Gobo Gazette is Temporary Emergency Hiatus Go! Next week I see the bone doctor, looking for some good news! Do you do Dungeon and/or Dragon? I sure did, and do on a rare occasions. And I guarantee that it is a big influence, as well as a certain writer (check the details in the transcript or the image if you can’t guess). We don’t have a new entry for Fandom Funtime, but we do have the visual answers to last week’s game!

I am out of commission but I can still answer your questions. Hopefully, I will not have to consult any Dungeons & Dragons books! Did you have any question regarding Gobo Gazette? This could be for me or for members of the cast (no spoilers). Do you like to fanart? If you do or want to, now is the time to share! Send your questions and/or fan art to gobo@gobogazette.com! If you like, provide a link if your webcomic, portfolio, or similar creative site. Once the hiatus is over, I’ll more it all to a gallery section and Gobo Gazette will be back in action.

Partake in Gobo Gazette’s first Temporary Emergency Hiatus Go! And be careful out there!

↓ Transcript
Announcement banner with content on white background and a panel to the right. There is a watermarked illustration of Gobos and Puccini beneath it.
Content: "Gobo Gazette - Temporary Emergency Hiatus GO! - We're hoping to return in January 2023!"
Announcement panel has Nob's hands from the gobo leader's point of view, the right hand visually aching with three lightning bolts.
Nob (as the artist): "<My hand. It broke!>"

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(In a narrative box) "Some have noticed a few similarities in Gob Gazette and other fantasy source material. So which is the biggest influence?"
"While Tolkien is a big influence - as one might notice in the naming of the larger strips - the one source that has had the biggest impact on the comic is Dungeons & Dragons (which also was influenced by The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings).”
(Insert image to left of a surprised Hob, fingers in an open chest of gold coins, in the middle of a 10' x 10' x 10' room - the measurements visible - with a small hole in the back wall to the right.) "There are many callbacks to the roleplaying game, including the cliches. The first comic to pay homage is 2.09 Classic Room. The original 10x10 room had an orc guarding a chest. Here we have a gobo looting it! (They grow up so fast...)"
"Another cliche of old is the four player party. It typically had a fighter, a wizard, a cleric, and a thief (represented in the same comic by the Party of Adventurers(trademark symbol). Even the classic fantasy "races" are represented." (Image right of text of an angry Gargamel pointing upward with a hungry Azrael at his feet.)(Insert panel to right of text shows arcade Q*Bert saying "@!#?@!" The "@" are used to represent swirls in the word bubble)
"We will look into this Dungeons & Dragons game connection a bit more next week. And remember, we are still accepting questions and art!"

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Titled "Fandom Funtime!" with the statement "Last week's Fandom Funtime solution!"
Below are two very similar images of five gobos in a row. Zip has a hand on the hip, Bam is stepping forward and looking to the others, pointer fingers touching together. Pat also steps forward with a smile but Tik is hesitant, looking over to Tok, who strides confidently with the others. Each of the two images have five red circles that highlight the differences between them, which matches the below answers.

(In a narrative box) "Zip's scar & arm, Bam's tooth & vest, Pat's pot & freckles, Tik's flame & ear, Tok's tattoo & buckle"