KoS 5 Year Anniversary Theme!

scanned marker and pen drawing. chibi hana looks through a large golden telescope with the words "kings of sorts 5 year anniversary" on it. behind him are large windows showing stars outside.

YES, it’s in December, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start planning the 5 year anniversary celebrations! This is more of an announcement of a theme than actually starting any festivities. I just wanted to give people a LONG chance if they wanted to participate.

and the theme this year is……. STARS!

scanned marker drawing. the word "stars" in light blue, with diamond shaped stars on either side.

Hana loves stars. They remind him that he, along with everyone else, is very very small. They also represent endless possibilities! I love them too, and so that’s what this anniversary celebration will be centered on.

There are no strict rules for participation. All that is required is to create some sort of fanwork (an art, a fic, a poem, a doodle, a think piece, a ramble, whatever) relating to the theme of stars! And Kings of Sorts.

And the special prize for participation is… your very own replica of Hana’s special little coin! It’s 1 inch in diameter and I’m so happy with how they came out.

Nearer to the actual anniversary, probably a couple months out, I’ll either put together a form, or put the coin as a free item in the shop, in order to collect addresses to send them out. Not sure which way would be easier (and not make people nervous about giving me their addresses lmao), so if you have any thoughts, let me know!

I will make another post when that happens though. So, in summary, the theme for the KoS 5 year anniversary is stars! You can start making something now, you can share it if you’d like! But I won’t be starting the giveaway portion of it until probably October.

A few other notes to wrap up:

here’s a website that loads a random Palestinian fundraiser when you refresh it [go help some people out] if you can!

the SpiderForest comic collective is running a Kickstarter for the [Immortal anthology] of comics! I have a goofy one in there about Bon dying in various funny ways. check it out if you’re interested!

promo for immortal anthology Kickstarter, ends may 22. spiderforest.com/kickstarter. a panel of bon passing away from eating old spaghetti. a little ghost is flying out of him.

and finally.. KoS returns June 6th with Episode 12! I can’t wait to show you everything I have cooked up >:) see you then!

Ep 11 KS Pre-launch Page Live!!

On the left: a mockup of book 11. On the right, books 1-10 showing the covers made by various artists in various styles. Under the books is the Kings of Sorts logo.

check it out!! and sign up to get notified on launch! [HERE!]

here are some of the goodies, just to remind you:

yahuul charm and hana/bon 3 pc standee, available with the book or as add-ons!

on the left: a charm with yahuul riding a mix between a yak and a slug. text underneath reads: "yahuul + yak slug charm! (about 2 inches)" on the right: a chibi hana and bon standee. text in upper right reads: "chibi bon and hana standee. about 3.75 inches high by about 7.5 inches long by about 3.75 inches wide. with holographic finish!"

the TOME of outfit designs is getting a reprint and will be available for purchase as an add-on!

outfit design commissions! only available during the KS and in limited number!

and a stretch goal of $2000 where all physical object orders will get these two VERY cute charms!!

so yes, check it out, sign up to be notified on launch! [HERE!]

also, as a note, all other books will be available in sets of 5 for the KS (1-5 and 6-10). individual books will be available after the KS in the store here!


two ayas, one holographic and one robotic, reach for each other through a digital barrier. over robot aya's head floats her robot bunny friend. 
text on top reads: "KINGS OF SORTS EPISODE 11, jacki @crabbng, cover by: Lea V.T."

BIG THANKS TO LEA V.T. FOR THIS GORGEOUS ENTRY!!!! THE LINES!! THE FABRIC!! THE REACHING FOR EACH OTHER!!! the robo bunny……… so cute… i love how dreamy this is. legit got emotional from aya being stuck as a hologram, unable to really interact with the real world, or as a robot, unable to connect to her ai self and really function…….. EMO HOURS HERE…….. but in the best way

the entries were so lovely this time around, i loved seeing the interpretations of a character we don’t really know that much about! warms my heart.. aya was actual the MC of a comic i made and scrapped years ago so its SOOOO heartwarming to see her get her day in the sun like this… the time you took out of your lives to draw my girl… i really do appreciate it <3 thank u to all who entered. i will be sending you all the Ep 11 book version PDF as soon as i get it finished!!

There WILL! be a kickstarter for this one! though its still under review. should be ready by Feb 23rd, and then it will begin March 1st! i will be making another post when that gets fully approved so y’all can sign up for notification on launch!

some teasers for you………..




i apologize for the short time frame for this one.. but with TCAF in April, i want to make sure ep 11 book is up and ready to go with plenty of time for edits and such before (basically. to not repeat what happened before SPX….)

the lesbian flag. orange, lighter orange, which, pink and darker pink

the episode 11 cover will feature… our holographic friend from the first few pages of ep 11! AYA!! and the color is this completely random color palette i found.

idk i just really like the colors. (this is a joke)

some hot aya tips:

her holographic form is pretty versatile! can be changed however she (or you) wants. the main things that’d stay consistent would be the blue parts of her face, her hair, and her hooves (because i love them). check out the images under this for more variety, and her robo-form!

a reference image for aya from kings of sorts. she is a pink humanoid, with elf ears, two buns, and two pieces of hair coming down in front of her ears. her facial features are bright blue, and instead of feet she has hooves. she's wearing a light pink dress. text above head: "holograph form (entirely digital)" text pointing to hair: "wires" text on left side of face: "no nose" text pointing to bottom of hair piece: "glows!" text near arm: "skin can be any color in holo-form! like a v-tuber (sort of)" text near feet: "her hooves!" all other text are color notes.

and here are some more aya images for inspiration!


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@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!

TEMPLATES/REFERENCES: 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!
templates/references can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GCBZB80zON_VEu28RCB3Ct2Vt9s7A8EK?usp=sharing


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. 


starts now, ends Feburary 18th! 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


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 11! and whatever is in the preorder pack. planning on having a hana and bonic chibi standee!

all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 11 when the book is formatted! which will likely be way before the rest is publicly posted so. just fyi

KoS 3 Year Anniversary!

hana and bonic are dressed in bright orange dragon themed outfits, with teal details. hana has dragon horns on his head and bon wears a big witch hat. they're making a heart with their hands. the text reads: "THANKS for 3 YEARS!!"

3 years and 600 some pages!! what a ways we have come.

i just want to take this moment to thank everyone who’s ever enjoyed KoS, previous version included. your kind words have encouraged me through the bit of a rough year it’s been! i keep them all in my brain to pull out when i need to, lol. (it’s a bit early so forgive my lack of eloquence)

anyways, i look forward to creating and sharing more with you in the coming year(s)! for now though, enjoy the beginning of episode 11!

the rest of the crew got dressed up too! (its a 21+ party so baby is being babysat)

marek, kiigari, teraat, chaarose, and aoife are all dressed in fancy clothing. chaarose and aoife are sitting on the couch and wearing long dresses. kiigari sits on the back of the couch, wearing a cropped jacket, shorts, and mismatched legwear. marek and teraat stand behind the couch, tera has her hand on aoife's shoulder. marek wears a crown and cape with lots of jewelry. teraat wears a little wizard cap with a large vest.



a promotional image for kings of sorts episode 11. there are pink triangles in the top right and bottom left corners with text on them. the top right is an icon that reads: "KoS", the bottom left reads: "EPISODE 11" "24-Dec-2022".
the background is 4 images from episode 11. in the top, chaar stares out at the sky and sea. in the second, tera looks angry and is talking to bon, who also looks peeved. in the third, kiigari is walking through a colorful lab. the last image is just lines. in it, hana is crying.

on KoS’s third anniversary, episode 11 will begin. if you want to catch up or to refresh yourself on the goings-on, now is the time to do it!

there’s also giveaways happening on twitter and tumblr to win a full set (eps 1-10) of KoS books! check those out if you’d like

[tumblr giveaway]
[twitter giveaway]

i’m so excited to finally share this with y’all and i hope you enjoy it!!!

Cover Contest Spotlight #9

kiigari glares at the viewer with one hand on fluffer's nose. fluffer looks aggressive and very cool. burning embers fly around them. text reads: "Cover by - Kaijujuart" (instagram and twitter symbols follow). "Crabbng" (with twitter, instagram and tumblr symbols to the left). "Kings - OF - Sorts"

OUR LAST COVER SPOTLIGHT! for this break and for the Kiigari covers at least. this entry is by ThatHimboMoof (previously Kaijujuart), who also made the cover that actually won the contest! i absolutely adore the Mononoke vibes of the Kii and Fluffer entry. especially Fluffer’s face, it came out so snarly, i love it. check out both of their entries and give them some love.

[og post]
[contest winner post]

and with that, our cover spotlights cease for the time being! kings of sorts will return on 24Dec2022 with episode 11, so look out for that!

kiigari and teraat ride their laama deer through an autumn forest. teraat is pointing at something and kiigari is leaning back to look.

in the mean time, the zine i’m in – “Battle Damage” was just fully funded! there’s rumors of a secret sticker stretch goal though, so do still check it out [here]!! thank you so much for sticking with KoS and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got up my sleeves!

a promo image for Battle Damage: a beat 'em up anthology. green circle shape with text reads: "KICKSTARTER". text reads "BATTLE DAMAGE: a mini artbook zine". in the back there is a split image. first half is a lava form bon, you can see his bones through his lava parts and his eye is messed up. second half is a very bloodied bon, looking very pleased and licking the blood coming out of his nose.

also a reminder to check out the store!

Cover Contest Spotlight #8

kiigari stands, aiming her bow towards the left, looking very concentrated. behind her a sunset is shining, lining everything is warm yellow light. text reads: "kings of sorts episode 2" "jacki @crabbng" "cover by victory @bronzeflower"

BACK AGAIN!! with a gorgeous cover from bronzeflower on tumblr! original post here

i love love LOVE the painterly feel of this one. so very cool seeing all the little strokes going into making up the full picture, a lovely effect. beautiful setting sun lining everything with light…. i love it THANK YOU for this lovely entry

there’s only one more week of kiigari entries! which is good, because i’m becoming worse and worse at posting them on time… at least now they’ll be up on the site for people to peruse. i’m happy to be able to archive these because they really are lovely. and im pretty sure i’ve said this, but its so cool to see people entering multiple contests, and watching as their art changes and improves… you love to see it

anyways. as was the case last time, i have two bon pics that will be featured in the BATTLE DAMAGE zine! an anthology of ppl getting beat up, there’s some mini prints as well and maybe some secret stretch goals if we get there 😮 check it out [here]!

a promo image for Battle Damage: a beat 'em up anthology. green circle shape with text reads: "KICKSTARTER". text reads "BATTLE DAMAGE: a mini artbook zine". in the back there is a split image. first half is a lava form bon, you can see his bones through his lava parts and his eye is messed up. second half is a very bloodied bon, looking very pleased and licking the blood coming out of his nose.

other reminders: kos ep 11 is starting dec 24th! the kos 3rd anniversary <3

also a reminder to check out the store!