Jack Night, the mysterious and murderous being that haunts our ill fortuned protagonist’s.
Although the project is still in early development I hope to have the first book complete by the end of this year.
“Do you know Arthur, I am utterly overcome with the curios sensation that we are being watched…”
Set in a ‘contemporary’ Britain, Jargon is a satire on modern life and the various
eccentricities of the British character. The plot revolves primarily around two
unlikely couples living in a crumbling old Victorian apartment building owned
by a malicious and goblin-like landlord.
Though Ed, Kate, Reg and Mary are the protagonists,
there are many story arch’s told from the perspectives of the supporting characters
who are parodies of different aspects of life in this sometimes green and pleasant
We generally collaborate on all the writing though.
Wow... It's been 10 years since my brother and I started development
on the 'Jargon' project. It’s one of many little worlds that I’ve been working on
with him over the last 15 years. We’ve yet to truly launch it because we’ve
been constantly developing and updating it.
But now I think after ten years we’re
confident enough with not only our drawing ability but also our writing that we’re
going to be launching it in the coming years.
The oldest surviving drawing I could find dates back to 2003
From 2002 to 2005 during the turbulence and tedium of secondary school we
developed the initial cast of characters for the Jargon web-comic, for location’s
we sourced from our local area and for character inspiration we used people we knew
as well as ret-conning older characters from our childhood comics.
Here’s an example of the appallingly amateur stuff we where churning out from
05 right up to 07 in between our college work.
I’m happy to say it's come a long way from its
We’ve been developing the world, the characters, our art work and the
writing since we wrapped up the old comic in 07.
By 2009 the cast of characters was enormous.
While the central character’s haven’t changed much some of the supporting characters
have had more drastic makeovers.
You can chart the development of the characters and the art style over the
last several years, I think we’ve really come a long way.
To get back into the web comic swing of things we've started doing short
little comics called 'Jargon Bites' to get the ball
rolling before we start the longer more story driven arch’s.
In the near future
we hope to have a dedicated website for the comic.
When they start being uploaded we hope you laugh as much reading them as we did
A grim picture book following the disgusting adventures of two armature investigators in pseudo 19th century London.
Recovering Gin sot Lyida Dreddberry and social recluse Arthur Doomcroft attempt to taken on the cities dark underbelly in a world without professional polices service.