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death vigil 8

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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I love the style of all of this SO MUCH!!!!!!

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Americaiuno's avatar
This was an excellent story! I love your world building! This was impressive I hope to some more some day!
Okay, so I know this is super late but I just wanted to tell you how much I love this! I come back and read it often and it is just . . . wow. I love it so much!! I am going to buy it now just so you know, I know super late. I love this story and love everything about this universe and I would love to see more but I do respect you needing to move onto better selling stuff. I hope that one day you maybe come back to this cause I promise I will be first in line to buy new stuff, but again, no pressure or anything and I know you've moved on. This is just a really great comic! Thank you so much for writing and illustrating the stuff that you have done!
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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! 
ThatGirlHidingThere's avatar
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!!!
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
I hope this comic is still going, such awesomeness needs to last
Warsander91's avatar
Wow,just what the hell is up with Clara?
Samariyu's avatar
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's avatar
always but they weren't really a couple.. there is a whole story to that... that i will tell :)
ArenMichaelis's avatar
"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's avatar
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's avatar
I quess I found a new battlecry. DPS!
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CherubimG324's avatar
"Dammit James you broke my Vikings!!!"
PerditaXKnitt's avatar
Just because of that scene. I think this might be my favorite page in the entire arc :D.
glowmow507's avatar
PLEASEEEE MOOREEE its sooo good!
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