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21st Nov 2010, 6:00 PM
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Magravan edit delete
Hey everyone, new week, new TOGM!

Firstly, if you want to be entered into the contest, you've got until Tuesday (which basically means after this has been up for 24 hours..) Add a comment to the one below asking for it. The rules for it are in the author note of that strip.


Secondly, I'm working on a new layout. If you want to see it 'midway', check togmlayout.webcomic.ws which is where I'm working on it :)

Thirdly, there is no thirdly.

Fourthly, have a great week everyone ;) We'll see you on Thursday :D
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I just wanted to say, that I upgraded to Photoshop CS5 this week. Previously, I'd been using CS3, and I must say, what a huge difference! I don't even know what it is, but the drawing went so much more smoothly with CS5. no more jittery lines. Well done, Adobe! I can't wait to play around with some of the other features.
User comments:
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
Gotta love DLST...was here waiting. ;) (Still playing Pandemic 2. I started in Madagascar my first time! Japan and New Zealand. Then, I got Madagasgar infected. Humans got a cure, and all of South America. >_<)
The link's a little broken, Magravan. :/
(I made it work, anyway, by copying and pasting part of it.)
Where's the "No actual brains were used in the making of this comic"? Otherwise, I like it. You've got the fancy brain "The Other Grey Meat" font at the top, instead of just above the comic.
Not sure about the four buttons above the comic; it looks like you don't have the drop-down there (which someone might use--I use the lower one, personally, though), where you currently do. Other than that, looks about the same.
Magravan edit delete reply
I'm debating on switching the "No actual brains were used in the making of this comic" for "Like methadone for brain addicts" ;)

The logo is currently a placeholder, I was debating on having the TOGM logo behind it, and making it a little bigger. Probably including the tag line as part of the logo...

Thanks for pointing out the link problem :)
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
I've gotten to use CS5, too. Don't own it, but have used a computer which has it. It was nice, drawing in it. I had fun, and it was kinda easy. So, 'grats on the upgrade. :)
greengirl77 (Guest) edit delete reply
I like the artwork logo. I enjoyed the "No actual brains were used in the making of this comic" Have you considered changing it randomly to different witty remarks? I also enjoy running gags :) Grats on the software upgrade Skrael! I am not good at computer drawing. I am writing a story of my own and considering posting it but I would have to learn to use a program like that. I have a hard time translating my drawings into computer form. I like to mess around with crazy colored backgrounds and patterns though. I guess this new fangled contraption might be good on saving me charcoal marks on my clothes.
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
that last panel is wonderfull, good job skrael!!

no i'm actualy beginning to wonder what it is that the phantom of the paperclipped eyep
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
ok, misclick caused and incomplete sentance . . .

I was trying to say:
eyepatch wants her to do, she doesn't have any fighting skills and hasn't got the slightest idea about secret information
SuperPie edit delete reply
I'd like the shirt! :D
I did a quick check and it looks as though shipping to Australia doesn't cost more than 30 bucks so it should be ok :P
Curator edit delete reply
i actually kinda really love the current logo,lol...
Jrade edit delete reply
Great art on this one! All of them, actually, but it'd been a while since I complimented Skrael, and she deserves it...so, awesome job, Skrael! Thanks!

I thought Sylene would be kind of miffed, given that the Phantom seems less than disinterested: he seems a little...repulsed.

Personally, regardless of whether I would appreciate a person's advances, I'd prefer them to not be openly disgusted with me.

That said, as Jagger said, you can't always get what you want...
Mechanik (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm liking the new inking style. The thinner lines make it look a little more realistic and less cartoony.
Magravan edit delete reply
@greengirl77 - The artwork logo being the brain crown? I like that too, and I might try to incorporate it, but it's not wide enough to fill the space without making the rest REALLY tall, or looking very squished... That's why I was saying I might make it the background, so that I can keep the design, but it still has the chubbier "The Other Grey Meat" in brain letters to fill the width ;)

Random witty remarks are well beyond my coding ability.. Possibly my humour ability too, I mean, it's been over a year and I only have 2 good ones :D

I know how you feel about having trouble with drawing on the computer... I'm not a good artist on the simplest of mediums, but I can't even pull of stick men on her computer :D

@Hagelander - I think it's actually stapled... Because he's just that awesome. As for the fighting skills, neither do regular zombies in most zombie movies.. The horde is the key element :D

@SuperPie - Supposed to post on the other comic... :P

@Curator - I like it in one sense, but I think it looks a little bland... I'd like to make it more eye catching, so that it doesn't get overtaken by the gigantor ad right beside it :D

@Jrade - He's not disgusted by her, just by the suggestion that he brought her to the base to be a prostitute or something. Considering the fact that most zombies don't have that kind of drive re-activated, it's not like they really would need it anyways...

I think that the fact that he is disgusted by the idea of it speaks to his character a little bit though. Hopefully the readers feel the same :)

@Mechanik - I'm wondering if it is intentional :)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Purple and Green Camo... it's not a good look.
Magravan edit delete reply
Pfft... Now I want to see June put Sylene into the fatigues!
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
bending a paperclip and then sticking it in your head is that much more awsome then using a stapler, but it was a typo, thanks for correcting me

but still, she can't fight (and isn't intrested to) and all she knows is that there is a strange new guy who can have a stiffy
Caylynn edit delete reply
That lighter glow... the pose in the last panel
This page is pretty boss.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Hagelander - I dunno, I think that applying a stapler to your head simply for the sake of keeping an eyepatch on is rather awesome. In a stupid if you did this in real like you're a moron kind of way :)

@Caylynn - At first I wasn't sure about the face, but June wanted to finish it up and see what we thought of it.. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed :D
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete reply
Skrael (I'm the artist)
So many compliments on my art on this one. Thank you all so much!
moizmad edit delete reply
I think I'm in love with Sylene. Is that wrong?
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
WOOT!! GREAT NEWS! as i was comming home from arby's a UPS guy pulled up and had my shirt!! FOR THE WIN! also i'd kidnap sylene to preform a "service" hurr hurr hurr
Magravan edit delete reply
@moizmad - Not at all! :) She's a lovable kind of girl, even if she's not the brightest bulb on the tree :D

@model S - Woohooo! I was starting to worry that Customs had assumed it was evil somehow and detained it :D ... and I didn't expect it to be shipped by something other than Canada Post, since I assumed that would be the cheapest method of delivery :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i was too. i was all like T-T and worried. but i got it.
Magravan edit delete reply
Any chance we'll get a picture with you wearing it? :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
as soon as i can jack mom's cam i'll get you atleast 2.
bbedlam edit delete reply
I haven't had a chance to really comment on the current turn of events, but any storyline that features more Sylene is fine with me. I love her outfit... she's so cute, in a crazy kind of way. I can see why RZ has a crush on her.

I'm interested in finding out what kind of "tactical" support Sylene is able to bring. Perhaps The Phantom wants Sylene to seduce Robert and learn his secrets? Although I can't see her being subtle enough to pull that one off.
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - lol :) Sounds good :)

@bbedlam - The Digg button is killing my ability to read AF.. There are only some days that I'm willing to wait for 5 minutes for a page load... I basically load it, then go to another window for a awhile, but it makes for a horrible reading experience...

And as for finding out what kind of tactical support, I was thinking of drawing it out over 5 comics, slightly alluding to it, and perhaps suggesting that I will reveal it and then not reveal it..... :P

Seriously though, her reason for being kidnapped is in the next strip ;)
Magravan edit delete reply
The contest for the shirt is closed, just so people know :) Winner announced in the last comic :)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
so i opened the shirt this morning and pulled it out to hang it up. my first thought "this is a LARGE?! canadians must be tiny." then i thought that was mildly racist against canadians and midgets. so i put it on and it fits like a medium. O.o woot! i can wear it as a normal shirt in my rotation.

secondly, i'll have pics tommorow. any special poses? -thinks about beth's shuffeling pose-
Magravan edit delete reply
Hey, to be fair, it's a US company :P I just go by what they call Large. Pretty sure I picked large anyways... Ahhhh well, it's a free shirt ;P And given that June worked on the Haseo picture as a way to avoid doing schoolwork, you're one up ;P

As for a pose, anything you're comfortable with us posting on the internet would be ideal. Things I would also be comfortable posting on the internet would be helpful too ;)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
yea i got the email. it's turning out great! and i wasn't complaining i was actually really happy it fit so well! so YAY free awsome shirt that'll get you readers and haseo beth of hawtness! i'm up 2! EPIC WIN FOR MODEL S!
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i totally could have sait "model S a winner is you" damn missed oppertunity.
Magravan edit delete reply
We aim to please? :)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
you don't aim to please. you succeed to please! i salute your awsome sir. -salutes- i got some pics, but mom's computer is being a butt right now so i'll get them sent as soon as i can. and hey when i send them you could make me a 1!
Magravan edit delete reply
I think June has stopped accepting them until we have an opportunity to use more of the ones that were submitted, but the next time it's open, or if there's another contest like the one that got MarshmallowGherkin in as Karl, that would definitely be a good idea :D
Peter Palmiotti edit delete reply
Peter Palmiotti
Love the last panel! LOL