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Alpha by LJ-Phillips Alpha :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 68 7 Sex Object by LJ-Phillips Sex Object :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 88 18 Chasing Ice 11 by LJ-Phillips Chasing Ice 11 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 64 15 Adam West Tribute by LJ-Phillips Adam West Tribute :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 23 22 Amazon by LJ-Phillips Amazon :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 84 12 Chasing Ice 10 by LJ-Phillips Chasing Ice 10 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 72 22 Chasing Ice, Soaring High by LJ-Phillips Chasing Ice, Soaring High :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 54 1 Heeere's Chucky (Cropped) by LJ-Phillips
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Heeere's Chucky (Cropped) :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 29 9
Chasing Ice 9 by LJ-Phillips Chasing Ice 9 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 132 11 Tears Of A Gargoyle by LJ-Phillips Tears Of A Gargoyle :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 69 7 Chasing Ice 8 by LJ-Phillips Chasing Ice 8 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 126 15 Chasing Ice 7 by LJ-Phillips
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Chasing Ice 7 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 15 19
Chasing Ice Chapter One by LJ-Phillips
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Chasing Ice Chapter One :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 24 39
Chasing Ice 6 by LJ-Phillips
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Chasing Ice 6 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 12 26
Eeny Meeny (Cropped) by LJ-Phillips
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Eeny Meeny (Cropped) :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 20 20
Chasing Ice 5 by LJ-Phillips
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Chasing Ice 5 :iconlj-phillips:LJ-Phillips 13 20

What do you think Hedwig sleeps in? 

9 deviants said Naked
6 deviants said Just panties
4 deviants said T-shirt and boxers
3 deviants said Something frilly
3 deviants said Vest and panties
1 deviant said Something slinky
No deviants said Other (please comment)


Latest page of Chasing Ice is up. You can read it here  on DA  Chasing Ice 11 by LJ-Phillipsor on the Chasing Ice website
Lifeline contact details
Obviously Lifeline is based in South Africa but if you want to share links to crisis centres in your country, please feel free to do so in the comments. 
Thanks go out to this month's Paypal donors - bbb35, BuckleyInTheHouse, Animaid101, Kinktank and others who aren't on DA. Whether your support is ongoing or just a once-off, it's still appreciated. 

If you want to become a Paypal donor, just note me for the details. 
Trigger Warning: Just found out that an old workout buddy of mine committed suicide. Guy had a beautiful home, great body, what seemed like a great life. I don't think he was in his right state of mind. Depression obscures things.

One tends to resort to cliches when something like this happens. So I hope you'll all excuse me if I sound trite when I say the following:

People, if you're feeling depressed, please reach out to those around you. If you feel incapable of getting yourself help, your friends or family or failing that, certain organisations, will help you help yourself. You're never as alone as you fear.
A generous Deviant (who has asked to remain anonymous) has given me a lot of points. I'm running out of things to do with them (the points, not the Deviant obviously.) I was thinking maybe it's time for a Chasing Ice fanart/fanfic challenge. Participants get 10 points each. Any suggestions for a theme for the challenge?

I was tagged by FerenzaaNet :)


  • Write the rules in your journal entry if you are tagged
  • Write 13 things about yourself
  • Answer 13 questions made by the person who tagged you, and makes your own 13 questions.
  • Tag 13 deviants. Make sure they know they are tagged
  • Don't say "You're tagged if you read this"


1. I can't juggle. 

2. I nearly lost my leg in my previous career (before I studied art.) I was injured and gangrene set in. That was years ago - made a full recovery. 

3. I'm a cat person but I still like dogs. 

4. If I ever got to own a dog again, it'd be a German Shepherd or a Shiba Inu.

5. I read 3 - 5 books a week. 

6. I was an art lecturer before I started working as a full-time freelance writer and artist. 

7. Birdman, Anomalisa, The Company Of Wolves, The Duke Of Burgundy and Rocky 4 are some of my favourite movies. Yeah, I know Rocky's cheesy lol. 

8. I've had two solo art exhibitions and participated in several local exhibitions. 

9. Favourite writers include Neil Gaiman, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, David Gemmell, Kate Atkinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Terry Pratchett, Yukio Mishima, John Connolly, Annie Proulx, A.S. Byatt and Clive Barker.

10. I can see the Moses Mabhida Stadium from where I live. 

11. I still sometimes get asked for identification when I try to buy booze. 

12. Favourite comic series and graphic novels include Sandman, Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing, Bone, Dead Eyes Open, Fables, Y The Last Man, Arkham Asylum, The Invisibles, Maus and Rex. 

13. I used to be a pretty serious martial artist back when I had the time and my health was better. Now I'm on the road to recovery, I'm considering going back. 

Questions for me from my tagger:

1. Who is your favorite OC and please say why.

I love all my characters. But I have to say Jordan - we're both short people. 

2. Where was the destination of your most enjoyable trip?

Salt Rock. More recently,  the Makaranga Gardens - they have the largest private collection of Zimbabwean sculpture in SA. 

3. Your best dining or food experience?

Actually, it was a recent experience in a little seafood restaurant. I'm not a gourmet - if the food is good and plentiful, the company pleasant and the drinks are cold, I'm happy. 

4. Any pets living with you?

A very spoiled Maine Coon cat. 

5. How old were you when you started creating your own content (not for a school assignment)?

Well, I started writing stories and poems at a very young age. Drew pictures like any kid but it wasn't until I was 10 or so that I started to put together crudely drawn comics. 

6. Have you ever been caught by a parent / family member when doing NSFW drawings?

Fortunately, no. 

7. How long was your worst art block?

I tend to try and power through art blocks. I think everyone knows how that goes - you fall back on technique, create content but what you create doesn't feel as alive to you. I think my worst art block lasted about a year and a half. It was started after a couple of deaths in my family and circle of friends. 

8. How did / do you break your art block?

I switched genres. Moved away from doing gritty to doing something lighter and more fantastical. And boom! my work started to live for me again. Thank you, Chasing Ice. 

9. Name some artists / creators whose work inspired you.

Boris Vallejo, Frank Frazetta, Alex Ross, Frank Miller, Liam Sharp, Dave McKean, Mary Sibande, Tom Of Finland, Annie Leibovitz, Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh. I'll also admit to being obsessed with The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in my teens, despite their sometimes problematic portrayal of womanhood. 

10. What is your definition of success for your art / content creation?

How do I judge success for my content? If I've achieved something close to the ideal in my head.

I'm also trying to move away from the internet as the sole platform for my work (I fell into that trap over the last few years) and get back into publishing short stories and exhibiting again. 

11. What are your favorite genres to work in?

Urban fantasy and horror. I admire people who work in noir and slice-of-life genres but I feel that my best work tends to come about when I stick to genres that allow me to create more fantastical stories. 

12. What was your best liked job?

I enjoyed lecturing but nothing beats working for myself. 

13. What was your worst job / boss?

Working in an animation studio with insane deadlines and insufficient resources. Although that wasn't as bad as working as a bodyguard and doing private security work about a decade or more ago. Most of the guys I know from back then are dead.

Questions for those I've tagged:

1. If you were a colour, what colour would you be? And why?

2. What was the fittest you've ever been?

3. If you could travel back in time, which famous historical figure would you like to meet?

4. What do you find most attractive in a person?

5. Favourite movies?

6. If you could pass one international law, what would it be?

7. What was your best day? 

8. Do you believe in the supernatural?

9. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Or both?

10. Name some of the artists or writers who inspire you.

11. What's a worse form of punishment - physical pain or doing story sums?

12. What are some of your dream destinations?

13. Fantasy pet - what would be yours?

You are spared if you’ve already been tagged.

  • Listening to: The National
  • Reading: Neuromancer
  • Watching: Supergirl
  • Playing: The Witcher (still)
  • Eating: Muesli (ugh!)
  • Drinking: Tea


LJ Phillips
Artist | Professional
South Africa
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator who has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects, both local and overseas and I've had three solo exhibitions.

My work is mostly digitally drawn/painted but occasionally blends photographic and 3D elements. It's the digital equivalent to mixed media.

You can read the Chasing Ice webcomic here
And you perverts can check out my other work here ;)

My other DA account (which acts as my online portfolio) is
My Furaffinity account…

Please don't ask me for points! When and if I donate points is my choice. If you bother me for points, I will block you.

Another thing - please don't post irrelevant link in the comments section or links back to your own works (unless it's fanfic or fanart of my comics.)



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