It’s not a joke! It’s not a hoax! There will be a new colored King of the Unknown page up on the website by this time next Friday! The pages are being scheduled this very weekend, so it’s for reals this time you guys!
That’s just the start though, as you will get a new colored page every Friday for a month!
I know it has been a while since I posted any new colored pages, so I’d like to build back some of that momentum the comic has lost over time.
So stay tuned and check back here next Friday folks!
Last fall this website needed help in a big way as we had to find a new host in a very short amount of time, but luckily we had L Jámal Walton on our side, and he saved the day by providing us with new hosting services and helping out with the transfer of the site. Now the very gracious and talented Mr. Walton has a pretty sweet artbook out called “Welcome to My Madness: the Art of L Jámal Walton” over on Kickstarter that you should all check out!
The concept behind the book is pretty rad too, here’s the rundown on the book:
“Life is a not a destination, it’s a journey.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
36 years, 3 months, 5 days… that is the span of Bob Marley’s life. That’s the “Marley Mark”.
As a teenager, L Jamal Walton was greatly influenced by the music and life of Bob Maely and remember saying that I would be satisfied living as long as Bob Marley. He set my life towards that destination… 12 October 2013. Now as that destination approaches, the foolishness of youth has been replaced by the realization that everyone’s journey is different. Welcome to My Madness is a 150-paged, full color art book that represents Jamal’s 36 year growth as an artist as he journeys beyond his Marley Mark.
So go over to Kickstarter and give some support to this cool project in anyway you can.
Also, more King of the Unknown coming soon! I promise!
Even though it’s been a while since there was a comic update on the site, King of the Unknown is still getting some recognition and reviews. Case in point, this excellent write up over at strangekidsclub.com
From their article I could really tell that the crew over there got what I was going for with this comic, and reading stuff like this really makes all the time and effort I put into the comic worth it. So big thanks to the gang over at Strange Kids Club for checking out the King!
Also, I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the website with a new comic page, but rest assured that I am diligently working on new KotU pages, and I have a few other reasons for not posting anything new that I will let slip in due time. For now though, just know that there will be some new King of the Unknown sometime in the future, and I thank everyone for waiting patiently and spreading the word on the comic.
All the Best! -Marcus
I know it’s been a while so I figured I would give you an update on things. I am still working on King of the Unknown, and there are only about 8 pages left to do the linework on, and then I have to color those and finish coloring the 5 other pages I was doing colors on. A number of things have kept me preoccupied from the King for a while, one of which was working on a few commissions for some extra cash. Check em out:
I figured both of these would be appropriate to share for obvious reasons (KISS, the Walking Dead? Uh, yeah, Duh!), and you guys would get a kick out of them. The Walking Dead one was actually done for Tom and Tara Alexander as a gift for Tom’s sister Laura (who is featured battling zombies alongside Daryl from the show). If you have picked up a copy of the Once Upon a Time Machine anthology from Dark Horse Comics (and if you haven’t, you should, because it’s awesome!), you may recognize Tom and Tara’s names…because both have stories in said anthology (as do King of the Unknown peeps Andrew Carl and Marcus Muller!) and they’re just all around swell people. Both commissions were a blast to work on, and I will definitely be doing more of these in the future.
Well, that about wraps things up, but I will definitely start running some full colored King pages soon. So be sure to keep checking back in as the plan is to get the comic back on schedule and start updating on a regular basis like it used to (remember that? Ahhhhh, good times).