Max Martelli

is creating an Illustrated Horror Series

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A legendary band of Norse mercenaries are enlisted in their righteous quest by more than the promise of gold and riches. One of their own has been sourly afflicted by a power unknown to all but his attacker, the captive outsider, the níðingr. Driven by their loyalty, led by the cryptic words of their battered prisoner, yet armed with only the slightest of tangible clues, they risk both life and limb venturing out across the vast ocean, through Ginungagap itself, to the unknown worlds beyond in attempt to abolish this evil housed within their brother. It is here they encounter the keepers of this foul majick or seiðr and move to destroy it by any means possible.


Níðingabók is an exploration in visual storytelling. Told in a cinematic style, this project is an endeavor to convey a rich narrative through pictures alone. Following along in grim silence you will enter a harsh world of monsters and men.

This marks the first in a series of visual novels telling an expansive story within the mythologies put forth in this first volume.

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Reaching this goal will mean that this project has become self sufficient and I can devote a larger portion of time to the creation and completion of this book.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts

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