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Good day, everyone.

I’m sorry I’ve been away.  My last log-in I think was around 2013-2014. The reasons for my absence, unfortunately are deeply personal, and the embarrassing details of it I would rather not share at this time and I’m hoping we can just leave it at that.

I really did not plan on coming back to DeviantArt until I a few more matters settled first, but I owe a number of people some already-paid-for-art that are years overdue, and I think this is a good for me time to re-engage with them and see if it’s not too late patch things up.

I would have liked to say that I will be happy to refund commissioners for the money already paid, but, sadly, because of my present financial circumstances, I am unable to. Instead, please accept my offer to work on those pics instead and therefore help me make it right with everyone. Because I am presently struggling to make ends meet, however, I cannot afford to devote 100% of my time to the artworks all the time, so I would ask for further patience to give me time to finish up everything in my list.

Speaking of which, I do still have the list, which also includes the type of commissions requested, but I no longer have the specific contact info of the individual commissioners. I also can’t access my old e-mail anymore because it had been dormant for a really long time so all the message threads are probably as good as lost.  It took me some time in fact to search my files for information on my DeviantArt password so I could log in back here again.

If I may, I would like to request everyone I owe art to get in touch with me via my new e-mail, which is taclobanon@yahoo.com.  I still have most of the information about the commission and I think I also still have some finished art that have not been submitted yet, but I am also open to working on art based on revised information. I know some of those art are for specific stories or circumstances and if you think they’re already outdated and the resultant art would no longer be of use—as I assume would be the case for most of them—I’ll be happy to hear out what you have in mind.

Here are the commissioners that appear on my list: Shuma-Gorath, Devduck01, Kervala, Kley Sheddan, Jason4012, Exeter42, DragonTea, Egmccann, Gavin Riches, GPSBassist, Maguigan, Matthew Bigham, Matthew Steibling, MegatronResurected, Michael Holloway, Stryker, Wayne Thomason, Dynakor, Solari, Pumpmonger and Lordfoot-in-Mouth. If you are not in the list, please let me know, I might have inadvertently left you out. If I no longer owe you art, please let me know as well. (Edit: list updated based on new information)

I am actually looking forward to hearing from you and though I probably not be able to tackle everything in a short period, I am hoping to finally get everything done and make good with everyone. Besides, the least I can do is to spend a good deal of time with the art so I can deliver something you will be happy with. If I don’t hear from you, though, I will try my best to contact you, though that would probably be over DA since I no longer have a single e-mail address on my existing record.

Lastly and most importantly, please accept my deepest apologies for the inconvenience and for putting you through the fear that I might have run away with your money and not hear from me ever again. I also understand if some or even all of you are pissed at me but please rest assured that had I any choice I would never have disappeared unceremoniously. If you’re curious, though, I am okay given the circumstances, but it will really mean a lot to me if you will all give me a chance to work on all owed artworks so that I can finally erase any debt I have. After I’m done, I’ll probably be gone for some time again, but at least I can do that with clear conscience this time.

Thanks for your time and, for the commissioners, I hope to hear from you soon.

Taclobanon/Jet

Edit: Found the finished but unsubmitted/un-posted pics. There are a few, but I also saw some submitted but un-posted pics. I will be uploading them shortly.
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:iconvaliantabc:
valiantabc Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Do you happen to remember a piece you did of Gillian Anderson/Agent Scully? Similar timing to the Scarlett Johansson and Sigourney Weaver ones...
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DarkElixir Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, it's been awhile since I checked back here but I'm glad I did. We were all really worried! Sounds like things are still hard but I'm happy you're on the road to recovery. I'll echo the points made by many others. Just take your time, do what you need to so that you're okay and we'll be here when you're ready to come back. You don't need to apologize for anything. :)

I'll have a dig through my emails and figure out what commissions we agreed upon. My OC has grown a little since we last spoke. Looking forward to working with you once more!
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:iconrdjjr:
rdjjr Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Welcome back. You were missed. If you need help, reach out.
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:iconjupiknight:
jupiknight Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
Glad you're okay!
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:iconpallas001:
pallas001 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Holy crap!!!!

I'm just happy you are ALIVE... I thought something terrible happened to you!
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. Still alive and happy to be back.
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:iconmartixy:
martixy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
I don't even know when I've added you to my watchlist, but your gallery is amazing, so I'm happy to see more art from another great artist.
Best wishes!
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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:iconblue-fusion:
blue-fusion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Welcome back! Glad to hear (well, read) na kahit papano medyo umayos na things dyan. Balik ka na din sa FB :D
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Oi, matagal ka ring ngawala sa DA if tama ang pagkaalala ko. Salamat. Check ko pa ang FB kung ma recover ko pa ang password. :)
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:iconblue-fusion:
blue-fusion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Haha di naman din kasi talaga ako nagbalik. Padaan daan lang. Nabalitaan ko lang sa FB Lapis Ko To group ang pagbabalik mo. :D Kung di mo na marecover password mo sa FB, gawa ka na lang ng bago account tas add mo kami. :)
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Ah may FB Lapis Ko to Group pala dati non? Naklimutan ko na yon a. Sige mag join ako don.
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:iconjoshoncreek:
joshoncreek Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to know you're back! Taclobanon! We miss you a lot. Virtual hug to you my friend. We all understand. <3
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Josh!!! Hugs din pabalik. :D
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:iconjohnbecaro:
johnbecaro Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It is so good to see you back, alive and kicking, our friend. :)
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Salamat, John. :D
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MegatronResurrected Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I wouldn't worry too much about people being upset over this, a situation like this isn't something that normally comes up and obviously if you're having personal issues/life-altering events the simple fact of the matter is that those take priority over artwork.  Like others have said, just glad to hear you're doing alright since it's always worrisome when someone suddenly falls of the face of the earth.  Rational people understand when terrible things happen, don't fret it and focus on your health and getting yourself on track :)

Ill contact you about the commission sometime over the next couple days.  Would it be okay if I sent you a note over DA as I lost my email a ways back as well (I got it back but everything in it was completely gone) including any/all of the communication over the commission.  Given that its been a while i'll probably change what it is.
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Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. Like I said in my reply to your profile comment, I really appreciate your support and understanding. :)  I will look forward to seing that info. Note would be fine. :)
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MegatronResurrected Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Cool.  Also I just wanted to check as I don't remember this from before, are you willing to draw OC characters?  I've had a few drawn from artists recently and I was just curious.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Yes, sure! I think most of the drawings I have here are OCs if I remember correctly.
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iorel-renders Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I think I am going to echo a little bit of what has been said before. Regardless of the mistakes as you call them or the things that happened, I am just happy to know that you are doing well.

Just in case you don't stick around after finishing this batch of commissions I just want to tell you that you are a really talented artist that I admire a ton. You definitely left a mark in my mind with your unique drawing style =).

Without going to sappy, all I want to say that you are welcomed with a very warm hug and I am personally glad that you are back even if I dont get to commission you again =)
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Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Iorel. I appreciate the support and your kind words. They mean a lot to me.
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:iconkclcmdr:
kclcmdr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Welcome back, sir artist.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. Much appreciated.
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Exeter42 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I just wanted to welcome you back as well. No hard feelings at all. I just e-mailed you. More than anything, as I said, I was just worried. I'm glad you're here again, man.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
By the way, In case you missed it, have you seen the Immolatsia pic I recently posted?

fav.me/db4n15v
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. I really appreciate it. I got the email and have replied to it.
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Shuma-Gorath Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I had just been thinking about you a week or two ago and wondering how you were doing.. I had originally been concerned that you safety had been compromised after you went "radio" silent back in January of 2013 but i am glad that is not the case and am glad to hear that things are at least improving even if their not totally better as of yet. I will get back in touch with you about the Commissions once i find the information on them in my Hotmail. 
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
HI James, it's nice to talk with you again. I appreciate all the support. I actually still have the info on the commissions, including the reference pictures. If you can send me an email I will be glad to send them to you just to confirm.
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Shuma-Gorath Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
E-Mail has been sent to you my good friend. and its Nice to talk with you as well again. Not a Problem with the support as you've earned that by leaps and bounds. I look forward to the impending art Dump from you... it'll be good to Fav something from you if only to quench the thirst for a little bit.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. I will head out to my email shortly. :)
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Shuma-Gorath Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Replied to E-Mail
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:iconwindosbk:
WindosBK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Just glad to see you around and safe, Jet.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks so much.
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:iconbranded-curse:
Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just glad to know you're still alive and kickin' :-)
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconreldin-pq:
Reldin-pq Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Welcome back, Jet. Good to see you're around again.  Got worried after you disappeared for awhile but glad you're doing ok.
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks, Reldin. Nice to talk to you again.
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:iconjazzeh2018:
Jazzeh2018 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Dude, I hope I speak for the vast majority of us when I say we're just glad you're alright. Whatever issues you've had, I hope they're mostly taken care of.  :)
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I really appreciate the support.
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:iconbelblind:
Belblind Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Nice to have you back! Hope I can commission you someday! But first off... do what must be done!
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. I would love to, but yes, first things first. :)
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:iconamasov:
Amasov Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Welcome back mate, glad to hear you're okay. :)
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. Nice to hear from you again.
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gPsBassist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see you're well, my friend. Your absence has been felt around here. 
I've just emailed your new address. Hope we can get in touch soon!
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:icontaclobanon:
Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I will be heading off to my email shortly.  :)
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:icongpsbassist:
gPsBassist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ;)
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dangerfan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Also glad to hear you are alive and at least doing better.  The work you did for me was awesome and you did it in the most professional manner, so I never suspected you had just 'bugged out.'  If you are in need of any new commissions, I'm sure Purple Vixen has some new adventures to be illustrated!  Welcome back.  
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Taclobanon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I do remember her and the rocket ladies. That was a fun pic to do. would love to do commissions again and the extra income would always be welcome,  but I'll see how it goes after all this is done. I would be happy to have you as a customer again, though.
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dangerfan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Awesome.  I'll keep my ears open for when you might have time again.
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