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Saturday, August 20th, 2011
2:03 pm - Mystery of the Missing Updates

muse_gnome
Ahoy all,


I apologize for not posting some kind of news update sooner.  Both Matt and I have been slammed at our respective jobs, and I've been rather burned out for the last couple of months.


TTG is officially on break for a bit, as much to allow me to focus on some after-hours training I need to complete for work, and because lately I have been horribly burned out artistically.


The comic itself has become somewhat unsustainable in its current form.  Folks have commented before that I'm spending far more time on each page than I probably need to, but it was my choice because I wanted to work that much on each page.  I don't have as much time to work on the comic as I use to, and so trying to do as much with less time has become a frustrating practice. 


So changes are coming to TTG in the near future, just not quite sure what it'll look like yet.


Thanks for hanging out with us in the mean time, and for your patience for this burned-to-a-crisp artist :)



-Michelle

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011
8:14 pm - TTG Chapter 2 Page 23

muse_gnome
Yes, the page is finally available! http://ttg.spiderforest.com

Congratulations to Hogan who won TTG's first mini contest! He will be receiving some artwork from Michelle! Stay tuned, there will be a new contest coming up in about 2 weeks. If you'd like to know when the contest is announced, join us on Facebook, Twitter or our e-mail distribution list at Yahoo Groups to get the word when the next contest is announced.

More news is on the site, so go there now! :D

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Saturday, February 5th, 2011
9:10 pm - Page 22!

muse_gnome
* Matt and Michelle peek out from beneath their respective mountains of work * Ah yes, we are back! Sorry about the delays, both artist and writer have been absolutely SWAMPED with work-related events. We're both still in the middle of massive projects, so the next update is planned for the end of March.


Meanwhile, Michelle has been sponsoring a 'Fanart for a Spider Forest Member' since November. She's had a lot of fun reading and drawing characters from other Spider Forest comics, and has posted both her gift art to others and gift art received (or will once we get a handle on some HTML issues... Matt would like to point out that he's the writer, and has a HORRID grasp of HTML, which Michelle has only just realized).

Finally, the dragon-artists.com/ttg site will no longer be updated, and in fact will be disappearing at some point. Michelle decided not to renew the site in light of the fact that she's had no time to manage it and that TTG has become her primary focus over her 'other artwork'.

See ya next time! :D

Tales of the Traveling Gnome @ SpiderForest

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Monday, November 1st, 2010
9:19 pm - Page 21, late arrival...

muse_gnome
November 1st? *blinks* Um... holy crap, where'd the YEAR go?!? Well, as you might have noticed, the prior month's update was delayed... Life has been EXTREMELY busy for the both of us. Michelle has been completing some work-related training during non-work hours that will continue until the end of the year, and Matt has seen not one, not two, but THREE total system meltdowns where he work. Incidentally, did you know that lightning strikes are very, very bad for computer systems, especially if they receive a DIRECT hit? Now you know.

On that note, given Michelle's class schedule, plus, given the holiday season arriving, etc etc... updates might be delayed during the coming months. Michelle will strive to get the November and December pages done as close to on-time as she can, but updates will have to be on a "when it's ready" basis until after January.

See ya next time! :D

http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
9:50 pm - Page 20 has arrived!

netpoet22
 Ok, Page 20 is now complete. Dragon-artists.com wouldn't let me into change the front page, but the page is up and ready on both sites regardless. Today's caption? "Needs mustard." :p http://ttg.spiderforest.com and http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010
8:30 pm - Page 19 is up

muse_gnome
One day late, though it might have been updated last night if Old Man Matt didn't have to go to bed once the sun goes down. In his defense, though, his place of employment got hit by lightning on Wednesday last week, and he spent the rest of the week trying to fix a massive amount of damage, so he was rather tired.

On the same subject, did you know that surge protectors don't actually help all that much when hit with a direct strike of lightning? Mmm, melted plastic and metal smells GOOD! *cough* Gak!

Today's page hurt to draw. Not literally, but ouch... just... ouch. Go read it, you'll see what we're talking about.

And JJ, creator of the Lounge, has done up a head sketch of our evil sorceress. Click here to go to his Deviantart page and give it a look! WHOHOO!!

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg/

or

http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Saturday, June 19th, 2010
9:59 pm - Page 18 is up

muse_gnome
Many apologies for another late update, but it was with good reason!

Between attending the ComicGenesis cookout (where a good time was had by all), various life issues getting in the way, and an attack by rabid squirrels intent upon stealing all of life's sundries from our houses, the update for May just wasn't in the cards. So this update's early for June, and then next month's scheduled for the 31st.

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg

and

http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
9:12 pm - Page 17 is up :)

muse_gnome
Sorry we're a little behind this month, life got busy!

Page 17 is up on both sites now for your enjoyment. With lots of Troll. This isn't a very fair fight at all....

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg/
and
http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
1:20 pm - Chapter Two, page 16 has arrived

netpoet22
Just a quick update note today, since I'm updating from work (shh!!!)

TTG has updated, and poor Dottiar's just NOT getting a break.  ... well, maybe he is.  In his back, neck, etc etc... but not the break he'd prefer, anyhoo.  As per the norm, we can be found in two locations:

http://ttg.spiderforest.com
http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg

See y'all next month!!!

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010
9:05 pm - Chapter 2, Page 15

muse_gnome
Um, yeah, seems like Matt accidentally posted that we'd update February 2nd, instead of the 28th... and forgot to mention that to me. Sorry about that! Matt did finally get the full Spiderforest site up and running now, and there's a RSS feed somewhere, so everything looks all pretty and un-broke'd again.

Nothing much else to talk about, TTG-wise this month. Matt and Michelle both are sick of cold weather and are looking forward to a few good days of warmer weather to thaw out.

However, Matt's other project, Tales of Pylea is getting a bit of a reboot! The artist for that comic asked me to paint it up for here, and you can see the finished cover in my Deviant-Art gallery here: http://dragonmajik.deviantart.com/art/Tales-of-Pylea-Cover-Art-154979342

See ya'll next month!

-Michelle

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg/

http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Monday, February 1st, 2010
10:52 pm - Chapter Two, page 14

netpoet22

ARGH... I'm having issues getting the Spiderforest website updated, due 99.99% to the fact that I TOTALLY forgot TTG was updating tonight. :(  So for now, the update is at http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg only, and will resume updating on http://ttg.spiderforest.com later tomorrow. >Matt


Recent Updates :: February 1, 2010


Next Upate :: February 28, 2010

Hey, we're only a day late, and considering that Mr. and Mrs. Zastrow spent a week in Hawaii celebrating their honeymoon (congrats again you two!) that's not bad at all!!! With February being a short month, we can't guarantee that the page will be finished exactly on the 28th, but time will tell.

January was an incredibly busy month for both parties... Matt still swears that it's 2009, and that somehow January just snuck in and smacked him upside the head with a frying pan... luckily the monkey we hired a few months back to replace him is still cranking out scripts, so we're good to go.

Today's update brings us closer to the resolution of this chapter. It's hard to believe it, but today's update also marks a dual anniversary... 'tis our 50th comic page, as well as our 5 year anniversary being online! (give or take a day) You'll notice that the SpiderForest site is undergoing some changes, if any links don't work by Feb 14th or so please drop us a line.

See ya next month!

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Thursday, December 31st, 2009
9:20 pm - Chapter Two, Page 13

netpoet22
Um... no one noticed that the SpiderForest site spent an entire month with November misspelled, right?  RIGHT?!?  *cough*  Um, yeah... that's what you get when you update while being tired.  Heh, whoops. :D

Today's update brings us back into the light of day!  WHOO!  Been a while since these poor guys saw any daylight.  We'll have a few pages in the daylight now, and I promise you most of the next chapter will be nice and bright.
:D

Hope everyone has a fantastic new year, and be safe!!  Cya next month for our 50th comic and 5 year anniversary!!! 

>Matt


As always, you can find us in two locations...

http://ttg.spiderforest.com
http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg

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Monday, November 30th, 2009
9:57 pm - Page 12 is up!

muse_gnome
Holy cow, that was a fast month... and oh, lookie! It's about the first time in what, two, three years, since we saw anyone in a decent lighting situation? Hehee...

We have exactly 2 pages left to go before we hit our 50th comic! If anyone has any fanart they'd like to send us to celebrate this milestone that's nearly 5 years in the making, we'd greatly appreciate it. You can send it to us at ttg_webcomic at gmail.com as attachments, links, whatever... just nothing malicious, right? ;) Plenty of time left to go! We're also debating doing something special for this event as well, though we'll leave that under wraps at the moment. Don't want to give anything away, after all!

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg

or

http://ttg.spiderforest.com/

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Saturday, October 31st, 2009
11:00 pm - Chapter 2, page 11

netpoet22
CANDY CANDY CANDY CANDY... oh crap, that's right, the page is scheduled today! Hey, it's not midnight yet, so we're right on time! Hehee... Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Wish Matt luck, with the start of November... 'tis NanoWrimo time! Short version, write a 50,000 word story during the month of November. AUGH...

The Twitter account is now active and over there on the right side of the screen. We've also set up a facebook site, you can find that at: TTG Facebook page

See ya next month!

> Matt / Net

DA:  http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg
SF:  http://ttg.spiderforest.com

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
10:26 pm - Ze page, she is early!!!

netpoet22
Whoo! :D A day early even! :D Page has now been updated on both sites and is ready for perusal... and my brain just blanked out, and I *TOTALLY* forgot what else I was going to say.

Comic. Ready. Read, now. Yup. *nods sagely*

>Matt / Net

As always, you have two choices for your webcomic reading.
http://ttg.spiderforest.com
http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg

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Sunday, August 30th, 2009
10:03 pm - Are my eyes going bad, or did we reset back to Chapter one?

netpoet22
Heh. No, you're not getting old... well, you ARE, but immortality doesn't exist yet, so you might as well accept that fact and be done with it. But yes, we've returned to color. The black and white pages just didn't pop like the color ones do... over the course of the next few months, Michelle will be going back and re-coloring the other pages, which will be uploaded COMPLETELY at random, so just check when the next update or two comes, k? :)

Also, yay for birthdays! Matt is 36 today, Michelle is 22 for the 7th time tomorrow! Whoot!

Anyhoo, next update is scheduled for September 30th... unless you ask Matt, who suggested that it should be September 31st. Hey, I'm the writer, I don't HAVE to know correct dates, right? Cy'all next month!

>Matt

DA: http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg
SH: http://ttg.spiderforest.com

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Sunday, July 12th, 2009
10:52 am - TTG Chapter 2 Page 8

muse_gnome
Page 8 is now available!

We are now officially moved over to Spider Forest, and will not be updating Comic Genesis going forward. This also gives us a new forum over on Spider Forest, and we'll be closing shop over at CornStalker soon.

I know I'm always late on my updates, and I apologize for that. We hope to update by the end of August, despite having a couple of all-weekend events coming up.

We're thinking about adding a twitter feed and/or a chat box to the site. IF anyone has any thoughts (positives/negatives) or suggestions, we'd appreciate it :D

http://ttg.spiderfo rest.com
http://www.dragon- artists.com/ ttg

>Michelle

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009
8:55 am - TTG chapter 2 page 7

netpoet22
Alrighty, page 7 is up and running, though you MIGHT want to check out some of the sites OTHER than comicgenesis to check it out. When I uploaded all the information for CG... there were 6,800 in queue ahead of me.

Apparently there's an issue going on with their servers... which only makes our move to SpiderForest that much easier to swallow, since it's ALREADY updated and ready to go, and add-free to boot. :)

This will be the last update to ComicGenesis, so to continue following TTG, point your bookmarks toward either of the following sites:

http://ttg.spiderfo rest.com
http://www.dragon- artists.com/ ttg

>Matt/Net

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Sunday, March 8th, 2009
9:26 pm - Chapter 2, Page 6

muse_gnome
Sorry we missed the update last week. I got sick and wasn't able to complete the page any sooner. Also, my in-laws are visiting next weekend, so the next page might be delayed a week or two as well. Ah life, ain't it fun. :)

Speaking of life-related issues, we'd also like to announce and congratulate Matt and his family on the new addition to the brood - Mrs. Summers had a healthy baby girl early in the evening of the 5th of March!! Welcome to the world, Madison... let's hope your daddy doesn't spoil you *TOO* much.

In comic related news, TTG will be moving from the Comic Genesis server soon. We've been accepted to join the folks over at Spider Forest, and during the next few weeks we'll start the transition over to there. New forum, new comics to read... this is gonna be fun.

Until next time!

-Michelle Zastrow

TTG at Dragon-artists
TTG at SpiderForest

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009
9:36 pm - Chapter 2, Page 5!

muse_gnome
Hello everyone!

We don't have much by the way of announcements this month. The move to spider forest is in progress, and over the course of the next year, we'd suggest changing your urls to the new site (once it's fully up and running). Eventually, the CG site will no longer be updated, and the SF will be getting all the new updates, etc... so watch this space on where to point your browsers very soon.

The Dragon-artists.com site will continue to update as normal, of course, so those of you that visit from there, you don't need to do anything :D

http://dragon-artists.com/ttg
http://ttg.spiderforest.com/ - we know there's a couple of little things that aren't quite done yet, but we'll get to them shortly!

See ya again at the end of February!

-Michelle Z.

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