yes, it is coming out through top cow , book 1 coming out in december, more details on that soon
so i want to talk details on the book itself
it will contain chapter 1, but more than that it will be a sort of a directors cut of it.
by that i mean there will be additional pages, fun stuff to work through choppier transitions, and some nice moments
it will feature improved artwork. sunstone was created during the times of a massive artblock and it has helped me pull through it.
so i believe the book deserves better than just a cut and paste job.
writing itself will also be improved. choppier sentence structures smoothened out where needed. grammar and spelling fixed while maintaining the conversational tone and pronunciation of words. so by no means am i going oxford english dictionary on it all XD
now for the big problem. this is pretty much gonna be the final cut of sunstone, and right now there are some of you going, so i will be missing out on stuff because i either don't have the money or live somewhere where it's not likely going to be possible to get the book.
well to answer that i will first remind you that sunstone has been and will be a free to read comic. while i hope to make some money out of this endevour, you will not be left behind.
my plan is as follows.
every 4 months one chapter of a comic book will be published, a 100ish pager
it will be published in print and in digital to purchase
as each issue comes out i will post the previous issue here in digital format.
this means, when book 2 comes out, book 1 goes digitally for free, and so on.
so in the end everyone gets to read it.
and yes, i am aware that this potentially means that people will just wait for the free version. not even buy the book. it is a definite possibility. it is one that would likely end the publication of it as well in the end
but it is a risk i am willing to take. because ultimately if this is not the case, and the book does sell well... i will likely double my efforts to keep the comic strips here coming faster and with more additional stuff.
so only time will tell, but ultimately my point is, nobody will miss out
aand now back to work on the new strip.. damn thing has way too many extras in way too many scenes and its taking me longer than i expected XD
also, for the preorders and where to buy, be patient, as soon as the solicits go out and preorders open up i will post notices here