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Kayla Swain
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United States
I have experience working professionally in illustration, concept art, comics, and graphic design! My goal is to be able to work on my comic Midwinter full time; it's what I'm happiest doing and is what fulfills me the most.

Though I'm not taking commissions at the moment, you can always contact me with questions at

If you're interested in Midwinter and helping me support it, check out our Patreon page below!


Sesshomaru by Deus-Nocte
A couple months ago I decided to rewatch InuYasha, which actually held up a lot better than I thought it would! It's been a really, really long time since I've done proper fanart of the series, so I wanted to try my hand at it again.

This'll debut as a print at Anime Nebraskon this November. I'm really hopeful it'll do well!

Demetrius by Deus-Nocte
Here’s another D&D commission, this time of keenarnor‘s character Demetrius! He’s the wizard of the party who often looks stoic and serious but ends up being rather goofy. I think the only true way to describe him is to say “he’s very Demetrius”.

My buddy Will had a good description of him when he reblogged it, though:

"Behold! The third member of our D&D crew! Demetrius! In our most recent session, he took out an Ice Drake in mid flight with a fireball. This is also the same man who mixes up his name and where he’s from frequently. He is the wizard of our campaign and baffles Hilda with his strange analogies and quirky personality. His catchphrase is 'Uh… yeah!'"

He's a really fun character, glad I had the chance to do it! It's sad but the fireball was the hardest part about this, and it still doesn't look quite right. Oh wellll.

Just one more character to go!

The other party members:

Hilda Felmadren by Deus-Nocte Annaka Seren by Deus-Nocte 
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 Demetrius 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!

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MegaxUltima Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Traditional 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 Aug 26, 2015  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 Aug 30, 2015  Professional Traditional 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:
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh awesome! I was mostly curious if it was our local cons or not. c: We'll be there for Nebkon 2015, too, so if you're coming I hope you'll stop by~!
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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 General Artist
HAPPEH BURTHDAY :dummy::cake:
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