I was recently commissioned to create a pinup for Michael Vincent Bramley’s Sherbet Lock comic on Kickstarter. If you’re a fan of King of the Unknown (I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that your are since you’re on this website), then there’s a good chance you’ll dig Sherbet Lock, so head on over to the Kickstarter right here and check it out!
On a King of the Unknown related note, I know it seems like lately the only time I ever update anything on here is when its for a commission or some other piece of artwork I did leaving many of you to wonder “just when the hell is he going to update the site with a new KotU page?!” Well, to be honest I’ve been trying to find a print publisher for the comic so I can actually make some money doing this, and that way I wouldn’t have to take on so many other projects leaving me to focus on King. So I’ve been kind of holding back on updating the website with pages, because if there is a publisher that is interested then I’m not sure how keen they would be on publishing something that people can already get for free. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any new KotU pages up here, it’s just that there would be a delay between when it sees print and when I can put it online. That’s the plan anyway. So if there are any publishers out there reading this, and King of the Unknown tickles your fancy, then feel free to drop me a line
For any readers that still come back to the site with its lack of updates, I really want to thank you for hanging in there, and whenever the rest of the comic sees the light of day it will be worth it. I have been filling up notebooks with all the King of the Unknown stories I have planned, trust me when I say you haven’t seen anything yet.
Hey Gang! I should have some King of the Unknown news for you soon, but in the mean time I have some info on another project you might enjoy. The fine folks at Locust Moon Comics are at it again, this time with Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. They have a Kickstarter going on for the project right now that features some pretty mind blowing talent on the book (and surprisingly me…not sure how I managed to sneak on there, but I’m pretty stoked to be a part of this project). Throw your money at them to get your hands on what is surely going to be the most beautiful comic you see all year and head on over to their Kickstarter.
Yeah, I know it’s been a while since I posted a new King of the Unknown page on here (there’s a good reason for that, trust me), but for now if you’re looking for a webcomic fix that has some of my artwork then may I suggest checking out the latest strip over at the Gutters?
I’ve done a strip for the fine folks over at the Gutters before, but this one was extra fun since it dealt with the new Big Hero 6 trailer which I really dug. There may also be a guest appearance by a certain yellow Pixar robot too, so definitely go give it a look.
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 3
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