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The Black Phoenix
I can’t really explain how I ended up there, other than blaming it on the beer.
I’d been laid off from my job earlier that day. I hadn’t done anything to deserve it, but I couldn’t blame the boss. Ever since she showed up - Aki Nōne, self-proclaimed “princess of crime” – life in this city had been hard for everyone. Even legitimate businesses found themselves paying exorbitant sums, for fear of her “enforcers” making the entire staff disappear. So when my boss announced that the company had suffered record losses and had to lay off half the staff, I couldn’t blame them. I could only blame by own bad luck that my name had been pulled out of the hat.
But knowing all this didn’t make me feel any better about losing my job, and I’d spent the past few hours drowning my sorrows. When I finally stumbled out of the bar, it was nearly 3:00 AM.
I weaved my way drunkenly through back alleys and deserted streets, obliviou
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Flower Garden 2/3: Shiki's Sorrow
I won’t cry.
I’ve made that promise to myself. Until this is all over, I will not allow my feelings to surface. No matter how long it takes. I will see this through to the end. I must. I am the only one who can.
I swirl my glass of whiskey and watch the ice cubes move. I feel my age more and more acutely every day now. In the deep amber of my whiskey, I see my reflection. For a moment, I see myself as others must still see me – an attractive woman in her late twenties, face framed by long golden hair, teal eyes gleaming with intelligence, a small golden piercing in dark red lips. Then the image fades, replaced with the me I’m used to seeing in the mirror – a yellowed, grinning skull, scraps of rotted flesh hanging in random tatters from the cracked bones, a sickly yellow light pouring from the empty eye sockets.
I shut my eyes tightly and gulp down the entire glass, slamming it back down on the table. Unprompted, the bartender walks over and refills it. I
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Jesse Schulman
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Art trades: I am almost always up for an art trade.

Commission/Request Policy:
Feel free to make a request, though I can't promise I'll do it, especially if it's especially complex.

As for commissions, commission rates are based on the complexity of the drawing.

What I won't draw: Basically, I won't draw anything that makes me personally uncomfortable or would get me in legal trouble. I reserve the right to refuse any commission.
Kia the Exorcist is just about done, all that's left is to write the epilogue and send it for proofreading. Black Phoenix will be done shortly afterwards, then maybe another short story for Halloween, a Halloween themed sketch that I haven't decided on yet (thought please? What would you like to see? More Dr. Cutter? Assistant? A drawing of one of my Alone characters? Flower Garden 2/3?), and the probably early next month will be Page 57 of Flower Garden 2/3. Still sitting on that swimsuit picture of the Flower Garden 2/3 cast until I can get around to redrawing and finishing it.

Also, how can Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul have had 23 of the best episodes I've seen in an anime in years, and then have such a god-awful ending?!
  • Listening to: Turnabout Encounter soundtrack
  • Watching: Code Geass
  • Playing: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters
  • Drinking: Tea

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I know I've said stuff like this before, but I am going to try to get Kia the Exorcist posted this weekend, shooting for early-ish on Saturday.
Black Phoenix suddenly got about 1000 views in a day, anyone know how that happened? Did I get featured by someone?
Sorry for the slight delay in finishing Kia the Exorcist...I got distracted with Danganronpa V3. I finished playing it now. :P
Next page of Flower Garden 2/3 is sketched. It will feature Madame Enigma, a character who has appeared for maybe three panels so far. The following page will be the official introduction of Miranda Nox.
Kia the Exorcist and the next Black Phoenix story are both pretty much finished, should be ready to post soon.
Also considering a short story from Dr. Cutter's point of view as a teaser for the upcoming comic. (speaking of, don't worry, the Dr. Cutter comic is not replacing Flower Garden. I've been on hiatus from a combination of school, lack of energy, and a desire to practice more before resuming the comic, but it's just about ready to resume)


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KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch. :)
Redherochild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, no problem, not sure how I went so long without watching you.
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Rinexperience Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your icon!!!!Pug Emoji/Icon FTU 
Redherochild Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, thanks. It's a photo of my old dog, Turnip. :P

I'm a huge dog lover, so it made sense to me to use one of my dogs as my icon. :)
Rinexperience Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turnip, Awesome!!!Love 
ColtonthePhantom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
Redherochild Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
ColtonthePhantom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!:)
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