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.
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
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!
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!