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[Midwinter] Face Off by Deus-Nocte


Midwinter is an ongoing, original graphic novel that meshes science fiction and fantasy.

Cyberization is thriving while magic tries to break free of its longstanding stigma. A new miracle drug, asterite, has emerged as a genetic modifier and gives new life to the incurable.

Housing the ample supply of asterite it does, Gemini Hospital makes for a tantalizing target, and attacks on the facility are only becoming more aggressive and desperate.

Nox--a powerful arcanist--goes after the hospital to steal the drug, but ends up gaining permanent employment to protect them instead. Unfortunately, with a background like his, Nox needs to build up trust among staff in order to perform his increasingly difficult duties.

Along the way, he discovers that despite being the one with the steepest criminal record, there are those around him that safeguard even more dangerous secrets: some personal, some classified, and some that will question the very institution he’s working for.

Made of Awesome

Check out these lovely people, won't you? <3

:iconj-cleo: :iconimpia-dea: :iconsuikasiren: :iconsebadorn: :iconijs-creations:

Death and the dead by impia-dea Boin vs. Boin by suikasiren
Knights of Maerador, Colored by sebadorn
We All Fall Down: JOSHUA by IJS-Creations

If you were to buy an 11x17 poster online, would you prefer them: 

22 deviants said shipped rolled (in a tube)
19 deviants said Either way works
16 deviants said shipped flat (reinforced/sturdy)




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Kayla Swain
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States


Kayla Swain
Artist | Professional | Digital Art

Though I am primarily an illustrator at the moment, I aspire to one day
make a living off of creating graphic novels. As you can see, my page is littered
with art from "Midwinter", which is the manga I'm producing with a small band of
awesome people called ReVision Studios :D I am the lead artist and
secondary writer for the project.

All commissions are closed, sorry guys!

if you need to contact me outside of DA, feel free to drop me an e-mail!

I have a Tumblr too: :)



Annaka Seren by Deus-Nocte
Annaka Seren
Here's the second of my buddy's D&D commissions! This is Annaka, his party's cleric. She's a super cute blue undine girl <3

She was pretty fun to do, though more difficult than she might look. Pretty happy with how she turned out, though!

Hope you guys enjoy~

The other party members:

Hilda Felmadren by Deus-Nocte 
[Midwinter] Patreon Trailer
Guys!! The time is upon us.

I've been busting my butt making this trailer for the release of the Patreon, and it's finally here! I'm so happy with how it turned out, and I think it far surpasses the Kickstarter trailer I did last year. Hope you enjoy!

Voice talent by the lovely Will Sopp (Nox) and Katelyn Hamilton (Pendiah).

And without further ado...

>>> CLICK HERE to go to the Patreon! <<<

You can support us by donating as little as a buck a month using either a credit card or Paypal! It goes towards my salary as the main artist in the hope I’ll eventually be able to do this full time.

But if you don’t know much about the comic yet:

Midwinter is an ongoing cyberpunk fantasy graphic novel set in a future where magic thrives alongside human augmentation.

Nox, a powerful arcanist, starts out as a thief trying to steal a potent genetic modifier–asterite–from the prestigious Gemini Hospital, but ends up protecting it from a different attacker instead. Seeing his potential, the hospital director coerces him into becoming a security commander, forcing him to play along while he attempts to steal the drug for himself.

You can read the comic HERE and follow us online to learn more!

Website + Tumblr + Facebook


Midwinter is now on Tapastic!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 30, 2015, 1:23 PM

Hi everyone!

In order to get more people acquainted with Midwinter, we’ve decided to create a place where you can read it for FREE!


The printed issues found every year on the convention circuit will still be ahead of the webcomic, but if you can’t afford them, this is a nice alternative for you.

We’ll be updating with a small burst of pages on the 5th and 20th of every month!

Make sure to subscribe and share~ o/

P.S. Our Patreon is launching in TWO DAYS, so stay tuned for that!

Featured works

+ Sinner + by Deus-Nocte - Kill Mercy Within - by Deus-Nocte + Bleeding Out + by Deus-Nocte { Keep Your Eyes Open } by Deus-Nocte .:Latronum:. Not from around here... by Deus-Nocte
Hilda Felmadren by Deus-Nocte
Hilda Felmadren
Heeey! Look at this, some non-Midwinter art!

This was a commission for one of my best buds, Will. He's not on DA or anything but if you've seen the Midwinter trailer, he's Nox's voice actor!

This is Hilda, his D&D character. I really adore her as a character and had a blast helping him design her. I haven't drawn or painted armor in forever, so it was a lot of fun to go through that process again. I'm doing the rest of his group as well, so hopefully you'll see them in the next couple months.

That said I'm not actually open for commissions--he had to wait 5 months for me to get around to this, lol. I've been too busy with Midwinter, so I can't really accept anything else right now. o/

Hope everyone likes her, though! Enjoy!

The other party members:

Annaka Seren by Deus-Nocte
Against the Odds - Progress GIF!
Hi again! So, while making my last piece, I decided to record myself doing it. You can see the Youtube video of that here!

If speed paints aren't your thing, I have this progress gif for you. It shows every stage of the piece~

I'm really happy that so many people are liking it, I worked really hard on it and it's been great to see the response. If you're interested in reblogging it on Tumblr, check out these links of just the image and the speed paint/progress gif combo! (Plus you can follow midwintercomic if you haven't already)

Anyway, hope you guys like the peak into my process. Enjoy!

Against the Odds by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter] Chapter 1 by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter ] Chapter 1 SAMPLE by Deus-Nocte  


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MegaxUltima Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep seeing this comic everywhere {conventions and the interbutts}  so I had to hunt it down and check it out! 
so far on the start of chapter one! :D 
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh do you? That's awesome news! Glad you see us around!

I don't know if you know of it already, but we're posting updates on Tapastic. It'll stay behind the printed copies, but it updates with a batch of pages twice a month!

Out of curiosity, what convention(s) have you seen us at? c:
MegaxUltima Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome! :D I'll have to stay on my A-game.
I've seen you guys at the O!comicon 2015 and previously at Nebrakson2014, at least
I'm pretty sure haha; I've been around. I know I follow your page on FB too thanks to
a friend who pointed me in your direction. :meow:
shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. 
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
InsaneKuroUsa-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Artist
Happy Awesomesauce Birthday!
May all your wishes come true and have a wonderful one!~
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you very much! <3
InsaneKuroUsa-chan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student Artist
Hehe you are very much welcome C::heart:
Highspead Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
HAPPEH BURTHDAY :dummy::cake:
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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