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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 :)
OCT140613


and so ... the book can now be preordered...

ahem...dare i say... WOOOOOHOOOOOOO

crap, gotta go back to work, i have one week to finish the additional pages and get the next strip  done , wish me luck, sleep is for wimps anyways XD

www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1…
www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

and there is sunstone book 1

and i am going full productivity mode!
cause this month i have to finish all the pre print preparations
and make a new lengthy strip as well....and make  some fun stuff here  :)
so lots of news coming soon

but till then, 
with my thanx to :iconyaponez:

so  while you are waiting for the dreadful terror of lisa's thank you to truly wreak havoc on everything XD  (no really it is gonna be both funny and true) i would like to encourage you to visit my wife's webcomic bloodestein (if you haven't already)

sigeel.deviantart.com/



why?

well

1 it is a fun comic
2 well drawn and written

3 actually in continuity with sunstone XD



no...really. sunstone is about half a year ahead chronologically, but ally's gaming friends elly and vlad are  the characters from bloodstein

bloodstone? sunstein? by shiniez

they have made some appearences in sunstone already

annoying idea by shiniez     escapism by shiniez

so i figure as we will be seeing them more in chapter 5.... you might find it a fun read...


notw back to scheeming and planning


ooooh the horrors of a thank you!!!!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH XD
i noticed a few people complaining about the drama in recent strips...

so i figured i would spare us all some hassle down the road...drama is coming!
drama is a result of actions and behaviors and you know this well. if i skimmed over it i would devaluate the character growths, and i would make a very funny but meaningless story.

yes, comedy will be back soon after, it will be present in the dramatic pages as well...but drama will happen. 

so my advice, take a few months off. leave this comic for a while. i mean this honestly without a shade of cynicism or sarcasm. :)

sunstone is in a way like a book and at best you keep getting a few pages of a book at a time.

so to fully see the importance of the small things , details, and behaviors, you might want to let this stockpile for a while

drama too will pass :) and i can promise you this, there is a massive payoff to it all at the end of chapter 5


just felt like i should come upfront with this so that there is no  misunderstanding of what is to come  in the next few strips!

aaand now back to work! HUZZAH!
these last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressive

there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused  certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.

so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee  a vast improvement in the near future.

i do not need anything from anyone :) i am okay,  i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD

new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip  kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very important  part of the story so i plan on doing it right

generally my plan is to have chapter 4 done by the end of next month and then til about january or february finish up sunstone completely.


after that i will probably take a month or two off to work out book 2 mercy that is pretty much centered on alan and the 4 relationships that defined his love life, one with ally, then marion, then sarah, and ultimately anne. ally and lisa will be a part of those chapters but  not the main part. 

aaand then we switch to marion's story... for a few chapters of that....

then we unite it all...


my point is... oh my god what is this neverending monsturosity i have createeeed??????

sigh..back to work
by :iconyaponez:  




and one that was pointed out to me from youtube :)





by :iconnodrog:

Tried to adapt a Disney song for Sunstone, can anyone do better? 

Make me kneel, Shiniez' Sunstone
(Let It Go, Disney's Frozen)

Leather gleams black in the dungeon tonight, 
 No condemning to be seen
A kingdom of perversion, and I want you as my queen.

Tension is building like a raging storm inside. 
 Can't stop this need, Mistres know I've tried. 
"Don't let this out, don't let them see.
Be the plain girl you always have to be.
Conceal, don't kneel, don't let it out."
Well now I'll shout!

Make me kneel, make me kneel! 
 Can't deny this any more. 
Make it real, What I feel, 
 Throw open that bedroom door. 
I don't care that they'll have a cow. 
Let the games rage on! 
Hanfcuffs always excited me somehow.

It's funny how some bondage,
 sets all my feelings free.
And mundane worries that helld me back, matter nothing now to me!

 It's time to see what you will do,
 to test my limits and break through.
 No right, no wrong, your rules my plea.
 I'm free!


Make me kneel, make me kneel! 
 I want this pleeding to be heard!
Make it real, What I feel, 
 I don't plan to safeword! 

Throw open that bedroom door. 
Here I kneel, and here I'll stay! 
 Let the games rage on...


Your presence fills up the room and all around
 My soul is spiraling in glor'ous flight above the ground
And one thought grips me like a leather glove, 
I'm never going back, I think this could be love!


Make me kneel, make me kneel! 
 Let's not stop at the break of dawn!
Make it real, What I feel, 
 That doubting girl is gone! 
Don't hold back, I need you now...

Let the games rage on! 
Hanfcuffs always excited me somehow.






This is pretty rough, but inspiration bug bit me when I was trying to think how to adapt other frozen songs to Sunstone. 

This song is from Ally's point of view, near the end of chaper three.
Based on: Do you wanna build a snowman, Disney's Frozen

First two verses would be Ally's inner monologue, last verse Ally actually asking. 

Lisa? 
Will this make you use your safeword? 
Or make you want to stay?
I cannot be completely sure
What things will make you purr
It makes me want to pray... 
It used to be just playing,
And now it's not
I think we could be much more...
Will this make you use your safeword?
I hope it doesn't make you safeword.


Will this make you  use your safeword?
Or make you want to run away?
I think some iniative is overdue,
I've started freaking out
'bout freaking out this way. 
It gets a little lonely, in this empty house,
Just want to invite you in...

Lisa?
Please, I'd like you with me,
Not just me in this house all week,
They say "Don't rush things" And I'm trying not
Things are so right with you, Please do not freek.
We only need each other
It's be you and me,
So Will you give it thought?
Will this make you use your safeword?


By :iconmaverickmuse:  

So, without further ado, here's Harper singing his own version of "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan to a fresh class of rookie dominants hoping to learn the ways of the dungeon.


I'll Make a Dom Out of You

Let's get down to business.

Learn to please your subs.

Think that you're a sex god?

Guess again, you scrubs!

You're the saddest waifs I've ever met,

but you can bet before we're through,

Honey, I'll make a Dom out of you.


Tranquil as a forest,

till the game's begun.

But remember safe words.

If they're said, you're done.

You can't tie a knot to save your life,

and you haven't got a clue.

Somehow I'll make a Dom out of you.


(I'm never gonna get this right.)

(Say goodbye to my whole sex life.)

(Head-harness ball gags really kick my ass.)

(My rope work looks like shit!)

(Hope he doesn't see I'm sweating.)

(Now I wish my sub had joined a yoga class.)


(Be a Dom.)

You must be sure as a coursing river.

(Be a Dom.)

Make all their dark fantasies come true.

(Be a Dom.)

A soul that burns with a wild passion.

Mysterious as the dark side of the moon.


Take the game for granted

and it won't be long.

You start getting careless,

then it all goes wrong.

Too much hubris is dangerous,

and that will never do.

How could I make a Dom out of you?


(Be a Dom.)

You must be sure as a coursing river.

(Be a Dom.)

Make all their dark fantasies come true.

(Be a Dom.)

A soul that burns with a wild passion.

Mysterious as the dark side of the moon.


(EVERYBODY SING!)


(Be a Dom.)

You must be sure as a coursing river.

(Be a Dom.)

Make all their dark fantasies come true.

(Be a Dom.)

A soul that burns with a wild passion.

Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!







thank you everyone... and i hate you for putting those earworms back in my mind XD




and a hint about them in about 2 days  :)

new sunstone  will be here after 14th as by then i need to deliver death vigil 2 for printing....

but as i said...before that... there will be a fun hint pic :)
calm down , i am  making the next one, there have been some unexpected real life things, but the next strip is nearing completion. 

also...it's hot and humid like satans crack here XD i look at working on my computer with hate and despair!


but it must be done!
gotta plug this one,  this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would   ever be reviewed there.

dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD

anyhooo, here is the video review :) i must say i had a few good laughs XD

finally
bad situation with cataclismic flooding in my country right now(croatia) so priorities are  shifted atm
i am in no  danger myself, but  there are family members  and friends that are currently in the threatened zone so  we are mostly focused on monitoring the situation 


so it will be a few days before the update
almost done with my  work here and updates will continue in a few days

thank you all for your patience... as these have been  a few challenging( not entirely bad) months :)
this thing with anne....


it may not be going where you think it is....

keep in mind when i first started this thing it was a bunch of drawings....

then characters started whispering to me...

but at this point they are pretty much running the show.

and they are taking it in a direction they want it to go :)

so consider yourselves warned
so as you have noticed there has been a severe drop in updates this month.

there has been a serious health issue in my family that has made me focus on paid work  for a month as a contingency

these   work tasks will however be done by march 10th and then we are back on posting schedule.



thank you for your patience
just want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybody :)

1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a  series of books

2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue

3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements

4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined  while keeping true to the material and  at times better worded... with less typos....

I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!

5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS

6  you might say it will be a  sort of a 4 big  parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
fourth will be unification of all the stories with their respective finales

7 printed comics will feature extra pages unseen till now. by this i don't mean there will be hardcore sex or even more pages of sex (listens for a collective sigh)  extra pages will  be  there to polish out the storytelling and  offer some fun insights

8 AND THIS IS CRUCIAL!


standard strips will keep bein posted here first. and for free as usual.

printed versions are after all merely compilations of what is a webcomic in every sense of the way :)

once all the chapters are finished and books are out,  i will celebrate the end of this journey by giving away the full digital version of the comic.

not the one you have now, i mean the printed  comic version in digital format.
while i know many of you are eager to support this  story by buying the books, i also get that not everyone is able to.

i was there once myself. but i will not see you guys and girls  miss out on this .

so yes, ultimately all of you will see the finished version.


9 will there be hardcover editions?  if the sales numbers justify it. hell if it sells enough i might have a super deluxe leather corset bound editions XD

10 prices on printed books...that one i don't know. it depends on  printer and distribution and other misc costs. i presume it will end up being about 15 usd, but who knows, maybe even less as that end price is often cut down by   comic stores and amazon.  so that part is too early to say for now. i will keep you updated on it

that about sums it up i think.