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27th Dec 2009, 7:00 PM
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Potential zombies pay heed!
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Magravan edit delete
This is advice straight from the proverbial horse's mouth, if and when the zombie apocalypse begins!

Poor John... I guess he thought she wasn't joking... I bet he's wishing coffee was still around.. The injustices keep coming. At this rate, would any reader blame me if he fed himself head first to Beth?

As much as I'm glad that we did the flyer for the sake of getting that information out there, I'm glad to be back doing the main story again. Maybe we'll do something like that again sometime, but I'm hoping it's not any time soon. I'd like to forge ahead, and keep this story moving.

On the good news front: We've got a domain name purchased, just waiting on the transfer... So that's good. It'll make it easier for us to tell people where to go to read the comic. Also, we're celebrating our 8 year anniversary tomorrow of the day where we officially got married. Movie and dinner! ... at home.. after the kids go to bed... :) We're saving up for a house, and going out is expensive :D Still, we'll have fun ;)

For Christmas I bought June "Warbreaker" by Brandon Sanderson in hardcover, which he actually had put up for free as an E-book before it was even published. She's very into colours and such, so I thought she might enjoy it. Sadly, his Hero of Ages and Well of Ascension wasn't in stock at Chapters, and I was already running behind. Those at least I know she really likes. :) If you're interested in checking his work out, as I mentioned, Warbreaker is up for free as an e-book, and the Mistborn trilogy is fantastic. Check out his website for all sorts of stuff. Highly recommended!

Anyways, see you on Thursday with 17, and possibly at some point with another bonus image of some sort that has yet to be determined.

Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I hope you all had a good Christmas! I think that we did, one of the better ones any way. I'm so sick of turkey already though? Oh, but I sure made a good one this year. Ever want to have a turkey with moist breast meat? Cook it upside down. Yes, cook it with the breast pointing downwards. Best turkey I ever cooked, I swear.

For Christmas, one of my best gifts was from James. He picked me up a hardcover copy of Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. I really, really enjoyed his Mistborn series, and to a smidgen of a lesser degree, Elantris. I can't wait until I get enough of a buffer going and/or things slow down a bit so that I can start to read it!

Graphic designer/artist babble:

In other news, I've been having problems with my drawing tablet lately, and it's been annoying the frick out of me. I am using a Wacom Intuos 3 wide format, and every so often the brush dynamics in Photoshop keep deactivating, even though the box is ticked. Unticking and reticking the box does not bring it back, neither does changing the brush altogether. The only way to fix it is to close Photoshop, open up my tablet properties, change the prssure senstivity a degree higher or lower, then re-open Photoshop again. After that is appears to work fine again for a while. I have all of the most current drivers installed as well. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the whole thing. Any other advice on this matter? have any of you had this issue before?

Also, I would like to wish my loving husband, James (Magravan) a Happy Anniversary! It has been 8 years now, and going strong! I love you, baby! XOXOXOX Mwah mwah mwah!
User comments:
VIPER edit delete reply
haha its midnight and im dead tired and about to go to bed, and this still made me actually lol
VIPER edit delete reply
it sounds like you may have a hardware issue with your tablet if the problem persists after all that... the only other thing i can suggest is try it on another computer and see if it still does it, if so then it is hardware.

and happy anniversary :)
Caylynn edit delete reply
A knitting zombie. Oh man, I love this comic
Magravan edit delete reply
I'm happy you guys enjoyed it :D
Effigy_Power edit delete reply
Oh she's so mean to him.
What about clutching a Teddy-bear? That any help?

PS: Happy Confabulation, Conflagrations and Confrontations to your anniversary.
Magravan edit delete reply
If it's a teddy you REALLY love, it's like a zombie cross.. If not, they'll eat it and you. :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Someone searched for helmet bat zombie webcomic in google and found us. That's both awesome and amazing to me. Hello person with the google skillz! Glad to see we were worth tracking down again! :D
Syaoran (Guest) edit delete reply
I honestly couldn't tell if Beth was being sarcastic or not... Maybe I'm just tired lol.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Sya, WE'RE not even sure of that one :P

Syaoran (Guest) edit delete reply
PHEW! I'm not as dense as I thought I was! Oh well, mystery makes the story all the more thrilling! O.o

Magravan edit delete reply
Not sarcastic, just evil :D She has sort of been picking on his naive disposition since meeting him :) However, the love teddy as zombie-bane might become canon :D
Effigy_Power edit delete reply
Woot! I contributed!
AshenSkye edit delete reply
Perhaps your operating system is why your tablet is acting up? I never had a problem from my tablet on XP, but when I had to move to Vista I had to find a special driver patch and many times I have to restart Photoshop to get it to recognize the presure sensitivity.

My only solution so far is to keep restarting Photoshop until it works. And sometimes even if it works, I can close it out to go do something else (not shut down the computer either), and when I come back it's broken again.
Effigy_Power edit delete reply
It is a strange issue... there is of course always the option that something's wrong with the tablet or pen...
...which of course seems odd if it works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't.
Maybe try an older driver, most XP-drivers from Wacom actually work for Vista.
Not to mention that you often CAN use a tablet without any drivers at all.
Xila31 edit delete reply
Haha, I like this one, too. :D
Theboomtube edit delete reply
haha. nice.
CamoNinja edit delete reply
I see what you did thar!
jordanch68 edit delete reply
Their interaction is priceless! :)
A (Guest) edit delete reply
Cooking a turkey upside down, without stuffing, also means that it cooks a LOT faster!
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
I pretty much echo what the commenters before me say about how good this comic is.

Also, while the evolution throughout the comic is really evident, I think that even by this point, the art has evolved quite a lot compared to the beginning; good job. :D
Fire (Guest) edit delete reply
My friend told me about this comic and zombie-related things have never been my favourite but I REALLY love this comic series!