Death Sentence Trilogy & Artbook

by Monty Nero

A trilogy of books about a pandemic STD that gives you strange abilities but only six months to fulfil your dreams – plus a stunning new art book from Monty Nero showcasing three years of original character art and paintings!

Welcome to one of the greatest graphic novel series of all time, brought to you by Monty Nero (Marvel, 2000ad, Declourt) Mike Dowling (Marvel, Image, 2000ad) and Martin Simmonds (Image, Marvel, DC).

"Genuinely Original. Just Brilliant." - MARK MILLAR



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Digital Death Sentence Graphic Novel

Digital PDF file (164 pages)




Digital Death Sentence London Graphic Novel

Digital PDF file (156 pages)




Digital Death Sentence Liberty Graphic Novel

Digital PDF file (156 pages)




Digital Little Deaths II Artbook

Digital PDF file (64 pages)




Digital All Four Books

Digital PDF file (540 pages total)




Death Sentence Graphic Novel (Book 1)

US format (6.63″ x 10.24″) 164 page GN




Death Sentence London Graphic Novel (Book 2)

US format (6.63″ x 10.24″) 156 page GN




Death Sentence Liberty Graphic Novel (Book 3)

US format (6.63″ x 10.24″) 156 page GN




Little Deaths II Artbook

Square format (7.3″ x 7.3″) 64 pages by Monty Nero




Death Sentence Trilogy

3 x US format GN (6.63″x10.24″) 480 pages total




All four books

4 x US format books - the Trilogy plus Artbook - (6.63″x10.24″) 560 pages in total




Artbook + Commission bundle

Get them combined at a discounted price!




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Original Art Commission

A full colour commission by Monty Nero. Cyberpunk or steampunk themes preferred.


People across North America and Europe are contracting the deadly G+ Virus, an STD that gives them weird abilities and six months to live. What can they do in the time they've got left? That's the dilemma facing Verity, a frustrated artist, Weasel, a burned-out rock singer, and Monty, an insane movie star.


The more creative they get the more dangerous they become –  because G+ is a virus that turns artists into gods, leading to an epic confrontation between our protagonists.


The series is wild, dark, and blackly funny, for mature readers. Each book continues on from the last and provides a satisfying story in its own right. You can start with any book or get the whole set, with the artbook adding the latest amazing artwork from series co-creator Monty Nero.  It’s a deep, thrilling, intricately plotted series infused with fear and mystery that rewards repeat reading. Like all the best comics it features characters who feel touchingly real leading incredible lives we can only dream of.


If you’re into Akira, William Gibson or Grant Morrison and detailed atmospheric art then you’ll love this series, with Death Sentence hailed as timeless comic art and writing. It has been favorably compared to the greatest graphic novels ever made, with some of the best art and most addictive storytelling ever.


This is the perfect time to get the entire epic story, a decade in the making, and explore the fresh vision in the new artbook!


Little Deaths II is an atmospheric collection of dreamy paintings and delicate ink rendering from the brush of renowned artist and writer Monty Nero, three years in the making. Monty's art embraces special locations real and imagined, and visually stylish characters from his own imagination, TV, film and music. Half the pieces are rendered in ink, acrylic paint or watercolour,and half are painted digitally, portraying a strange reality more inspiring than our own.






Art Book






Monty Nero has written the X-men and Hulk for Marvel, as well as writing and drawing comics for Titan, Delcourt and 2000ad, but his main focus is making the independent and creator-owned Death Sentence series. He devised the concept, main characters and writes the scripts, paints most of the covers, and provides interior art and lettering for half of book 3 and book 4.


Mike Dowling is the co-creator of Death Sentence, acclaimed for his stunning work for Marvel on Black Cat, Star Wars, Spider Man, and Hallows Eve. He provides atmospheric full colour artwork for all of Book 1.


Martin Simmonds is the internationally acclaimed co-creator of The Department of Truth at Image comics, here painting atmospheric full colour artwork and some covers for all of Book 2 and half of Book 3.


Additional covers and variant covers are included in the books, with art by Ben Oliver, Luke Ross, and Ben Willsher among others. 

Stretch Goals

$10,000 - cover upgrade to book 4


$15,000 - Death Sentence art print


$20,000 - character sticker


$25,000 - character pin-up


Three of the books are already fully completed and printed and the art on the artbook is all finished too.


Printing of the artbook will commence in November and ship in December.


Ship date to backers will be Jan 2024, from our warehouses in Texas (for World and US orders) and Scotland (for UK orders).


Both warehouses have stocks of the first three books ready to go.


This is our twelfth crowdfunding campaign and, having successfully shipped through COVID, we have a robust and solid framework in place to ship your books on time. We have built up a solid network of partners over the last decade, using the same printer, warehouse, and distributor each time to create high quality and desirable comics and books which stand the test of time. We have a warehouse of stock already printed in both the USA and the UK, providing a cost- effective and reliable production and delivery process. All the rewards on offer are of a type which we have printed and delivered before so there are no unknowns. We deliberately limit the range and breadth of Death Sentence items on offer to comics, books, artwork and items already in our warehouse to ensure a straightforward printing and delivery cycle. You can therefore back with confidence knowing that even in the event of ‘once in a lifetime’ event like war, energy crisis or a pandemic emergency you will still get your order. Our low-risk approach to creating top quality material minimizes potential delays on art, printing and shipping in all circumstances. We take your pledge very seriously and will always keep in touch with all backers through regular, honest updates ensuring everyone's happy with their books and rewards whatever happens in the world.

Frequently asked questions

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