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Sunday, January 8th, 2006
9:11 pm - Time for a new page!

muse_gnome
Page 18 has been posted! We get to see the Goddess for just a moment, and then, ONWARD LITTLE GNOME! Go break some more stuff!

Comicgenesis is having some system problems at the moment, so the update is pending a responsive network to FTP. In the meantime, you can view the new page at dragon-artists:

And away we go!

Happy 1 year anniversary to TTG, while we're at it :) *sings*

current mood: happy

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Sunday, December 4th, 2005
11:01 pm - Page 16 is now available!

muse_gnome
Finally had some time to sit around and work on the page! We also got a rockin' picture of Lizelle from Desfunk!

You can see the new stuff at:

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

or

http://ttg.comicgenesis.com/

current mood: restless

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
5:15 pm - Page 13!

muse_gnome
Page 13 is (finally) posted!

Sorry about the delay in updates, seems like every weekend something would come up and keep me away from the computer for half or more of the only time I have to draw. :P

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

OR

http://ttg.comicgenesis.com/

current mood: awake

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Sunday, July 17th, 2005
8:11 pm - Page 11

muse_gnome
Page 11 has been posted! :D

Over the last week there's been a couple of note-worthy things:

New fan art from Michael Derenge, artist of the web comic Pointless;

A cameo for a couple of TTG characters in the web comic Darken;

And I've also added a browse-by-thumbnail page for the comic. That link can be found on the archive page under the cover image.

Check it out at dragon-artists.com or ttg.keenspace.com.

*retires to her fortress of solitude to begin the next page*

-Michelle

current mood: happy

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Sunday, June 19th, 2005
7:59 pm - No update because...

muse_gnome
I know, I should have gotten this done LAST weekend, but I ran out of time. And then proceeded to not have any time for the rest of the week, or it would have been posted sometime during that week.

All of Saturday was spent with the family for an early father's day get-together, where I was bit by some kind of bug. Might have been mosquito, maybe a spider... point is that I got a very small puncture to my drawing hand, which then became infected overnight.

I spent close to 4 hours at the hospital this afternoon to find out I had an infection, AND that I needed a tetanus shot. Whee o_O;

My hand is so swollen right now that you can't see the tendons, and my knuckles are all but gone with the swelling. It's enormous, I tells ya!

So yeah... no update since I haven't been able to paint all weekend for ... various reasons. *twitch*

Hopefully we'll be on track for next weekend... in other news, the new Batman movie is much fun :)

-Michelle

current mood: swollen

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Monday, May 30th, 2005
10:33 pm - Update!

muse_gnome
After much hair pulling and gnashing of teeth, page nine is FINALLY DONE!! *rejoices*

TTG at dragon-artists

OR

TTG at Keenspace

Next update in two weeks!


(or so I pray to the computer gods that my Mac behaves itself such that I can get it done...)

current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
7:26 pm - No update this week.

muse_gnome
There's bad news and there's some okay news.

The bad news is that the page was eaten alive. The file was corrupted and Photoshop will no longer recognize the file format. Matt helped me find an article on the Adobe website that details the error message. Turns out my Norton Anti-virus software is a known offender and devourer of photoshop files.

I have no means of recovering this file at this time, unless someone out there knows of a means of recovering a corrupted Photoshop CS file on a Mac. I've tried file-recover before, and I've poked at the Photoshop Cache to see if I could find it in there. I wonder if it's still somewhere in the scratch disk memory... anyway.

The okay news is that I have a backup. It's several hours old, but it's not a complete loss. I also have a couple of JPG in-progress shots I was sharing with Matt, so I have a ready guide for what I had gotten done.

I will be working most of the night on this painting, but I do not anticipate it being done today. So it might be next week before the new page is up.

current mood: aggravated

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
8:26 pm - Page 6 is on time!

muse_gnome
Hey, lookit, we have ourselves an update on TIME! :D

dragon-artists has been updated, we're still pending for a bit on Keenspace. Seems to be a bit of a backlog there.

And it just gets worse from here... mwa ha haaa~

dragon-artists

Keenspace

current mood: pleased

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Monday, March 21st, 2005
9:31 pm - Page 5!

muse_gnome
About time for an update, right? I thought so, too. Sorry about the long delay, life has kept me quite busy. There are signs it's going to slack off just a smidge, but I will never again say work doesn't interfer with my art time ;)

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

OR

http://ttg.keenspace.com/

-Michelle

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Sunday, March 6th, 2005
12:19 pm - No update this week...

muse_gnome
It's not for not trying to get the page done, it's just circumstances kept me away from the drawing table most of the last two weeks.

We mentioned a couple of posts back that I had a new job as a mutual fund rep, and I ended up working over 100 hours in the last two weeks. First Eagle decided to close its most popular mutual fund, so it's just been fairly insane and requiring a lot of overtime from everyone - there were people who had quite a bit more hours than I did X_x;

I've also had a nasty head cold since Wednesday, and the combination of many hours and illness has kept me in bed for most of the weekend.

I have most of the pencil work done and have begun transferring the drawings for inking. I'm aiming to have page 5 done by next weekend, but it depends on how next week treats me.

Thanks for your patience, we'll be back on track once work settles down a bit :)

-Michelle

current mood: - ZZzzz...

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Sunday, February 6th, 2005
5:17 pm - New Page!

muse_gnome
Page three is finished and posted! More bricks! Lordy, I'm glad that's over... but we finally get to see a little more than pretty scenery :D

TTG Website

We still don't have a definite page count for this thing, but I'm working on drafts for pages 38 - 40. It's going to be more like an online graphic novel rather than a comic because I can't fit a short script into 28 pages. And it's just the first chapter :)

Begin countdown to page 4...

-Michelle

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
4:55 pm - Progress on Page 3

muse_gnome
Page three is moving right along, I found that I have time at lunch to ink panels. Everything is inked and scanned, and I splashed a few colors on it last night. We'll finally be departing from the panoramic scenes and get to something a little more exciting ;)

Barring anything weird happening Saturday or Sunday, things are looking good and the new page should be right on time :)

-Michelle

current mood: pleased

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
10:51 am - Progress is made

muse_gnome
Page two is moving right along at a good pace. The first panel is inked and mostly painted in Photoshop, there's just a touch more to do on that. I'm currently inking the second of two panels; there's a lot of bricks. A LOT of bricks. If I ever ink another brick, I'll... I'll... *looks at the next page* I won't finish that statment. ^^;

I had thought maybe I could get it done this weekend since we had the holiday on Monday, but the second panel is quite large and is taking more time than I thought it would. So... next weekend. :)

current mood: optimistic

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Monday, January 10th, 2005
6:23 am - Udate: Page 01 Finished

muse_gnome
Page one was finished in a flurry of drawing this weekend! Based on how long it took to get the third panel done (which is quite large), I'm going to say for now that updates will come every one to two weeks, depending on what my schedule is doing that week and the complexity of the panels involved.

Hopefully I can get it down to just one week as I become more proficient at certain things... like perspective. Mr. Perspective and I are not on a first name basis yet, so there is much seething and gnashing of teeth as I try to fill panels with all the pretty details.

Next update should be in about two weeks, as it involves yet again more perspective and BIG panels :)

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

Please feel free to mention if you get errors trying to access pages. I discovered that I'd forgotten to upload the JS file this morning, and it as causing browsers to crash. Sorry if that affected anyone out there!

-Michelle

current mood: pleased

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Friday, January 7th, 2005
4:16 pm - Mission Control, We are Ready to Launch...

muse_gnome
As I type this message, the HTML pages are uploading to the TTG website. Finished up the welcome banner this afternoon, which looks a bit more threatening than welcoming, but that's the Sorceress for you ^^;

The preview I posted a while back at Elfwood and DA is holding the place for page one until I can get it finished, the galleries and links pages are up, and now that all this is done I can concentrate on the comic itself. First page should get done either this weekend or early next week! :D

I went back and modified the settings for the community, I thought I'd left posting options open to all members... now it really is :) All we ask is that posts be relavent to the community, so anything regarding the comic is fair game.

-Michelle

current mood: content

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
7:55 pm - Status Report

muse_gnome
For anyone who happens to be passing by...

The time is fast approaching for the webcomic to finally make an appearance! Most things are in order, there's just a couple of loose ends to finish knotting and we'll be well on our way to working through the first chapter of Tales of the Traveling Gnome. My goal is to have the first page finished in one to two weeks time, and to have the website uploaded to it's new home.

From there, pages should be updated once every two weeks... I'll say two weeks for now, if that changes, you'll notice. ;)

In the future, you'll be able to find the comic at http://www.dragon-artists.com/ttg, and you can join the e-mail list over at Yahoo!Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ttg_comic/

-Michelle

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