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first of the vigil by nebezial

so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video  with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published

but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders.  preorders are crucial for independent books as they define  the print  runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my  far more experienced friends told me to do....

death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries  US comics. 

you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here

nebezial.deviantart.com/art/de…

now, for some frequently asked questions

what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be done with his part of the work this weekend , so with just a bit luck we are sending book 2 to print next week. in fact once we do...i will make a big announcement here, alongside a bit of a surprise :)... A HEFTY..HEFTY SURPRISE

 what about twitch? ah yes...twitch. here is the deal, kickstarting  books like these is  a tricky business, complicated , anfd loaded with calculations... so here is pretty much how this stands
if death vigil is successful i get a free pass to go with twitch, no kickstarter no nothing, a full green light... so it pretty much stands on my shoulders and relies on my abilities as a storyteller to  capture the attention of the reader...

i have done this on some occasions...so who knows XD

with some luck i will go full  self written material... and then well...i have fun plans. 

oh and next week video+audio tutorials coming. set everything up and just gotta clear everything from my backlog till this wednesday so my ranty accented english can grace your ears...TILL THEY BLEED!!!!! XD

Oh also , next week we'll be doing second round of  features, but more on that when i post that journal :)



okay after people asking ans suggesting, so here are some online shops that offer preorders on death vigil, more to come as this is jsut the ones i googled now, feel free to drop me   some links if you find more, i'll get more from my  peeps at top cow on monday


directly from top cow store
www.thetopcowstore.com/Product…

online shops

forbiddenplanet.com/?tag=stjep…
www.archonia.com/comicshop/en/…
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Death-Vig…
www.tfaw.com/Profile/Death-Vig…

for europe i personally have  been buying from archonia so i know them to be very reliable and professional, if you know any other webstore  feel free to tell me :)

more updates to come 
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:iconeria-thewatercharmer:
Eria-theWaterCharmer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Please tell me that death vigil will be coming out in a collector's album ! here in Sweden , I can not get hold of the first three comic books when they are sold out everywhere : / I really want to have a physical copy ^^ ' love your stories and has now also pre-booked sunstone : 3
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Phanelosis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Since I can't see an answer for it, I'm gonna join the choir and ask for a digital version one might purchase? ^_^  
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:iconmaskedvertexeater:
MaskedVertexEater Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure this question may sound like sacrilege to most comic aficionados, but is it possible to just buy a Digital copy, like a PDF or something?

Physical's cool but it's nice to know it will always be in perfect condition if its on my harddrive. Heh cuz I don't look after my things properly ;P
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:iconthepast:
ThePast Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Any chance it will be available at SDCC this month? I'm outside USA but have a friend buying up comics for me while she's there.
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:iconlittle-katydid:
Little-Katydid Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Yay! I've been looking forward to this so badly! I hope it becomes successful so you can get twich up and running, cause I've been looking forward to that series as well. With how well written and enduring Sunstone is, I bet Death Virgil will do great!
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:iconinfernalfeather:
Infernalfeather Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Already pre ordered the first 3 on TFAW, and now I wait. :iconwaitingplz:
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:iconzero-metallix:
zero-metallix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Is there an E-book version for things like the kindle fire? i like being able to read during my lunch
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:icon1vydoodle:
1vyDoodle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
‘Click'

I think this is the first time i’ve ever bought a comic online :O I feel like I’ve achieved something.

LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!
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:iconarcgunner:
ArcGunner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
When the first issue premieres, would you mind if I wrote a review of it? I actually write comic reviews for two different sites, so i can hopefully give you some double exposure.


thepunkeffect.com
moarpowah.com
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
i always welcome reviews :)
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:icontalionas:
Talionas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
As soon as you announced it was being published by Top Cow so many months ago, I went straight to my local comic shop and told them I wanted to order it. That got one of the workers at the shop to take a peek at it and now everyone that works there is planning to get a copy as well. So you have at least five pre-orders coming from Panama City, Florida.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
and you all have my sincere thanks :) more stuff on it coming this week as i am all but cleared on all of my other gigy and then it is creator owned months!
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:iconblackcatkaya:
BlackCatKaya Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the shop-advice. Just preordered issue 1 and 2 at archonia. Can't wait, I'm already excited.
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:icongaara-lover:
Gaara-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I went in to my local comic shop to order it today, he was already ordering two just for coverage . But since I was asking bout it hes ordering a few more:) So you have a at least a couple making it to southern California.
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:icondevilmonkey77:
devilmonkey77 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the comic creation process.
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:iconumbra-shadowweaver08:
Umbra-ShadowWeaver08 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm trying to preorder Death Vigil but nothing comes up when I search for it.
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:iconiggzy:
iggzy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Already asked my shop to order me a copy, and recommending more for others. I can't wait for it!
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:iconmondracon:
Mondracon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Done and done! So excited for this! *happy dance*
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:iconmanuella-malk:
Manuella-Malk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just preordered #1 and #2 from TFAW site. They have worldwide shipping (I'm from Brazil). This means not only $8 more, but happiness xP. Nothing against pdf versions, but the pleasure to have the copy in your hands is so... you know. haha
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:icondanifox:
Danifox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Which could be the best way to get them send to Mexico?
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So, will these be in print? Will we be able to get them at regular comic stores, or do they have to be specially ordered? Will they be available in Canada?
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:icongraveyard-rose:
Graveyard-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pre-ordered the two issues that were avaliable in archonia (=
I'm so effing excited.
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:iconazurege:
Azurege Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I have pre-ordered at my local comic shop, also put it on a standing order to make sure I get every issue, love your work and would pretty much buy anything you put out.
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:iconcoyotzin:
Coyotzin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preoredered since last month! And looking forward to meeting you when you come to Mexico :D
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:icondark-sapphiron:
Dark-Sapphiron Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Any chance for a deluxe hardback edition after the comic has ended ?
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:iconcopper-blossom:
Copper-Blossom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Ah who cares about online. I just pre ordered both.
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:iconzada2011:
Zada2011 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Must preorder, *stares at bank account* must preorder Friday, get paid then.
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:iconopus-palladianum:
opus-palladianum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Visited my comic shop today. Picked up my box, browsed the new stuff, and made that pre-order.   I am sincerely looking forward to this. I showed it to my husband yesterday, and I suspect he'll be stealing it from me to read.

Now it's up to you to deliver, sir. We're counting on you.
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:iconcalebmccleese:
CalebMcCleese Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats man! I know in the near future, you're going to be running Top Cow from Croatia! 
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
So coolsvillage
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:iconmaththedwarf:
Maththedwarf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Let's make Death Vigil a sucess and make Twitch com true. Count me in, dude! Congrats for the publishing! 
As soon as it pops up in Comixology, I'll preorder it! =D
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:iconmigbird:
MigBird Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Yes, YES. XD
So, 24 issues? That sounds like a good length, sort of feature-film kind of deal.
It's nice when a writer comes up with an ending for their story before they actually go making it; the reason I can't read Marvel/DC (or get into most ongoing media) is that when a story goes on forever, it feels kind of pointless.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this, your stuff is fantastic. I'll have to ask my local comic shop whether they'll be carrying Dead Vigil next time I pop in.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
I want a movie too
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RougeCerberus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So thankful for online stores or else i'd never be able to get my hands on this awesomeness. Much too shy for any of that talking to people stuff. Missed out on comics as a kid but i say hey, now is a good a time as any to start 
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ShadowWingLG Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I am happy to say I have preordered Death Vigil in every shape and form and shove your preview under the noses of like minded folks demanding they read it and order it.  ^_^
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:iconmontross:
Montross Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You say it'll be released as 3 8-issue arcs, would it be fair to assume that at some point each of those 8-issue arcs will be released as a trade paperback type thing?
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:iconphr34kish:
phr34kish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Already had it on my pull list with the local comic store. I'm super excited for this! :D
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:iconchwen-hoou:
Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I'll do what I can to support this. I want this to succeed and have it lead to getting Twitch green-lit.
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:iconanothga:
anothga Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I threw all my credit cards at the computer screen but nothing happened. Why? I even packed extra strength into that throw.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
with a ninja like throw...the screen cracked...

thaaaat might have been a bad idea!

but it was a badass throw! XD
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Jacobtm92 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gotta say i love the new GIF nebezial lol it perfectly displays your madness haha jk
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SgtScrap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, yeah. I was looking for an European supplier, and just pre-ordered two copies via Archonia. :) ... I just want you to know, that Death Vigil will be the first comic that I'll get every issue from, since the original run of "Shi". :) (And now to wait for Teenage Witchblade. *g*)
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LordDaroth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your new avatar icon is fan-fucking-tastic^^
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:iconharmoneejc:
HarmoneeJC Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Preordered.
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:iconbalancomics:
BalanComics Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll go to my local shop and tell 'em to get me a copy.
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:iconscowlingelf:
scowlingelf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Oooh, totally going to see if my local comic shop can get it for me! It'll be nice to have something different on my pull list again! :)
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:iconjazzydanni:
jazzydanni Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Preordered through Archonia :) Thanks for the tip about European orders! I hope you make lots of sales on this comic :D
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:icontizrak:
Tizrak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Already preordered from my comic store.  :)
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:iconthe-art-lover-46:
The-art-lover-46 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your new icon :)
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OMEGA-CROSSFire Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
VIDEO + AUDIO??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUR GOD HAS RETURNED!!!!!!!!

SUMMER JUST BECAME A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!!
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