BOOKS FOR SALE ONLINE 9.24

it’s my beautiful boy’s birthday!!! so happy for him.

but the actual news is: i got the box of books i shipped back from SPX! so, books (and other things) will be going up for sale online TOMORROW! around noon CDT.

there’s 9 outfit tomes left so if you want one…. grab one.

also a note, there’s like 5 of the ep 6 and 7 books left so if you want one of THOSE, do grab one.

SPX IS DONE AND I AM HOME

I really should have announced here that I was going to be at SPX, shouldn’t I. Regardless, it’s done. Hopefully I will have more time to focus on actually making comics, but with work and school starting out again… I can’t promise things will come quickly. Ep 11 is about 2/3 done though, so you will not have to wait forever.

With regards to the shop: books and extras will be added after I’m able to take stock of what is left after the show! I have some books at my sister’s place, so I’m guessing I’ll have everything by this weekend.

SPX was super fun!! It was absolutely terrifying the first half of the first day, but I got more comfortable and (somewhat) better at talking by the end of the second day. It was a fast track to learning how people respond to different pitches haha. So: scary, but extremely useful.

I’d love to do more stuff like that in the future! After a little while though, I have to recover from all that. Also I’d like to focus on comics fairs……………… near me lol.

I’m rambling but TL;DR: books (including the outfit tome) will likely be in the online shop this weekend and I had a good time.

EP 10 COVER CONTEST WINNER!!

cover for episode 10 of kings of sorts. the priomh is seen on a winding white pathway. hands are clinging on the side and she is disintegrating on of them as she looks forward, uncaring.

ISN’T SHE COOL??? i love the grasping hands, i love her just disintegrating one without a second thought, mmmm…. truly i feel threatened and i think that’s lovely. and the little patterning detail on the sleeves and such? you love to see it.

big congrats to @/space.beanss on instagram! for this creepy entry.

all of the priomh entries were lovely (completely unsurprising), the backgrounds on a couple of them were just phenomenal, and then the other with the snakes?? like.. yes??? canonically now i’m giving her a pet snake. thank you for all the work you all put in drawing this evil woman. i just love them all. someday i’d like to make a (free) artbook of all the entries i’ve gotten, like.. full pages for all of them. bc they are so amazing to see.

anyways, thank you for blessing me and for continuing to allow me to have great covers that i could have never made. YOU (pointing at you) make these books as lovely as they are

but, getting down to business.. i probably won’t be opening actual preorders for these. things are… PRETTY STRESSFUL around here getting ready for SPX and stuff for my actual work job. (which is how i can afford not to run preorders, tho.. gonna have to possibly dip into savings initially lol)

most likely books will be available to order online after SPX, with the extras being a variety of sticker sheets i’ve made and… outfit design book?? and a reprint of ep 1 so like. AS YOU CAN SEE. A LOT GOING ON.

regardless, thank you for all your support, thank u for taking the time to draw such lovely covers, and thank you for reading!

as you can see (if you’ve been keeping track of the cover contests on the sidebar of the website) i’ve switched them around a bit! next up for ep 11 will be our favorite AI? robot? mystical magical being? AYA!! i did this for a reason. just wait and see. you will understand. the colors? cool pastels. want some aya inspiration? check out [her tag on my tumblr].

i’m thinking? hoping? ep 13 will be the last of ‘season 1’. CROSSING MY FINGERS

other than that…. thank u again for reading! and creating! <3 <3

EP 10 COVER CONTEST!!!

KINGS OF SORTS COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 10!

ENDS 31-JULY!  

the ep 10 cover will feature .. ms PRIOMH DRAOIDH aka ZEYNAH ZAFRANI and the color is…. greyscale! that’s right, no colors here, only GREYS!! and blacks and whites, you get it.

RULES:

1) i want these to be easily sourced to the artist so please post it on whatever social media you use, tag me and use the tag #koscovercontest (i’ll be reblogging/rting all of them)

2.1) when you’ve done that please email me a link to your post and the actual pic to [crabbng(at)gmail.com] so i dont miss any! (and also so i can contact you easily if u win!) 

2.2) email me the background you’ve made! (just the pic without the character)

2.3) please include how you would like to be credited for your work! i.e. name or @ or both

3) submit your own work (obvi), multiple submissions are just fine! and if you won last time, go ahead and enter again!

REFERENCES/TEMPLATES: there are templates available to show you where the title/author/cover artist name will be for the final version, these are just for your reference only! please ONLY submit your artwork. 

references can now be found in the same place as the cover templates! (if you’re reading this on ig: templates/refs can be found linked on the cover contest announcement on the website)
templates/references can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GCBZB80zON_VEu28RCB3Ct2Vt9s7A8EK?usp=sharing

for Zeynah specifically, if you are looking for outfit inspiration.. just look at victorian gothic. you’ll find what you need.

SPECIFICATIONS:

the cover (plus trim) is 8.75”x11.25” (300 dpi), the end result for the cover will be trimmed to 8.5”x11” by me, but keep that in mind while deciding on how to design your cover. PLEASE adhere to these specs! wrong specs can lead to an otherwise perfect piece not being chosen. 

TIMELINE:

starts now, ends 31-July! so get them posted and emailed to me by then. it doesn’t matter if you send it in earlier or later in the timeline, all will be considered equally

WINNER:

the winner will (obviously) get their pic to be the cover and i’ll send you a free printed copy of Kings of Sorts Episode 10! and whatever is in the preorder pack. (there may be a large hana standee.. (eyeballs emoji))
all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 10 when the book is formatted! 

EP 9 PHYSICAL BOOK PREORDERS! UPDATE!

26-APR-2022 UPDATE: gold foil charm designs have been updated! also other ways to donate towards the goals have been added, located underneath the rewards

10-MAY-2022 UPDATE: both gold foil designs have been unlocked!! find them below the initial rewards on this page or in the preorders section of the shop!

PREORDERS END 31-MAY-2022!

$32 ep 9 physical book and king riding charm preorder
$25 ep 9 physical book preorder
$7 king riding charm preorder
$200 eps 2-8 and ep 9 physical book preorder

click on the image and it’ll take you to the product page!

for the PDF, it will take you to the Ep 9 book page, where the PDF option can be selected.

also please take a look at the rest of the items in the store, there’s a lot of good stuff in there!

$2 ep 9 pdf

KING AND HANA GOLD FOIL CHARMS UNLOCKED!! AVAILABLE FOR $4

NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS!!

GET THEM [HERE]

other ways to support the campaign include:

silly face commissions available through ko-fi! proceeds will go towards the stretch goals!

[KO-FI HERE]

regular old ko-fis! if you just want to donate towards the goal, this is a good way to do it.

[KO-FI HERE]

tips through the shop! you can buy as many as you want in increments of $1, another good way to donate towards the goal if that’s all you want to do.

[TIP HERE]

also now available… OUTFIT DESIGN COMMISSIONS! once again, during this time, the proceed will go towards the stretch goals. like the silly face commissions, these are through ko-fi!

casual outfit design

i design an outfit for your character! casual outfit, limited detail/patterning.

$20 for 1 fullbody pic

additional outfit, same character: +$15

added complexity: +$5

detailed outfit design

i give your character an outfit! moderate amount of patterning/detail

$30 for 1 fullbody pic

additional outfit, same character: +$20

added complexity: +$5

pretty darn detailed outfit design

so many layers. all the details, all the patterns. usually fancy, but can be casual.

$50 for 1 fullbody pic

additional outfit, same character: +$35

book cover and king riding charm
look at what you could get!!

If you’re not interested in the products but still want to support the project (and get us closer to the stretch goals) there is the option to buy a tip! [HERE]

Stretch Goals:

There’s a couple stretch goals, I’ll be keeping track of the total $$ from orders, and will be updating the front page of the site. (No shipping costs will be added will be added to these charms)

unlocked at $700: king crown gold foil stamp charm available for preorder
unlocked at $1000: hana necklace gold foil stamp charm available for preorder

UPDATED GOLD FOIL CHARM DESIGNS BELOW! charms will cost $4 after unlocking, a fraction of the price they would be at any other time, so! let’s reach these goals!