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I know I'm a broken record, but thank you all for the support! Punk Rock Jesus hit the list in its first week at #4 on the list. This makes me hope that we're one step closer to a hardcover edition, as well as an AMC original series (in my wildest fantasies, anyway). Here's the www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-b…
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Spikie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome, congratulations! I just bought the trade paperback the other day, I hope to read it soon, I know it's gonna be great!
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bagatzky Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great news!
I finally got to read it two days ago and loved it. I actually only ordered the book because i wanted to spend some time on looking at your artwork in a comfy chair, but immediately after i finished reading it i pushed it to the top of my girlfriends "must read"-stack.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thanks man!
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mavinga Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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JoaoLemos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Hey, Sean. Paolo Rivera was kind enough to introduce us after our MicroVisions opening and your Dare2Draw events at the Society of Illustrators. It was a pleasure to shake your hand, man. Keep up the amazing work.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thanks for coming!
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oOlinstant0miso0soup Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's dope!! Well done sir! :)
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RichardPace Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats!
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manic-in-tricolour Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw man, congrats! Definitely want to pick up PRJ sometime soon, a future hardcover would be amazing.
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GLMike77 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Artist
Congrats, man. I absolutely loved it, glad I finally got to read through it all. I was just wondering: Do you consider yourself more of a writer who draws or an artist who writes? Or neither?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Artist first, for sure. Coming up with a single story is fine, but real writers have dozens of them. :)
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GLMike77 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Artist
Ha, that is my life. I really have to applaud your storytelling both pictorially and verbally. And as someone who has recently made the transition from religious to atheist, it was an awesome read. I felt like you didn't try to hard to push any one point of view on anyone. Thanks for a great story!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thanks man! And welcome to the atheist club. It's currently the fastest growing believe system in the world, I believe.
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Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Congrats!
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AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic man!So well deserved!
Congrats!
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PatBoutin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional
...Of course it makes New York Times Bestseller list!

Pat
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codyrush Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Mazel tov. America actually picked something intellectually resplendent for once. (I mean...the host made the list)--but you've singlehandedly pulled the top ten list out of the critical shitter. Your country thanks you, Mr. Murphy.

Hey, speaking of wildest fantasies, I have a question: say your friend is, for all intents and purposes, rich--- like, realistically he's just really well off but he might as well be Cecil B. Demille for what he's funding; and he wants to actually turn your story, my ongoing anime series (think 'Pulp Fiction' meets 'Cowboy Bebop') into an actual series series...would you do it?

I mean, I don't know how you came to publish 'PRJ' but, to me, you're like the Robert Rodriguez of indy writers--this is your 'el mariachi', man. Fuck, it's your 'desperado'! And I'm not naïve, I know it all probably started with someone reaching out to your vision and helping it along: just like me. I mean, this is how it starts, right?

I'm still in college, not even with my associates yet--I mean I have my respective bones, so to speak, but...Tarantino tried to make a movie movie when he was 25 and it blew up in his face. Yeah, he called it his "film school", but I'd just as soon just go to school. That's the plan anyways: stomach the bullshit rigamarole to get my degree, take a course in film, and prize the full ride to Vancouver out of the cold dead hand of any hipster fuckwit that tries to stop me. That's the plan: but...the plan doesn't have a tender film budget and virtually complete artistic license.

When I was 22, Brian Azarello saw my art and my writing and said I "wasn't ready", then when I was 24 Howard Lyon said I could do it: now, I'm 25 and I'm honestly scared shitless and yet strangely thrilled at the opportunity to give "the plan", the illustrious plan, the bird and do my own thing al'a Tarantino when he made 'Reservoir Dogs'. How would you handle this situation? Part of me wants to make the series, but part of me wants to slum it, work the shitty yes-man j.o.b. and take my lumps like a fuckin' man and make the series the old fashioned way, with scholarship and years of practice: but what do you think?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Working the yes-man job never entered my mind when I was coming through the ranks. That impulse was just never an option, and I think it kept me motivated to push through the hard times. If you're fine with a yes-man job, it might be a sign that you're not wired to be a do-it-yourself-er. But anything can change, of course.

BTW, there's nothing wrong with a yes-man job. It's certainly easier and pays better with benefits.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
When I mean yes-man I mean grunt work until I can earn my kind of work. I mean, Twain worked in a fuckin' coal mine, a steam boat and a press job in Dodge city during it's bullet orgy days. Charles Dickens was a clerk in a court house.

I guess what I'm concerned about is the stigma of meteoric success. Right now, my script's being looked at by Howard Lyon. I'm spending two thousand dollars out of pocket--I make my money digging ditches--and doing all the leg work, all the casting calls and emails and meet and greets with people to get this production up and running.

I'm worried getting what I want too fast will make me...soft, I guess. I don't want to be a film brat lacking invaluable instincts. I'm also concerned about not having the necessary academic know-how to bull's eye the preverbal womb rat and blow up the death star.
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rodavlasalvador Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well deserved. Congratulations!
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duss005 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
as my people like to say back in Nam, mazel tov my friend! I TOTALLY saw it coming, just saying.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks man.
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FrankJ21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Congratulations, Sean!
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BrianDanielWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations! Unfortunately I haven't gotten enough money to buy a copy of PRJ yet, but it's on my wishlist and I rave about it to all my friends.
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joraz007 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats Sean! Go HardCover!!!
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sweeney899 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
and the AMC thing...hell I have been preaching since issue #2 to anyone who would listen and e-mailed the channel about approaching the book! If there is anything the fans can do to make that happen, let us know! I mean I have cast, and re cast this book in my head. I may have asked but never got a thread or the topic approached by the fans...

LETS CAST THIS....who do the Fans and Sean see in all the major roles?

....and lets just hope we see a follow up series, I would love a IRA story with Thomas or just a follow up about the island and Rebekah making her way through life and Thomas and the "Punk Army"...LETS GO VERTIGO! Green light anything this man puts in front of you!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
First off, thanks a TON for the Amazon and for the support. Having soldiers read my shit in the hills of Afghanistan is an amazing compliment. Bring and soldier to my table at any show, and I'm happy to draw a free sketch. It's the least I can do in exchange for their ass kicking!
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sweeney899 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If any story, mini series or book deserved to be on the top and to be read and taken in by people OUTSIDE the comic community, it was this book. I have had 7 people say my review on AMAZON was helpful which makes me feel that much better that it is reaching out. The guys I sent copies to in Afghanistan as I told you got the books and were so happy with them. they did not get a chance to buy the series as they were deployed, so now there are 5 guys I have had to hunt down the individual issues for so they have when they come home. I even will be bringing one of the guys with me to Baltimore, he will be coming home just one week before! The best part is he gave the book to a C.O in the hills of Afghanistan at a forward operating base and he got hooked. Apparently my buddy and 7-10 guys including two guys who were training as police with them. the C.O all sat around and had a "book club" style talk he said about the book, IN A WARZONE! i thought that was awesome. It was like your story was strong enough to stop the issues at hand and cause a stir in its own right!
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jets Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
That's wussup. I thought it would get a movie treatment before a series.
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RodGallery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations Brow!!!
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Nisachar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratz !!!
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ThornedVenom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOOHOO
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Congratulations!
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Congrats Sean!Well.Now I have to wait to buy the Hardcover then.I read my friend's TP.Great stuff.Not sure bout TV.But a flick would be nice eh...
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artocal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
sweet !
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BalanComics Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations, Sean. You earned the hell out of that.
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Bradaviel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Awesome sauce !
But not that surprising because it's WELL DESERVED !!
Kudos ! ^^
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CJZ Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Congrats!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Awesome news amigo! Congrats!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thanks man!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Pretty damn incredible!
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ChristianDiBari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool, Congrats!
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DieselNYC Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats!!! That's awesome!
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MisterBZD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats! You should be excited! Maybe a colored version can be done now. It was great in b&w but i would love to see it in color.
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Erykkr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional
Sweet! I like knowing I helped.

Also I want a hardcover version, and feel sacrilegious about wanting it to also be colored by Dave Stewart ahaha.
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
congrats man you deserve it you work a lot and you stand for what you believe, you make comic books look great :thumbsup:
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PhoenixRoy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty amazing, especially considering the advertisement the 2 other series above you have.

Congratulations! I already have issues 1-6 poly bagged, and ready to sell when they're worth thousands.
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augustustodopoderoso Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Everytime a piece of Punk art makes it to a top 5 list, John Lyndon earns another year of life :)
Congrats, you magnificent storyteller!
In your wildest dreams, whoŽd you fantazise should play Kael on the TV show?
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Zarnage Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!! I bought a copy of the trade after borrowing the singles off my buddy, and now the concept artist at my job wanted to borrow it off of me :XD:
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GregoryStephenson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I always knew it would be successful, I'm not surprised in the slightest. Not one bit.
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