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Hi All

I was wiped out by those medical bills last month. A nice bit of back pay on the way for some scripts and local jobs. But in the meantime, I'm amped to earn some quick cash so I'm opening 3 slots for headshot/portrait commissions. 

Some examples:
Bunny Needs Hugs by LJ-Phillips  Tierce by LJ-Phillips Realistic Zootopia - Officer Judy Hopps by LJ-Phillips


Slot 1. Anonymous
Slot 2. Pending
Slot 3. Available

If interested, just note me :)
  • Listening to: Voices From The Dark
  • Reading: The Black Angel
  • Watching: Tangerine
  • Playing: Nothing really
  • Eating: Brown rice
  • Drinking: Coffee
Goud will cycle through a number of alternative fictionverses and alternative interpretations of the characters including a Whithers who does drag shows, an older Alpha-level Caliban (unbelievable as that sounds), a female Chuck and a hot-headed younger Skoll with the body of a Greek God and all the self-control of a rabid Tasmanian Devil. Quartz, being Quartz, remains the moral backbone of the comic. 

Goud Noir Cover 0 by LJ-Phillips
  • Listening to: 28 Days Later soundtrack
  • Reading: The Green Mile
  • Watching: Tangerine
  • Playing: With my cat
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Tea
Cal Rose Cropb by LJ-Phillips

The original (2014) version of Smoke, Fur And Stone was a first draft or prototype and
not canon.

Think of it as an AU (alternative universe) version where Quartz and Cal end up together as opposed to the canon where they're with different partners. The existence of different AUs will be explained in the course of Goud. Some pages of the original SFS comic also features in Goud as a story-within-a-story device.

There have been several requests for PDFs of the original Smoke, Fur And Stone protoype. So I've added this to Patron.
Patrons who donate over a certain amount will get PDFS of the Smoke, Fur And Stone prototype comic (as well as their other rewards.) Four chapters of the SFS prototype will be uploaded every month. 

This reward is also available to Paypal supporters. 

  • Listening to: 28 Days Later soundtrack
  • Reading: The Green Mile
  • Watching: Tangerine
  • Playing: With my cat
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Tea
Been a good year for my short fiction so far. Was named an Ambassador of Words and another of my short stories will be appearing in the Impact anthology next month :)
  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin
  • Reading: Pulps
  • Watching: Creed
  • Playing: Tic Tac Toe
  • Eating: Boiled Eggs
  • Drinking: Tea
Wallace by LJ-Phillips

Sin City meets Lord Of The Rings!

Just a reminder that artists don't filter-feed - we need to buy food, medicine and sea monkeys like everyone else :) As others have said, if every watcher just donated a couple of cents, we could afford all the performing sea monkeys we need! Hell, we could even breed em and send sea monkeys to you :iconseamonkeyplz:

So humorous introduction concluded, let's go onto the Patreon pitch. 


What You Get As A Patron:

$1 - A Sneak Peek

Think of it as a time machine that let's you get a sneak peek of the future. Pages from Goud are uploaded early for Patrons - every week you get a sneak peek at two upcoming pages :) You also get access to pdfs or zipped folders of my earlier comics.

$5 - Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Ask the characters directly about things you've wanted to know and hear their answers (but don't be surprised if they don't always tell the truth.) 

$10 - Secret File

Access to a new 2- 3 page Bestiary featuring a different supernatural race each month.

$15 - NSFW Pin-Ups

Access to a fully painted NSFW pin-up of one of the characters. More explicit pieces will be sent out via email. The character featured will be decided via poll.

So click on the handy Patreon link if interested. However if you can't figure out Patreon, you can unlock these rewards by becoming a Paypal donor and donating to wolvesandlambes@gmail.com
  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin
  • Reading: Pulps
  • Watching: Creed
  • Playing: Tic Tac Toe
  • Eating: Boiled Eggs
  • Drinking: Tea
In the last few days, Patreon has gone a bit bananas suspending accounts with any mature content even if that content is hidden from public view and only available for adult Patrons. The accounts they've suspended vary from ones that produces mature comics (in the vein of Sandman or Punisher Max) to ones that produce sexy art or darkly humorous cartoons to ones that specialize in prose or articles. 

Most of these accounts appear to have adhered to the Patreon code of conduct and no one is being told why they've been suspended - they simply get a vague email saying that they've violated a Community Guideline (no clarification about which one.)

Apparently the best way to avoid getting suspended is to make sure that the page is flagged as containing adult content (even if that seems excessive) and that no public posts contain any mature content or themes. But even that doesn't seem to be a guarantee against getting suspended. 

Since these suspensions have happened on such a large scale over such a short time, I'm assuming that Patreon is either issuing them based on tags or that a group of trolls are mass-reporting pages and a temporary suspension is an automated response to any report. 
  • Listening to: Chocolate And Cigarettes
  • Reading: Fool's Errand
  • Watching: Vampire Clay
  • Playing: Online Memory Games
  • Eating: Rusks
  • Drinking: Klipdrift
For anyone who didn't read my previous posts, journals or status updates, let me clarify the following - the SFS series is on temporary hiatus while I focus on the Goud mini series.

I love SFS as much as my readers but I've worked on different iterations of it for nearly 4 years and it hasn't brought in the numbers on its own site, potential publishing deal or donations that Goud has in just over a month

At the moment, I have limited time and energy therefore I'm going to focus on the more successful comic. If Goud continues to generate  interest and income, this may lead to a situation where I can do both comics simultaneously. If not, the Goud mini-series is a mini-series and SFS will resume once Goud has concluded. 
  • Listening to: Chocolate And Cigarettes
  • Reading: Fool's Errand
  • Watching: Vampire Clay
  • Playing: Online Memory Games
  • Eating: Rusks
  • Drinking: Klipdrift
Al Cast by LJ-Phillips
Al: Vincent's mysterious would-be benefactor. Tiny and volatile, he hides his true agenda behind a quirky demeanor and a pretty face. 



Vincent Cast by LJ-Phillips
Vincent: Despite his hulking form, Vincent has a gentle heart. Of course, that's a liability in a city like the Krag. 

Goud debuts tomorrow on its own website 
  • Listening to: Batman & Robin OST (found it in a car boot sale.)
  • Reading: The Brontes
  • Watching: Star Trek: First Contact
  • Playing: Mercy with myself
  • Eating: Brown rice
  • Drinking: Tea
Good news. I'm in negotiations with different publishers to publish a spin-off graphic novel based in the fictionverse of SFS. It would be self-contained and star two new characters. 
  • Listening to: Valhalla
  • Reading: The Persian Boy
  • Watching: Walk Hard
  • Playing: With my imaginary friends
  • Eating: Apples
  • Drinking: Coffeeeeee
There's always a price. That's the first thing that Grandma Wolf told me when I joined the Coven. There's always a price, but we're the ones who get to decide who pays it. 

On the island, there are the Stones and there are the Skins and set above both, there is the Coven. Maintaining order is a game of allies and opponents. 

You could compare it to chess but there's no black and white. Everyone is someone else's bad guy. And in the end, it's not your cause that matters... it's your fire power.
  • Listening to: Rain
  • Reading: The Great Gatsby
  • Watching: Museum
  • Playing: L4D 2
  • Eating: More baked beans (why did I buy them in bulk?)
  • Drinking: Tea
No longer will you have to rely on slices of bacon as bookmarks. No only do they stain the page, they also leave the book smelling of cooked pig. 

Sky Scraper 2018 by LJ-Phillips

Soon you'll be able to enhance your reading pleasure with SFS bookmarks. For the astounding price of $0 :)
  • Listening to: Rain
  • Reading: The Iron Woman
  • Watching: The Shape Of Water
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Tuna
  • Drinking: Water
I don't see why we as creators have to eat the loss from credit card fraud. We don't deal with charging the cards, we don't have any way to check the cards.

That is what Patreon does and they take a pretty penny for it. It's their job to facilitate payment and have a system in place to check donors. It's not our job and anyway, under the Patreon system, there is NO WAY we can check credit cards and so. We don't have access to any information like that.

But we creators are the ones who have to eat the cost when they refund people who allegedly were victims of credit card scams. That's right - we can start the month with a negative balance. It's Patreon's job to check that Patrons are legitimate since they give us creators no way to do so. 

And if they don't check that pledges are legitimate, Patreon is the one who should eat the loss, not us. 

Thanks to this shitty system, we started March with a balance of - $100 which means over a thousand rand less for our monthly budget. 

Thank the Gods that most of my comic's income comes from Paypal donors. 
  • Listening to: Chocolat OST
  • Reading: The Magus
  • Watching: Creed
  • Playing: Battle Chess
  • Eating: Beaaaaans
  • Drinking: Teeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa
Hi All

I'm very happy and proud to say that I was interviewed by a great site called Queer Sci Fi. 
Obviously about Smoke, Fur And Stone. You can read the interview here

queerscifi.com/interview-lj-ph…

Once again, thanks to all my readers and the Patrons who support the comic. You all help make the SFS possible. 

- LJ
  • Listening to: Chocolat OST
  • Reading: The Magus
  • Watching: Creed
  • Playing: Battle Chess
  • Eating: Chocolate cake (start of the month :D )
  • Drinking: Teeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa
Let's play..."kill, drink, marry" with the Smoke, Fur And Stone characters.

If you had the option, which character would you kill, who would you have a drink with and who would you marry? Assuming that you're single or imagining you're single for this game. 

Not that you need to be single to kill someone but you know what I mean. 

Leave your "kill, drink, marry" list in the comments section :)
  • Listening to: The Rites Of Spring
  • Reading: The Goldfinch
  • Watching: Predator ("If it bleeds, ve can kill it.")
  • Playing: Watching the big guy play Evil Within
  • Eating: Ramen (end of the month *sigh*)
  • Drinking: Teeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa
This year, it's Valentine Cards. Write a valentine message sent from one Smoke, Fur And Stone character to another. The kind of thing one finds scrawled in Valentine cards or sent as a mushy text. The message can be a saucy limerick (adhering to DA rules, of course), a spicy verse or a simple message declaration of love. 

But be sure to make it clear who is sending the message to who. If you want to get arty, you can put the message in a card and post that as an artwork. 

Alternatively, you can just do a Valentine-themed fan art or fanfic of any of the characters and post that instead. 

When you're done, slap on the usual disclaimer in the piece's description and submit the fanfic or fan art to the :iconskins-army:. I'll also do a journal featuring all the Valentine messages and other Valentine-themed fanfic and fanart :) (Smile)

The Contributions So Far:

We've already got some great contributions from Lampito :iconlampito: Coven Valentine Cards



foxyfella :iconfoxyfella: Happy Valentine, Master!



Kinktank :iconkinktank: Sweet Valentine Boy
Sweet Valentine Boy by Kinktank


Aaaaand bbb35 has written a steaming Caliban/Skoll fanfic which will go up on the fanart tumblr soon ;)

More contributions:

A delightful poem by Animaid101 :iconanimaid101: 



And an adorable vector piece by Bitchpup :iconbitchpup:
I Wuv U by Bitchpup

Please take the time to fav and comment on these great pieces of fanart and fanfictions. The challenge ends Feb 28th. You can leave links to your Valentine- themed fanfic or fan art in the comments section :)
  • Listening to: Nick Cave
  • Reading: Bring Up The Bodies
  • Watching: The Shape Of Water
  • Playing: Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Eating: Peanut Butter On Toast
  • Drinking: Teeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa
Howdy All

As you know, I run a Patreon for the comic. Generally I do better from the Paypal supporters than Patreon. However, I would like to make sure I'm offering the right rewards for you.

Help me refine what's on offer on Patreon by letting me know what you want :) Currently one of the rewards (let's call it Reward X)  is a short prose story set in the world of Smoke, Fur And Stone.

However, I think that people might prefer a visual reward instead. Let know what you'd like as a reward by commenting in the comment section or voting here

The options are as follows:

  • A short prose story (2-4 pages)
                     or
  • A Quickies And One-Shots exclusive 1-page comic and a wallpaper
                     or
  • A 2-page Bestiary featuring a different species every month (with an illustration)
If you have any suggestions, let me via the comments :)

                
  • Listening to: Angel Times
  • Reading: Polo (the shame, the shame)
  • Watching: Gargoyles
  • Playing: Saints Row 4 (still)
  • Eating: Smoked chicken
  • Drinking: Some bootleg bottled water
I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas (if you celebrate it) and at least enjoyed some time off if you don't :) Sorry if I've been uncommunicative of late - Christmas madness, family visit and my other uncle just passed away this week. But he had a "good innings" as they say - he was in his 80s and got to see one last Christmas. 

I will be responding to comments and posting Chuck in his tutu later this week.

All the best

LJ
  • Listening to: Angel Times
  • Reading: Polo (the shame, the shame)
  • Watching: Gargoyles
  • Playing: Saints Row 4 (still)
  • Eating: Smoked chicken
  • Drinking: Some bootleg bottled water
Howdy All

AS requested by some, I've started a blog to feature fan fiction and fan art of the comics (specifically works that are too NSFW for DA.)

skins-army.tumblr.com/

So far, I've posted a very hot and very NSFW Chuck/gender-flipped Whithers piece by bbb35. It's a great read and I'd recommend it to anyone who like their genderbending fiction with a dash of naughtiness. 

If you would like me to post your fan art or fan fic to the new blog, just drop me a note and I'll do so with pleasure :)
  • Listening to: Angel Times
  • Reading: Polo (the shame, the shame)
  • Watching: Gargoyles
  • Playing: Saints Row 4 (still)
  • Eating: Smoked chicken
  • Drinking: Some bootleg bottled water
Working on a quick sketch of Skoll back when he was a fresh-faced naive newcomer to the Krag. Yeah, I know - it's difficult to picture him as such.

And of course, late this month,  I'll be posting the picture of Chuck in his tutu :D

I 'll also be posting some fantastic Skinverse fanfics - a delightfully funny one by wordsmith Lampito (it features Chuck doing ballet. Need I say more?) and a red-hot slash fic by bbb35. These will go up on the weekend. The slash fic will go up on my Tumblr as it's a little too explicit for DA :)

I'm happy to share fanart and fanfic of my Skinverse on my Tumblr. Just note me and I'll do so with pleasure, crediting whoever drew or wrote it. 
  • Listening to: Angel Times
  • Reading: Polo (the shame, the shame)
  • Watching: Gargoyles
  • Playing: Saints Row 4 (still)
  • Eating: Smoked chicken
  • Drinking: Some bootleg bottled water
"Holy shit, this is gay stuff!" (From a guy who was a temporary Paypal supporter, paid and commented on the NSFW reward for 3 months and then apparently freaked out when he realized that perving on artwork of hairy men and jocks is a little gay...)

"i hav sad earlobes" 

"I love intersexes. I wanna collect/adopt a few some day." I still don't know what to make of that. "Intersexes" are exotic pets apparently.

And of course, my favourite:

"Godses has dammed u!" Apart from the awful spelling, I love the mental image of a higher power carefully building dams around me.

What are some of the weirdest comments you read or received this year?
  • Listening to: We Built This City
  • Reading: Saturday
  • Watching: She-ra (I'm nostalgic, okay?)
  • Playing: Saints Row 4
  • Eating: Toast & honey
  • Drinking: Tea