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Brody's Ghost 14-Page Preview by markcrilley Brody's Ghost 14-Page Preview by markcrilley
Here are the first fourteen pages of my new Dark Horse graphic novel series, "Brody's Ghost", in their entirety.

The basic story is this: Brody is a young man in a decaying futuristic metropolis whose life is turned upside down by a teenaged ghost named Talia. She lures him into the pursuit of a dangerous criminal, encouraging Brody to undergo training with an ancient samurai ghost to unlock his latent supernatural powers.

I knew I had a pretty big story to tell, so I wanted to take the time at the outset to establish the main character and the futuristic location very solidly in the reader's mind. Thus you see page after page of scenery, hopefully giving you a strong sense of your surroundings as you're pulled into the story.

Here's a direct link to the "Brody's Ghost" page on Amazon:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-Bo…

And here's a link to "Brody's Ghost" Book 2:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-2-…

And here's a link to "Brody's Ghost" Book 3:

www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-3-…

If you prefer getting your comics at a real bookstore, please remember that most bookstores will happily special order "Brody's Ghost" for they don't have it on the shelf.

Thanks so much for your support!

Mark
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man, that's heaps cute. I was very intrigued to read more. It sort of reads a bit like the Odd Thomas manga books. Very cool. :aww:
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TakedaMasaki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pacing of the word balloons lets you feel Brody's speech pace as well as hear it. The beginning, where he is getting out of bed and you see all the trash on the floor allows a window into the kind of life Brody leads. Its interesting the Brody's 'Dystopian room' matches and emphasizes the Dystopian world in which he lives. What gave you the idea to have Brody be a street side guitar player?
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Chontica Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, how interesting! Especially towards the "end" when Talia just stares at him, personally I'd freak out.
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twinalalva Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
mark whats the page size for dark horse comics??????????
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TomHologram Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I know my mom would have freaked out if I made a mess like that. Xiumin 2 :smbwarppipe2:
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zack-pack Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
how did you learn to draw like that??
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LittleMissMayhem123 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE YOUR PROFILE PIC!!!
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geckohero17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Loving that awkward stare at the end.
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Aarodagger22 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I am getting the entire set of Brody's Ghost xD
Anyway, I'm working on a similar project. Any tips?
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RainbowBonnieBee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
omyglobomyglobomyglob I love your art!!!!!!!You are on top of my Fav Artists!You are right next to Bleedman!!!!!
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FerusWalker Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
.......i like.......

*in my head* BY ALL THAT IS UNHOLLY!!!! THIS IS AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING! THIS DEVIL APROVES!!!

Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! 
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anerolsevla Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Lorena (Anerol) from Brazil and I want to say your work is awesome, and I have learned a lot with your videos.

Well, can you help me? I wanted to know: how do you do your comics/mangas? I mean, how many sheets of paper do you use to product one page? Do you use "light tables" to art-finallize? I want to do comics in the traditional way but I found a lot of dificculties because i dont have many resources  and most of the time my works do not end as clean as I want. It's a mess! =,(
What can i do?
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Informative-Silver Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this Graphic Novel it was amazing! 8D
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Red-Star101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Artist
MAGOR SPOILER ALERT FOR BRODY'S GHOST!!!!! IF YOU HAVENT READ UP TO BOOK FIVE, THEN I SUGGEST SCROLLING AWAY FROM THIS COMMENT!


Mark, I've read up to the fifth book and I can't wait for more! I know this is a preview page, so I won't put any spoilers in the comic, but you'll know at least what I mean when I say this story is amazing. I love how it's coming along, with Talia and and Brody and I'm really curious as to what she has in mind for him to do after he said, "anything". And something else I've been meaning to tell you is about when Brody gets a vision/death echo-like-thingy from one of the Penny Murderer's pennies. HOLY CRAP THAT IS ONE EXTREMELY SCREWED UP MIND HE HAS! I guess it's to be expected from a serial killer, but my God, is it creepy! And how with the murder of Sandra Hughes, and how her body is replaced with a trail of dead lambs. It's just the ambiguity that makes it so... Off. But, anyway, the story is very built up and intense right now, the plot twist of Talia's lying to Brody about being locked out of Heaven and life tasks and stuff is well done and it leaves me wanting more. Don't, rush or anything, just wanted to let you know that it's very good, and I can't wait for the final book, I think. On the back of the others, it says it's six volumes, so I guess I'd be correct. Anyway, I love Brody's Ghost your manga style, your vids and talent in creating a story and executing it well, so keep it up, and I can't wait for more! See ya 'round the internet!
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Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn i wish i could buy it! But they don't sell it here ;-;
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Like a movie sci-fi scene after an apocalyptic disaster...or the world's  over population & pollution epidemic. I could feel the mood, the depression, the hopelessness. Your artwork is delicious & so is this character. Thank you for sharing your genius! My son purchased your "how to" book & I'm learning more manga from you. Peace, Mark.
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
No... What happened to Japan's natural beauty? 
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Sarah-chan14 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love Talia's expression XD haha
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theragnarokbringer Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
good
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Shiyome Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
really cool =D Damn.. You draw write and make music.. Daamnn!! 
Seriously I would like you to give me some tips to draw and stuff.. I really like to draw.. But besides being lazzy, I don't know where to start practicing.. What to draw.. You know?.. So.. 
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LordFhalkyn Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Start with his YouTube videos. Then work your way from there.
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Shiyome Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, thanks! I started already =)
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Ssonic3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You need to see about getting Brody's Ghost to my schol's library. Miki Falls Spring is already there, but I honestly just want to read Brody's Ghost. Also, I just bought Mastering Manga yesterday from Barnes and Noble and I must say... Job well done, sir. 
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LittleGirl725 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing talent in writing has inspired me to make my own characters and story! (Even though the story is currently all over the place lol) But thank you, for helping me in my journey as an artist Emoticon: Bow 
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kallehmono Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Man I wish I had some money left after Mastering Manga.
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ChikiKali Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Photographer
Looking at your manga kinda reminds me of my younger times when I tried to draw my own manga based on my childhood but failed big times ahahaha...now learning to draw again from scratch :D
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PenMan268 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
 <font><font>Inanılmaz  </font></font><font><font>çok iyi</font></font>
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KarinaBiz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love!!! :)
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Pinknindroid12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to get the book soon! I can't wait! :D
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moonbladethebook Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
mmmmm, Pocky
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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I think I know who the identity of the penny killer is.
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nya-ness Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another one of your awesome mangas!!

Hope I can find it in a library when it comes out!!
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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
IS there a place online where I can read this series?
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Akuma-No-Yona-Tenshi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright my current mission: Get Brody's Ghost from school library ASAP! I neeeeeeeeed to read it noooooooow!!
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TheCatGirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want that book really bad :3
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xRedTnt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
prntscr.com/2ya1hy

HE HAS A DEATHNOTE!!!
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TeamPlatypusMan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not the only Japan cameo in this book...
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xRedTnt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I know. I just thought I'd point that out.
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Shaun2186 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Love the detail. Great job
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ahleon76 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) wow! great art and story… reminds me the weird and fantastic stories of heavy metal magazine in 90's… 
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MayaBelakova Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KEWL
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TonysGhost Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish i could buy your books,but I live in Europe and is not so easy..Broady's Ghost is sa cool..:)
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WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
lol that tummy xD
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WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
damn 19-20 panel are super detailed :D i wanna read his mangas so baaaad!
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AlexsDrawings Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the fact that he had a death note manga in his room! :D
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Shadyshadowcat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, you have a DA account....!? o_0
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stormfur12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
omg! i just got books 1 and 2 from the library today!!! this is so awesome!
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OreoChic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i have read all of your books!! and after i was done with them i brought them to the book fair and they were sold out in one day.

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Animelover1880 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing I loved reading the first 4 books can't wait for more!!!!
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AmericanCupcake Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you read the comic backwards without looking at the text, it's a short little story about a guy who saw a ghost, freaked out and ran home.
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