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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"
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www.polygon.com/2015/2/26/8112…

I had a feeling it would happen one day.
Battle Chasers ended 14 years ago, after a mere 9 issues. I would say “suddenly” but their release schedule was almost as sporadic as mine. It just sort of fizzled, stopped and then everyone involved wandered away.
The artist, Joe Madureira went off to make video games and was involved with two studios…both of which closed. The most recent was Vigil, who made the rather pleasing Darksiders, which is probably where the non-comic readers out there will recognise Joe Mad’s western-manga style from.
Unfortunately, Vigil went bye-bye because its parent company, THQ, crashed and burned. All the IPs and studios under its wing were sold off. No one wanted Vigil, but the Darksiders brand was nabbed by Nordic games, who have yet to announce anything involving it.
This all left the remnants of Vigil having to rebuild, and obviously has provided motivation for a return to Battle Chasers by Joe Mad. It’s coming back, not just as a comic, but as a game.

Battle Chasers is one of my fave comics from that period. It was very slick thanks to Joe Mad’s art style and the fantastic colouring work (done by a group called Liquid!, if memory serves) and still remains a real benchmark.

And, of course, it had Monika: a mix of classic 90s bad girl and Jessica Rabbit.
She....uh....might have had something to do with me picking up the comic in the first place.

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ChaosStorm Featured By Owner 5 days ago
img-9gag-ftw.9cache.com/photo/… this should be directly accessible
I thought you to be an Internet enthusiast, therefore I assumed you had a 9gag account to allow you to view NSFW posts. Anyway, saw it -> thought of your work!
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Crikey.
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Finalsword Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
hey jollyjack, fun concept for you to try what if Chloe met a gender swapped version of herself?
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JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great art. BTW. I went to a Primary school that has a similar motto to yours.

Cavina School "Fortuna fortes juvat".
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Marshall123x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I have a question Jack. What did Kat do with all the money she got from her royalty check from having her photos published? Another question, is she still getting paid for the sales of the books? If she is, why does she still share a house with Art and Pip? You'd think she'd move in to her own place at least. 
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
It wasn't a fortune. Vanity is a cult writer, her prose even more so.
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Marshall123x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Hm, well i guess i figured that. I just thought combined with her normal job and the royalty checks she receives from the book sales, If she received more than one, she'd have at least enough to have her own apartment. Although, at the same time having 2 room mates to split the rent and utilities with would probably mean she would have more money to herself so i guess taking that into account, i can see why she'd choose to continue to live with Art and Pip.
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demonichunny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
I would like to pitch a random idea, if it's ok. If you've seen the YouTube video: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Ineffective Weapon (if not, here's a link www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDvgL… ), I think it would be a very funny if you made a short comic of either Scarlet or Chloe doing that to someone ^^ Though, it's just a thought. I'll understand if you don't like this idea.
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Nice gallery:)
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DragonKingZero Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Does anybody here also have an account for the Collectedcurios forums? And if so, are you having trouble logging in (in that the system fails to even recognize your attempt to log in and continues to behave as if you are still logged out)? I even tried signing up for a new account, but that didn't help.
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DragonKingZero Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
UPDATE: Apparently I can log in through Safari. Does that mean that the problem could be some kind of compatibility issue with Chrome?
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you herd about the Dove Typeface story? gizmodo.com/the-gorgeous-typef…
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Marshall123x Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Hey Jack, is there anyway you can re-release your construction videos on youtube in 720p or better? Also, there is some REALLY awesome screen cap software that i've found that let's you record PS and other things with no hit to your computer's performance. Best part is it's free too.  
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DysFuncReal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man you got props on H.B.O.!  It worked for you after all.  :)
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Finalsword Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
What show
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