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:bulletpurple: A friendly group of international artists accepting members who create, illustrate and market their own titles. Titles can be webcomics, self-published print editions, graphic novels or comics.
Founded 8 Years ago
Nov 16, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Digital Media

1,173 Members
1,163 Watchers
66,323 Pageviews
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Accepting New Members/Rules

Welcome New Members:
This Deviant Art group is seeking artists and submissions from folks who self-publish comics, web comics, graphic novels, manga, comic related posters and custom merchandise.

All levels from Newbies to Masters are completely acceptable. Welcome and please read the rules below or read the complete Submission Guidelines for more information.

Basic Guidelines for Entries/Members:
1. We are an indie group for original titles and not a Marvel/DC fan comic or character group. No Spider-Man, Hulk or Superman fan art will be accepted.

2. Nudity, as in the artistic sense, is acceptable. Depiction of the human form is great - fat, skinny, sexy, etc. Pornography or hentai, as in explicit sexual imagery, intercourse and genital contact are not acceptable. This includes written or text file pornography as well. Also, no dongs.

3. A maximum of seven (7) entries a week are allowed from any member, or contributor, to Indie Graphic Novels.

4. No photographic work (portraits, photo-manipulations). unless it is of artist merchandise, will be accepted.

5. No icons will be approved for gallery folders.

6. "Trolling" aka the unwarranted harassment of members, guests or users will not be tolerated.

7. Theft of artists' work from this group, including false attribution, will not be tolerated. This will result in expulsion from this group and being reported to Deviant Art for potential account termination.

8. Violations of these simple rules will result in one (1) warning followed by a compulsory expulsion from this dA group.

9. Any member, or contributor, that commits a severe violation of one (1) of these rules such as posting multiple amounts of pornography or venomously disrespecting a member or user will face a mandatory expulsion. No exceptions. Violating Rule 9 also means being reported to Deviant Art and potential account termination.

10. No re-posting of any other artists original work unless you are or were on the art or writing team that generated the page or image. Theft or impersonation will be reported. Violating Rule 10 also means being reported to Deviant Art and potential account termination.

The complete Guidelines explain group submission criteria in greater depth.



Friends, colleagues and our fellow artists in comics and art.
How is everybody? Thanks for adding your work to our group. Really impressive stories coming in lately.

We are planning to will feature more our members webcomics in an upcoming newsletter. If you have a 32+ page series that you have drawn and written - please send us a message for consideration in the newsletter. Remember, the art (color or b/w) must be at finalized in the pages you submit. Raw or under-finished pencils, inks, tone will not be up for consideration.

Please contact us by going to the Admin Info page here at the group and notifying Paul/Gargantuan Media on Deviant Art.
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Hey there, folks. Did you think we had been captured by unscrupulous ninjas? If you thought that - you were correct. It's been roughly 13 months since our last newsletter and we are semi-sorta back w/an abbreviated newsletter.

This month, we are proud to feature one of our excellent admin and her newest webcomic series. Many of you will know her from her work as the writer and illustrator of The Pirate Balthasar. That series has been ongoing for 6 years and reached up to 1000+ subscribers on platforms like Smack Jeeves and 4000+ on Taptastic. Her character design, framing and content are amaze-balls. She has a way of handling her storylines that draw audiences in and then reward them with action and warmth that very few artists and writers are capable of.

She is none other than Deda Daniels aka Dedasaur and we are darn lucky to have her new work front and center. Let's see what the heck she is up to now.

The Mark Of Cain

The Mark Of Cain webcomic by Deda Daniels

Italian born Deda Daniels published her first comic at the young age of 11 in a local Singapore magazine. She pursued her BFA in Animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in the US. After which she moved on to work in the animation industry, product design and digital marketing until 2006 on projects for Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Pixar and Nickelodeon. In 2010, she went back to her first love and started creating webcomics such as The Pirate Balthasar, The Flower and the Nose and the upcoming The Mark of Cain.

Deda has been living in Singapore for the past seven years where she works at the School of Interactive and Digital Media, at the Nanyang Polytechnic, teaching Storyboarding, Story, Comic and Illustration and Visual Development. We can imagine how fortunate her students are having a such a talented and well-traveled instructor!

Her new series is called The Mark of Cain. It's a brand new series, for us, from Deda but it actually began life as a concept in the 1990's. It’s an urban fantasy that moves quickly into an historical/mythological adventure type of a story which questions the reality of history and its many possible versions. The timeline is not traditional. It unfolds in a non-linear way as it follows an unusual hero who is trapped within an series of story arcs with ensuing genre-bender and trope twists.

The story is told from the point of view of a “guardian angel” figure who travels alongside an immortal, Cain (yes, the biblical one) as he turns historical facts into legends and legends into historical facts.

At the same time we see Cain, in modern days, telling the very same story to his wife but from a slightly different perspective as the girl’s inquisitive questions will reveal facts and truth of Cain’s life that were not noticed or penned down by his “angelic” custodian.

The Mark Of Cain webcomic by Deda Dedasaur Daniels
Are our identities something foisted on us or is it something unchangeable - given to us at birth? Cain may wonder the same thing here.

The comic is in it's second chapter and is currently releasing on Tapastic, and with a slight delay on Deviant Art. The Mark of Cain was initially released in the 90’s in the form of a novel (in Italian only) and has undergone many changes in its structure and themes. What she learned on Balthasar in terms of panel framing, character design and story arc are now solid skills unfolding in Cain.

As far as the story goes Deda plans to have Cain crossing paths with many historical figures and will contribute to the creation of many legends (Wandering Jew, Sword in the Stone, Alexander’s Gate, etc), but most of all he will cross path many times with love and the firm conviction that there is only one person waiting for him at the end of his journey.

Mark Of Cain by Deda Daniels
Deda's unmistakable charm is all over this new series in a big way. Her characters each possess a clear emotional presence.

This is Dedasaur 4th webseries following The Pirate Balthasar (2010-2016) which is currently on hiatus and is expected to release new stories by the end of 2017, The Pirate’s Wife (a spin off of The Pirate Balthasar – completed), and The Flower and The Nose, currently releasing every Wednesday on Tapastic and Deviant art.

This new series is just gearing up at Taptastic. I strong encourage each of you to read through her work on this book. Dig up more of her Pirate Balthasar series which illustrates the process of her getting her creative ducks in a row from volume one to volume nine. Her work is a great example of careful development towards a successful and fun webcomic.

That's all for the newsletter this month. Thanks to Deda and everyone here for contributing your work and your stories to our group.
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houseofimagistudio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Spotlight  Project Arcadia Cover Art by houseofimagistudioSpotlight 

Hey there Guys! We've been waiting to announce this awesome project, Project Arcadia!

Arcadia, the namesake of this story, is a world deemed to be perfect. However, whilst God has made numerous attempts to solve disputes between beings in the past, they and the world they live in came more and more apart...

Our story begins with a meeting of the leaders of the current five nations, onerously discussing what there is left to do about the present fatal threat; an alien that has settled on the planet 697 years ago. Upon the expertise of the clairvoyants, beings, who are able to see the future, they see no other choice but to follow their advice, choosing five talented young adults to be sent on the quest to defeat the evil.

Together, our five gifted heroes head out on a tremendous journey being burdened with a seemingly impossible task.


We hope you will enjoy the story as much as we do! Feel free to let us know what you think about the story!
TheELDiluvian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking my cover!
spazzCommander Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Artist
thanks for the accept!
TheELDiluvian Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I almost forgot but thanks for taking my work.
Cacah05 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist

I'm making a Google Form research about webcomic's readers in order to help creators understand the public a little better. If you're interested, here's the link There's a lot of cool information in it and it would be of an immense help if you would help me share so we can help the webcomics community. 

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