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Tom
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United States
The Cartoonist of Justice.

Active Projects:
Life is Deranged
A parody series of the game "Life is Strange"
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
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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!
  • Mood: Tired

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General-Moonrocks Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really enjoy your comics! I love the style and humor, and can't get enough of the puns! haha
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MoShaol Featured By Owner 2 days ago
There a spider on my neck please stab it stab it stab it please Nuu 


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chechapuza Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I just realized your name is a combination of two of my favorite Animators!!!
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist
You wouldn't happen to be referring, at least in part, to Edd Gould, would you?
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chechapuza Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I am indeed refering to Edd Gould as well as Thomas Ridgewell (Tom) which they both worked on Eddsworld
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Neato.  I noticed that, too, and I'm more than okay with it.  Their series is a pretty big part of my childhood.  It's cool that someone else picked up on it!
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Trindave Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Hey, I just wanted to say that someone posted your Life Is Strange comic on Steam Community website. The bad news is that part with your signature has been cut off. I've dropped a link to your DeviantArt profile, but strangely enough (no pun intended), it has been removed.

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

I may look like a snitch right now, but I just hate that some people are not even bothering with giving credit to the original author. Besides, I am a big fan of your comics, so I couldn't let it pass. Your parodies always give me a good chuckle.
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist
I think there's a difference between "snitching" and "defending a naive artist's integrity", so thank you for trying to post the link, and thanks for bringing it to my attention.  I'll comment the link on the artwork and see what happens.  I think that part of the Steam posting rules is that you certify that YOU created the artwork, so if he blocks my comment and really wants to pretend like HE'S the original artist, then I'll report him.  Whether or not I beat him, though, I'll just join in and start posting my stuff on Steam as well.  Thanks again for letting me know.  You've turned me onto Steam as another way to share my work!
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Trindave Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
No problem. And yes, you're right with that certification thing. Unfortunately there's a lot of uncredited and plagiarized artworks on Steam. I just hope that he won't block you or delete your comment, because that would be really not cool. I've become a victim of something like that, including comment removal. After a while, fortunately, the reuploaded version of my silly artwork has been removed, so I've managed to win that "battle".

PS. Seeing "inFamous" concept art as your profile picture just made my day. Like, it's one of my favorite games, heh!
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the support, and about the profile picture, the first superhero I ever made up as a kid was an electrokinetic, so inFamous was like my dream-game.  Glad you like it!
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