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Daak Art by jlfletch Daak Art by jlfletch
This is a piece of art that hopefully will feature as the back cover for Vworp, Vworp magazine. The pencils were done by Ben Willsher and myself. Inks by me and colours by Westley Smith. Ben later added the retro "news print".
Hope you like.
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:iconangelghidorah:
AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Something you should check out. :D
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Evry1wantsu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Absalom rocks!!!!
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Zombiesatemyyoghurt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
See i think they should have brought characters from the comics like Daak and Kroton in the "A Good Man Goes to War" instead of the new ones (who were good as well :D)
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The-Vet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
I always wanted Daak and Kroton to team up!
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sv7who Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
excellent, Daak at his best
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
I've never heard of Daak, but this is a wicked composition with fantastic use of colour. A Dalek saw machine!
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Panic-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Superb!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thanks Ollie!
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:iconzippymax:
zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
True. It's Abslom Daak and Kroton dealing with the Daleks! WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Aweseome work here
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:iconjlfletch:
jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thank you.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Daak was the man. Nice work
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I was worried that I was one of only a handful of people who liked Daak. Daak was often looked down on by a lot of Who fans for being everything that the Doctor wasn't, a psycho anti-hero who would only do acts of good if it served himself or his quest for vengeance - he was the original Riddick!
glad to find that others liked him too.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He's a great contrast... it was nice to see the 'War' side of the Dalek wars thru him. I have a 45 from DrWho Mag around here somewhere of Daak's theme...
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
For some odd reason, my reply to you was bumped down to the commentator below. Weird.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha... Daak has fans!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I used to have that too. It had, as I recall a sample from a Strangler's record as it's baseline - I think I've got the terminology right.
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zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Abslom Daak wasn't ALL bad, he cared about his friends (Whatever was left of them!) even though he didn't always show it. He respected the Doctor even though they were almost completely different in their ways of fighting the Daleks inevitable tidal wave-like rise to power. He seemed to really care about Taiyin, just in a very violent self-loathing way! He got along surprisingly well with Salander AND Harma, (even if he didn't feel the same way about Vol Mercurius...) he was interested in money but could get over it pretty quickly if he had to do without it. And most importently? HE KICKED DALEK BUTT!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
The Star Tigers were great it had some of the best Steve Dillon work ever on the first episode. His take on the Draconians was superb, but he left the strip after doing just that one part.Shame.
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Awesome!

'Nuff said :D
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:iconjlfletch:
jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I wouldn't have done this if it wasn't for your
help mate.
So thank you for this.
Zygon art coming very soon mate.
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I did nothing - your talent got you it! :D

And it's a stunning piece. I still love Kroton in silhouette; he's mean and moody - what better way of showing his emotional side?
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
And all Ben's idea. Sometimes you've gotta hate him
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Langue-Skulptur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oh this is so cool! It seems like all the comic artists here on DA know each other don't they? I hope to see it on the back cover- good luck :)
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you so much.
I've known Ben Willsher for over twenty years and Westley is my nephew. But it's true, DA is great for networking.
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I think you should pressure Ben Willsher to join dA - his stuff is great and there's a dearth of quality 'Who humour on dA. Just sayin'....
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I will urge him to join.
He is currently busy doing Dredd for 2000AD.
I hope to be working with him and Westley again on a proper comic project one day soon.
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
That would be great - I'd like to see his illos larger than they print in the mag. And I don't follow 2000AD any more, so seeing his other stuff would be good, too.

Is the comic project you're planning hush-hush, or can you share?
Look forward to seeing it, anyways.
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Awesome piece of art of one of the best recurring characters in the Doctor Who comic strip!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thanks.
I adored Abslom Daak. I even was involved with an attempt to get him a comic mini series in the early 90s - alas it was not meant to be. Might have a go now though.....
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Anything is possible. I wish you all the very best of luck in your attempts to continue Daak's story.
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Got an idea brewing.....or wind.
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Cool. Keep us updated?
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zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
If Abslom Daak had the ability to regenerate like the Doctor, it would mean the Doctor would have an ally for a good long time... And the Daleks might finally have an enemy as dangerous as the Doctor himself!
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I'm sure. As it is...sadly...he's only human. But he'll remain a constant thorn in the Daleks' side until he goes down fighting but not before taking out a whole bunch of them with him.
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Trouble is Daak would be too much like Captain Jack if he could never die or regenerate - now an army of cloned Daaks......
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zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Actuall, the sad thing abou Jack Harkness is that he CAN die! It's just going to take VERY long time for him to do it! Plus, the vast energies used to bring him back might exaust if they're forced to keep going for too long leaving him vulnerable if he's forced to ressurect from repeted attacks one too many times so it can still hap[pen just not quickly. In otherwords? Even an immortal can die, just not easily! As for an army of cloned Daaks? Hmmm, I wonder if the universe is big enough for 2 Daaks let alone an army! LOL But seriously, it could work, If the Sontarans could do it so could Daak. However, cloning is still a flawed technology and just because Daak's clones LOOK like him doesn't mean they would FIGHT like him! So it may be a bit early to celebrate the Daleks "Final end" if you know what I mean!
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MJasonReed Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I don't know too much about the character, but I always thought the concept was cool. Nice dynamic composition!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you.
Not much to the character really. Just a fun excuse to have someone chain-sword their way through tons of Daleks.
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MJasonReed Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I can't remember, but didn't Ace team up with Daak in a NA novel? Now that would be a formidable pair against Daleks!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I think you're right - I recall a cover with Ace and Daak with a load of giant disembodied faces glaring at them!
Must track that down. I never read that one.
Ace and Daak will be a fab bit of art.
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zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Ace and Abslom Daak... A match made in heaven!... But for the Daleks it would be pure hell!
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
It's a fun image.
I always liked Ace - but she seems to have been forgotten now. She was the first companion who could hold her own and disagree with the Doctor from time to time, unlike
Rose who for some reason turned into a shallow Doctor groupie.
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zippymax Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Hmm, I wonder if Ace could return to the new series?
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AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Well while she hasn't returned, she was mentioned in an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures called 'Death to the Doctor' (an episode which also featured Jo Grant - the Third Doctor's companion).
In the episode, Sarah Jane says she has researched many previous companions of the Doctor and what they are doing now. Those whom she has traced include the following:
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans. And you're right about the cover.
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
That's it!
It was part of the New Adventures put out by Virgin in the 90s. I daresay it's next to impossible to get hold of now.
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"Just an excuse to have someone chain-saw theur way through tons of Daleks?"
That is brilliant right there...
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jlfletch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Moore and Dillon were and are geniuses.
Bring back the Daak!!
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And his Dalek killing chainsaw! Gotta love a charater crazy enough to take on Daleks with a chainsaw.
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