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Midwinter




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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.

Nox, a powerful arcanist, goes after Gemini Hospital to steal the drug and ends up gaining permanent employment to protect them instead. Housing the ample supply of asterite it does, the hospital makes for a tantalizing target, and attacks on the facility are only becoming more aggressive and desperate. 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 the magic of friendship—no, just kidding. 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.



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

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Absei by J-Cleo Wrong elephant by AyaVo
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


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Kayla Swain
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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!

kswain.art@gmail.com

I have a Tumblr too:
deus-nocte.tumblr.com :)













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OFF by Deus-Nocte
OFF
I really got into the game "OFF" back when Markiplier was doing a Let's Play of it--I was instantly enthralled by the style and the nuances of the game. I ended up playing it myself and just really loved it... the concepts are really interesting and the atmosphere was done REALLY WELL. It's as odd as the name suggests.

Originally I just wanted to sketch the batter, but this was one of those times that the composition just flowed so easily from my hands. I figured I'd have an excuse to keep working on it if I made it a print, so it'll be sold at Nebraskon which is coming up this week~

I really wanted to give it my own flair while preserving the original style. I hope I gave it justice!

Enjoy~
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[Midwinter] Chapter 1 by Deus-Nocte
[Midwinter] Chapter 1
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Hey guys! This deviation will allow you to buy Chapter 1 with points. Points 

If you'd rather buy it with real money for $3.99, we encourage you to do so HERE!

The point cost converts to $5 to make up for the 20% that DeviantART takes with each transaction. Hopefully it won't make or break your decision to buy! Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Title:
Midwinter
Media: Comic
Content: Chapter 1
Rating: Older Teen (17+) for cursing, blood, and adult themes.
Summary: "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.

Nox, a powerful arcanist, goes after Gemini Hospital to steal the drug and ends up gaining permanent employment to protect them instead. Housing the ample supply of asterite it does, the hospital makes for a tantalizing target, and attacks on the facility are only becoming more aggressive and desperate. 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 the magic of friendship—no, just kidding. 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."

Midwinter is an ongoing science fiction/fantasy graphic novel. This listing is to purchase chapter 1, an 84-page PDF. Comic pages are in black and white, to be read left to right; stylistically, it looks similar to japanese manga. You can see a 15 page sample below:

[Midwinter ] Chapter 1 SAMPLE by Deus-Nocte 

Want to keep up with Midwinter? Do so here:

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[ ENDED ] Chapter 1 - PAY WHAT YOU WANT

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 14, 2014, 10:01 AM



***EDIT: So I was a COMPLETE dunce and accidentally left the minimum price at "3.99" instead of putting it to zero. If you were trying to edit the price and couldn't before, PLEASE try again! I'm going to extend the sale by 6 hours just for this screw up!

NOTE TO KICKSTARTER BACKERS:
I sent out an update last night with instructions on how to get chapter 1. PLEASE follow those instead so we can properly keep track of who got their copy from Kickstarter and who didn't. Thank you!


Alright guys, I said to watch your inboxes, and here's why!

For the next 12 hours, Midwinter Chapter 1
is "Pay what you want".

THAT MEANS, that you can get it for free, buy it for the sticker price ($3.99), or donate what you can. Literally any amount works--give us what you think it's worth or what you can afford... and if you can't pay anything, DON'T FEEL BAD! Seriously.

Click HERE to get it. (Once you click "Add to Cart", the price is editable. Make sure to update your cart before you complete the process.)

This is our "Thank you" to you supporters here on DA. This is where Midwinter started and your enthusiasm is what led us to where we are today. I want to be able to put this comic in your hands and show you what we've been able to do with your support.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being here for the journey. Though this is only the beginning, it's a milestone we've waited a long time to reach, and we couldn't have done it without you. We really hope you like it! It's a little scary to finally get the full premise out there, but we put a lot of work and love into it, and hopefully it'll stand on its own because of it.

If you like it enough to share the link, go ahead! We're always happy to welcome more people into the community, and if they're on the fence about putting money into it, this is the time to try it.

AND once you've read it, you can pop by our new forum and discuss it! We'd really love to hear people's feedback and get the thread going.


This deal runs from 12pm - 6am Central Daylight Time (UTC -5)
I'll update the title as we go to give everyone an approximation of the time you have left. :)

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
[Midwinter] Convention Booklet Cover - Issue 2 by Deus-Nocte
[Midwinter] Convention Booklet Cover - Issue 2
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Nebraskon is just around the corner, and since we had to push the volume back... we made a second booklet instead, this one with the second half of chapter 1. This is the cover!

I honestly forgot I had to do this when planning for the deadline, so it was one of the reasons we ended up a little late... but for being a rush job, I'm pretty happy with it! It was a lot of fun and nice to color the characters again after working with black and white for so long.

It's really weird to finally be done with pages for the time being, but there's a ton of other stuff I've pushed back that I have to work on now before the con... you guys can expect a couple new posters soon, at least!

Chapter 1 will be available online in a few days, and I hope you'll come to discuss it in the forum we're launching, too! I know you guys have been waiting the longest out of everyone, so I'm really excited to finally get something to you.



[Midwinter] Convention Booklet Cover by Deus-Nocte [Midwinter ] Chapter 1 SAMPLE by Deus-Nocte 

Midwinter and all associated characters, symbols, and graphics are © ReVision Studios
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We just finished chapter 1...

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 9:04 PM



Holy crap. We went over our deadline by a couple days, but... it's done! The first chapter is finished! I can barely believe it.

Unfortunately, that doesn't mean I have a link for you guys yet. I need to get the PDF together and post it online first.

Of course, Kickstarter donators will get it before anyone else, but for those of you who didn't contribute... I want you to be on the lookout. By the end of this week, I'll post a journal to launch the forums and the chapter.  In it, there might be a time sensitive deal! Stay tuned.

Now, I need some well deserved sleep. Hope everyone has a good one!

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

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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
oh sugarplums.

Did I forget to wish you a happy birthday? I think I forgot, but I can't recall if I forgot, but if I did forget, happy (very) belated birthday ^^;
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, no worries! Thank you for the birthday wishes though <3
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
you're quite welcome.

I know you're super busy, but have you ever considered an 'ask a character' bit / mini-comic? (random question, right? I'm full of 'em)

And Nox is gracing two screens for my work computer with his offerings of chocolate-covered strawberries, wine, cheese, and crackers =D
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We actually have considered that! We're thinking it could be an extra in one of the volumes--who knows, maybe volume 1. I'll make sure to post a journal or something when we're accepting questions. :nod:

And that is awesome. I'm really glad you like that pic so much! (it's gotta be one of my favs, too)
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Tsuki-Taiyo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I love your amazing art~ :heart:
I wandet to ask, if you do point commissions/art trades/requets! :meow:
Because it's my birthday and I'd love to get maaany pictures of my characters~ :la:
So, could you tell me if you could draw something for me? I have also some points, so, I can pay you, or we can do an art trade! :D

Greetings, Shani
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't, I'm sorry ^^;; Unfortunately I'm super busy, too, so I wouldn't have time for it anyway. Sorry about that! I hope you have a good birthday, though.
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Tsuki-Taiyo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thanks ^^ its okay
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Happy belated birthday!:party:
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. 
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wildwildcat9 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING.
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