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)
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]!
other reminders: kos ep 11 is starting dec 24th! the kos 3rd anniversary <3
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.
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
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.
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.
for Zeynah specifically, if you are looking for outfit inspiration.. just look at victorian gothic. you’ll find what you need.
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 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
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!