Author Archives: Illya King

About Illya King

I am a cartoonist from Vancouver, Washington.

Some Updates

Hey all,
I’ve just sent off my next Schlub trade to Ka-Blam. I’ll get my demo copies mid-March. I’m looking for an April release date.
Rainbow Ninja is developing slowing. Crow Works Comics is handling the coloring on this comic. I’m only 1/3 of the way done on this comic. I’m thinking this will have a summer release date.
In the meantime, I’ve drafted a few Totally Naked Man stories. My next project after Rainbow Ninja will hopefully be The Agents of S.H.A.Q. This comic will feature the science heroes of Rose City.
I’ve got no cons planned for this year. I am thinking of trying again in 2018. I don’t know. I haven’t kept track of any cons schedule. There isn’t a resource on-line about local cons. 😦
-Illya

Delay

Hey all,

I haven’t been doing any drawing these past few months. For that, I apologize.

I’m going to post the last few Schlubs this week. The last Schlub will end in a cliff hanger of sorts. Starting in 2017, I’m going to go in a slightly different direction for The Schlub. I don’t know it’ll be funny or entertaining. The Schlub will be more introspective and personal.

I’m also changing from brushes and inks to straight pens. This is so that I can get comics illustrated faster. I love using a brush but it takes a lot of time to ink a page that way. Plus, spilling ink on my pages suck!

In the meantime, I’m slowly getting some work done on Rainbow Ninja. Actually, I’m only on page 3. I want to get this done a.s.a.p. because I have a lot more stories kicking around in my head.

I thank people for tuning in and I hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone.

-Illya

I’m back!

I got a new computer! Yay! I am able to post new Schlubs. The newest Schlub will be posted this Monday.

Windows 10 has the Instagram app now. I created an account for the Schlub. I’ll be posting The Schlub daily on Instagram. If you’ve never read The Schlub from the beginning, now is your chance. The Schlub’s Instagram account is at https://www.instagram.com/theschlub/. The first one will be posted this Monday.

Thanks for standing by while I deal with my computer issues. In the meantime, I’m adding a few images from my new project, Rainbow Ninja.

-Illya

No Comics?!?

crashHey all,

People may or may not have noticed there hasn’t been any new Schlubs or other comics. My computer crashed! This puts a serious cramp on getting my comics out. I don’t know when it’ll be repaired or if I need to get a new one.

Hopefully in a few weeks I can get back to posting some comics. I’ll figure something out.

-Illya

The summer of… I got nothing

slowpokeLife finds a way… to destroy any sense of drawing routines!

I apologize for the inconsistency with The Schlub. Things are getting busy in the King household. Hopefully I can get back to some kind of drawing schedule.

Right now, I’m working on a 5 page story for Crow Works Comics (http://crowworkscomics.com). After that I got a story that’s been rolling around in my head. The working title is “The Rainbow Ninja.” This will be the final story for 2016. After that, I have a few other stories I’ve been kicking around before I return to the world of Totally Naked Man.

I noticed that the business site, NMC Comics (http://nmccomics.com) was running slow. I believe I fixed that issue.

Peas.

Slick Greasy

MrCircleYears ago in college I took an animation class at Clark College. I had two animation projects- create a cartoon about the color wheel and animate an internal combustion engine. I created a red circle character. I forgot what I called him. In the internal combustion cartoon, I created a small character called “Slick Greasy.” It was a drop of oil.

The latest Schlub, The Schlub brother, Slick Greasy, visits him.  On his shirt is a picture the character I drew in 1998. Slick Greasy lives!

Slick