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Zuta's Album Cover Commission by TheK40 Zuta's Album Cover Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 41 7 A Life in The Day by TheK40 A Life in The Day :iconthek40:TheK40 73 18 Miss Rage Commission by TheK40 Miss Rage Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 45 1 Meet the Artist by TheK40 Meet the Artist :iconthek40:TheK40 356 31 Kittie Commission by TheK40 Kittie Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 105 17 Conrad + Kao Crest by TheK40 Conrad + Kao Crest :iconthek40:TheK40 71 13 Dai + Pup by TheK40 Dai + Pup :iconthek40:TheK40 29 1 Flowers for Icarus by TheK40 Flowers for Icarus :iconthek40:TheK40 106 4 Chanel and Jin Soo by TheK40 Chanel and Jin Soo :iconthek40:TheK40 30 3 Chinsaku Waves by TheK40 Chinsaku Waves :iconthek40:TheK40 54 1 Commission: Judy + Marty by TheK40 Commission: Judy + Marty :iconthek40:TheK40 19 2 Come to Raph by TheK40 Come to Raph :iconthek40:TheK40 68 6 Dragon Hunt by TheK40 Dragon Hunt :iconthek40:TheK40 160 13 Angela's Hellhound by TheK40 Angela's Hellhound :iconthek40:TheK40 56 4 NightMare Wedding by TheK40 NightMare Wedding :iconthek40:TheK40 51 2 Liz Commission by TheK40 Liz Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 31 0


Would you buy a physical copy of a comic book even if the comic is posted online? 

43 deviants said Both 1 & 2
38 deviants said Yes, because I like having physical copies of things
36 deviants said Depends if it is good enough
35 deviants said all of the above
32 deviants said Yes, to support the artist
27 deviants said Maybe, if it includes some exclusive or never before seen pages.
13 deviants said No, I don't see a point if it's online.
4 deviants said other (leave a comment)



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The Kao
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I am The Kao, an Illustration from Columbia College Chicago. For a few years I have freelanced on many projects which include and not limited to: storyboards for film students, comics for independent comic studios, album covers and posters for musicians, and character pin-ups for individuals who enjoy seeing their characters come alive. In my free time I like to dabble in animations and 3D sculptures. I am seeking a career in visual development and/or storyboards for film and animations with my degree while I also continue my work in creating my own graphic novel.

Feel free ask me questions and check out my tumblr and commission page below.

Current Residence: IL
Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga
Here are some Youtube animations I did and was not able to upload on deviantart :I

My newest animation as of 11/08/12.

A 2-minute Anime Opening featuring my original characters in A.B.R City.
Directed & Animated By (me) The Kao
Music: "Touhou Hana Kagura" by Yu-Mu
All photos & footage were shot by The Kao (except for one birds eye view of city)
All Characters (me) The Kao 2012

A song animation about Dinosaurs for my Paleontology Class

Lyrics Written and Animated by yours truly, The Kao/ Scruballz
Music: "I Want it That A Way" Backstreet Boys (instrumental)
Sung By Elgin AKA Karitheillustrator

A little Sketchy Animation I did for fun based on a cover song of Lady Gaga's song mixed together by two amazing people Sam and Kurt. This was more like a story board of my friends character and mine interacting. Scru is seen singing and Fuku is playing the guitar as if narrating the story taking place in A.B.R's Cantina. It's about N.Scru (also known as Kai) finding and fighting for his beloved Mousy. So Warning: Mild Boy Love scenes.

This was originally going to be fully animated until I realize the song wasn't great for the story telling. It ended up being a cool opening. You can read about the fight between my two original characters Floyd and Scruballz here:
The story is about the time Floyd finally finds his lost brother Scru in the A.B.R area and undergoes a battle to make Scru finally realize who he is because Scrus an idiot.

An Animation of my two original characters Kiwi and Peanut, cat pets of Scruballz. It's just emphasizing Peanut's love for kiwi, lol i'm so evil.

If you haven't already check out my Flash animations to:…
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11undertaleatqiya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I have a question, do you do art trades? And if you do can we do one??? ;-;
TheK40 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Hello! Thank you! I will try! Sorry for late reply. 
And sadly I do not. Lack the time. so sorry uAu
RealTBS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* KAO :0

I love your Tapastic comics :'D
I didn't know you had a Deviantart account D:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Student General Artist
thank you! 

Yeah I don't post here as often anymore, but if I make a large illustration I usually post here. 
RealTBS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh I didn't expect you to reply i'm dying
excuse my fangirling screams
*deep breath*

I stalk your comics every Saturday :'D I also got my brother interested :P My personal favorite is the Manicorn, and I really enjoy the ones with CK! Especially when he screams "I'M NO WEAK ANIME BOY!" And Jelly Bean OH Jelly Bean! What a cute cat ;o;
TheK40 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student General Artist
aw thank you! and thank you for sharing with your family! huehuehue x3 
Ylahia-DragonSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaah I finally find yooouuu !!!I read a lot of your comics on pinterest ! They're so cute !! (and you too !!:3)
You earn a watcher ;D
Keep it up !! I love your work !! 
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh thank you! Wait have you already commented on my comics on Tapastic? It's hard for me to keep track. xD; Recently having more people say found me through pinterest despite never uploading it there. I guess I should thank the person who is. lol 
Ylahia-DragonSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Not on tapastic ^^ and on Pinterest everyone "pin" a picture from the Internet and Pinterest is just like a big picture's catalog ! But maybe you already know !
But I'm the one who contacted you on tumblr by the way ;)
Kunyue Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
Ahhh Your art is so wonderful! :) 
Such an inspiration and fresh!!! Pink Heart Icon 
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