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don't mind this one,  i't jsut that i have been gettign a lot of questions where to preorder

anyhoo, if you have  queations and i miss them, you can ask me on 


@stjepansejic on twitter
and on facebook as i have finally realized why followers couldn't post  questions.... it has a lot to do with me being an idiot XD

www.facebook.com/stjepan.sejic


and also, i am a punny dumbass so if you want your brains hurt... you can follow me XD



Zjjhgjh by shiniez



anyhoo here is the reupload, and as usual if you see some option that isn't on the list  i do appreciate  you sharing it :)


while you are waiting 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

chapters canada

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…

amazon france
www.amazon.fr/Sunstone-2-Stjep…


barnes and noble

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…


archonia.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…



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



finland

www.fantasiapelit.com/index.ph…

www.suomalainen.com/ulkomaiset…




preorders open on TFAW

www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sunstone-…

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early version for 2nd print cover sunstone vol 2 by shiniez
early version for 2nd print cover sunstone vol 2
hopeful optimistic dream of a second print mind you! XD


still tweaking but, here is to hoping XD


so, this was initiated by this cover for volume 1

sunstone 1 alternate cover by shiniez

at first i planned to have printed versions came out with variant covers. like this

sunstone issue 1 both variant covers by shiniez

but as it turns out they don't do variants fro graphic novels/trade paperback format comics.
so the best deal i could get was if the first run sells out the second print gets a new cover.

we are not quite there but i am carefully optimistic/ hopeful.


just to clarify some possible suggestions i get
i had people ask about possibility of maybe doing a hardcover version with these covers, 

thing about hardcovers is , it's an investment. a big one from both my end and the end of people buying them.

i would love to make them but it is simply too early to plan fot that, or for collected editions and many other things.


truth is, comics are an uncertain business. usually with issue 2 many people who like the books will forget to either preorder or tell the comic book stores to put the book on their pull list...

so stores adjust their orders after issue 1 and they are usually significantly lower. sometimes it is because people just don't like the book, but way too often it is because people just don't know how the business works.

stores order batman, spiderman and other sure sellers like that. 

to independant comics...they give a chance.
they order first issue.
some stores don't even do that


so with this uncertainty hanging over the comic , for now it is simply too early to make any big plans. if things keep going well, i will open polls on what you would like to see us make, from tshirts to prints to hardcover issues and so on.

till then, i will merely indulge myself with small hopeful pieces like these XD

but , you never know, fingers crossed :)
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sunstone volume 5 cover by shiniez
sunstone volume 5 cover
sunstone volume 5 cover finished for now, i'll probably do a few more passes on it but for now i'm pretty happy with it
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it's a good day! by shiniez
it's a good day!
as i am in a very good mood, here is the sketch for sunstone chapter/book 5 cover


i have just finished book 2 and delivered it to  my publisher, and started work on chapter 5
i got a huge smile on my face and  ready to get this ball rolling!


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Zuizi by shiniez

yaay hit 12 million, to celebrate i’ll...


oh , right! i’m up to my eyeballs in work! XD


still, thank you everyone, the moment of my freedom fast approaches and then we shall all have

SO!
MUCH!
FUN!

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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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:iconlynxina:
Lynxina Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
Don't have to mention that I love your work... Anyway.
I'm french and i'm affraid that i've not understood something :S Is the book you sell on Amazon an artbook or the actual story like you put on deviantart?

thank you so much! The price is cheap so i've got this chance for me WICH IS NICE HAHA. The first time a comic book isn't overpriced ( for me I mean ) Even if it's a watcher that answer me i'll be glad :)

Thank you again!
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1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Cool work!
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Boninja88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
When I first saw the screen name Shiniez I thought it was pronounced Shin-I-ez. And that it was Spanish or something. I couldn't find out what it meant on google since it was just Sunstone stuff. Then I read the book (love it btw) and realized it was pronounced Shine-ez. And it just meant shiny. That's about the only disappointing thing this comic has thrown my way. I'm still going to pronounce it shin-I-ez
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World-of-Chaos Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Just finished reading vol. one. It was amazing. Can't wait for volume two. You must have heard thousand of times how amazing your art style is, but I have to say it again. It is so perfect and expressive, and passionate it is almost better than a movie. I can't wait to read what's next for this lovely wild bunch. Please don't drop this amazing project.
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myroi Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New member
Between waiting for all my favorite webcomics to update and for the 7dtd patch to come out I don't know what to do with myself this month. Guess I'll just go stalk your folders. 

Big fan! Keep up the awesome work.
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crazyfan1234 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So just for the hell of it because I can. I am going to write a Sunstone movie script. Am I the only one  that thinks that it would be a good movie?
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MaverickMuse Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Drop me a line if you need someone to write a musical score to go with your script.
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crazyfan1234 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh I will
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:iconmyroi:
myroi Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
If 50 shades and twilight can make it, anything can. 

But yes, it would be good.
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:iconworld-of-chaos:
World-of-Chaos Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Just bought Sunstone here in Montreal Canada. I was so surprised to see in a "main feature" shelf, I jumped on it. If anyone is looking for it, it was in an Indigo bookstore. I'll give you my review as soon as read it.
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