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“Mercy is Just My Name” is a classic revenge-fueled spaghetti western graphic novel with a supernatural and steampunk twist, best described as “One-Eyed Jacks” meets “Shadow Over Innsmouth” meets “TwentyThousand Leagues Under the Sea.”


To view the “Mercy”  static graphic novel click below. The entire series will eventually appear as new pages are published every week …

the complete “Mercy”

Click below to read full static issues. New pages added daily.

Motion Books

“Mercy” is also available as a motion book and a phone-friendly web comic.

Mercy is Just My Name 1: Soul in Iron Part I

Motion Book Version (Flash required)

Mercy is Just My Name 2: Soul in Iron Part II

Motion Book Version (Flash required)

Mercy is Just My Name 3: Wolfshead (Preview)

Motion Book Version (Flash required)

About “Mercy”
I found creating a graphic novel is a lot cheaper than making a movie, it just takes five-times as long.
It’s been a lot of fun doing this book and it has definitely helped me grow as an artist. It’s also been a crazy amount of work.
It’s given me a much greater appreciation for anyone that puts themselves out there to do anything creative and manages to finish it…

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“Mercy is Just My Name” is a classic revenge-fueled spaghetti western graphic novel with a supernatural and steampunk twist, best described as “One-Eyed Jacks” meets “Shadow Over Innsmouth” meets “TwentyThousand Leagues Under the Sea.”

Back to the future
So, a very retro story inspired by my passion for the pulps, fantasy novels, history and radio drama. The art is also very retro but paradoxically produced in a 100% digital workflow using Clip Studio and Cinema 4D. The result is a colored, scratchboard, noir style (it’s always stormy skies and deep shadows in Sister Mercy’s world). 

Constantly changing target
This started out as a motion book, switched to a static comic, morphed to a bi-weekly web comic, translated into a vertically scrolling phone-friendly online comic and finally this graphic novel.

Roads not taken
Readers of issues 1-2, will notice some changes to those books for the sake of continuity and to make the art more consistent the last 4 volumes. The art improved so much later on that I felt I had make some changes.
The original, planned, longer storyline also required compression and cutting  for this graphic novel. 

So long
I’ve spent my entire life as a graphic artist but always for working for someone else. “Mercy” is the first, independent project of my own that I’ve been able to complete and get out there.
I hope you enjoy this adventure of  Sister Mercy, her friends and enemies.

Jon Gerung
2019


The Mercy Gallery: Click below to preview the best images from the series: