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well, here we are.
issue is done. first arc is complete.

printed version of death vigil issue 8 and high quality version digitally comes out next month i will post updates when.

if you are unaware why i am uploading this here, i will refer you to this journal :)
f#$k it! it's death vigil for EVERYONE!So i've been sitting here thinking...
we live in the age of kickstarter and patreon....
people are supporting all sorts of projects...
i don't have the patience not the focus to handle all that... but it did get me thinking...
if teasers for projects can get people to fund it... what aout the full thing?
i don't do crowdfunding. i make comics.
i publish comics. if people love and buy my comics... i get to make more comics.
so with that in mind. i will post the entirety of death vigil here. 
from there on it's in the hands of the readers. if you want to support the book being made, i will post the comixology links, and image digital links, as well as trade preorder links.
so if you feel this is your kind of comic, and it's something you want to see made in it'y entirety..and can afford to support it by buying it...thank you.
if not, i still hope you like it. so with no further a do... this week i will be uploading issues.
starting to

and to this one

death vigil preorder linksso... here it is..the thing that critically injured my book...
some fun insight for any of you who want to get your own series running...
without promotion...quality won't get you far. 
let's put things into context
this is death vigil series result on comic book roundup
comic book roundup is to comics what metacritic is to games and whatnot. it compiles multiple reviews and creates an average score.
based on reviews death vigil has a score of 9.1 out od 10
and yet here we are. 
i will now copy a part from my previous journal as it is relevant
now, as i work predominantly for independent companies, my work can be a bit hard to get.
reason for this is a simple one. comic book stores buy their supplies from diamond. the main distributor. 
they buy stuff they know will sell. comics

from here on, it is in my readers hands. 

it comes down to this. sales of issue 8 and the trade are pretty much going to be the deciding factor on whether or not more will be made, and when it will be made.

i don't do kickstarters, i don't do patreons. i do comics. if you like my comics, you can buy them , i will provide a bunch of links soon :)

beyond that, things are simple for me. see, i prefer  working on the stories i write.

however i am not in any danger of being out of work. i always can do work for hire.

but, over time i have  sort of ran my health into the ground. so i have given up on the notion of trying to keep my creator owned works afloat  through additional projects. it's like trying to swim with a bunch of anvils while hanging on to a small flotations device.  sooner or later, anvils will drag you under. 

now we will see whether or not death vigil will prove itself an anvil or if it will float on it's own. i hope you enjoy the book :)

previous 7 issues here…
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blub19 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Just sad, that there was never a follow up / volume 2. I can understand that you need to live from your art, but it's sad that death vigil didn't went as well as sunstone did.
LeniaLDZ Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been three years since this arc concluded and i still reread it regularly :( (Sad)  major frustration that we'll never learn the rest of the story. I have to know what happens to Clara! This must be what my dog feels when he can't reach an itchy spot lol
Marle1010 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Just found this yesterday, immediately went out and bought Vol. 1 on amazon.  This comic is amazing and I hope enough people buy it to warrant a vol. 2.
Shavahiivallah Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I read everything here then I bought the full volume on Amazon. Amazing work, I do hope enough people support it to fund another volume! 
I've absolutely loved this series, started it out of curiosity after seeing the cover for chapter three (which is brilliant, by the way) and I couldn't put it down!! Beautiful art, great story, great characters, buying the book right now!!!
jimmyecp Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
For those who are interested, Vlado says "Oh fuck... now we're in the thick of the shit" and Chiyoko says "Please No..." (as far as I can tell)
Manahtar Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student General Artist
I just found this, read the entire arc in one day, i need more, im buying every issue on comixology asap mate, you deserve that and more
merle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
This is absolutely positively one of my favorite comics in the world.

Re-read it recently, and it's even better on second reading.
Nickeris86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I hope this comic is still going, such awesomeness needs to last
Warsander91 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Wow,just what the hell is up with Clara?
Samariyu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
I know this has been out for awhile, but I have a question, if you're willing to answer it. Were you always planning on having Bernie and Sam be a couple, or was that a later design decision?
nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
always but they weren't really a couple.. there is a whole story to that... that i will tell :)
ArenMichaelis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
"That I WILL tell"
voice inside my head: "don't scream like a psycho fun girl. Don't scream like a psycho fungirl!  For gods sake! Don't scream like a freaking psycho fungirl God deamn it!"
voice inside my head:"Oh I hate you so much! That's why we don't get good things!"
Samariyu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Thanks for answering. I eagerly await for said story to unfold. Incidentally, you've also answered some of my other tangential questions. Thanks again, m8ty.
john190 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
I quess I found a new battlecry. DPS!
yamadahitomy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
*-* so good
CherubimG324 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2016   Digital Artist
"Dammit James you broke my Vikings!!!"
PerditaXKnitt Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Artist
Just because of that scene. I think this might be my favorite page in the entire arc :D.
glowmow507 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
PLEASEEEE MOOREEE its sooo good!
drago1998 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
is there more this series?
Ivain7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Student Interface Designer
dammit I need to get the money to buy the full thing already. I may not be able to afford physical copies but I can at least buy digital ones.
kiwitrav Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Just finished reading the series; now off to Amazon to order it (local comic store has lost my business by being elitist twats)
LLKodachiiSama Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
improbablesage Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   General Artist
Is issue 8 ready for sale? I managed to find the issues I was missing up through 7 a few days ago, and I'm excited for more!
Hannya-0 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
I've read a lot of your comics, and while I am a big fan of them all, Death Vigil is definitely my favorite. I wish I could support the book more.
Akaishi Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely adore your work, especially Death Vigil!
crazytrooper Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2016
You sir are amazing, binged read the 8 chapters. Instantly bought the book on amazon and its coming in on Tuesday.  Here's hoping you get to make more great stuff for us :)
Lumentorium Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AWESOME!!!! THAT'S THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!!!!!! DUDE YOU HAVE SKILLS, I WISH I WAS A BILLIONAIRE TO SUPPORT YOU WITH EVERYTHING. but i'm not :T ahiudhaushdiuhaiuhsdwasdwasdw dont give up man, some day Death Vigil will become a game!
Paladin267 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Dammit, wish I had money, a comic this good does NOT deserve to die.
duncanmcload Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
BlackRaven73 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Just read through them all. What a way to spend a sick day! Went and bought the whole issue!
Hope that there will be a continuation of this!
ShadowinRed Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
I wonder what the True Primordial inside Clara is thinking...He doesn't take sides, he seems really patient and uncontrolling, and the only thing he does is save Clara and Sam from death. Hmm, just wondering... ;)
silent-assassinxii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
I binged all 8 chapters last night...This is an amazing series!!!  To be honest, everything I've read of your has been amazing (art/story). Can't wait for the next installment!
tBrandal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Photographer
I love your series, and it made me so happy to find it in the comic book shop here in my country :D 
tommyriven Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Thank you for the awesomeness of your series of works. Was reading through Death Vigil and had to go an buy on Amazon on principle. I really hope you are able to continue this and hope sales work in your favor!

Stumbled to this profile from Blood Stain, which I found from crossover from Sunstone... Now I'm trying to find everything else from you and your wife :)
Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Will there be a Death Vigil Volume 2, as this was the end of Volume 1?
TactfullFob014 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Is this series continuing?
Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I can't even express how amazing this series is...
Vilosek Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
I love it! Great series! Hope to see how it continues.
Gubble Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Deathvigil is absolutely great. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! If you say first arc, can we count on a second arc or is this just a hypothetical option? Anyways, one of the comics I like the most!
Shizznet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Just ordered a copy of the TPB after i binged through the online. Thank You. Been in love with your art and writing since Sunstone began, which i never knew was printed, but those have been ordered and Sunstone 4 preordered. I hope you are able and willing to continue on Death Vigil, and once again, thank you for your art.
LillyanaKabal Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016
Hobbit reference was cool. But Wulf's identity was awesome! Kind of obvious now you think about it, but that is the best kind of reveal.
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Do Clara's clothes magically regenerate?
GhostBear3067 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think all their clothes regenerate.
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Everyone except Bernie I guess.
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
hers too... but as you may have noticed, effect of the scythe is weakened after a massive battle :)
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
GuesssWho9 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Tolkien reference.
ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME.  THANK YOU for doing this for everyone.  In the vague off-chance that we, the people, your readers that enjoy this, haven't expressed how really wonderful it is that you have uploaded this... Thanks!!
Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GODS Death Vigil is SO DAMN GOOD!!!
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