Death Sentence Liberty #1-4

Created by Monty Nero

A "masterwork" comic about an STD that gives you superpowers but kills you in six months.

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Happy New Year!! Plans for next week
9 days ago – Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 01:11:00 AM

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Comic arrived!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 04:36:39 PM

The comic arrived from the printers and it reads great. There’s a few things to adjust - colour levels mostly - but that’s the point of printing a test copy. I also felt, reading it through, there wasn’t quite enough foliage in the later scenes. That’s a plot thing, as well as a visual thing, so I’ll show it to a few people and get feedback on how much it matters. We shall see.

Next stage is to get these changes made and sent off to the printers. I’ll do that this week. Then the full print run will commence, get sent to the warehouse, and I’ll make the final comic for digital distribution from those same files.

Obviously, it’s into xmas and new year now so I’ll have to see when the printer will be open. My joy at getting the comic ready is tempered by the sudden news we’re all going back into lockdown for at least another three weeks! It’s a real kick in the nuts for everyone and the last minute nature of the reversal completely screws up all our Xmas and work plans. I’ve been on the phone today trying to find out the ramifications personally and professionally and the truth is no-one yet knows for sure. A lot depends on what the state schools do in January and whether workers have to do home schooling again on top of their jobs. We’re all just worn out from it all. Fuck off, 2020!!

I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. It’s important at times like this to remember all the lives you’ve saved by observing the lockdown rules. Tough though it is let’s all stay positive, do what we can to help each other, and help end this Covid nightmare for good in 2021.

Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, you made it through 2020. You deserve a happy Xmas. Enjoy it.

All the best

Cheers

Monty

This week!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 08:06:39 PM

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Weekly update!
about 2 months ago – Sat, Dec 05, 2020 at 04:17:58 PM

Hiya


Been in touch with the printer again this week to hurry things along. They tell me it's all in hand, though they are busier than normal given the time of year. First stage is to print test copies and send them to me so I can approve everything for the full print run. (Digital copies will be made from the final version.)


Also been in touch with the distributor to check they are ready and have the other stock (prints, gold foils, graphic novels) which I sent to them earlier in the year. They're all good. They're in a high COVID area but everything is working as it should in their warehouse.


So just waiting now for the first test print copies of issue 4 to arrive. Nggg!!


More as it happens.


All the best


Monty

Printing update!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 03:36:17 AM

Good news! I've been working hard on Death Sentence Liberty this month and am finally able to send the  print files to the printers. Thank god!! I'll keep you updated as that progresses. When it's all done I'll send all the files and postal packages to the distributor at the same time.


Definitely later than I wanted - it's certainly been a long road this year, and I don't think anyone could have forseen all the unusual bumps in the road which Covid-19 threw up creatively and practically. It's been tough just to keep working and living at times. But we're at the end of the tunnel, clear of all obstacles, and I'm determined to get this issue out to you all this year. So I'll be putting everything into that.


I don't want any long delays to Death Sentence issues in future so have changed many things to turn each Death Sentence Liberty future issue around in four months from campaign to folks reading the comic, going forward. That's what we all need. It meant a lot of reorganisation, in how the comic is distributed and in terms of my own life foresaking other work and projects, but it's been done and I'm sure we'll see all the benefits in 2021.


Thanks for sticking with us during this awful time. You'll see a lot more Death Sentence activity generally going forward, in terms of new artwork, stories and updates. Some cool stuff coming. 


I'll keep you posted as I hear back from the printers on #4, and so sorry again for the long wait for the comicb this time around.


All the best.


Monty