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

Ep 8 Cover Contest!

KINGS OF SORTS COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 8!

ENDS 9/30!  

the ep 8 cover will star everyone’s hot girl: AOIFE! and the color is GOLD! adorn my perfect princess in gold

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. 

**NEW** 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 8.75”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 9/30! 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 8! and whatever is in the preorder pack!! (likely going to be pillow plush charms with the cast hugging stuffed dragons.. very cute)
all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 8 when it’s finished! 

Ep 7 Cover Contest Winner!

episode 7 cover has been chosen!! big congrats to @honeybitz (on tumblr)

i couldn’t resist!! having a traditionally drawn cover!! it made me so happy to see, i love seeing the marker lines on there, as someone who does.. exclusively traditional art, it was just really nice to see. I WAS TOUCHED. i love knowing this is physically out in the world right now. plus look at lil yahuul there. just vibing. you love to see it.

anyways once again it was a terribly hard decision, i complained about it everywhere lmao, it’s really hard!!! to choose!! but! once again, since there were a pretty low amount, i’m gonna be able to fit them all in as full pages!! so i’m happy about that. NOT THAT I DONT LIKE LOTS OF ENTRIES i just like being able to show them off. bc they are all lovely.

once i get the pdf together, that will be sent out to everyone who entered! look forward to print preorders for ep 7 AND ep 6 june 1st!

also the next two cover characters and their colors are up on the website! not official posts, i dont have dates for the contests yet (it’ll be a while) but if you wanted to get a head start on either of them, they’re up there!

thanks again to everyone who entered!! i REALLY!!! REALLY APPRECIATE IT!! yall make these books happen, i dont know if you know how much i appreciate your help

next contests are listed on the sidebar of the home page, but i dont have dates for them yet! i will announce them when i do <3

COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 7!

KINGS OF SORTS COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 7!

ENDS 5/20!  

the ep 7 cover will star everyone’s fave green angel of doom: YAHUUL! and the color is (of course) GREEN! any green you want is fine, i’d love to see a variety!  

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!) ***there were a couple submissions last time that forgot this part but please dont!! cause otherwise it’s hard for me to correctly credit people when getting them formatted for print.

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

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

SPECIFICATIONS:

the cover (plus trim) is 8.75”x11.25” (300 dpi), the end result for the cover will be trimmed to 8.75”x11” by me, but keep that in mind while deciding on how to design your cover. 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. Template can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GCBZB80zON_VEu28RCB3Ct2Vt9s7A8EK?usp=sharing

please adhere to these specs! wrong specs can lead to an otherwise perfect piece not being chosen. 

(if you’re reading this on ig: templates can be found linked on the ep 7 cover contest announcement on the website)

TIMELINE:

starts now, ends 5/20! so get them posted/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 7! and whatever is in the preorder pack!!
all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 7 when it’s finished!

 

** if you’re curious about ep 6 print vers preorders, the plan is to do preorders for ep 6 and ep 7 at the same time so the cover contest and preorders wont overlap!

Episode 6 Cover Contest

KINGS OF SORTS COVER CONTEST FOR EPISODE 6!

ENDS 3/11!  

cover will star your friend you just met: ALMET! and there’s TWO colors this time, choose one or the other or both, they are TEAL and PINK

and i know you just met.. so i’ll put a ref for her here too. hope you will enjoy her as she shows up in episode 6 more!

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!) ***there were a couple submissions last time that forgot this part but please dont!! cause otherwise it’s hard for me to correctly credit people when getting them formatted for print.

2.2) ** NEW ** please also 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

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

SPECIFICATIONS:

** NEW ** the cover (plus trim) is 8.75’x11.25’ (300 dpi), the end result for the cover will be trimmed to 8.75’x11’ by me, but keep that in mind while deciding on how to design your cover. 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. Template can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GCBZB80zON_VEu28RCB3Ct2Vt9s7A8EK?usp=sharing

please adhere to these specs! wrong specs can lead to an otherwise perfect piece not being chosen.

TIMELINE:

starts now, ends when episode 6 ends, 3/11! so get them posted/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 6! and whatever is in the preorder pack!! I’m planning out a new standee of bonic, so that may be included!
** NEW ** all entries will receive a free PDF copy of episode 6 when it’s finished!