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DarkHalo4321 is saving up money to help her with college, and ever penny she gets from commissions now goes to that. Please check her out and hire her if you like her stuff!

xenokurisu is a good friend of mine, and you should commission her! She's really good at cute stuff! You can see my DA ID for proof of her greatness at cuteness!

hikari-chan is an awesome artist who should get a lot more work than she does! Go check her stuff out!

Hedrick-CS is crazy talented! He deserves your attention! His prices are a bit higher, but you get some insane quality from him!

mayshing COMMISSION HER COMMISSION HER COMMISSION HER! Seriously! She is the friendliest artist I know, uber talented, able to do a LOT of amazing things I wouldn't think possible! Hire her and give her lots of money! LOOOOTS! GO NOW DANGIT!



Snowbound Chapter 2 Campaign! Should it be on... 

7 deviants said Indiegogo (No need for sign-up, can pay with Paypal or credit card (credit card only for flexible funding), allows flexible funding, limited number of reward tiers, can't force international backers to donate more to cover shipping)
5 deviants said Kickstarter (allows better reward tier organization, requires additional money donated for international orders, all-or-nothing goal, can only pay by credit card, must sign up for Amazon AND Kickstarter)



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Hiring Manga Artist [PAID]

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 23, 2015, 11:23 PM
  • Listening to: Ace Attorney OST
  • Reading: Snowbound Chapter 2 Script
  • Watching: JonTron
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
  • Eating: Fasting
  • Drinking: Water

For purposes of exercising better editing control, I'm posting the details of my recent artist job offer here...

EDIT: To keep people in the know, I'm looking through every applicant first and making a list of those whom I feel would work well and those who might work. When I feel like we'll have someone within the list for certain (which should be soon, though I'm going to continue taking applicants for two more weeks and thus won't have a decision until March 9th at the earliest), I will be replying to everyone who applied, letting them know what's going on. So if you're waiting for me to reply, I promise you I will. I just want to look over everyone and close things off first.

Job Details

Seeking a manga-styled artist for a 44 page shounen action/fantasy comic. All work will be done under a work-for-hire contract, with rights to attribution retained by the artist. Details of the story and what will be drawn will only be shared with the hired artist. The timeline for this project is to complete it within 11 weeks from when it begins (I’m hoping to arrange things so that it’s done before mid May).

If this comic is successful, it’ll be extended to do more than just 44 pages. If extended, you will NOT be obligated to keep working. A new contract with a more comfortable timeline will be written up for the extension.

All payments will be made over Paypal. If you don’t have Paypal, I apologize in advance.

For this comic any applicants who charge $70 per page or more will not be looked at. I apologize for this. This is not me being one of those people who undervalues artwork. I’d love to be able to pay at least $100 per page. I simply don’t have the money to afford that on what is effectively an untested story in terms of marketing. I hope people understand.

To apply, please either comment below or send me a note. Please include direct links to your work samples (Please don’t link me to your gallery or to a tumblr front page or whatnot. Unless you are linking me to a folder that ONLY contains your samples, I will not consider applicants who do this. This is a simple instruction for how apply). Please ensure your samples include manga-style sequential art (I can't tell how well you handle sequential art if you send me illustrations, and I can't tell what your manga style looks like if you send me American-style sequential art. Having both in a single sample solves both issues) In your application, also include your rate on a per page basis.

About Myself

I'm an independent writer based out of Toronto, Canada. I'm the creator of the online manga Snowbound (See below for link). I've been active on deviantART for over 10 years now and have been working with artists on paid work for at least half of that time. People I've worked with have included Mayshing, Feohria, Finni and Hedrick-CS (Tags are not included so as to not disturb the artists. However, you can find the work they've done for me at the top of my Featured gallery). I have strict quality control for paid projects and, as such, I expect such quality to be maintained. However, I'm also very laid back and do my best to avoid edits as I know how time consuming they can be.

Snowbound -

- Drew

Need a website made? Hire me!


Let's Chat by hythrain Comments vs. Llama Stamp by hythrain Llama Hate Stamp by hythrain Chrono Trigger by ImFeelingStampity :thumb129211629:

Story Progress

Star of Destiny: On third version of reboot, still changing lotsa stuff!
Snowbound: Chapter 1 100% complete!
Kingdom of Ebias - Ascension (Novel 1): On Hold
Solace: On Hold
Highway 42 / At The End of a Barrel: On Hold
Dead Exodus: Plot summary written, main characters outlined, looking into monster ideas
O'Hare: Writing plot summary.
Mystery Story #1: More editing

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Drew Byrne
Artist | Literature
I'm Drew, and these are my angels.

I'm an amateur writer trying to make it out there in this big old world. I am the creator of at several stories.

I enjoy being able to chat with people. I also enjoy hearing what people think about my stories, both good and bad, so feel free to add me to on Skype. My username is hythrain. Let me know who you are when you add me. :)

Signin' out.

Current Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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kawaii2penguin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi ! nice gallery ! good job !
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Drew:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Growing Diverse Global Super Group Featuring Over 100+Galleries and dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Please Join Soon xoxolexxii CutieShots 
**Submitted: "Snowbound" For Your Approval
laenia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
waaa you have such a gorgeous style!! ;o;
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Red Scent thanks you for the fave and invites you to join her for wine tasting with grapes, apples and various cheese.
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shaunC Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
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OsirisMaru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!! Hope you had a great day! :party:
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Happy Birthday!! I hope it is a great year ahead for you!! :party: Birthday cake  icon Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1] 
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Jigoku-Tsuki Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
happy b-day my dear!!Party:iconamericapartyhardplz:Have your cake and eat it tooParty
hope all your hopes and dreams comes true.:iconslashshine:
hope you have a wonderful day and please keep up with your awesome work.:iconloveloveplz::iconckissplz:
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Fabyanou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Artist
Happy birthday!!
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Happy birthday!
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