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February 18, 2013
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The overarching story picks up here, so if you haven't read the first two, it might not make as much sense.



So this part of Jack's overarching story has been sitting in my skull since July, so I've had plenty of time to come to hate it, but I'm excited for what it'll open up! New application will be uploaded after judging.
I have to thank ~tttwigs for putting up with me crying on the floor every time I had this round open. <3


Jeremy 'Jack' Cantobre: couldhavebeenking.deviantart.c…
Thistle Baines:

Charles Wortfauls:
Jin LeAirra:
Amelia Butler:

Sheriff Eleanor Oakley: couldhavebeenking.deviantart.c…
Maria Oakley: Deceased.
Steven Krigler: couldhavebeenking.deviantart.c…


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MarieDubois Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Well at the very least Miss Mary had guts.
couldhavebeenking Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Yes, yes she did :D
Thanks for the faves! <3
fauxlyn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
This is going to be sort of a collective comment on Jack and all the entries but anyway...let me start off by saying I rarely like 'bad boy'/criminal/outlaw characters. Not because of character 'vocation' itself but rather because they always seem to fall into two tropes: the straight up evil guy that can't seem to socialize normally in public without screaming "I'M A SERIAL KILLER" through their attitude or the guy that's just shown to be misunderstood and/or is completely redeemed and changed by tru luv in the end...despite the whole y'know, killing people thing~

However there's a few stories I've read where that managed to capture a very detestable, very morally questionable crook mentality but still made very likable characters and this is hands down one of them! :D I ADORE JACK. And I adore your comics.

The detailing on the background and sandstorm is wonderful; I know how easy it is to try to take shortcuts with the art and I see none of that here. There has been a significant improvement in the consistency and art in general from the first comic to this one. The whole battle scene was gorgeouss. As far as the storytelling, while I was intrigued by Jack I'm REALLY wondering what will come from this latest plot development with the kid. :'D Aaah Jack Jr is such a cutie!

Keep up the good work and best of luck in judging!!
couldhavebeenking Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
But tru wub conquers all, Faux!
I am indescribably happy that you love Jack's character. One of my biggest concerns was trying to make him a likeable character without getting all "boohoo, gimme sympathy". It's something that's concerned me quite a bit :'D since I need people to emphasize with Jack, so I am glad you like him! Honestly though, I'm so, so glad!

;u; Aaaaaah! I could hug you for your wonderfully kind words! Thank you!
I am excited to play with the relationship dynamics with Jack and Jack Jr :'D

Thank you thank you thank you! Honestly ;u; for the lovely comment and the fave! Best of luck to you too! <3
Flyka-8D Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I have one question:


I can't, I just-- I just replay it and replay. I keep rolling on my chair from laughing XD I really love the style you use to make your comics, it fits western theme so well! And those backgrounds, oh man!
You captured my characters' personality so well andOHMYGODCHUCKLOOKSSOAWESOMEHERE!! Jack has some real bad luck, I mean, a kid shows up out of nowhere and then it turns out he's partner is a kid, too. Also his opponents. Kids. Kids everywhere. Jack, you're old.
Jack, what are you going to do now?
couldhavebeenking Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I am so happy you like it! And I am glad I got Charles right! I was really worried I'd messed his personality wrong! ;o; I know I underplayed Chuck's fear and got his scarring wrong (a lot), sorry about that! :C
KIDS EVERYWHERE :'D Jack is as old as balls All these youths :'D teeheee
I am really glad you enjoyed it though, really! Thank you for the fave <3
Flyka-8D Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
He's perfect! Chuck is perfect too! Seriously, he can be scared less of Roland, because he didn't have to actually fight him xD (I ablosutley love how Roland snotred at Chuck just to freak him out xD Priceless~!) And don't worry about the scarring. I remember how much pain it was for me back in R2. The most important thing is that he HAS scars, so its okay to mess them up xD
couldhavebeenking Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This makes me very happy ;u; thank you <3 I am just very glad you enjoyed it <3
ChelseaDanger Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great edition to Jack's story, a game changer indeed! It's a shame Mary died, she seems like a feisty gal aha. Very curious to see where the story goes and my heart aches for poor younger Jack for wanting to be close to his father, yet it's probably not in his best interest (good thing Thistle is there to look after him at least). Yes, very interested to see Jack's next move. ouo
couldhavebeenking Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Who knows! Maybe I will flashback some Mary :'D everyone seems to like her character based on a single letter, so maybe I'll please the readers!
It's a very good thing Thistle is there, or poor Jackie would be back in the dirt by now :'D I'm really,really happy you took the time to read AND to comment! You've made me a happy chappy, Chels! Thank you ;u; <3
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