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okay so i keep getting questions on my current stuff , how and where to get them, so if you are one of the people who asked, this is my answer :) (Smile)

my comicwokrk currently consists of 3 basic branches of work

writing and art done by me

art done by me

and covers done by me




before we get to the books themselves i would like to offer bit of an insight for anyone interested in getting their own stuff out there.


i am not covering crowdfunding as i personally stay clear of it.

this is a bunch of experiences i had, and since i got through this and am now doing fine, i thought some might find them useful


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  :) 

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 :)









anyhow, my little rant aside, here are the books
and for european people who want to get my books there are online comic stores and physical ones. the one i cna presonally recommend is

 www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/

they are professional, and get the job done and usually stock up on my works so, they are a good bet 
also, all the books stated below with amazon links you can find at archonia as well. 






so, let's get this started. i will provide suggestions and amazon links for some as people found those useful so far





1 writing and art done by me


DEATH VIGIL-

,y series about a bunch of death knights fighting necromancers under the leadership of bernardette the reaper. it is a series based on character development, and comedy as well as dramatic and action

you can reed the first 2 issues of the first 8 issue arc here

death vigil 1 full issue- cuz it's a good day :) by nebezial
death vigil 2 full issue happy new year! :) by nebezial

for easy digital verions you can find 3 to 6 on comixology.

link here
www.comixology.com/Death-Vigil…


soon death vigil first trade will be out. over 200 pages of comic+ a lot of bonus content


death vigil volume 1 trade paperback cover by nebezial



amazon preorder  available here, and you can also  ask at your local comic book stores

www.amazon.com/Death-Vigil-Vol…


also for those curious, in may we are releasing a death vigil tshirt and a print , so if you're into that then there it is :) (Smile)

B-Dxu3BIEAEAwm9 by nebezial        death vigil 8 cover- to all things there is an end by nebezial





SUNSTONE

sunstone is my webcomic erotic romantic comedy  dealing with fetishism, relationships, sexuality...stuff like that.
online it is published under my :iconshiniez: account.

it is an adults only book as is the account :)

book 1 is the expanded and improved chapter 1 of the webcomic with additional bonus content and has been out for a few months now.

Download (5) by nebezial




book two will be out late april, early may depending on where it was preordered, or pull listed

Download (6) by nebezial

and as i know there are people who really like comixology format

www.comixology.com/Sunstone-Vo…






then there is 

RAVINE

my first  adventure in writing, and as suck starts off a bit clunky and heavyhanded, but as my writing improved , so did the flow of these books. 
so far only two have been published and due to it's catastrophic finantial failure, i will for now turn the series into a webcomic format first and publish as each chapter is finished.

it can hardly do worse than it did so far XD

my co writer on ravine is ron marz who has helped me tremendously to streamline the boook and offered wonderful ditorial consulting .


anyhoo, book 1 you can read for free here

ravine full issue1 enjoy :)-you have to download by nebezial

it's high fantasy stuff, dragons magic ansd so on. after april i will upload this and book 2 to my 3'rd account :iconwanderers-of-ravine: and there i will continue the story :) (Smile)



and then this fall, i will be starting off twitch, 
however for legal reasons series will be renamed to switch. 
anyhoo, it's a re imagining of the top cow universe. an out of continuity different take on top cows main franchises of witchblade darkness angelus and so on...

just a twitch compilation...nothing to see here! by nebezial




BOOKS THAT I DRAW ONLY


among the recent stuff there is

aphrodite 9 and generation 9

written by matt hawkins and drawn by me 


generation 9 issue 1, preview pages by nebezial

aphrodite9-  i hate ninjas! by nebezial

aphrodite9 issue 10 preview by nebezial


so far first two trades are out

www.amazon.com/Aphrodite-IX-Re…

www.amazon.com/Aphrodite-IX-Re…

and comixology link
www.comixology.com/Aphrodite-I…





RAT QUEENS

written by kurtis wiebe, and currently drawn by me

first trade and the first three issues of the second one were drawn by roc upchurch, and there is a bonus story about a character braga drawn by tess fowler

first trade  link for those interested
www.amazon.com/Rat-Queens-Sass…

i recommend the book it is a fun story about four work for hire mercenary women causing a shitstorm of epic propotions in a fantasy setting

i stepped on as the artist with issue 9
some rat queens covers by nebezial
rat queens issue 9 first look by nebezial

comixology link for rat queens
www.comixology.com/Rat-Queens/…



and recently i did some dc sidegigs , nothing really important, a fun short poison ivy story in secret origins 10, 2 pages in harley quinn  annual... 



i won't go into covers because i spam way too many of those to list XD


i think this covers it

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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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kitbadguy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is so awesome! YOU'RE awesome! :D
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martixy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Here's something that you may like:
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My-Identity-Crisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured your Ravine art here, it's one of my fav comics (i have the first two books)
Custom Sewn Wallet by My-Identity-Crisis
if you would like me to remove it, please just let me know!
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Slave-to-the-Wage Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
I absolutely love your work and was wondering if you have a list of Cons you might be attending this year? I hope that I may get a chance to tell you in person how much I love the work you so. :D
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Elymnesis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does your name have so many consonants. Those 'j's seem unnecessary.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
back in 1981 when i was born the first thing my mom said was

let's name him stjepan!

it will really f%&k with the internet some day XD
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Elymnesis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to respect your mother's foresight. Trolling before the internet even formally started. What a legend.
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portrait11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Here wishing A happy Easter weekend. Enjoy all the good times that come with this day.

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hinata773 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! Huggle huggle Huggle!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved =7

Hope this makes your day brighter in some way. ^..^
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LarcDEAR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so excited to see FFVIII art from you!!!! PLEASE draw more Squall!!!~ He looks even more awesome in your art style! <3
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