Loud Neighbors – Episode 2 – Care-o-Meter

Okay, so I guess our podcasts aren’t going to come out on Mondays, after all. Tuesdays it is! The idea is, we want to make sure they end up as separate posts from the actual comics pages, so they can’t drop on the same day.

Anyway, in this, the second episode of Loud Neighbors, we’re even less on topic than before. In fact we seriously do not have a topic. But please do give it a listen, and let us know what you want to hear more or less of. Personally, I’m all for doing more RPG stuff. Everyone tell Spike you want more RPG stuff!

Loud Neighbors – Episode 1 – Dungeon School

Hey, folks. This is Matt, Spike’s husband and general partner in tomfoolery. We made kind of a podcast thing that maybe you might want to listen to. It’s not about Templar or anything vaguely relevant to the comic. It’s pretty much us just going on about some foolishness that was on our minds at the time. If people dig it, we’ll probably do more, sometime. So let us know what you think, huh?

FAN ART SATURDAY. Moze and Merytre!


Moze and Merytre, by batneko
Moze and Merytre, by batneko

World’s most adorable adult-to-child marriage, as rendered by batneko. Thutmose Shen (Moze, to his friends) and his intended, Merytre, who, despite what is being depicted, he has never met.

Long engagement for these two. About eleven years, so far.

I command you: Check out batneko’s Deviant Art. (o_o)-b

FAN ART SATURDAY: Reagan, by dechanique!

Okay. SO.

I get a ton of great art from my readers, and I’ve been meaning to update my fan art section for a while. So, I’m gonna post one piece of fan art every Saturday, until I’ve got it all up, right here on the front page so all you immensely talented bastards can get the attention you deserve.


dechanique's art!

This Reagan portrait was handed to me by Deanna Echanique at a con, and I love it.

You can read Deanna’s own equally pretty comic, la Macchina Bellica, right here. Dig it, okay? And stay tuned for more TAZ comics Monday. I’m still currently exhibiting at the Phoenix Comicon, but hopefully, I’m workin’ my butt off on the next page.

TF2 Art? I guess anyone can do it, then, huh.

After reading my lustful sighs on Twitter with regards to the new Blighted Beak Team Fortress 2 item, a friend offered to swap me his in exchange for a custom spray. His request: An aggressive-looking Scout.

Scout Spray Inks

These are the approved inks, he’ll be receiving the finished version shortly. (I won’t be uploading that anywhere, since it’s custom work, and making it available to everyone would kinda defeat the purpose.)

I do hope you enjoy this sort of thing. More TAZ soon.

Let’s FAQ.

Hi, guys. I’ve gotten a lot of new followers over the past week or so, I figured I’d answer a few of the questions I see coming up.

How do you pronounce “Scipio?”

SKIP-ee-oh. Although the proper Latin pronunciation is “SIP-ee-oh,” nobody pronunces it like that. This is America. We like to fuck up pronunciations. We are super good at that.

So the short form, Scip, is just “Skip.” I guess you could call him “Scippy,” but I don’t think even his mom does that.

What’s Reagan’s accent?

Reagan is from New York City. Probably Queens. I don’t really wanna nail down the borough without visiting one day, though.

Why are you suddenly updating so much!?

Lotta reasons.

-My new Cintiq shaves about 4 or 5 hours off of production time.
-I’ve been slacking hard due to other projects and feel bad about it.
-More updates means more hits means more money from my ad banners.
-This comic is gonna be super-long and the faster I update, the faster it’ll be finished.
-Kinda just wanted to see if I could do it.

Are you gonna keep up this pace?

Not sure. I’ll try, though. But no matter what, there will probably never be a TAZ page on the weekend. Just FAQ posts, art posts, that kinda thing.

Anyway, time to do Monday’s update. Later.

Comic Recommendation: Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell.

Go read it here.

Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell is about a dude who accidentally maims the Dalai Lama, and as a result, has accrued massive, near-insurmountable karmic debt. This is kind of a big deal in his world, where karma is very real and determines a mortal’s fate after death. Without some drastic do-gooding, Darwin Carmichael is… well, I bet you can guess.

It’s not EXTREMELY long yet, so you can still read from the first strip. And I recommend you do. Lotsa fun.