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Top Cow’s Stjepan Šejić moonlights with erotic romantic comedy

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Artist Stjepan Šejić is no stranger to drawing the female form: He’s made a name for himself with that on such Top Cow titles as Witchblade and the current series Aphrodite IX. But what he does in his off time seems arguably more exciting than even a green-haired assassin or a supernatural female cop. It’s called Sunstone.

Serialized on his DeviantArt page, the slice-of-life comic is a collaboration between Šejić and his wife, writer Linda Luksic-Šejić. It revolves around a lesbian romance but is set inside the risque world of fetishism. In the opening dialogue of the comic, the primary character Lisa describes it pretty aptly, although tongue-in-cheek, with this: “Dear reader, this is the story of how I met the woman of my life, the one that compli … Wait, don’t leave yet! This book has lots of Hot Lesbian Bondage Sex!!!! Good … That got your attention …

As MediaBistro noted earlier this week, Sunstone has already exceeded 20 million page views. You can read more about the project in this DeviantArt profile.

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Comics A.M. | ‘Barefoot Gen’ controversy triggers surge in sales

Barefoot Gen, Vol. 3

Barefoot Gen, Vol. 3

Manga | The recent move by a Japanese school board to restrict student access to Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen has resulted in a surge in sales of the book — so much so that the publishers had to increase their reprint numbers by a factor of three, bookstores are reporting shortages, and an e-book distributor expects it to make the Top 10 this month. As we noted Monday, the board has reversed its policy. [The Mainichi]

Digital comics | Marvel has updated its Marvel Unlimited app for iOS and Android, addressing the two chief user complaints by doubling the number of comics that can be downloaded and read offline from six to 12 and improving searchability by allowing users to search by publication date. [PC Magazine]

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