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16th Jun 2010, 5:00 PM
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He's Chad!
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Today's helping of TOGM is flavoured with Chad. Eww.

I am sorely tempted to call this the end of book 1, just because of how hard it is to write the next strip. I wont, because the end of this arc leads us into a very important next arc, which will be a better stopping point between the two (Mainly because it's a cliffhanger!)

But yeah... Chad... He's not the subtle type. For his look, I suggested that June reference Rocko from Undergrads, a show that I got into ... quite a few years ago now, damn.

John's Kung-fu needs to step it up if he wants to stand a chance against something other than a One :)

See you on Monday!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Doesn't panel four look a little familiar?
User comments:
Johnny Whoa (Guest) edit delete reply
Dick move, Chad. Dick move.
Ferix edit delete reply
Ferix
Honestly? Chads got a right to be pissed sorta, I mean he IS wearing his clothes XD
Solem Saje edit delete reply
Solem Saje
I'm pretty sure the Zombie Survival Guide details hand-to-hand fighting techniques against the undead... May I assume this volume is on the black list?
Lessum (Guest) edit delete reply
As much as I like John...Chad is kinda cute...and strong :D Great work June! Nice to see some more characters too! xo
Barrahir edit delete reply
Barrahir
roflpwned.

However, does anyone else thinks Chad looks a bit too ginormous on the 1st panel?

Otherwise... roflpwned.
JimiRaffety edit delete reply
JimiRaffety
Guys, you could finish the comic here, and just repeat the whole thing over and over and over, ad infinitum!

You know, go for the whole "Groundhog Day" feel, just way more annoying :)
Two&3/4 (Guest) edit delete reply
And here I was thinking this guy was supposed to be enlightened.

Apparently being a 4 doesn't save you from being a douchebag. I wonder how well zombies burn. LET'S FIND OUT!

He cheated on her while he was alive so it seems even undeath won't stop some people from being assholes.

Well...if I can get a choice-can my Togm be Beth flavored? Or even some Sylene. I'll settle for the can she threw out if not.
DreamSanguine edit delete reply
DreamSanguine
@Skrael: LOL! I was about to say so when I read your comment. xD
Tezcatlipoca edit delete reply
Tezcatlipoca
I wonder, are your comics lettered with the font "Sunday Comics" from the Blambot?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Johnny Whoa - Definitely not starting the relationship out on the right foot... Or the right piece of sidewalk...

@Ferix - Nah, he's just a jerk :)

@Solem Saje - Well, since there are no humans left, so far as society is concerned... It's kind of a moot point... Suffice to say, those that had access to the book before the Enlightenment found it woefully inadequate to deal with intelligent zombies ;)

@Lessum - Hahaha :) Well, he -is- a Four... Not going to find many people looking like they got hit in the face with a frying pan as a Four... As for the character, we're trying to give his entrance enough 'punch' that you remember him despite the fact that he'll be off screen for a little while..

@Barrahir - No. He's supposed to look ginormous ;)

@JimiRaffety - More annoying than Groundhog Day? Dare we aspire to such heights? :)

@Two&3/4 - Enlightenment means different things to different people ;)

@DreamSanguine / Skrael - It serves as a reminder to the readers ;)

@Tezcatlipoca - Indeed it is. 3s and 4s use Sunday Comics BB, 1s and 2s use Mouth Breather. I like it in general, but I dislike the lack of Italics. My only 'stressor' options are to bold it or make it larger font. Underline might be nice too...
Lunaroki (Guest) edit delete reply
Odd. One would not presume that any of Chad's clothes would fit John, although this does sort of explain why Beth has men's clothes for John to wear.

On a different note, I'm having a hard time finding the option to log in. It's supposed to be on the pop-up window where you type your comment, right? It doesn't show up for me most of the time. Is there any alternative way for me to get logged in?
Lunaroki edit delete reply
Lunaroki
Never mind. I found a way in by looking at the Comic Profile link at the bottom of the page.

BTW, Hope John doesn't land on his face! Zombie medical service doesn't seem to be particularly well suited to the needs of living human beings.
Tezcatlipoca edit delete reply
Tezcatlipoca
I use Sunday Comics BB for The Incredible and Awe Inspiring Serial Adventures of the Amazing Plasma-Man, but I find it allows me to italicize. Perhaps the italics needed to be downloaded separately?
Either way, your comic is quite entertaining indeed; well done.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Lunaroki - Keep in mind that the body is more relevant to the position... He probably wasn't always that large ;) Also, Beth has a variety of clothes at home and her office because she's used to helping out strays ;)

@Tezcatlipoca - Oh, maybe? Thanks for the tip and the compliment! I'll go check that out now.
snooog (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey this is only my second post I've only just seen the new page. I also was thinking the same as skreal. Will John get amnesia again? By the way I've only recently started reading the comments as the comic had already been going for a while when I began reading any suggestion other than the first page which is obvious which strip I should go to for more insight into the Plot?

Oh I almost forgot for anyone who read my theories on John I saw the flaw in the clone theory when I thought more about it. Why would he have knowledge if his brains just going to be eaten but then I thought maybe they needed to put something in so he'd make a good meal.
That's all sorry it's a bit all over the place.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
We should probably include a Wiki or something when we get the new site up and going.. I have to admit, there are some discussions within the comments, but most of the story should be gleaned from the comic itself ;)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Wow. Didn't see this joke coming. It's only been used a millions times.

Like this phrase.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Indeed! Repetition is good for the memory. That reminds me, I should put it into the script again. This stuff is gold!
Richard Justice (Guest) edit delete reply
.... So, I wonder.
If John lands on the concrete outside and scrapes himself up willanyonenoticehimbleeding?
:U
8U

Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Not if he hides it ;)
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey I've just noticed Chad has red eyes. Maybe he's not wearing contacts like everyone else?
Linden edit delete reply
Linden
Goodness, he's tall. He has to duck under the door frame. >_____<
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Snoog - No, he uses Red Contacts :) The only characters that haven't been wearing contacts thusfar are the PSOs (At least Chuck, Karl might have been wearing them anyways), and some of the lower grade tiered zombies...

@Linden - Yes, he chose a very intimidating body ;)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Magravan I might be wrong but how do you know he's wearing contacts? Well it's not really important anyway. Your probably right but I mentioned the eyes as I thought they made him look more like how I would imagine a zombie's eyes. Who are Chuck and carl and what did you meant by PSO I don't regonise these reference although I'm sure PSO must be an abreviation did you mean the class one zombie?
Snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
So sorry just realised I talked back to the writer I didn't regonise you there for a sec must be tired of course you know he's not wearing contacts it's your comic my bad. I would have deleted the comment but I don't have an account sorry.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Hehehe, no worries! Have you read "So you're a zombie now"? It explains that the zombies all have black eyes, but choose to wear contacts to look more human.

The PSOs (Public Safety Officers, basically Robert's police force) tend to forego them, but of course, our cast tend to be the exceptions to the rules.. Chad wears them because it makes him look more intimidating. And he's alllll about intimidation.
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
Wow... Chad is a total Chad. No wonder Beth dumped his ass.

Of course it does beg the question, why is he still coming around to bother Beth. I guess even once you turn into a zombie, you still want a redhead booty-call? :P
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
Thanks for answering my questions. I may reread previous strips to refresh my memory.
Barrahir edit delete reply
Barrahir
"Yes, he chose a very intimidating body ;) "
"chose"? I realize zombies get replacement limbs but never did I imagine they could get a whole new body...
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@bbedlam - Damn right he is! Another good question is why does the woman that she knows was cheating on her husband with get free access to her TOGM...

@snoog - My pleasure :)

@Barrahir - Some more than others... PSOs get certain upgrades that help them do their job. Ones may not be able to infect them, but they can still put them at risk if they are hungry enough.
Dodom (Guest) edit delete reply
You said "fours aren't likely to look like they've been hit by a truck"
But what if they were ugly before becoming zombies? Do they get face replacements as well? And WHERE DO THEY GET THE SPARE PARTS FROM???????
Dodom (Guest) edit delete reply
Also Chad looks like Ken! :D
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@bbedlam I got to name Chad! I thought the character suited the name juuuust fine. :P
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Dodom - I love that you keep asking that question and then not reading the response ;D

They get spare parts from TOGM Corp's limb replacement factory. We'll visit that place at some point, I'm sure :)
Dodom (Guest) edit delete reply
I give up reading the older comment pages too early and make a fool of myself? D:

At least I caught it this time! :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
That's how we establish re-read value :) You could always ask on Formspring :)
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
The look on Beth in 1 (even with her back turned) and 3 are perfect. :P
No, on second thought, the expressions from everyone are pretty much ALL perfect. :P
Those two do stand out, though. ;)
jordanch68 edit delete reply
jordanch68
John should've turned to Beth and said, "His stuff, why didn't you tell me? Now I'm going to get cooties." :)