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Sunstone-tp-02-5608e by shiniez


so, sunstone volume 2 is officially announced for april
www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…


aaand this time i won't be an idiot XD

i should explain XD

last year i made a comic called death vigil.  issue 1 sold relatively well.
and then i fucked up hard XD

see, i never knew that preorders regulate print runs for indie books. yeah turns out if you don't have movie money behind you you don't print that many issues because you are likely going to lose money XD

so as i didn't know about importance of preorders, i never mentioned them to fans and readers...

this reflected on the printrun of issue 2...and we underprinted.

aaand issue 2 became very hard to find and the book started tanking XD

irony was people wanted to buy it, it was just that there weren't enough printed.


i won't repeat this mistake again. i got burned hard once and that was enough XD



so , if you want to have a guaranteed copy , preorders are the only way to have them with certainty.

don't get me wrong, if you don't want a physical copy, this journal doesn't concern you :)

not here to push books on people but to make sure that those who actually want them can get them :)

so here is the current preorder availability list. this list will increase as i hope you will help me  cover more options if you have knowledge of them :)



book depository

www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…


amazon general
www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…

amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunstone-Volu…

amazon canada
www.amazon.ca/Sunstone-Volume-…

amazon germany
www.amazon.de/gp/product/16321…


and because amazon canada is  being utterly useless i'm gathering comic stores that carry the book and can have it preordered as well
so this store here offers mailing of the book

Big Pete's
128 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V7M 2E5


Twitter : @bigpetescomics
Website : www.bigpetescollectibles.co
m/
Blog: bigpetescollectibles.blogspot.…

email: bigpetes@shawcable.com
phone: 604-983-2325

www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…


amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunstone-Volu…

spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-2-Stjep…

amazon italy
www.amazon.it/Sunstone-2-Stjep…




barnes and noble

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…


acrhonia.com opened their preorders for volume 2 as well
this is a store from which i personally order comics as well so i can vouch for their professional quality

www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…


midtown comics offers a subsctiption for  sunstone

www.midtowncomics.com/store/se…

chapters - i presume canada

www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…


switzerland
www.books.ch/shop/home/suchart…


poland
krainaksiazek.pl/Sunstone-Volu…
www.atomcomics.pl/pl/p/SUNSTON…
multiversum.pl/p/1060/61486/su…

south africa
www.loot.co.za/product/stjepan…


turkey-this store in istambul offers preorders for volume 2 

www.facebook.com/BuyuluDukkan







this is it for now
some fun teasers tomorrow :)

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while you are waiting by shiniez
while you are waiting
sorry the last strip is a monster sigh XD

but good news , starting at the end of april, sunstone moves to the top of my priority list.

by then my stockpiled work is done and you , with your support have shown me that  i can actually stop taking on new projects , for this i thank you

and i will thank you in a far more substantial way soon :)


anyhoo, till then, the full wraparound  for book 2 of  sunstone :)
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Final by shiniez
a bit of a wip teaser for the next strip
Sunstone-tp-02-5608e by shiniez


so, sunstone volume 2 is officially announced for april
www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…


aaand this time i won't be an idiot XD

i should explain XD

last year i made a comic called death vigil.  issue 1 sold relatively well.
and then i fucked up hard XD

see, i never knew that preorders regulate print runs for indie books. yeah turns out if you don't have movie money behind you you don't print that many issues because you are likely going to lose money XD

so as i didn't know about importance of preorders, i never mentioned them to fans and readers...

this reflected on the printrun of issue 2...and we underprinted.

aaand issue 2 became very hard to find and the book started tanking XD

irony was people wanted to buy it, it was just that there weren't enough printed.


i won't repeat this mistake again. i got burned hard once and that was enough XD



so , if you want to have a guaranteed copy , preorders are the only way to have them with certainty.

don't get me wrong, if you don't want a physical copy, this journal doesn't concern you :)

not here to push books on people but to make sure that those who actually want them can get them :)

so here is the current preorder availability list. this list will increase as i hope you will help me  cover more options if you have knowledge of them :)



book depository

www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…


amazon general
www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…

amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunstone-Volu…

amazon canada
www.amazon.ca/Sunstone-Volume-…

amazon germany
www.amazon.de/gp/product/16321…


and because amazon canada is  being utterly useless i'm gathering comic stores that carry the book and can have it preordered as well
so this store here offers mailing of the book

Big Pete's
128 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V7M 2E5


Twitter : @bigpetescomics
Website : www.bigpetescollectibles.co
m/
Blog: bigpetescollectibles.blogspot.…

email: bigpetes@shawcable.com
phone: 604-983-2325

www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…


amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunstone-Volu…

spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-2-Stjep…

amazon italy
www.amazon.it/Sunstone-2-Stjep…




barnes and noble

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…


acrhonia.com opened their preorders for volume 2 as well
this is a store from which i personally order comics as well so i can vouch for their professional quality

www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…


midtown comics offers a subsctiption for  sunstone

www.midtowncomics.com/store/se…

chapters - i presume canada

www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…


switzerland
www.books.ch/shop/home/suchart…


poland
krainaksiazek.pl/Sunstone-Volu…
www.atomcomics.pl/pl/p/SUNSTON…
multiversum.pl/p/1060/61486/su…

south africa
www.loot.co.za/product/stjepan…


turkey-this store in istambul offers preorders for volume 2 

www.facebook.com/BuyuluDukkan







this is it for now
some fun teasers tomorrow :)
so... sunstone  book 1 was the fifth place on the top seller graphic novels  lists

this was your doing and you have my sincere thanks.

i did not expect this. sunstone was never supposed to be a moneymaker  project and will continue to be a free webcomic to it's very end. but your support meant a lot

last year was tough...

you noticed that my output was significantly lower...well... in the number of strips, but taking into consideration the much  longer strips of chapter 4, difference is not that drastic.

there was a reason for this. i kept alluding  to a family health crisis. i prefer to keep these things to myself
but now that this is behind us, i can say what made a mess of the year

my mom was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. day before book 1 came out she was admitted to hospital to have stents implanted and the procedure was a success.

last year i was operating under a constant prepare for the worst case scenario  kind of pressure.
to ensure i would be able to pay for any unexpected expenses, i took on more work than was perhaps healthy for me... but thankfully now that this is done and behind us i can stop taking on projects.

however, before i found out of sunstone's success, i took on one last additional project, this being an arc of a comic called rat queens. it is a fun book, that i personally like... between that, generation 9 and death vigil, my schedule till april is a bit of a mess but a doable mess.



however, time for the good stuff

this week i will be posting snippets of the final strip for chapter 4- just so you know that it is under construction- and it should be done by next weekend. it is a lengthy bastard XD


then after that i will take a few weeks off just to work on clearing my schedule before we venture into the final chapter of this story.

....beeefore i start on chapter 6 XD

but... there is some very good news.

you see... even tho i can't ditch the previously accepted projects, i will not be taking on any more after the current ones are done.

you made this possible, and the least i can do is  focus my output for the fans who surprised me with the overwhelming support :)

thank you everyone!
working on the bonus materials for book 2 as well :)

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Stjepan Šejić
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Croatia
a comic and videogame artist. primarily for top cow comics but i did work for other companies as well.
comics done so far- witchblade, ravine , artifacts, angelus, aladdin, sunstone, ravine, death vigil and countless covers for a bunch of companies.
videogames so far, serious sam hd, serious sam bfe
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:icondragonfreaksparky:
DragonFreakSparky Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I received two copies of Sunstone and have already got a few of my friends HOOKED!!!! Can't wait for the next volume to come out in MAY!! Keep up the amazing work, we know it's hard (in more ways than one) but Fifty Shades of Crap can't hold even a flicker of a candle to this amazing masterpiece known as Sunstone!!!
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:iconbronyalonzo:
Bronyalonzo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish i could get it on México
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:iconrandommuthafu:
randommuthafu Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Buy it online man, I'm from Mexico and got my copy right there on my shelf
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:iconbronyalonzo:
Bronyalonzo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
how long took to arrive?
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:iconantikavelvet:
AntikaVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SO APPARENTLY IF YOU LIVE IN SWEDEN YOU CAN ORDER SUNSTONE FROM CDON.SE.

Which is awesome because I've been dying to get a copy of it but buying stuff from other countries is hard when you're a poor student and have to pay additional fees for all sorts of things.

Anyway, pre-order isn't possible on CDON, but I will pre-order on Amazon as soon as I get the chance. THANK YOU for such amazing art and a more relatable BDSM story than most out there. Hope all is well with your mom.

(Also if you want to release a Swedish translation, I am all for translating it.)
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:iconneshershahor:
Neshershahor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hehe...Sunstone i svenska, gärna för mig.
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:iconpuccayumi:
puccayumi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Just one question, i have friends who would like to read Sunstone but are not good with english, i wonder if a french translation is planned?
(Actually i have to translate for my best friend :-)).
Since Sunstone is a best seller on Amazon i guess some editors from other countries must be interested....
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SlaveOfChaos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Writer
With all of the 50 Shades crap that I keep seeing, I always feel the need to refer people back to this comic. I love this comic, keep up the good work!
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law5121 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Man I saw the best thing down here in my local shopping centre down here in england. A poster of 50 shades and right by it was this shiniez.deviantart.com/art/bds… taped to it XD wish my phone wasn't dead else i would have taken a picture
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Sotane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member
I loved the extra content in book 1!!!!
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