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26th Sep 2011, 12:00 AM
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Dinner favours the Bold
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Hey everyone! I am feeling a little burnt out today... So apologies in advance if the author's note is drab.

I think that Sylene and Phantom are coming to a mutual respect / friendship.. Anyone noticing that Sylene seems to be getting less flakey? I think that she needs to get away from the Phantom before she gets too serious.. I miss her silly antics.

The next strip is probably going to give an idea of where we're going for the end of book 3, but there's still a lot of strips between now and then... It's going to be interesting to set up the pacing for it, I think.

I think that'll do for tonight, have a great week, and we'll see you on Thursday. Thanks again to all the people voting on TWC, we've been getting over 100 votes a day, which is just mind boggling to me. Thank you all so much, you guys are the best!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Still feeling rough .. I tried to pay more attention to the lighting this time :D

(Thanks for your suggestions)
User comments:
Lawelite edit delete reply
shoo po pi doop.

Awesome page, as always.
Linden edit delete reply
This is how Stockholm syndrome develops.
Muchacho NL edit delete reply
Muchacho NL
You did great, Skrael.
You're a master artist.
Ghost286 edit delete reply
It's like watching the family pets at Christmas under the table.....
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Ghost286: what, when they're rolling in wrapping paper and chasing their new jingly barrel thing?
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Mucha lol .. hardly :D
T.Gatto edit delete reply
Slyene is looking hot, especially in panel #2.

The light and shadows looks great.

Noah (son #1 age 6) told me yesterday, that if the Zombies come he wants a gun and a sword. The gun won't have enough bullets, and you have to get too close with just the sword, so with just one you might get eaten. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree I see.

I'm so proud. ;)

Remember everything is better with Zombies.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Lawelite - Thank you :)

@Linden - Pretty much... You start to get cushy with your kidnapper, and because they aren't beating you, raping you or killing you, you start to think that maybe they aren't so bad...

I was reading about it, and they suggested that in ages past that it was more beneficial for women not to struggle when captured, because it made it more likely that they'd be killed or maimed. Whereas accepting it and moving on would allow them to reproduce with the new community instead... So the genes would be more prevalent of those who submitted than those who fought.

It makes sense to me, whether or not it is the true reason behind the syndrome.

@Muchacho NL - I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

@Ghost286 - Our cats would probably be scrapping under the table, Christmas or not...

@aok666 - Squeaky mice! The kitten looooves her squeaky mouse :)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
The art in this strip is like *O* it's so brilliant :O
model S edit delete reply
model S
great work june. looks wonderful.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Magravan: ours only like rustly things, boxes and toys with long strings/sticks which we have to trail around for them. One of them also loves anything made of wool or fake-fur, because he is a strange cat.
Having said that, the new kitten will play with anything right now. Including people's feet...
Magravan edit delete reply
@MatthewJA - That's all you can hope for.. Making your readers go *O* :)

@model S - Glad you enjoyed it :)

@aok666 - Yeah, cats are weird :) How many do you have?
Millie ETE (Guest) edit delete reply
This is a great way to *not* procrastinate when im supposed to be doing work...... (^.^)// . Thanks aok666 for telling me about this ♪♫♪


@Magravan - aok666 has 4 cats now! :3

@aok666 thanks again for introducing me to this comic
Millie ETE edit delete reply
Millie ETE
really love the comic btw ♪♫♪

@aok666 little kitten will grow quick :/ make sure to get photos sent to you!
Magravan edit delete reply
@Millie ETE - Wow, 4 cats... My two cats are already crazy and wreck the place up in their titanic battle of DOOOOOOM!!

And thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying the comic! Thanks for letting us know!
the_brigand (Guest) edit delete reply
So what you're saying, Magravan, is that the Phantom is rubbing off on her in a "good" or "bad" way?
Millie ETE edit delete reply
Millie ETE
@Magravan (^.' ) no problem ♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪ I read all the comic strips in one night, from the beginning after aok666 told me about it.....so no need to say how hooked I am now. ♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪

I only have one cat - think she's plotting something ..... [she never lets me get on with my work (>.<) ]

oooh....and do you draw these on computer strait away or on paper or what?????? [just curious b/c i can never get a comic going - not due to lack of ideas but the fact that the people change in every panel....]
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Millie ETE: read through archived author comments, there's lots of information about production of the comic which went right over my head but will hopefully mean something to you.
I have made my mother promise to send pictures of Septimus the kitten as often as possible so that I recognise him when I go home for Christmas.

@ Magravan: One of the cats is scary enough for the others to let her have her own way without a fight (usually). The other three mostly ignore each other and get on with their own lives. And they don't (usually) break things... except for stair carpet and one of the chairs which have been clawed to shreds, but that's nothing.
Magravan edit delete reply
@the_brigand - With the Phantom? Probably bad.

@Millie ETE - I don't draw it at all (thank goodness)... June draws it on the computer from the outset using her Cintiq drawing pad.

@aok666 - See, I would have thought that the elder cat would be that... she's a hunter, she's waaaay bigger, and she's got her front claws. The kitten is small, only has back claws and teeth, but she's super feisty.
jordanch68 edit delete reply
Awesome as always! :)
Millie ETE edit delete reply
Millie ETE
@Magravan thanks ^.^

@aok666 I'm sure seppy wil've taken over your house by then :p sending birthday box as soon as I find a box..........?
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Millie ETE: Septimus is too friendly to be head cat. He did actually start to be scared of Tessa after a few days. Tessa is getting older, but her pathological hatred of all other cats means that she's no less violent. And her claws are SHARP. And she knows which places to scratch so that it hurts (with humans, she goes for the wrists and ankles). Thank you again for the birthday presents :-D
Quick explanation to all: the ETE in Millie's username stands for Evil Teddies' Empress.
Millie ETE edit delete reply
Millie ETE
@aok666 was joking! :p majorly overslept today o.O so yuh. not good...was at long meeting last night hence why no fb chat
Beth (Guest) edit delete reply
Help I'm being held prisoner in a TOGM factory, and I broke a nail!
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@ Millie ETE: which bit was a joke? Tessa really does go for wrists.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@ "Beth": get a replacement from next door then.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Beth - Get a whole new arm then?

@aok666 - Now you're thinking with TOGM ;)
Sylene (Guest) edit delete reply
Help I'm being held prisoner in a closet by the Phantom, and he's not nearly as sexy as the name would lead me to believe!

Beth Is that you? OMG you broke a nail, are you alright girl!?!
Magravan edit delete reply
Errr, okay...