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death vigil 6 by nebezial
death vigil 6
i will link my main journal explaining things :)

it explains my reasons for doing this, but in short the book is dying and this is my last struggle to keep it alive :)

if you want to support the book, read the journal and there will be updates :)


also, please ignore typos here and there, these are mostly unedited versions as i lost the edited pdfs




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...
NO! I'M NOT SETTING UP A KICKSTARTER OR PATREON!
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



other journal with preorder links stockpiling

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
http://comicbookroundup.com/comic-books/reviews/image-comics/death-vigil
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



also, previous issues
death vigil 1 full issue- cuz it's a good day :)

 death vigil 2 full issue happy new year! :) by nebezial

death vigil 3 by nebezial

death vigil 4 by nebezial


death vigil issue 5 by nebezial
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so... 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
comicbookroundup.com/comic-boo…

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 aren't a huge profit business so they have to choose the winners on their own.

it is a harsh system but comic store owners have bills to pay as well. so don't take this as me harping on them in any way :) (Smile) 

it's more of an explanation of how things work for those interested in getting into creator owned/indie market.

some stores will stock on indie stuff, most will stock on issue 1 and judge on people preordering issue 2 onward, whether or not they will keep ordering the book.

unfortunately this is how good books often die. customers don't really know this process. i certainly didn't. 

we enter a store pretty much expecting the store to hold the product that is relevant to their business and our interest. it is a given to us.

unfortunately this doesn't work with comics. preorders and pull lists are what makes or breaks an indie book, so if you plan on making and publishing a comic, keep this in mind. this nearly killed death vigil.

it is a vicious cycle.

it is a road to failure and here is how it goes

1 publish a book and people like it- you are in 7th heaven...

2 people don't know about preorders so they count on the store to keep ordering and they'll keep buying. this isn't so. store orders significantly less copies of volume 2 and 3 and publisher regulates the printrun accordingly

3 you start realizing that the initial profit melts away after issue 1 with alarming rate, and by issue 3 you find yourself struggling to keep your head above the water...

4 this is when you take on sidegigs to help finance the book you are passionate about. while you are trying to make ends meet, your book starts suffering delays...and the interest in it wanes

5 orders catastrophically drop with delays as readers more and more start trade waiting. ironically trade at that point might be a very optimistic idea...

6 misery and despair


many books vanished this way. my personal solution to this is-

1 inform people interested in your books about how this works
2 promote the good books.

way too much time i see spent on people discussing stuff they hated in books or stuff that offended them. 

way too rarely do we enthusiastically speak about the stuff we love. often we take the good entertainment for granted. hell just look at youtube. majority of successful channels and up being the ones shitting on the bad stuff. we thrive on cynicism nowadays.

it is the lifeblood of the internet.


also for a more detailed experience of creating indie comics
i highly recommend 

www.jimzub.com/creator-owned-e…

jim zub is a veteran indie comic writer at image comics, currently writing skullkickers and wayward.



KEEP THIS IN MIND! DON'T BE DISCOURAGED! this is merely here to show you the pitfalls, now you can work on avoiding them. i was told a lot of this from other industry professionals so now i'm passing it forward
so good luck to all your dream projects becoming a reality :) (Smile)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


so... now to the topic of preorders.

unlike videogames comics are primarily a printed medium. sure there is digital but for the most part it is a bonus. not in all cases of course, to anything there are exceptioons..

but wha are preorders important?

well, if you are going indie, and creator owned, they are the onyl thing that will let the store owner know you want the product. unlike games , comics are a far smaller industry, and store owners have their own bills to pay, so risking on overstocking on a book that might not sell is a very risky business decision for them. 

fact is, without preorders, subscriptions, or pull lists, they will usually not get the book.

this is what happened to death vigil volume 2. people loked the book and expected to walk into the store the next month and find it there. 
alas, store owner got no feedback and so they regulated their orders... and the kicker is, then with halved orders, image did the next logical step.

they regulated the print runs.

and from there on it went from bad to worse.


truth is , no one is at fault. it was a learn from your mistakes kind of a situation so hopefully, if you plan on making your own book, you take my experiences and make use of them. :)



now, i will be posting preorder links for death vigil volume 1 here. whenever i find more i will add to the list. those familiar with sunstone will recognize this as it helped many get the book :)

but before i end this, 
1- don't apologize if you can't buy the book! i was once where you are now. i get it. if you can spread the word , it means a lot but beyond that i hope you like the story. :)

2 if you have any preorder links or a story that will carry the book that you want added to the list, let me know


3. thank you everyone who supported me and keeps supporting me, you have my most sincere gratitude. :)

  51dNkMJ3skL by nebezial

before preorder links, here is a comixology link for digital versions. stuff i post here is in a lower resolution to accomodate loading speed

www.comixology.com/Death-Vigil…

and image comics digital
imagecomics.com/comics/series/…








PREORDER LINKS

amazon
www.amazon.com/Death-Vigil-Vol…

amazon canada
www.amazon.ca/Death-Vigil-Volu…

amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Vigil-V…




archonia.com- online comic store thatdt delivers in europe
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

they also have available preorders for death vigil t shirts and prints so if that's your thing
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…


forbidden planet uk
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/deat…

t.f.a.w

also a wide variety of death vigil stuff 
www.tfaw.com/Search?_results_u…


book depository
www.bookdepository.com/Death-V…



more to be added.
so... 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
comicbookroundup.com/comic-boo…

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 aren't a huge profit business so they have to choose the winners on their own.

it is a harsh system but comic store owners have bills to pay as well. so don't take this as me harping on them in any way :) (Smile) 

it's more of an explanation of how things work for those interested in getting into creator owned/indie market.

some stores will stock on indie stuff, most will stock on issue 1 and judge on people preordering issue 2 onward, whether or not they will keep ordering the book.

unfortunately this is how good books often die. customers don't really know this process. i certainly didn't. 

we enter a store pretty much expecting the store to hold the product that is relevant to their business and our interest. it is a given to us.

unfortunately this doesn't work with comics. preorders and pull lists are what makes or breaks an indie book, so if you plan on making and publishing a comic, keep this in mind. this nearly killed death vigil.

it is a vicious cycle.

it is a road to failure and here is how it goes

1 publish a book and people like it- you are in 7th heaven...

2 people don't know about preorders so they count on the store to keep ordering and they'll keep buying. this isn't so. store orders significantly less copies of volume 2 and 3 and publisher regulates the printrun accordingly

3 you start realizing that the initial profit melts away after issue 1 with alarming rate, and by issue 3 you find yourself struggling to keep your head above the water...

4 this is when you take on sidegigs to help finance the book you are passionate about. while you are trying to make ends meet, your book starts suffering delays...and the interest in it wanes

5 orders catastrophically drop with delays as readers more and more start trade waiting. ironically trade at that point might be a very optimistic idea...

6 misery and despair


many books vanished this way. my personal solution to this is-

1 inform people interested in your books about how this works
2 promote the good books.

way too much time i see spent on people discussing stuff they hated in books or stuff that offended them. 

way too rarely do we enthusiastically speak about the stuff we love. often we take the good entertainment for granted. hell just look at youtube. majority of successful channels and up being the ones shitting on the bad stuff. we thrive on cynicism nowadays.

it is the lifeblood of the internet.


also for a more detailed experience of creating indie comics
i highly recommend 

www.jimzub.com/creator-owned-e…

jim zub is a veteran indie comic writer at image comics, currently writing skullkickers and wayward.



KEEP THIS IN MIND! DON'T BE DISCOURAGED! this is merely here to show you the pitfalls, now you can work on avoiding them. i was told a lot of this from other industry professionals so now i'm passing it forward
so good luck to all your dream projects becoming a reality :) (Smile)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


so... now to the topic of preorders.

unlike videogames comics are primarily a printed medium. sure there is digital but for the most part it is a bonus. not in all cases of course, to anything there are exceptioons..

but wha are preorders important?

well, if you are going indie, and creator owned, they are the onyl thing that will let the store owner know you want the product. unlike games , comics are a far smaller industry, and store owners have their own bills to pay, so risking on overstocking on a book that might not sell is a very risky business decision for them. 

fact is, without preorders, subscriptions, or pull lists, they will usually not get the book.

this is what happened to death vigil volume 2. people loked the book and expected to walk into the store the next month and find it there. 
alas, store owner got no feedback and so they regulated their orders... and the kicker is, then with halved orders, image did the next logical step.

they regulated the print runs.

and from there on it went from bad to worse.


truth is , no one is at fault. it was a learn from your mistakes kind of a situation so hopefully, if you plan on making your own book, you take my experiences and make use of them. :)



now, i will be posting preorder links for death vigil volume 1 here. whenever i find more i will add to the list. those familiar with sunstone will recognize this as it helped many get the book :)

but before i end this, 
1- don't apologize if you can't buy the book! i was once where you are now. i get it. if you can spread the word , it means a lot but beyond that i hope you like the story. :)

2 if you have any preorder links or a story that will carry the book that you want added to the list, let me know


3. thank you everyone who supported me and keeps supporting me, you have my most sincere gratitude. :)

  51dNkMJ3skL by nebezial

before preorder links, here is a comixology link for digital versions. stuff i post here is in a lower resolution to accomodate loading speed

www.comixology.com/Death-Vigil…

and image comics digital
imagecomics.com/comics/series/…








PREORDER LINKS

amazon
www.amazon.com/Death-Vigil-Vol…

amazon canada
www.amazon.ca/Death-Vigil-Volu…

amazon uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Vigil-V…




archonia.com- online comic store thatdt delivers in europe
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…

they also have available preorders for death vigil t shirts and prints so if that's your thing
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…


forbidden planet uk
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/deat…

t.f.a.w

also a wide variety of death vigil stuff 
www.tfaw.com/Search?_results_u…


book depository
www.bookdepository.com/Death-V…



more to be added.

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nebezial
stjepan sejic
Croatia
stjepan sejic-
comic artist and writer
alternate account :iconshiniez:

currently writing and drawing-

ravine
death vigil
twitch
and sunstone

currently drawing

aphrodite9 for top cow
and a buttload of covers for top cow, dynamite, zenescope and dc comics

tumblr..which i rarely use XD nebezial-asheri
twitter- stjepansejic don't expect great wisdom there XD
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:iconmasteramin:
MasterAmin Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
your work is awesome . amazing arts. really great job.

just suggestion : could you draw something from arrow and flash.
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:iconhellsheep:
hellsheep Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You know my day today went awesome. I went into the little newspaper-shop in the station and there it was: Ravine issue 1. In german. Bought it. Happy :3
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:iconblackdoom:
blackdoom Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Make. A. Movie.
I mean, sure, if that doesn't run the risk of getting you flat broke. Maybe team up with Andree Wallin?
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YardleyFootman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat thing. Today, as I was looking at the things in my feed, the "More from DeviantArt" block on the side of one showed 9 items, 6 of which were yours.
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Sarcix82 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member  Digital Artist
It's a beautiful gallery!!
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:iconsirauron:
sirauron Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Just wanted to tell you that you are an amazing story teller as well as an amazing artist.  I have become very attached to the characters and stories you've created in both Death Vigil and Sunstone. I find myself re-reading all the issues I have of both over and over and will probably continue to do so until new issues/volumes are released.

Thank you for creating such amazing works, and I hope you will be able to continue these stories in the future.  (oh how I want to know more about Sam and Bernie and Clara and Ally and Lisa and Alan and everyone!).

I've been telling everyone I know to go buy Death Vigil.
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:icongreyskill:
greyskill Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Just fyi, I have the next two Death Vigil comics on preorder from TFAW.
I really really hope that you are able to keep making them, it is literally the only comic I read.
Good luck sir, I hope you can keep doing what you love. 
As for me, I will do my part to try to help promote this awesome book. =]
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:iconglassmuses:
GlassMuses Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Just pre-ordered 2 copies of my favorite comic Death Vigil! ...then realized I forgot to include the gift message on one of them, cancelled, and re-pre-ordered with the gift message in place, heheh! Two big fans of yours are going to be delighted here soon! Here's to eventually purchasing Volume 2! You hurt my wallet but it's worth it! :-D
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:iconpalaios:
Palaios Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Your art is incredibly good; it's lively and a really fluid progression of the panels. I also really enjoy the humor as well.

Just pre-ordered Death Vigil Vol 1 and all I can say is that it's going to be a long wait. XD
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:iconreddragon439:
RedDragon439 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Love death vigil, thanks so much for such a great series so far. Can't wait to see where you take it next. Just pre-ordered vol. 1 and can't wait.
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