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Tom
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United States
The Cartoonist of Justice.

Active Projects:
The Least of Us
A parody series of the game "The Last of Us"
The Walk-In Dead
A parody series of the game "The Walking Dead"
The Goulden Way
Original cartoons by Tom Gould
Interests
I just published the finale to "Just Short of the Dead", my first series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure zombie stories.  I give a lengthy thanks to the players at the end screen of the final episode, but in case you miss it or see this first, I'd like to thank you all again for giving me the chance to improve myself by sharing my work with you.  Having an audience really puts things into perspective for me, and getting feedback and support is immensely important, so again, thank you.

Some people were wondering about whether there would be a continuation of the story, but I'm afraid I have no plans of making one.  This'll be one of the hardest lessons I force myself through as a wannabe writer: letting a story go.

That's not to say that I won't be revisiting the zombie apocalypse in a future story, but when I do, I want to start over.  I don't want the characters to be oblivious to what the monsters are, because that idea has been done to death (GET IT??!!!); I don't want humanity to fail so miserably in the first week of the outbreak, unless I come up with a damn good explanation for you; most of all, I don't want the series to feel like it was written one episode at a time with no overarching plan, because even though I had a plan going into this one at first, I came across a lot of unexpected changes along the way, so I felt a little lost between some of the episodes, which meant I had to spend more time planning where it would go again, which meant more waiting for you lovely people.

Now that I understand this medium a little more, I know I can do better next time, but I think I'll put some effort into a few short stories and just practice writing in general before I go for another series.

When I do get around to making another series, though, I want it to appeal to the people who follow me.  You guys are the ones that'll see it and spread it around, so if you don't like it, what's the point?  If you have the time, tell me what kind of story or genre you'd like to see me try in a future series, and I'll take your suggestions into serious consideration as I move forward.

Once again, thank you all for everything.  I'll post more comics and shtuff as they pour forth from my now unoccupied mind!
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Si-Efil Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your comics so much! Since they're pretty focused on horror games, they make me wanna draw something... horror... ish....
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:iconnotsomagicalmike:
Top of teh morning to ye Tom, I was wondering if I can make some fanart of Emo Emi and others and get permission to upload them; I will give you credit for the original creation of the characters.
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Sure thing.  I'd love to see them when they're done, so send me a link.  Thanks for asking!
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NotsoMagicalMike Featured By Owner 3 days ago
AAAAAAAAAAAAAND DONE!
THE FINAL SKETCHED PRODUCT:

notsomagicalmike.deviantart.co…

I hope you like it. some parts didn't really come out they way I would have liked it, but it is still something I like.

Thanks For The Llama Emote  Tom
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WhisperingToDawn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Artist
Hello, I was curious if my friend and I could dub over your "If Tom Was In TWD" comics. They'll be humorous, and I wanted to get permission before I consider uploading them. (:
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Sure thing, and thanks for asking first.  Be sure to send me a link to them when you're done!
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WhisperingToDawn Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
It has been uploaded! Here is a link if you are interested: www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLg6h…

Thanks again! :)
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WhisperingToDawn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Artist
No problem, and of course! I'll be sure to credit you in the description. :)

(Thanks for letting us dub them!)
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deadguy22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Artist
I like your art.
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Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
It's really keen
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