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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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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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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, 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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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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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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Thursday, January 31st, 2008
9:24 pm - Page 37 is up!

muse_gnome
Wow! Three years as of this update, and we've done something we weren't sure would happen... we've completed chapter one!!! Yes, today's update is the final page of this chapter, and my how far we've come.

We're going to take a break for a couple of months, getting some of the preliminary stuff out of the way so we'll be all set to get through chapter 2 - scripting things out, page drafts, a cover and that sort of thing. The comic's style is going to change a bit with Chapter 2, as well, in the hopes of making it possible for TTG to update more regularly (and maybe more often...).

We plan to begin updating again April 30, 2008. Until then, thanks for staying with us through the good times and the slow times, Matt and I both really appreciate the support :)

As of this post, Comic Genesis isn't allowing us to update, so TTG is only available at dragon-artists.

Thanks everyone!
-Michelle

current mood: bouncy

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Sunday, June 24th, 2007
9:00 pm - Page 33 is up!

muse_gnome
Heya, everyone :)

My class is over, and I've got both a new job and my life back! ;)

TTG resumes its regular monthly update schedule, and the new page is now up.

TTG at Dragon-Artists
TTG at Comic Genesis Comic Genesis has had some network issues recently, but those are being resolved with a shiny new server.

current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, January 28th, 2007
11:21 pm - Page 31 is up!

muse_gnome
Yes, the new page is up, but only at http://dragon-artists.com/ttg , because I am a flake and don't know how to update the other sites. We'll get those updated tomorrow, promise!

TTG will be getting published before too long, along with several other Comic Genesis folks who are all participating in the Free Comic Book Day (http://www.cortlandcomic.com/fcbd.html). We'll share the two pages we're submitting after the comic is published ;)

We also snagged a couple of WCCA nominations (http://www.ccawards.com/2007.htm) this year, including Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Writer (for all of Matt's projects!), and Oustanding use of Color! Thank you to everyone who got us nominated this year, it means a lot to us! :D

Lastly, just a reminder that TTG will go into hibernation for a couple of months while I'm taking some classes to get me into a new and lucrative job at work. God willing, we'll have an update in February and March, and then be out until June.

Until next month! *waves*

-Michelle

current mood: bouncy

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Sunday, August 20th, 2006
10:21 pm - Page 26 is now available!

muse_gnome
New page is complete. Now the fun part... anyone got a guess what in that last panel? Anyone? Anyone? MUWAHAHAHAH... you'll just have to wait and see! :D

Michelle wants to give a big thank you/supa-glomp to certain members of the CG community who helped scrape her off the floor when I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the comic. You rock! (But you already knew that! ;D)

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

OR

http://ttg.comicgenesis.com/

-Michelle

current mood: complacent

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
5:48 pm - WCCA Nominations are in...

muse_gnome
And look at that, TTG snagged a spot this year for best artwork :D :D :D

Thanks to everyone who got TTG nominated, Matt and I really appreciate it! Voting is open early July, but you had to be registered to vote I understand. But hey, lots of cool comics to look through if you're not registered :)

http://ccawards.com

(and yes, I am done with my self-imposed vacation, working on the next page and should have it up by Sunday - barring cataclysimic events beyond my ability to control)

current mood: bouncy

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006
10:23 pm - Page 21 and more cameo-goodness!

muse_gnome
Page 21 is now available, and we have another cameo-by-way-of-wall-art! Gort, from the webcomic Darken, makes his appearance on the walls of this strange castle that our folks are trying to get out of, and Dottiar's reaction... well, if you've ever read Darken, you'd understand how very appropriate it is.

The larger version of Gort is available in the Extras section, too!

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

or

http://ttg.comicgenesis.com/

-Michelle

current mood: BOING!

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Saturday, February 25th, 2006
10:22 pm - Page 19 doth Exist.

muse_gnome
Heyo! I have finally crawled my way out of the sea of boxes, cleaned to my heart's content (at least for the moment), and FINALLY got the next page up.

We hope to return to a more regular schedule after this - barring incapacitation, real-life emergencies, and the end of reality, of course. My goal is to get at least to page 35 before the end of this year. Not that I'd mind getting a little further, mind you

Meanwhile... check it out:

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

OR

http://ttg.comicgenesis.com

Regards,
Michelle, the now-homeowner. Wh00t.

current mood: jubilant

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
9:03 am - Update (sorry, not a page update!)

muse_gnome
Hi everyone, just a brief update on where things are at the moment.

I have just moved to a new house, and have spent the last two weeks deep-cleaning everything, ripping up carpet, and generally becoming aquainted with the new place. Work has also kept me for 9 - 11 hours a work day, yielding much in the way of tiredness.

As such, there hasn't been much time for anything related to things I would rather be doing - music, art, etc. It's a momentary, if necessary, hiatus.

I hope to get life back on track before too long, and get back to updating the web comic with it!

Regards,
Michelle

current mood: crazy

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