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Dire Hearts is Live! by MediaViolence Dire Hearts is Live! by MediaViolence
Sparkler Monthly's first issue is now live, and FREE!

Sparkler is a new multi-media serialized fiction magazine (i.e. comics/manga, light novels, and audio dramas! two of each my babies!) that I'm oh-so-happy to be a part of! My new series, Dire Hearts, is going to be live with a new chapter every month! I know a lot of you guys know my work from TP, and I hope you'll check out Jen's conclusion to OffBeat since Chromatic rescued it from TP's clutches and are letting Jen finish what she started so long ago!
Theres lots of other amazing work in the mag, and like I said, the first issue is totally free! FREE!! So please go check it out :)

Notes about the mag:
- Subscriptions will be $5 per issue at the moment, but issue #1 is free and site membership is free, so just go get it already!
- Yes print versions are planned, however they depend on support for the series in the digital version, so if you like something and want a book of it, it's up to you guys to help support it and show that it's a viable thing :) OffBeat 1&2 and Tokyo Demons first volume are already in print at the store, so show your support for print if it's something you want!
- You can read it on the web browser w/o DLing anything if you like, It reads just fine on my iPad too :) ebook and pdf version are available to subscribers so if you want to read it in X-format, subscribe and let the crew know!

Notes about Dire Hearts:
-Dire Hearts is something I've been working on for a few years now and is a project very close to my heart. The Chromatic crew is amazing and really is letting me go all out and do this comic how I envision it. I know the opening to the series may make it seem like "just" a school romance, but I promise you, stick with it, you'll be surprised :) If you know me and my work well, maybe you can guess where things will go!

So excited guys! It's a great crew to be a part of :)
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Lonely-soul101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Writer
I NEED MONIES.....time to get a job...THIS SHALL BE READ
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was absolutely giddy to hear that Off*Beat was getting its proper conclusion and now I'm saving like a madwoman to purchase all 3 volumes (I know 3 isn't out yet but hell if I'm not gonna PO it asap). Combine that with DH's arrival and ho boy am I on board! :heart:
Iiwi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh man I read this and I LOVE IT *u* I'M GLAD your apart of a great crew and working on such a beautiful work!
I totally will be supporting this with ever fiber of my being! because I want this to get the print versions and everything.

I'm glad you've found a good and great crew to let you do your story how you envision it! because some places don't even allow that much they want you to make tons of changes how they see fit and not the direction you see your story going.

Egadd ^^- I'm so excited, I will so sign up monthly when I get the chance!
Redfauxofenigmas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of sexism and gender stereotypes--!! :stinkeye:
That being said, I love your art style! You've developed it over the years into your own, unique and brilliant style. I love the extreme expressions that you use (i.e. when she's interrupted from daydreaming), as well as the subtle ones (i.e. when she's talking to her teacher). The pacing is perfect-the opening (with the Utena-like, blacked-out silhouettes) really draws me in, and you hold the viewers attention throughout the pages with mystery and humor, while explaining a whole different world without going into too much exposition. 
I'm really in love with how your art comes alive in manga. 
Also, I'm hoping that his ability to cast means that she has the ability to fight-thus defying gender stereotypes and patriarcle society structures! (I love the Goddess by the way. She seems bad ass in a loving, all-inclusive kind of way.)
This seems like a great mystery to unfold, and the cliff-hanger with the burn scar just makes me want to shake you for answers (don't worry, I won't). 
So, great job! I'll be subscribing, because honestly, how can I not? You made that nigh impossible with the allure of your comic. :highfive:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks dear! I'm glad you already picked up on a lot of what I'm throwing down in this series :) Really, thank you! This was a great comment to recieve because it helps me know what I'm doing right for a change instead of people telling me just what I'm doing wrong XD So yeah, thank you! And thanks for subscribing! I hope you'll continue to enjoy the series! (And def. check out the other series as well, they're all just so fucking fantastic I can't even!)
HisuiKirei Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
HisuiKirei Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I just finished reading! It's amazing! *O* love the uniforms!

So like... is Rose the knight? cause if she's got a Dias... he's a caster.... logically....she's the knight.. thats so cool!
missrelena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Subscribed & downloaded chapter one. . . I am totally caught; hook, line & sinker! I cannot wait for more! :squee:
MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay thank you! And thanks for subscribing! Every subscriber helps support us!
Art-Eater Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
glad you could get something so important to you published. congrats!
VictorianMess Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Writer
It's great so far! Can't wait to read more.
riothawk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
i'm so excited to finally read this after seeing some of the character art and other illustrations you've done related to it :) i could tell even by just the little notes with the image posts that you seemed pretty passionate. if you get it printed, you can count on me to definitely purchase a copy :) i love your work <3
neilak20 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good! :D I have an idea of where it might be going but I'm probably way off lol

I can't wait to read more...must find a way to subscribe.
FeatherEyed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I bet I "ll love it
animal-delos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Writer
Very nice, can't wait to read it but sadly my work schedule barely permits me much time for anything these days.
EternityEmporium Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohhh, that's wonderful! I can't wait for the chance to read more of it!
wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
*high fives*
TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SWEET! Love the cover, it's totally awesome! Oooh, yaaay it's finally up too! Hehe, I'll have to go check it out!
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