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!
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 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!
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
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
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.
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!
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!
i just love how clean this is, it’s got sort of thick lineart like how kos usually is, but is WAY cleaner than kos turns out haha. and i love the matching fluffer and kiigari eyes, wonderful, WONDERFUL!!!
ALSO a heads up that i have two bon pics that will be featured in the BATTLE DAMAGE zine! an anthology of ppl getting beat up (we love to see it), 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
also a reminder to check out the store, the trick or treaters got a lot of the charms, but there’s still some available!!
TWO!! LOVELY COVERS from @m_art_i on twitter! i love the simplicity of these, makes sure you concentrate on the most important thing (our beloved kiigari). the silhouettes especially, i love them (and fluffer… looks rly cute so you know im here for that lol)
i decided these would work better as blog posts, which is why this is here and not with the pages.
i’m still working on ep 11! it’s!!! coming! i have decided though. episode 11 WILL start on Dec 24th (KoS’s 3rd anniversary) whether i’m completely done with it or not. mostly likely updates will be small until i’m certain i will finish.. before it does lol.
other note is that: stuff is still in store! and i’m planning on putting the cheap charms out for trick or treaters, so if you would like one, plz go check out what’s left! [here] there are also plenty of ep 10 and ep 1 reprint books left, but only 3 outfit tomes! do check out the store if you haven’t already.
a very epic and spooky kiigari entry from callaxe on tumblr (previously macanoises)!! the glowy eyes……… i love it sm. plus, you know, she looks like she’s getting ready to murder me, which is so in character.
thank you again for this lovely entry!!!! and go check out callaxe (big thumbs up)
TWO!! entries from toxic-lucky on tumblr!! kiigari looks GREAT in both! i love the “I’m better than you” pose in the first one, and the glowy red spots on their face in the second are just *chef kiss* BUT… most of all………… LOOK HOW FLUFFY FLUFFER LOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna bury my face in that woof
ep 10 is ending on webtoon and tapas today (when this was originally posted), so now we’re all up to date! i’m still working on ep 11, but i think you’re all going to quite like it when its finished <3
(I decided these would be better as blog posts than as with the comic pages so i’m moving them here, thank you for your understanding)
FIRST KOS COVER CONTEST SPOTLIGHT!!! from the very first contest. i love this kiigari sm, made by my very lovely and talented friend TOBI! you can find him here: https://twitter.com/h0neymice i just love how peaceful but also vigilant they look. if that makes sense lol
anyways, i’m doing what i said i’d do. posting cover contest entries whilst kos is on break. not exactly sure when we’ll be back but. i’ll let u know when i do. also, i’ll likely have books tomorrow, so they’ll be available for online order saturday most likely.
also also it’s hana’s bday tomorrow!!! wish him a happy birthday in whichever way you see fit.