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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-…


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


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…


arhonia.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…

poland
krainaksiazek.pl/Sunstone-Volu…

this is a new one to me




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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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-…


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


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…


arhonia.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…

poland
krainaksiazek.pl/Sunstone-Volu…

this is a new one to me




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
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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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MaverickMuse Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The answer to that question can be found right above us, in his deviantID box.
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StillDormant Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Just thought you should know even fans in South Africa managed to purchase the first volume from a local internet store. Yes, even here. :)
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luthientinuvel Featured By Owner 1 day ago
OMG your work is soooo good that couple of my friends also got hooked... and we really would like to know when will chapter 5 be up here?? we are addicteeeeed....XOXO
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WannabeArtistic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i feel kinda dumb saying this but...

you personally gave me the real definition of trust with love...
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catseye10000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
hay are you going to put the older strips back up some time in the future
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nebezial Featured By Owner 1 day ago
yes, at the end of chapter 5 i will return the old strips . for now i keep them hidden just to avoid confusing new readers with old , out of continuity stuff :)
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Ghost047 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
Finally found a volume 2 preorder for Australia. Done and done. And now we wait hehe

www.booktopia.com.au/sunstone-…
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MoShaol Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I know it too late but I post a Gta pic of my Character while my Friend character having lapdance, I meant to send a link the day after new years
but I was busy anyway i hope you like it :D (Big Grin) HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR

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randommuthafu Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hey man, got my copy a while now haven't had the chance to thank you (my pc is broken), I just wanto to say is awesome, I mean you know already that we love the series, but it's really awesome how far we've come, it was just a bunch of bdsm pin-ups man! Is just amazing man, I live my copy and your copy you got my infinite heartfelt thanks and unconditional loyalty (I can see this going for long time). Really hoping things for you in life will go good. Also thanks your wife, 'cause one of the reasons why I love your comics is how you write women and I know that's great in part thanks to your wife (who I was half expecting to see her being credited in your comic as consultant XD). Anyways, just wanted to say thanks.
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