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

43 deviants said Both 1 & 2
36 deviants said Yes, because I like having physical copies of things
36 deviants said Depends if it is good enough
33 deviants said all of the above
28 deviants said Yes, to support the artist
25 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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Waddleblock85 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOah! Did not know you have a Deviantart account! Also you make cool stuff here, considered yourself watched!
Thumbs up okay GIF Wander Over Yonder - Yes!! All Might V Icon 
TheK40 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Lol yeah. Don't check it as often but will post my best illustrations here. THanks! 
Auwren Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love your comics as well as the stuff you post here X)
Just came over from tapastic OvO
TheK40 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks Auwren! 
HoneyTeaCup Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I'm a big fan from Mondo Mango! You win another watcher 😉
TheK40 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student General Artist
yay! thank you~
Acroar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big fan Kao! ^^ Love Mondo Mango on Tapastic! Keep up the great work dude.
TheK40 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student General Artist
THanks Acroar!
Acroar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! ^^ 
Cvcic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh I didn't know you were here too QAQ Love your comics on Tapastic, I hope I get to see more awesome stuff from you :D

Keep it up <3
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