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About Deviant Premium Member Phillip M JacksonUnited Kingdom Group :iconb3tards: b3tards
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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
Some little ball of faecal matter posted a comment on my profile, proudly announcing “Tom Preston finally left DA”, no doubt in an effort to stir something up.

Now, I don’t know a huge amount about Tom Preston (AKA Andrew Dobson), I’m just aware of the sketchy details: he drew fetish stuff, he tried to deny it, he posted some incendiary journal entries and some people claim his art is no good.
Excluding the denial part, that sounds eerily familiar to my online shtick. The only difference seems to be in our approach to faceless internet hate. Where TP appears to have taken it very, very personally, thus fanning the flames, I treated mine for what it was: faceless.

That’s the first thing you should always remember when reading through comments about your work: everybody is a phantom. An avatar with a silly name. Their comments could be good, their comments could be bad, but ultimately, unless you’re certain the individual behind them has some influence over your future, the words only have as much meaning as you yourself give them.

I love positive feedback. It’s an indicator that I’m providing what people want to see. But, at the same time, I like negative feedback. Especially irrational hatred, though I don’t receive it nearly as much as I once did. The more absurd someone is and the more petty their argument, the more fun I can have with it. It’s ammunition. A catalyst for more cartoons, tailored just to spite them. They try to turn them back on me, of course, branding them as “strawmen”, but that’s just another word issued by a faceless heckler. I now have a visual that will forever stand there, simultaneously staring them down and, with my name plastered all over it, bolstering my online presence. People share it around when similar topics are discussed elsewhere. It spreads while the detractor’s anonymous bile is lost and forgotten.

Of course, that success is entirely dependent on you following the second key guideline: don’t be a dick.
The internet has a memory. If you don’t want something to be known by all, then don’t post it. If you have an opinion, make it as bullet-proof as possible, and unless they have proven themselves unworthy of it: treat people with respect.
You don’t do that and it will be you providing ammunition to potential haters, rather than the other way ‘round.

Run when you really need to, sure, but never let yourself be chased from a favoured internet haunt because some impotent nobodies said bad things about you and your work. Face them down with your art. Bombard them with it. Show that you’re here to f**king stay and there’s not a god-damn thing they can do about it.


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Crossforge Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So you approach games the same way you do movies?  Ok far enough I guess.  Personally if I'm going to drop a bunch of money on a game (or ask someone else to do it for me being Christmas and all)  I like to know what makes it different from the last one.  Even if it's small things like more weapons or places to explore, people to meet, etc. 
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Have you ever considered making a Jollyjack hamster plushie? I'm sure there are many fans who would love to do a Helga cosplay.

Right? I couldn't be alone on that.
Ganthan Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Try emailing him a picture of your cleavage. Maybe he'll send you a plushie to use. ;)
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Haha, nah he seems happy with the one plushie a fan made him.
Kurashi Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, funny you should mention that-…
jollyjack Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:iconkurashi: made a rather spendid hamster a while back.
It sits by my computer, staring at me with disapproval.
.Grumpy Hamster. by Kurashi
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Well that's awesome. :D
Scarim Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Hey one of your works got stolen from this crooked site-…

There has been many reports on that site stealing artwork from artists without their permissions.
jollyjack Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I've contacted the website. Hopefully they'll take it down.
Chessrook44 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Bad choice... it's a phishing site.  I just sent you a note about it, but for those looking at the comments, there's details on it here:…
jollyjack Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Luckily, I didn't actually see that button. I contacted them via other means.
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Hawkbri Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
All the firestorms that evolution thing you posted... ugh... and all the comic makers who get into it with us +Watchers, who respect you, getting blocked because we 'disagreed' with them... For shame, making such flippant remarks as "hateful bigot"... *le sigh* whatever shall we do without you, JJ?
neokiva Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
will you ever do a Princess Luna Princess celestia sexy anthro pics. you've done twilight and fluttershy. maybe the two goddesses(piratically) of ponies having a boob squish/fight with chloe or a make out session or sumthing.  
flippant-guru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
question then , can i use your "There’s only been one fatality during correspondence with me. And in all fairness it was their fault for holding the aubergine incorrectly" for my works instant messaging systems available status ? thanks chief 
fiawol Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Direct question then: will you ever sell more of your original sketches, either through eBay auction, or direct website sales?  Would love to be able to get something from you again, but the chances of my ever seeing you at a UK convention are nil.
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