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update on the remainder of mercy chapter 1 by shiniez
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DlyIbpaUwAE5y1S by shiniez




so…. sunstone got nominated for best series in ringo awards…



damn!

did not see this coming


i'm also nominated for best artist but somehow this just means so much more to me.

anyhow back to work. crazy year XD

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mercy 114-119
a bit of a shorter update but more coming soon,  chapter will be done in about 3 and a half weeks, give or take a few days. 

a lot of work is being done behind the scenes :)
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DlyIbpaUwAE5y1S by shiniez




so…. sunstone got nominated for best series in ringo awards…



damn!

did not see this coming


i'm also nominated for best artist but somehow this just means so much more to me.

anyhow back to work. crazy year XD

update on the remainder of mercy chapter 1
so, there were some scheduling issues with a dc comic i worked on recently. i have now resolved all of them


as for the remainder of mercy chapter 1

next month there will be about 3 updates wrapping up the current chapter.

from there on, i am going to be updating here more frequently, be it in strips or in random nonsense. reason from this is, my schedule will finally be completely under my control.

so, in short. crazy fun times ahead! this chapter will go out with a...


you know what? too easy... XD
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i had to drop my work to deal with a serious situation pertaining to sunstone printed editions outside america.

now, first and foremost:

sunstone has always been and will always be a free webcomic first. this will NEVER change. 



having said that, printed comics are a business. and in business you have to deal with legalities of  business. 

while i was always approving sharing of sunstone and even fan translations of it, i have to limit my approval from now on only to sharing of original versions.  

if there is already a translated version published in your country, i can no longer stand behind fantranslations. 

reason for it is simple. 

comic publishing is not a big business, nor is it a very stable one, so i have to commiserate with their plights and fears on this. they picked up an independent comic which is high risk already and invested in production and promotion of it. they did so in an unstable industry so they have to worry about their investment. it is very easy to lose money in comics and that means people get fired, another publisher goes down and a country loses a comic publisher. my country lost most of them and we have very few comics available nowadays, so i understand their situation well.

if a publisher demands for a fantranslation to be removed  i have to side with them on it from now on.
like i said, printed comics come with their own legal issues.

so to summarize: from now on don't ask me if you can translate sunstone, i am not in a position to approve such a demand.

i can only approve of sharing the original version.



Stjepan.






and also to anyone berating the publishers about this:
publishers are absolutely in the right here. you are doing nobody any favors. and you make me have to deal with this instead of working on making more content. i think that qualifies it as all around lose/ lose situation

publishers are not the enemy. because of their investments into their own infrastructure i am able to deliver printed books at 15 dollars  per copy.

any other option be it self published or crowdfunded would have me price the books at the lowest price of 50 dollars per copy and i would see the same profits for myself.

yes, i did some extensive numbercrunching over the last few years. mailing individual books is very expensive, as is printing in small printruns, and heaven forbid the shipment gets damaged... point is, it's pricey


publisher's investment include printing, translating additional graphic design, and the most expensive of all, distribution and promotion.

distribution is the big ticket item. vastly expensive on a small scale,  and pretty damn expensive on a larger scale.

point is because of publishers involved, these books are printed in high quality at an affordable price. their successful sales are also likely to encourage them to take more risks with oddball books such as sunstone. giving a venue to other creators as well. 

i want to see this industry grow and expand and venture into unusual genres. for that i see publishers as my partners in this, not my enemies. 

now back to work. ugh...

 
just some updates
2 more large updates till the end of chapter6 of sunstone... or chapter 1 of mercy.

and it will go out with a bang.

first update will be roughly by the end of this month and the next one next month.
now for all of you who have been missing the kink in the story so far... sunny days are ahead XD


oh also, we have sunstone pins in the top cow store right now.
i'm shit at advertising and had to be reminded of this but they do look  pretty damn spiffy
and it seems we're going back to the statue thing as well... except... uh... bigger

more on that soon.

but yeah, here's the link for top cow store for those interested in pins. they put it there because people asked them be available not only on conventions.


www.thetopcowstore.com/Product…

www.thetopcowstore.com/Product…

Sspin-2 by shiniez  Sshpin-2 by shiniez 


also, come this autumn onwards i will be way more active here. expect a lot of stupid shit XD
see ya all!
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Stjepan Šejić
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Croatia
a comic and videogame artist. primarily for top cow comics but i did work for other companies as well.
comics done so far- witchblade, ravine , artifacts, angelus, aladdin, sunstone, ravine, death vigil and countless covers for a bunch of companies.
videogames so far, serious sam hd, serious sam bfe
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sunstone-where to get it in print

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sunstone book 2- bonus stuff by shiniez



so...

sunstone books 1 to 4 are available in comic book stores that decided to stock them. if you have a good comic book store, support them!



if you want them but can’t find them they are available from a bunch of online comic and book stores

barnes and noble:

1 www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

2 www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

3 www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…

4 www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunst…



amazon

1 www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…



2 www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…



3 www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…



4 www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Volume…



internationally available also from book depository

www.bookdepository.com/search?…





for european market, search sunstone in amazon relevant to your country, so amazon france amazon spain amazon germany

there is also a german store that ships over europe that i personally use so i know they're good, archonia

www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/…


also forbidden planet in england
forbiddenplanet.com/?q=sunston…

and of course in several european countries such as poland, france, germany, spain, and italy, sunstone is in process of being translated and published. so if that's your thing, there you go :)


also, in canada through amazon canada and available through chapters
www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/h…


once again, i'll try to update this list as i go...

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:iconpavansharvirala:
pavansharvirala Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Man I like your comics. And the way you make the story work ist good bro. I have a request man. I want to see the badam version of Seven virtues and the seven capital sins.
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pavansharvirala Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's bdsm not badam auto spell check.
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RinLenKagamine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! I love sunstone soo much and can't wait for "mercy" to come out~

I don't know if you know it yet but ill say it anyways because it made me extremely excited: in the show "shameless us", season 8 episode 7, 26:45 minutes into the episode a couple uses the words "ally cat" as a safeword~! 
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Fallendragonwolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student General Artist
did you know that Jollyjack has become an asshole?
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:iconshiniez:
shiniez Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
ugh.. fine.. i'll get the clamps!
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:iconfallendragonwolf:
Fallendragonwolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student General Artist
I’ll bring the car battery. Need anything else?
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nova-odos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018   General Artist
Hello dude. Iv'e been lately out of touch with your work, but the past year of 2017, I was walking by in the streets of Mexico (my hometown)  and I saw your book "Sunstone" volume 1 in a common magazine kiosk. I was amazed to see your work here at Mexico, I'm ashamed to say I didn't had the money to buy it then, but I would like to congratulate you for having come so far, I was really amazed, I hope things get even better for you. :)

Spoiler alert: I pressume someone bought your book later on because I haven't seen it ever since (and believe me, some manga/comics are never baught because you can actually see the colors of the frontpage deteriorating due to the sun.)
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shiniez Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
hahah awesome!
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Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your artstyle and your humour! Keep up the good work! :heart:
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shiniez Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
will do
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