Cover Contest Spotlight #6

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)

original posts: [1] [2]

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.

Cover Contest Spotlight #2

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

Cover Contest Spotlight #1

kiigari sits on a tree, looking somewhat contemplative. text reads: KINGS OF SORTS EPISODE 2, JACKI @CRABBNG. cover by: Tobias Valentine"

(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. 

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 Cover Contest!!

KINGS OF SORTS COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 9!

ENDS 03-MARCH!  

the ep 9 cover will star everyone’s least favorite king: MAREK.. THE KING! and the color is ROYAL BLUE! of course. royal blue for the royal boy

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) i’ve been using the backgrounds of the covers for the back cover

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

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 03-March! 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 9! and whatever is in the preorder pack. (definitely going to be a king riding charm, but there may be other stuff!)
all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 9 when the book is formatted! 

Ep 8 Cover Contest Winner!

episode 8 cover has been chosen!! with the very last entry JUST sliding in before the time limit, big congrats to Alex McGregor / @alienbeans on tumblr

the simplicity, the soft glow, the framing with the branches, YOU LOVE TO SEE IT!! and you know i love a good pattern lol

i say it every time BUT PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ENTERED BECAUSE IT’S ALWAYS TRUE… IT WAS SO HARD TO DECIDE!! and there were SO MANY good fashions in these entries, i was both living because they were all so good and dying because i knew i’d have to choose one. :((

i’m hoping to arrange them so that both the full image and a close up are included, the number of entries was between not many and a fair amount, so while there is more space than on the first few episodes, there isn’t enough to get them each their own page (without adding a bunch of extra pages in and upping the price of the book)

once the PDF is formatted, i’ll send that out to everyone who entered, so do look forward to that. also, i’m… trying? to put together a kickstarter for this round of preorders, idk if i’ll like it but i want to try it once and see if i like it.

ep 10 cover character and color is up on the sidebar, no official posts for that one or ep 9 yet, no dates have been settled on, but likely it’ll be… probably january? for ep 9? i’ll make an announcement when it starts up for real though.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!! TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!! i’m so blown away by the creativity and the skill and the range of different styles!! as i said above, fashion was HUGE in this contest and i was SO!!! SO HAPPY that yall had fun with it. for real. legitimately heartwarming. anyways, i’ll wrap this up, thank you again and i look forward to future entries!! if you haven’t gotten on the cover yet.. keep trying!!!

i said i’d wrap up but ALSO it’s SO!!! SOOO!!! COOL seeing people who have put in multiple entries like.. gain skill and make progress and just change and grow, i LOVE watching yall improving (not to say any were BAD in the first place, cause i feel like this can sound like that, but you can be good and just become gooder, you know??) okay love yall bye