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well, death vigil is completed, and now i am embarking on making a very important strip for sunstone.  it is a monster, and unlike before this one i won't be dividing and posting in 2 parts with  time inbetween. 

it's very important to have this one land in it's complete form , in one day. 

so  once it lands it will be at least 2 strips on the same day.


and now... cracks knuckles...

TO WORK!
sorry form the reupload , i keep getting questions where to buy and it's just easier to have this here XD
if you already saw this, just ignore it :)






sunstone..a book about
Hkjh by shiniez







you know the deal-

sunstone is an indie book, comic book stores aren't likely to stock on those as they are not a guaranteed seller so...

preorders , pull lists all that stuff are the only way you are guaranteed to get the book :)

i wholeheartedly recommend you buy it from a comic book store if you have one near by for 2 reasons

1- you will get the book sooner
2 it supports comic book stores ... i like those :)

book is out in august .


so here is the list i gathered so far, if you got suggestions , feel free to add them in the comments :)

comic stores
archonia
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

tfaw
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sunstone-…

forbidden planet
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/suns…


midtown comics
www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp…


barnes and noble
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

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

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

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

amazon fr
www.amazon.fr/Sunstone-Volume-…

amazon italy
www.amazon.it/gp/product/16321…


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


amazon spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-3-OGN-S…



book depository- they don't have a picture for some reason
www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…

chapters canada
www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…

poland

www.atomcomics.pl/pl/p/SUNSTON…


australia

australia.kinokuniya.com/produ…
so :iconsigeel: and i will be attending san diego comic con, do some signings and sketches and what not, also we'll be doing pre convention signings in some comic stores in L.A. 

fun part is, we'll have prints. 



if these prove to be in demand there, we'll do additional printruns and have them up for sale through top cow store, so i'll get the links here  for those of you who like that kind of stuff :)

anyhoo, these are the sunstone  prints we'll have

Sunstone Print by shiniez


Sunstone Print2 by shiniez

Sunstone Minimal2 Print by shiniez

Sunstone Minimal1 Print by shiniez
sunstone..a book about
Hkjh by shiniez







you know the deal-

sunstone is an indie book, comic book stores aren't likely to stock on those as they are not a guaranteed seller so...

preorders , pull lists all that stuff are the only way you are guaranteed to get the book :)

i wholeheartedly recommend you buy it from a comic book store if you have one near by for 2 reasons

1- you will get the book sooner
2 it supports comic book stores ... i like those :)

book is out in august .


so here is the list i gathered so far, if you got suggestions , feel free to add them in the comments :)

comic stores
archonia
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

tfaw
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sunstone-…

forbidden planet
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/suns…


midtown comics
www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp…


barnes and noble
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

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

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

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

amazon fr
www.amazon.fr/Sunstone-Volume-…

amazon italy
www.amazon.it/gp/product/16321…


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


amazon spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-3-OGN-S…



book depository- they don't have a picture for some reason
www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…

chapters canada
www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/b…

poland

www.atomcomics.pl/pl/p/SUNSTON…


australia

australia.kinokuniya.com/produ…
so, some of you know, others don't really read text under the posts so i guess i'll have to post a journal

in short, my tablet issues have been resolved

my own health has, however imploded on me. i have had  thyroid problems for years now, it has been a few years wince i experienced a crisis that i am going through now, but suffice to say, i am at the moment unable to get much if anything done. 

i am waiting for my date with the endocrinologist hopefully it will me a simple matter of tweaking my medication.

will update soon.



i will compile printed book 3 preorder list as soon as i feel a bit better for those of you that asked. :)


this has been a bad year... i worked myself to the point where neither my technology nor myself could take it any more. and now i need to recover.


till then , if you are up for some reading, i posted my other comic death vigil here, so.... i don't know... it's better than nothing? XD

nebezial.deviantart.com/galler…

Zuizi by shiniez
until my tablet arrives next week  i am  unable to do any work on the next strip... but if you want something to read, i am currently posting my other comic on my other account, so i dunno. it's better than nothing XD

more of this comic to be uploaded during the weekend


death vigil 1 full issue- cuz it's a good day :) by nebezial

death vigil 2 full issue happy new year! :) by nebezial

death vigil 3 by nebezial
so, sunstone volume 2 comes out this wednesday in comic book stores, and then soon after theorugh amazon and bookstores

preview here
www.comicbookresources.com/com…


also, comixology has a big weekend sale of the stuff i worked on so if that's your thing, here you go :)

www.comixology.com/Stjepan-Sej…



on the bad sifde of things- piece of crap tablet died...

i swear i didn't do it officer!



on the good side i am expecting my tablet pc to arrive soon so yay

aaand now back to work, we have one tablet left and are workign in opposite shifts XD
and don't get me wrong i can buy a new one i just don't want to. this tablet profoundly disappointing me XD
i do believe this photo  explains a few things


Untitled by shiniez





my review of new wacom cintiq...if you have a desk and don't move it around?
great!

if not... WELCOME TO HELL!

o0lder models used to come with a metal plug connector it was strong, stable and worked perfectly.
new ones come with this flimsy piece of crap that keeps losing contact which often makes your computer forget that you even have a tablet forcing you to restart 

not just that but the driver is a mess and often forgets it can orientate the screen for left handed use... being a leftie, it is quite important to me

so yeah...buyer beware.

luckily my boss at top cow found me  the currently discontinued lenovo x230t so soon i will be back at full force

and then i will take an axe...take this wacom behind my building...and reenact a scene from the shining



aaanyhoo, should post the next strip in a week, will be posting some  wipshots, maybe even some making of videos as i want to try my new microphone.

the moment approaches when this  place will become extremely active :)

oh also, we are a week away from sunstone 2 hitting comic book stores,and a bit after that amazon and bookstores!

stress is real! XD
since i couldn't just update the original one... by nebezial
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-…
just so you know, if you all think you can't wait  for chapter 5, try wondering what it's like for me! XD

i have 3 massive bomb moments in it

1 the obvious one which comes at the very end

2 ally and lisa figuring out their   glitch

and 3

the big one that i have been building up for 4 chapters now XD
why is alan an asshole XD

seriously, i am shaking with glee here XD

trust me, it will be fun!
and till then...

Gcd by shiniez
so i recently realized i like twitter. 

i like it for the fact that it keeps all the updates under notices. it's limit of  size for messages helps  us all  keep our questions and thoughts concise, and it's easy to  follow up on stuff

so, if you want a quick and easy way to ask questions, and keep updated add me

@stjepansejic on twitter

you can also add me on facebook , but that thing is a mess  

www.facebook.com/stjepan.sejic

 i would like to reply all the questions here, but  with the sheer amount of works, and galleries and notes it is getting really hard to follow up on things.

so it is an easy way to get any answers you may be after.

now, as for chapter 5, i will start it off in march, but it won't go full speed before mid april. by that point i will have  cleared all the previously accepted projects and past that point i won't be taking on more work for hire stuff because... well, your support made it possible to actually focus my attentions on sunstone.

my apologies for the chaos that was last year. it was something that was out of my hands :)
this year...i feel i will be gaining control over my won creativity... and you made this possible.

i will not forget this.
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…

amazon france
www.amazon.fr/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!
and with new year come updates and clarifications :)

so, 2014 was both amazing and crappy. those who were paying attention noticed a recurring theme of me mentioning a family health issue that made me focus on paid work in 2014

i don't like sharing details about this so i will leave it at this.

this has improved. it is not resolved but there is optimism. :) 
which is good for sunstone as i can focus on this more !

so...YESS!!!


so as things are looking right now, chapters 5 and 6 will be done this year with some bonus stuff. in a week or so i will post the final  strip of chapter 4 in which we finish destroying what was built on poor unstable foundation. and then...

chapter 5. in which  a month and three weeks after their first encounter you get to see the moment :)


after that we will take a step back into the past as for the story to progress, you will need to understand alan....and to do that we will show his time in college with ally, their fallout and reuniting, his time with marion, and ultimately his last 2 defining relationships culminating with anne.


if you find these notes of mine to be spoilery...you haven't been paying attention XD. that is the point of sunstone.

you know it has a happy ending. i make no pretenses about it.
it is not about the ending, but about the journey.


now, about printed versions


book 2 with expanded and improved chapter 2 will be out in april. once that one is out i will post the digital version of book 1 here for free.

i made it clear from the get go that sunstone was not about making money and i stand by it. :)

i would post it immediately, but there is something to be said about not  pissing off the publisher XD

i will soon be annoying about the importance of preordering book 2 also...

reason is ma simple one. i was an idiot and learned much from death vigil.

comics usually sell a lot of issue 1's. reason are speculators. people who buy copies of first books of comics just in case  series makes it big, or is made into a movie and then they resell it for a large profit.

you would think this was a good thing...here is the kicker. publishers know this, so they usually overprint fist issues, and then print significantly less copies of book 2 as there is an expected massive dropoff in sales numbers.

so bottom line is this, preordering once again helps regulate the printrun numbers so if you want to own a printed book, i do wholeheartedly recommend it. 

if you don't want  a printed version then ... yknow... this part wan't about you :)

so anyhoo, for now amazon has opened book 2 preorders

amazon us
www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632…

amazon canada
www.amazon.ca/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


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

spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-2-Stjep…

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


book depository
www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…

arhonia.com opened their preorders for volume 2 as well

www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…



midtown comics offers a subsctiption for  sunstone 

www.midtowncomics.com/store/se…


i will post updates as i find more:)

thank you everyone for another amazing year, and hopefully 2015 will be even better :)








 
so the book came out today,  

i am currently up to my eyeballs in finishing the next one, should be up in 2 days
and then the last one by years end :)

for those who asked for digital version comixology has it

www.comixology.com/Sunstone-Vo…

don't ask me why it is the same price as printed one... i'm just as baffled by that practice

anyhoo, merry christmass, happy holidays, oh and here are some reviews :)

www.needtoconsume.com/comics/s…
fantomzone.org/2014/12/23/revi…
all-comic.com/2014/sunstone_vo…
www.geekedoutnation.com/comic-…
outrightgeekery.com/2014/12/26…


sunstone issue 1 both variant covers by shiniez

i am working on the last 3 to 4 strips of chapter 4, depending on whether they will grow monstrously oversized.

and now, for all of you who are thinking of buying the printed version


second cover is unavailable for now due to a fuckup with solicitation... which happens to me with EVERYTHING XD
but this cover will be made and i will post all the info on this when i get the exact date :)


for the regular ally/lisa cover version:

i will paste in a journal all the preorder links we gathered so far, thanks everyone who contributed :)


 here is an image comics preordering helper for those who know how to use this :)
imagecomics.com/comics/release…



bookdepository has it as well
www.bookdepository.com/Sunston…

with apparently free worldwide shipping....how that works is beyond me


now, some important info for people who want to actually buy the printed book , and haven't preordered it


preorders are crucial. this is not a book  you will likely find in any comic shop and just buy it there.  this is the fact of the business.

indie books aren't something stores buy in bulk and stockpile. truth is, they are rarely sure sellers, which means  that shop owners can't really dump an investment on stocking them as inventory and will rather use the money to stock up on a sure seller book, your marvel and dc books and your proven independent hits like walking dead, saga and so on

this is perfectly reasonable.  shop owners have bills to pay as well XD

this is where preorders and asking the store to put the book on your pull list helps. beyond that preorders generally dictate the size of a print run with indie books, so usually  if you are late.... and the book has not been a crazy seller....there is a likelihood that's all she wrote XD

meaning, the print was sold out and no reprint is planned

so , if you plan on buying the book consider the preorder, if not , it's fine with me, don't get me wrong, it's just, i learned a lot from my other comic death vigil about how this stuff works so now , i am a little bit smarter. and soon after death vigil is all done i plan on making a summary journal on experiences and what i have learned  from the whole  endeavor which might help some other  upcoming comic creator avoid  the pitfalls :)


so, here are preorder links i got so far, if you know of a store in your country that has preorders available feel free to note me and i'll add it to the list :)

so, in general, amazon has opened their preorders 

www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Stjepa…

and for European people, archonia.com has opened their preorders

www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

aand forbiddenplanet

www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/suns…


and here is an option on TFAW 
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sunstone-…


midtown comics
www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp…

aaand amazon canada

www.amazon.ca/Sunstone-Stjepan…

and we have a barnes and noble preorder added to the list

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

swiss preorder available also at
www.books.ch/shop/home/suchart…
www.buchhaus.ch/detail/ISBN-97…


amazon germany 
www.amazon.de/Sunstone-Ogn-Stj…



italy-amazon

www.amazon.it/Sunstone-Stjepan…


amazon uk

www.amazon.co.uk/Sunstone-OGN-…


amazon france

www.amazon.fr/Sunstone-OGN-Stj…

amazon spain
www.amazon.es/Sunstone-OGN-Stj…


australia, so far i found this one
www.minotaur.com.au/site.asp?a…
www.mightyape.com.au/product/S…


finland
www.fantasiapelit.com/index.ph…
cdon.fi/kirjat/sejic%2c_stjepa…


poland

multiversum.pl/p/1060/58150/su…

www.atomcomics.pl/pl/p/SUNSTON…


india

www.amazon.in/Sunstone-Ogn-Stj…


malaysia

malaysia.kinokuniya.com/bw/978…
so we just returned from the awesomesauce that was lamole convention in mexico

currently finishing the new sunstone strip so that will be up very soon

also image comics contacted me with this handy little preorder helper 

imagecomics.com/comics/release…

apparently it helps to track down a store  near you that will carry the book, but i can't really guarantee it, and don't know how that really works so if anyone tries it, please let me know :)


also for anyone confused by amazon's shifting of dates, that is not unusual, they  pinpoint the date the moment they have the confirmation that the books are packaged, and since it is gonna be out on  time, you will likely see it moved back to it's  december publishing date :)

now, off to work as 3 months is too damn long of a hiatus! i may have had good reasons for it,

trust me...i did have strong reasons....


but it doesn't mean that i am happy about taking this much time away from sunstone, so by the end of the year is my own hard deadline to finish chapter 4!

HUZZAH!

also this just in!

www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…
so for anyone attending this convention next week, linda and i will be there sketching, signing, and if you are in the mood for it, talking your ears off XD

do not hesitate to visit us  :)

unfortunately we were unable to get any prints made because croatia....

so for those of you who really want a print to sign, we'll post some printable pics you can have printed yourselves and  bring them for signings :)
so, in general, amazon has opened their preorders 

www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Stjepa…

and for European people, archonia.com has opened their preorders

www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

aand forbiddenplanet

www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/suns…


and here is an option on TFAW 
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sunstone-…


aaand amazon canada

www.amazon.ca/Sunstone-Stjepan…

and we have a barnes and noble preorder added top the list

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

i will post update on the other cover availability as soon as i know the exact info, a bit annoying but we'll get there :)