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8th Aug 2011, 12:00 AM
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Magravan edit delete
Hey guys, hope you had a great weekend, and we're back with Monday's TOGM.


We said that if we got into the top 100 for X period of time, we'd do 3x a week up til that point. However, that's not going to be viable for a little while, as June is starting a course that's going to occupy a lot more of her time for a few months... I'm not sure if that's why people are voting or just people supporting us from Top Webcomics because we had an ad there.. I just wanted to be up front about that.

That being said, what I can do as a token of our appreciation, is have a contest at the end of each month that we've been in the top 100 for more than a week, and give away a free t-shirt with a custom design to one lucky reader. Basically the same way we did it before, except maybe via email to better keep track of things.

So I wanted to apologize if anyone feels that they've been duped. It was one of those things that we weren't sure when it was going to come through, and she's been on a waiting list, and they are starting soon. If that discourages you enough to stop voting, we completely understand, and I just want to say that it wasn't my intention to mislead anyone. Sorry!


On another note, I did a guest comic for Good Sir I Cannot Draw, which you may or may not have seen if you were following the comments on the last comic :) Check it at Good Sir, I Cannot Draw. If you don't get it, it's because it's about a contest that the author is hosting, and I got nominated for a silly award, so it's just playing off of that :)

Other than that, not much to talk about, have a great week, and we'll see you on Thursday :D
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
A) Sometimes a girl's just gotta draw hair (see panel 3)
B) Sylene is chanelling Kristy and her PASSINATE RAGE (sorry) (see panel 3)
C ) Having a reference for a pose is a really super handy thing. (see panel 3)
D) I entered The Guild's Claracorn contest! Twice!

Here are my entries:
Entry 1
Entry 2

And a link to the contest info:
The Guild's Claracorn Contest

Did you see the AWESOME and FANTASTIC painting that Teh LAdy Randomness did of us??? Check it out here (And subscribe to her, she is awesome!)
Mags and Skrael by TLR
User comments:
MatthewJA edit delete reply
Passionate rage, aww yeah.
Martian Samurai edit delete reply
Best possible implication of candelabra-
Here kids, hope this will help you guys bond.
Not so best possible implication...
Here Seline, I am here to whisk you off your feet.
Thisguy (Guest) edit delete reply
Hmmm, In bottom left panel, phantom has one hand showing, and one hand behind his back... My questin is, if in the bottom right panel he is holding candles and togm in each hand respectivly, where did the togm come from? was he somehow holding both the plate AND the candles? Balancing act? Hammerspace? 3rd arm attached on back?
model S edit delete reply
model S
@ thisguy: emergency rope. duh.

@mag: bwahaha another contest!? this one is MINE!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

@skrael: nice work. hope you win. also carry on!
MatthewJA edit delete reply
Butt Hunter edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
Aaaaaaaaaaaand they caaaaaaaaaallllled it...

... zombie looooooooooooovvvvve.
Nash (Guest) edit delete reply
Wow, Sylene's hair in panel 4 is just...Wow.

I vote for you guys daily because I love the comic, and want to support it in any way I can. Out of interest, is there a better way I could be supporting the comic?
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Thisguy Yes I know .. it's just a comedy thing .. like in the Sims ... where did that mop come from, your ass?!
the_brigand (Guest) edit delete reply
that little blue cloud on Sylene's shirt is really intimidating! =O
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Look at those dents in the TOGM. Clearly the candelabra was stood up in the TOGM until he pulled it out for the two-handed display.
What's with the stable-style door?
For a One, Thomas is very well-behaved...
And for a not-very-patched-up zombie, the Phantom has very good teeth.
T.Gatto edit delete reply
Love the way Thomas just sits around and does nothing, he matches most of the so called great leaders of today.


Congrats on #48 in top 100, you deserve better.

BTW if that is where the mop came from YUCK!
Magravan edit delete reply
@MatthewJA - It spills into everything :)

@Martian Samurai - Those are certainly two implications ;D

@Thisguy - TARDIS pocket :)

@model S - Well, I guess 'Appreciation Giveaway' is more appropriate :)

@MatthewJA - They are better when June does them :D

@Jacob Gristwood - They did... Up until they were swarmed and eaten.

@Nash - That's awesome, thank you very much :) I think that the best way to support the comic is just getting the word out :) Voting helps, telling friends helps :)

@the_brigand - But it has such a nice smile!

@aok666 - It's not a stable style door. It's point will be made clear in the next comic.

@T.Gatto - So you're implying that the leaders of today are a bunch of Ones? :) And thank you for the congrats, but we're only going to get better with the support of the readers. :)
Astra (Guest) edit delete reply
I've been reading this for a while, but this is the first time I've left a comment. ^^; (*Feels slightly guilty.*) Anyway, I love this comic! This is one of the best zombie plots I've ever seen!
Astra edit delete reply
And now I have an account. :D
model S edit delete reply
model S
astra: welcome -eats brains- you are now a TOGMITE! BWAHAHA!!

talos paroxi (Guest) edit delete reply
I've got it they're brothers! it would explain a lot of things. perhaps it was the one who was a scientist and john worked at helping hands.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Astra - Well thank you for taking the time to comment and register an account :) Thanks for letting me know that you're enjoying the plot... I've been feeling like the whole thing is just inconsistencies and horrible plot control lately :)

@model S - Not free for meeee :P

@talos paroxi - That certainly might explain a lot of things. But would it explain everything? Ponder that for a moment... and then realize that I'm just messing with you, and it could still be anything (so long as anything is defined as the thing which it actually is)
model S edit delete reply
model S
honestly mag the inconsistancies make it more fun cause you get to retcon them into something to throw us a plot twist or something. plus the little ones like the rope from nowhere, or R.Z.'s mask mystery, become great things for us to discuss in the comments which you later make fun of in the comic. so really man, you're doing a wonderful job keeping the story on track, and june's art is improving by leaps and bounds. keep up the great work.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
You need to get a new comic avatar, also
Asheswillfall (Guest) edit delete reply
I like Mag's avatar. Love the comic <3
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
1) There needs to be TOGM "chocolate". And TOGM "icecream".
2) Is the green stuff in zombie heads, or just in their (replacement) bodies?
Astra edit delete reply
Thanks for the welcome, can I have some of those brains? XD

model S edit delete reply
model S
-looks at astra and swallows the last of his (her?) brains- umh... zom nom nom?

aok: on greenstuff: that has yet to be revisited, so even i don't know that one.

on togm icecream ect: they do have togm icecream, if i remember correctly one of the menu signs said icecream, i may be wrong though, but i remember somewhere a mention of TOGM icecream. as for TOGM chocolate, a bar and coloring, they can do it easily. they can turn togm into any food they want.
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - I think you're having more fun with the inconsistencies than I am :P

@MatthewJA - Yes, yes we do. That's June's department though.

@Asheswillfall - I think he meant for the comic itself on Comicfury ;) My current avatar is by Teh Lady Randomness who does Daily Doodles, if you're interested in checking it out.

@aok666 - I'm sure there are TOGM versions of a variety of foods ;) The nature of the Green Stuff is something for future strips ;)

@Astra - You could... If you brought more friends to share with everyone ;)
model S edit delete reply
model S
i am not! ok i totally am, but don't tell anyone, it's a secret.
T.Gatto edit delete reply
I think my wife made TOGM (see new avatar).
She tells me it's Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, but how would I know (everything tastes like chicken).

It sure looks a lot like the Phantom's plate though, so I snapped a picture.

What do you think?
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@model S: you're almost certainly right re: menu featuring "icecream". But TOGM chocolate would need the right texture - how would you do that with TOGM, it's squishy...
Hang on, someone here has brains? Zom nom nom NOM...
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@T. Gatto: LIRL @ the TOGM-soup avatar pic. Is that recovery-food for her or an attempt to prepare you for the zombocalypse?
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - Your secret's safe with HEY EVERYONE, MODEL S IS ENJOYING THIS!! :D

@T.Gatto - That certainly looks like what I imagine TOGM soup would look like...

Sounds like she's definitely preparing for the future... Giving you an additional source of real brains, and now clearly trying to create a substitute :)

@aok666 - I'm guessing that if they made TOGM "Chocolate", it wouldn't be 'right'. but then that's true of most things.. Squishy chicken doesn't seem right either.. :)
model S edit delete reply
model S
aok: wow i can't believe i remembered that small of a detail so easily. i guess i don't need to archive trawl as much as i thought.

T.Gatto: ... yep that makes me think TOGM. creepy.

mag: NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo how could you!! T-T i thought we had a special bond!! (james bond)
Magravan edit delete reply
Does that mean I get gadgets and a sweet car?