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Brody's Ghost 14-Page Preview

By markcrilley
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Here are the first fourteen pages of my new Dark Horse graphic novel series, "Brody's Ghost", in their entirety.

The basic story is this: Brody is a young man in a decaying futuristic metropolis whose life is turned upside down by a teenaged ghost named Talia. She lures him into the pursuit of a dangerous criminal, encouraging Brody to undergo training with an ancient samurai ghost to unlock his latent supernatural powers.

I knew I had a pretty big story to tell, so I wanted to take the time at the outset to establish the main character and the futuristic location very solidly in the reader's mind. Thus you see page after page of scenery, hopefully giving you a strong sense of your surroundings as you're pulled into the story.

The entire 6-book story has now been collected into a single volume. You can get it here: BRODY'S GHOST COLLECTED EDITIONamzn.com/1616559012

Here's a direct link to "Brody's Ghost" book 1:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-Bo…

And here's a link to "Brody's Ghost" Book 2:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-2-…

And here's a link to "Brody's Ghost" Book 3:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-3-…

If you prefer getting your comics at a real bookstore, please remember that most bookstores will happily special order "Brody's Ghost" for they don't have it on the shelf.

Thanks so much for your support!

Mark
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idontcar3's avatar
Youtube Fan and student.
Bought the realism challenge and then I realized it was yours, lol.

Thanks Mark, I owe you a lot.
I saved this one to check it tomrrow lunch :D, will comment then.
punishedneet's avatar
Cool intro. Good work letting the illustration tell the story in the beginning.
The-Luminist's avatar
Oh. My. Gosh. Oh my gosh. Ohmygosh ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! I READ THIS ONCE IN SCHOOL AND IT WAS THE COOLEST THING AND I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT FOR 4 YEARS! OH WOWWOWOWOWOWOWOW!
Grassman101's avatar
Man this is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on the book myself and read it! Hopefully I can learn something with my own works! XD
TheSuperiorKnight's avatar
It's funny how intently she stares into his soul.
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth's avatar
The backgrounds for the city are really nice.
letsblowitup's avatar
*squeals* Mark–senpai!!!! This is amaze-wow! Someday, maybe I can achieve this level of artistic awesomeness! But, alas, that day is not today... tis far away, until I reach it... but I can make the distance shorter between now and that day with practice! And by watching tutorial videos such as your own!

Arigato, Mark–senpai! You have inspired me to not stop!

Paruru NyaaKB (Next HarMEOWny) 3
LochyG32's avatar
Love that book got the collected edition for b'day!
jofox2108's avatar
I love your work.  I read the first volume of Brody's Ghost online and then bought all of it.  It was totally fabulous - great job! 
kdubs23's avatar
How do you keep your inking so smooth. I'm afraid of ruining a good pencil sketching of a character by inking it.
Disasterwarning95's avatar
photo copy a light sketch and practice ink on that
AnimeX23's avatar
Awesome manga 💯
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GrapeIcies's avatar
That's some beautifully drawn clutter. I think I spent like 20 minutes just staring at it.
alekhx's avatar
One word only... Awesome!!! :D
DrYoukai's avatar
I just feel like there is "explaino" in one of the pages.
DerpyThunderbeep's avatar
do you sell here in the middle east?
KazBatStudios's avatar
Love it. Love it a lot. I really enjoy your works and in fact, your comics actually inspired me to make my own comic. Its not much, but it is a first attempt.

kazbatstudios.deviantart.com/a…

Its nowhere near your level, but I hope to get there someday.
TheShadowPoetess's avatar
I loved what I have read of it!!!
Ophan45's avatar
hi, i've been watching your how to draw videos and i really wanted to thank you for helping me draw better as well as helping me adapt my own style of drawing, i really appreciate everything you've done to help out other artists, thanks again
fluffybunny98's avatar
hey my school has this!
Brambleclaw908's avatar
i wish mine did Mochizou Ooji (Down) [V1] Mochizou Ooji (Down) [V1] Mochizou Ooji (Down) [V1] 
Mellomoni's avatar
lol so does mine.
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