nature of the strip... But he's basically the #1 Most Wanted villain... So he has a right to certain badassery :D

@Snoog - Bwahahaha! Yeah, she has a tendency to cut people off before they can tell her something she'd like to know ;) You may have noticed that his Twos were in somewhat better shape than he was ;)

@hagelander - He... uhhhh... stapled the other side into the back of his head? Just for this strip though. Just to be more badass ;) ... Not fooling you, huh?

@geekgrrl - Want one what? *confused*
Lunaris_Starchilde (Guest) edit delete reply
Okay, when I first read that, first thing i thought of was Col. Spigot (from TaleSpin)
Magravan edit delete reply
I loved that show!! I used to watch it all the time!
Dr People (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm guessing that Sylene was a bit of a ditz before she got undeaded.
Magravan edit delete reply
We might see that someday :)
Kevin edit delete reply
I can't believe he's smoking a cigar. Doesn't he know that stuff will kill him?
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
sylene should be all like "you're such a cute one! teaching yourself to speak like a 3. d'awwwww"
Magravan edit delete reply
@Kevin - I know! Some people just have no sense of self preservation...

@model S - I think she's going to regret the hug ;)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i'm sure she will. painfully. in places she didn't know she could feel pain.
Magravan edit delete reply
Quite possibly!
Magravan edit delete reply
Weeeee! Ustream tonight in 5 and a half hours! :P
Xenrin edit delete reply
Oh shit! I don't think I'll make it! D:
How dare my friend get a surprise birthday party tonight!

Maybe... maybe I'll be back in time for the end half? e.e
You should wait with that contest until then.
Magravan edit delete reply
We'll see how things go :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Question 1: We referenced lyrics from at least one movie's song in the titles for the strips. Name the movie.

Question 2: There was one comic that we did where I didn't have June to do the picture, so it was just all black. What was the title of the strip?

Question 3: Robert has a category all of his own, which is it?

Question 4: What did John break of Beth's that she required him to strip to 'pay for'?

Question 5: What is the name of the former Chief of the PSOs?
Magravan edit delete reply
*sigh* We had a lot of problems with crashing and freezing video... Might have to look into another option in the future..
hedgehogboy5 edit delete reply
look into that other streaming website magravan
taltamir (Guest) edit delete reply
so... he CHOSE to look like that eh? sounds like just the guy for her :)
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
ofcourse he looks like that because he wants to
girls dig old guys with scars and weird eyepatches that are stapled into the back of the head . . . duh ;)

also, looking like a monster justifies acting like one
Magravan edit delete reply
@hedgehogboy5 - June looked into it this morning, and apparently it isn't working now as well... Not sure.

@taltamir - Yes, he does.

@Hagelander - Damn right!
taltamir (Guest) edit delete reply
@Magravan: Yes what? yes he chose to look like that, or yes he is the perfect guy for her? :P
Lessum (Guest) edit delete reply
Best Wife Ever!!lol!! Love it! ;D
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
Having just read pretty much all of those comics you mention, I probably could do the answers in something like five minutes, but I have to leave. ;)
Magravan edit delete reply
@Taltamir - Yes he does choose to look like that ;)

@Lessum - Yeah, she likes when she gets to upload it ;)

@ranger_brian_new - Yep, there was some advantage to being a newer reader, I think... I couldn't think how to favour everyone equally...
Beta Maxis (Guest) edit delete reply
Mister Clean from Hell. Magravan's writing skills have rubbed off on you.