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We regretfully announce that the Sean Murphy Apprenticeship will be cancelled for the time being.

The biggest reason is due to scheduling concerns. With the commitments to both Tokyo Ghost and a Chrononauts movie, I've decided I need to focus on the work at hand rather than adding more. Readers and comic shops deserve timely publishing schedules, and I never want to be responsible for any delays.

There's also the legal aspect. My wife and I spoke with our lawyer at length, and she recommended shutting the program down due to the increasing risks. What was initially meant to be a small operation to support up and coming artists has beautifully grown into something larger than we ever imagined. But with this, along with our pressing schedules, we feel that we are unable to keep up with the daunting legal responsibilities associated with this sort of growth.

Thank you all for your support and our apologies and gratitude to those who applied to the apprenticeship this year. There was some fantastic talent and based on the applicants, we look forward to seeing these incredible artists on future books and projects. Another thank you goes out to those who donated to our Kickstarter last year. Though it's been said before, it deserves a second shout out: You helped make the Murphy Apprenticeship a huge success. We're happy to call Clay, Corin, Jorge, Stevo and Tana our lifelong friends. And we hope to one day revive the idea when the timing is right.

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sean
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Current Residence: Brooklyn
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Favourite cartoon character: Batman Animated Series, Cowboy Bebop, Futurama
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We regretfully announce that the Sean Murphy Apprenticeship will be cancelled for the time being.

The biggest reason is due to scheduling concerns. With the commitments to both Tokyo Ghost and a Chrononauts movie, I've decided I need to focus on the work at hand rather than adding more. Readers and comic shops deserve timely publishing schedules, and I never want to be responsible for any delays.

There's also the legal aspect. My wife and I spoke with our lawyer at length, and she recommended shutting the program down due to the increasing risks. What was initially meant to be a small operation to support up and coming artists has beautifully grown into something larger than we ever imagined. But with this, along with our pressing schedules, we feel that we are unable to keep up with the daunting legal responsibilities associated with this sort of growth.

Thank you all for your support and our apologies and gratitude to those who applied to the apprenticeship this year. There was some fantastic talent and based on the applicants, we look forward to seeing these incredible artists on future books and projects. Another thank you goes out to those who donated to our Kickstarter last year. Though it's been said before, it deserves a second shout out: You helped make the Murphy Apprenticeship a huge success. We're happy to call Clay, Corin, Jorge, Stevo and Tana our lifelong friends. And we hope to one day revive the idea when the timing is right.

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:icondannyramos:
DannyRamos Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2016  New Deviant
Sean you should make youtube videos with some insight into your process, i love your work and would like to hear about the technical aspect behind it.
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Bonorye Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style dude. Fantastic gallery.
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CDanChan Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Sean, just recently discovered Tokyo Ghost, and I'm really loving it! 
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JellyfishNoodle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
I just bough the first issue of Tokyo Ghost, love your art style, great work!
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:iconbringerofstorms:
BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We miss you here on Deviant SGM!  


~BoS
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PrincessAoio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Clap 
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AlCecardi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just picked up Tokyo Ghost 1 and 2! Theyre hooked, Im great, and youre beautiful.
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:iconalice-von-gotha:
Alice-von-Gotha Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
I discovered you with Punk Rock Jesus a few years ago - I just wanted to say that I love your art.
Thanks for being so inspiring!
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Anamarf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Hello!
I recently started to get into comics...today I was introduced to your "Of Road", and I'm just here to say that I loved it! Specially those lines x) loved them...!
...so, that's it! Thanks for showing us your work :)
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Cocheese-illustrated Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Real inspiration man. Please get a full time gig doing Batman. 
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