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The Confectioners

This isn’t exactly King of the Unknown related, but I figured I would post this up so you guys would at least know what I’ve been up to lately and what’s been payin’ the bills (sadly, King of the Unknown does not :-( ).

I was commissioned by writer Marta Tanrikulu to do the artwork (linework, colors, and lettering) for a short story idea she had for a comic about two feuding candy moguls called “The Confectioners”.  It was a fun story and reminded me of something you would find in a Disney or Pixar film, so I tapped into my inner Disney on this one and had a blast with it.

The Confectioners Page 1

The Confectioners Page 2

The Confectioners Page 2

The Confectioners Page 3

The Confectioners Page 3

The Confectioners page 4

The Confectioners page 4

Even though I was commissioned to create the artwork for this story, it currently has no home at a publisher (though there is some interest in it).  So if there’s anyone (as in publishers) out there reading this that has any interest in the story themselves, then please contact me and I will put you in touch with Marta.  I think it would be a wonderful addition to any type of anthology comics out there that focus on short stories, and its all-ages storytelling makes it accessible to a wide audience, so don’t be a stranger and send me an e-mail if you’re interested (at which point I can also send you the lettered version to read as well).

Until then, enjoy the artwork from these pages and I will be back to posting more King of the Unknown very soon too!  -Marcus

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I suck.

Yikes! Hey Gang, sorry there hasn’t been any posts, comics, or so much as a “howdy do” in the ghetto that is King of the Unknown central here for the past couple of months.

It’s a lame excuse but I’ve been busy between doing contract work for a video game studio, the craziness that comes with the holidays, and moving from northern Illinois down to the big city of Chicago.

It’s a new year now though, and I not only plan on getting back to King of the Unknown, but also getting more comic work out there in general as well. I plan on having a big year and want to put so much comic stuff out there that you’ll hopefully forget the anemic comic year I had in 2013. So let’s put last year in the rear view mirror, and look forward to 2014 and the possibilities that it holds.

Make sure to check out the King of the Unknown website, and the Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on everything KotU as well as my other funny book endeavors, and I promise I will be making more of an effort this year to flood the interwebs and the world with my scribblings and rantings!

-Marcus

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Update!

Hey Gang! I’ve been busy with work and Halloween shenanigans so a few things of note have slipped past me as of late that I feel I should mention.

First, the King of the Unknown Facebook page has finally broken the 100 Like threshold, so thank you to everyone who follows this page and our irregular (gots ta do something about that…) postings, and for reading the comic. You all have exquisite taste in your interweb habits!

Second, last week some KotU art made it on Comics Alliance’s Best of Art Halloween edition, which is pretty rad because I love Comics Alliance and read that website religiously. So check that out here.

Third,  a few weeks back I did a comic for the fine folks over at the Gutters, which you can check out here.

Hmm, I’m sure there’s something else that I’m forgetting, but I think that’s good for now.

More King is in the works though, so stay tuned!

-Marcus

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Comics Alliance’s Best Art Ever Enters the Unknown

Wow!  I can’t believe it, but King of the Unknown beat up some mummies on the hood of his sweet ride made it onto Comics Alliance’s Best Art Ever this week!  To all the other artist’s who’s awesome artwork that has to be grouped  with my demented fat Elvis scribblings, I’m sorry but I’m pretty damn happy that KotU made it on there!

Thank you Comics Alliance!  My bribe of booze, pizza rolls, and Chuck E. Cheese tokens is in the mail!

-Marcus

 

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