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 https://www.patreon.com/deadwinter. 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: http://deadwinter.cc/cast. 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.
9 May 2017:
Hello! Just wanted to post in case I didn’t mention it: I’ll be exhibiting at TCAF 2017 in Toronto, Ontario this weekend! I’m at the Comics x Games exhibit with my game demo. I was thinking of making prints to sell but instead I made little kits you can assemble a miniature game box art model out of! Come find me i you’re in town!
All content is ©2007-17 Allison Shabet unless otherwise specified. Dead Winter is an action-filled modern fantasy/sci-fi horror story about a post-apocalypse living-dead zombie infested present-day world. It isn't really about zombies, though. It's about people. It follows the lives of a rag-tag group of survivors who struggle to further their agendas and live through a lawless, disease-torn reality where everyday job skills take on new uses and nothing ever really goes according to plan.
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