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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
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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WhisperingToDawn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Artist
You mentioned a possible let's play on one of your deviations. Do you have a YouTube channel? If so, what is it? I'd love to subscribe. :)
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm afraid I don't have any videos up yet.  I'm not a great speaker and my equipment kinda sucks, so I'm still gathering up the gall to post.  If/when I do, I'll make an announcement via comic and journal entry here.  Thanks for showing interest!
WhisperingToDawn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Artist
Oh, I understand! I'll be sure to notice it first-hand if released. (:
eorje Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I just finished your Just Short of the Dead. Honestly, you had me in tears and then laughing right after. The finale was absolutely amazing and I loved all the characters, and I love your sense of humour. It all made the story so real and believable. I can't wait to re do it and see how different the ending is. Thank you for this spectacular opportunity!!
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm glad you like it.  Hopefully my next story is a vast improvement.  I made a lot of mistakes in JSotD that I hope I learn from, but thank you for playing it all the way through!
DerGamerArtist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your comics are the most precious things in existence
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm afraid that honor goes to my readers, but I'll take "second most precious things in existence" any day.
TheEmeraldTiger Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant
I was wondering if you could draw all the characters from JSotD. If you don't have enough time or are busy it's alright.
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Definitely.  It might be a while, but I'd enjoy drawing them one more time.
Si-Efil Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  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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