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I have the best readers of anyone I know.

 

No lie--I really do. Other pros who have sat next to me while I'm signing have, on more than one occasion, told me that they'd gladly trade readers with me. Most everyone who comes up to me feels like someone I would hang out with. Lots of artists, writers, students, and other kind people from all walks of life who make it all worth while.

 

After shows, I'll usually end up drinking at some event. And while everyone is usually cool, once in a while I'll overhear a pro talking about the weirdos in their line, or about how an over zealous fan was rude to him/her about how Batman's utility belt wasn't drawn properly. I've NEVER had that in my line. I drew an absurd "Dark Knight stick" on my Batman statue, and I've NEVER heard any crazed Batman fan get worked up about it! Adding things to Batman without permission will usually cause trouble on some forum SOMEWHERE, but I've never gotten that.

 

Not sure what I've done to deserve you guys, but thanks for being the best readers a guy could ask for. I promise I'll try to continue putting out quality so I don't harm our relationship. :)

 

SGM

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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Artist
My readers could beat up your readers.
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:iconsirkuss:
sirkuss Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As one of your loyal readers sir...I have NO DOUBT that your work will always be the quality that's loved and appreciated by your fans. Have a great day.
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lebllues Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
This is it because you rocks and share all your knowledge with pleasure. 
This is rare in comic industry, very pomp but still exceptions.
At Brazil You is a Monster, we say this only for formidable artists like you.
Thanks for that man :D
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:iconmegsyv:
MegSyv Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I swung by your booth a couple times but I don't think I ever saw you! One of my biggest life regrets.


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:iconwilkonrad:
Wilkonrad Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Because your art is for real, thanks for producing it, and best of luck in the future projects!
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:iconrichardpace:
RichardPace Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rub it in!  :P

~R
(really -- that's great to hear)
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:iconoagarciacruz:
oagarciacruz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Right back at you, man. Just keep it real.
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:iconmanoelricardo:
ManoelRicardo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
good readers aways drink.
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww haha, you deserve it for sure! :D
but man, I feel sorry for those others who gets attacked by crazy people about such nonsense.. <,<
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:iconmaq911:
maq911 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I actually bought your Batman Black and White statue because of the nightstick. HA!
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:iconneodesignz:
NeoDesignz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional
Now that is real. 
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:icondfridolfs:
dfridolfs Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I think I only ever run into you in the hallways of the con going from one table to the other. Heh!   Great seeing you again and continued success, bud.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Good seeing you man!
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:iconbalancomics:
BalanComics Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
We're happy you're here, man.  Your work is highly inspirational, so thank YOU!
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:icondreamerwstcoast:
Dreamerwstcoast Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
You draw stuff real good. Most importantly when you draw, you bring an distinct style that remains true the character while not taking away from them. As an example, i noticed a Punisher commission off to my right in your gallery. Everyone has drawn a tough looking punisher, but you go the extra mile to bring some originality and character back to a character, that is been played out in sketch books everywhere. Whether you do this intentionally or not, is irrelevant. What is absorbed is a lack of laziness to your craft and wiliness to take us places we have not gone, comes through in your work.
If you have the best readers it isn't because we're awesome. It's because you have worked you tail off to be where you are, been terrified of risking everything, yet went anyway. And this may be the most important, your approach to your work does not treat us like idiots. There is an intelligence to your work, and intelligent people responded, also you have raised the level of awareness of someone that has seen your work.
Enough kissing your butt.... Go draw stuff.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thanks man! I'm sure I get lazy now and then, but I try not to show it. :)
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:iconiamericbass:
iamericbass Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Good people attract good people!
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:iconsimplygriff:
simplygriff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks for making such high quality work and for taking the time to answer questions.  I met you at Heroes this summer and you genuinely made my day by answering my questions and giving advice.  While I'm not posting my work out there, I haven't put the pencil down since that Saturday and you're a huge part of my motivation.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Glad to hear! Good luck.
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:icondadicus:
dadicus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
This is why you're special brother! Please keep inspiring. You have been my motivation for years now! Thank you!
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:iconaugustustodopoderoso:
augustustodopoderoso Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
About time you mention it.
You´re not so bad yourself, dude :)
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:iconadam-palma:
adam-palma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I think you have captured the market of comic readers who appreciate the talent and skill in the art as opposed to those who blindly hand their money over for comics that feature mainstream super heroes that are more often than not garbage quality. I wish there were more artists in comics like yourself and more discerning buyers to support them. Well done, you are an inspiration.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconsanya:
sanya Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you for producing such awesome work-- it was a real treat to meet you this weekend! :D
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:iconrkdnstudios:
RKDNStudios Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Those "other fans" are reading those "other pros" books because batman is them. We are reading your books because you're in them.
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:icondadicus:
dadicus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Agreed!
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks! I'll put myself in the background somewhere to make it official.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconcduck:
cduck Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's because you respect your fans and write things like this that you get the followers that you do. You didn't have to take the time to write this. But you did and that says a lot about the kind of person you are. Good people flock to good people.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks! I should probably say it more. :)
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:iconvictorglover:
VictorGlover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You put out quality work and the fans take notice of that and show the utmost respect.
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:iconneibaf63:
Neibaf63 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
you have readers/fans you deserve ;) 
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:iconthe-third-guy:
the-third-guy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
And thank you for putting out brilliant content.
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:iconbatsdontkill:
BatsDontKill Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're pretty darned awesome yourself Sean! :) You draw what you want, and you're passionate about what you do and we need more people working in comics like that. You put the effort into everything you put out there and it makes being a fan worth it :)

Plus you're a super nice guy in person and don't put any of your fans that come up to you. I was super nervous when I was at D.I.C.E but you were super cool and were genuine about meeting me and that really made supporting your work worth it because you appreciate your fans which this journal proves, it works both ways and it's a cool world to be a part of :)
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Plus I'll wear a wig if it makes someone happy.
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:iconbatsdontkill:
BatsDontKill Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You do indeed :P And look fabulous in said wig too. The blue certainly suits you more than me, I'm a little jealous...
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:iconborilzaf:
BorilZaf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are cool,that's why you've got cool fans :)(including me :)) cheers!!!
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:iconbopx:
bopx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
That's awesome to hear. My friends just got me to read The Wake and it blew me away. Can't wait for the next chapters!
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:icondarthsmily:
Darthsmily Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I think it's because your honestly a left of center big name artist. The material you produce and produce with others stands out from the pack in interesting ways, so you attract a fan base that can appreciate you more so than just what character your working on. Always a pleasure to see your stuff and the confidence and energy you bring to it.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks for the support! :)
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:iconjampura:
jampura Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I read like one word at a time, because I'm that committed.

And you seem to be true to your word and art, moving forward for yourself, not because some company or fans want something from you. You keep doing this stuff for yourself and I'll keep reading and maybe someday I'll get a chance to meet you on one of those lines at some show.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks for all the support. :)
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:icondevmalya:
DEVMALYA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you rock like crazy :) thats what pulls in the people who read you. you have the manic energy of a kid and a dreamer in your work combined with the strokes and skills of an ubermaster :D people respond to that. you sir, are a huge inspiration, and its a pleasure and privilege to be among your admirers and readers.
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:iconcodenameparanormal:
CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work attracts many people whom appreciate the precision, the thoughts, and the details in it. I for one am not a big Batman fan, but I am a big fan of your work. Many people would agree to there is so much to learn from you. Better yet, you are more appreciative and down to earth than some other pros.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconstephen-green:
Stephen-Green Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I won't lie, I am a pretty badass reader. Thanks for the recognition!
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:icontwodeeweaver:
TwodeeWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Plus, can I mention, your inking methods for your comics are simply gorgeous. Everytime I read one of your comics, it makes me wanna draw more! I couldn't resist buying one of your prints and will probably buy an original when I have the money to afford it. :heart: 
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:icontwodeeweaver:
TwodeeWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Now you make me wanna meet you in person! I love meeting other comic artists/illustrators do just talk about their art. Very inspiring and motivating for me as a current illustration major in school. 
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:iconzarro83:
zarro83 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are great!!!You are a hero and an ispiration continues, thank you for everything you do! :)
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:iconhylatracyii:
HylaTracyII Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your fans didn't meltdown over the "Bat Knight Stick" because it's the best new bit of Bat-gear, ever. Brilliant. It should be frigging cannon.
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