Comic for 18 February 2019

9 April 2018:

Hello! I’m currently accepting art commissions. If you’ve ever been a fan of my work, or if this is your first time finding me, I’d like to make some art for you!  I can work with you to make something for any purpose you may have. Some examples of ideas include:
- Tabletop or video gaming characters
- Any OCs or -sonas are welcome
- Avatars and banner art
- Discord server icons
- Desktop or phone wallpapers
- M:tG or similar card mats
- Controller or arcade stick art
- Word art for your name or handle
- Emotes for Twitch, Slack or Discord

Prices are listed at the top of this post. I can include animation in any work, though it will increase the commission price depending on how complex the animation is. I am open to any style or subject, though I reserve the right to decline a commission if I feel the request is in poor taste.

If you’re interested, send an email to [[ reiley (at) deadwinter (dot) cc ]] with a description of what you’re looking for.  There may be a small queue of work ahead of any request, but I will still be happy to hash out the details of what you’re looking for before starting your work.

If you have any questions you can message me here or on Twitter at [@ reiley] and I’d be happy to answer them. Thank you for your time! Have a nice day.

27 June 2017:

I have some fairly big news I’ve been waiting until I had a new update to share. There’s one big thing and one small thing, so I’ll go ahead and do them in order.

First, the big thing: Dead Winter is now ad-free! This was a hard choice to make and it’s a big one, but it’s one I wanted to commit to. When I started a long time ago ads were a standard method of monetizing a free website, but over the years ads have become more intrusive and disruptive, and I realize this. I also realize many people use adblock to make their web browsing safer, so out of respect to my readers and the changing times I removed all the ads on Dead Winter’s site, so it can be a safe and easy place to read the comic. 

Another big part of this decision was Patreon. A number of very kind readers have been supporting my work directly, and I’m extremely grateful to them. reading the comic is now completely ad-free, but if you’d like to support my work you can become a patron too! I post weekly art updates and make detailed writeups about my process, techniques and thought process, so if you don’t like the wait you can get more at If you can’t or don’t wish to, the site is still free to you!  I wanted to make this change for my readers, so feel free to enjoy it as it is!

The second news item is a smaller one. Since I made the change to remove ads I decided to take a week and do some housekeeping on the site, giving it a new coat of paint. I fixed up some longstanding issues and, for the first time in a decade, Dead Winter now has a full and proper Cast Page! You can read it here: For old fans or new readers, you can get to know some details about the characters, or maybe remember some details you forgot about! I did a huge archive dive to try to fill it out as best I could, and I made up last names for everyone who didn’t have one stated in the comic, so give it a look if you’d like!

Anyways, that’s what I wanted to say.  Thank you again to everyone who has enjoyed my work over all these years, you’re what keeps me pushing forward towards the end of this project.

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