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I love South Africa. My love affair started at birth - I was born just a stone throw from where I now live. My first breaths were flavored with diesel and Jacaranda and even now, that unique perfume holds a special place in my heart. 

But SA is not without its problems. Art remains undervalued, especially graphic art, animation and comic books. There are far less studios in SA and because of this, many of them take advantage of artists. The big guy and I are lucky - we run our own small, moderately successful studio (consisting guessed it, the big guy and I.) But this comes with challenges. Local clients can take up to 3 months to pay and then there's the...power issues. 

As a developing country, SA sometimes has issues with its basic utilities. Load shedding means that there are frequent power cuts and sometimes there's problems with the water supply. As you can imagine, no power has devastating effects on one's schedule. 

But despite this, our studio is still potting along and my comic still updates regularly. If you want to throw a couple of dollars towards candles and bottled water (or more realistically, pizza and beer), you can mosey along to my Patreon 

However, if you don't wanna, then I'm happy to take comments instead of cash. A nice comment on an art piece in my gallery or the comic itself is enough to brighten up my night :D
  • Listening to: Into The Spiderverse OST
  • Reading: Lone Wolf And Cub
  • Watching: The Favourite
  • Playing: N/A
  • Eating: Scrambled Egg (or will if the power stays on)
  • Drinking: Tea


My short story The Unread Daughter is due for publication by Down In The Dirt this week. So that's good news at least :)
We are currently at Stage 4 loadshedding. Powercuts three times a day, adding up to 6 - 8 hours of no electricity in total.

I assume that Stage 5 is when Eskom (our electricity provider) sends thugs to your house at night to blow out your candles. 
Sorry if I haven't responded to comments yet. We've just been hit with 6 power cuts in the last 24 hours. So everything's a bit disrupted at the moment. Will reply once things are back to normal this side.…
Birthday shout-out to bbb35. Happy b-day - have a great day overflowing with good food, good drink and lots of cake ;)


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LJ Phillips
Artist | Professional
South Africa
I'm an ex-bodyguard (which sounds much cooler than the reality ever was) and professional artist who has had three solo exhibitions. I've also published numerous articles and pieces of short fiction.

Currently I live in SA and spend my free time working on my creator-owned comic, Silver Bullet Nights. My work is mostly digitally drawn or painted using a stylus and digital tablet but occasionally blends 3D and photographic techniques.



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caddman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much my friend for taking the time to fave and comment on my art  +fav
 I really appreciate this...:) (Smile)
I wish you a wonderful day Animal cruelty
caddman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Professional General Artist
..thank you my friend

for your support and faves

a  good cheer 2u

  Happy Time Trampoline fun pokeball fail
Barbarian-Jewel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Writer
Did you get my note?
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Professional
Yep. I've responded with a link to the edited piece and I'll post it on DA soon :)
Hello there! 👋
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