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so, time for some updates.

next week i will be posting the next strip and possibly another one. , by this i mean the next official chapter continuation. before that there is an alan ministrip i'm working on  that is just.. ..well.. something nice, ull see :) not trolling this time XD

now , on publishing.
so far i have gotten a bunch of offers by publishers  so that is not twhat is delaying it. personally i have my own preferance  so i will  probably take that road.

why it is still not out?
simple.  going from the webcomic to standard comic format required a lot of work in creative cropping and reformatting.

this brought with itself a problem with making the writing fit.

this was an impossible task which required me to rewrite the whole damn thing.
flow has been significantly improved. small errors in continuity fixed,(like ally telling lisa that the bathroom is third door on the left when it is actually the second door... SHADDAP THAT'S IMPORTANT!)

a lot of writing is being redone. now, have no fear, it's still the same  stuff, just better worded,  smoother flowing, and  less repetitive at times.

keep in mind that sunstone is very much made in a a stream of thought kind of writing, very minimal planning and editing in general. o the printed version will actually have that included.

i intend to keep everything good and smooth out  the  bumps here and there. and yes there will be pages added here and there

now some of you are feeling bummed out because you cant get the printed version where you live, or you just cant afford it

trust me i've been there. but you wont miss out.

because once i have published   a few issues i will be posting  updated digital versions here as a fresh new series of pdfs

sunstone never was a big moneymaking scheme,  nor was it motivated by financial gain.
therefore, print is for those who want it and can and wish to support the project.
but i know well that not everyone is able to do that.

so trust me when i tell you, you will miss nothing :)

we have aaalot of funtimes ahead


shit... this was all way too nice---- i must think of something trollish...

i'll get back to you on that one
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Zilenna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I'd love to see you on the website fetlife.com (if you're not already there... but I word searched a few things and didn't find you).


It will undoubtedly bring in a huge base of new Sunstone fans, to say the least.

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nsbrwttt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I was going to create a 'sunstone' page for people to like and look at but I felt like I was treading on toes. I don't want people to think I'm passing off this material as my own. But yes. I agree, this would kill on fetlife
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Zilenna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone manually added "shinez comic" as a fetish and right now there's only 2 of us into it. :)
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Angel-in-Black Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really looking forward to getting it in print!
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memoryOfTomrrow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad for the cause of your stress, not glad for your stress. Cheers!
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DistortedPixel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
I don't think i've ever used the word giddy before, but thats pretty much how i'm feeling right now!

I absolutely can not wait for Sunstone to go to print. Its such an impactful piece. You have no idea how much i love it and how much its made me want to change as a person. Thank you so much.
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WT6X Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I can't wait for the printed version!!! Wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, my girlfriend and I love your art and story.
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Tienz113 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Even more excited now. 

Though seriously... You GET TO delay Sunstone but where is my Ravine T_T

Anyway, I suppose I've been trained to accept this. Blizzard standard time eh! 

The anticipation is killer... but then I suppose both of you know all about that :( 
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DistortedPixel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
I could have sworn Ravine was coming out in February.
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Tienz113 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
It had dates for August then late nov. Now it's feb. 
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thought I should say thank you. Seriously, thank you, finally SOMEONE made something to replace 50 shades as a book to represent BDSM.
FOR FKING CHRIST SAKE, THANK YOU!, and why did you took so long to show up!? xP.
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bishounenhunters Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I hope you won't mind if I still buy it.
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Asha28 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I don't want to buy a print copy because I want to support you financially (but you are brilliant, so I suppose you deserve it).  No, I want it so I can keep it forever and ever, and smell the pages (yes, books smell good) and properly OWN it.
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XNira Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I am so stoked 
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DarkshiCreations Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
WOOHOO!  Cannot wait for the next updates and for the final comics to get released. :)  
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eXodus-Circuit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I have been praying for a print since your first page. thank you.
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snapdragon451 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
let us know where and when, i will do my best for you.
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Venikins Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :excited: I have something else to add to my Yule Present List :D
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Srednivashtar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Yaaaaay!
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ShaikanITA Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry if i come out late but was it already stated where it'll be shipped and how much it's gonna cost?
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PogueInPink Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I may be wrong, but considering that he stated that he had "offers" from publishers it sounds to me, that he doesn't have one yet. And without a publisher thinks like price and regions in which it will be sold aren't really decided upon yet.
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ykarie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I don't know if I'll be able to afford the print editions (that stuff about being for those who want to support it sounds ominous) but I will get a copy. Maybe I can convince friends/family/people who don't read comics to just buy the print editions for me . . . or I can find a well-to-do website designer. . . yeah, one of those plans will work!
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sounds awesome. Reading up on this series is one of my fave DA things. :D
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Recycledhero Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Artist
This news made my day! :D
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I want the printed version sooo much! Pleez say I can get it to Germany :3
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bigjr1027 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Plz tell us where to get it i would love to know wherei can get it keep it up..
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Hoppspindel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, can't wait! :D
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JaydenAngelus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Too bad we couldn't get Top Cow to print it, either way still looking forward to the updates and the printed version!

There is always the possibility of a Kick starter program.

Anyways, keep up the great work and bring forth the updates!!!
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shiniez Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
its not so much a matter of couldn't as much as i just dont want to bother the editorial of top cow  with additional work. it's a small company and too much stuff to do already :)
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infernoterrorize Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I cant wait for Sunstone to be in print! Its been a long time since I got so excited over a comic!
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Nyjeezy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I think I love you. Jp...i think.

This news is awesome. I hope I can support your project someday. Keep being awesome doing the awesome. Cheers
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tazzy-tri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
On the donation front I bought Angelus & Ravine from drivethru... More than happy to buy a PDF copy from there... Some books there are pay what you can / want too.

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kawaiku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Well... one thing is clear. When it hits the shelves, you will be getting my money.
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imsiriusart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
You are awesome.
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Strumwulf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looking forward to more of this series, and the print versions.
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noba671 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
can we buy the print version online and have it shipped to us?
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regular-deviant Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
So with all the effort you have put into transforming the web comic into a print publication, do you find that have consciously changed the way you approach creating new strips?
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT AS A BOOK!!! :D
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suziegon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
AGREED! ^^
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eutanacia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can´t wait to see it :dummy:
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JRUJR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Trust me when I say I will be one of the first in line for the book when it comes out. <3
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singlefedora Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
You're the best man.  Can't wait to get a copy. 
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kitten42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! We'll be buying! Now, we just have to figure out how to keep our autistic son with the photographic memory and tendency to recite things away from it.  Embarrassment = having to explain to your local special needs teacher why your son is quoting every chapter heading from the BDSM Encyclopedia. Yes, I had to have that conversation.
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sweetest-surrender Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I will totally be buying the printed version. No matter how much, or no matter if I need to get it shipped to a friend first (I am in Australia). It will happen!!!
Troll away ;) Looking forward to the new strips, and Allan goodies :D
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vickydapos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Can't wait to pick it up!
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Akida411searcher Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same here! i cant wait for this to be published.
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Ryua Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's available in Canada, this is one of those few things I'll probably buy.
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KoahKay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
i can't wait to have this series in my hands. I hope all turns out well and it gets published fairly soon. <3 
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lauwein Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I love this comic so much and couldn't wait for it to be published so bought ravine instead to show my support. Can't wait to skip from the comic store with my copy. 

Asked for it in a brown bag. Im sure my work colleagues use that store lol.
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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to start off by saying I look forward to the update that says "hey Watchers this is my link to where you can buy Sunstone." 

Secondly (I hope this question/offer doesn't seem offensive in any way):  Is English a second language for you? I have been editing and reading for quite some time and noticed some rough grammatical stuff in your comic.  (if i'm wrong I'm so sorry). I just wanted to offer freelance editing to you in terms of helping out with dialogue. 

Also I really love your comic and am attempting to figure out if I identify more with Ann or Lisa (I think I'd be a weird hybrid of both!) I so look forward to the strip updates. :-D
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