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Pokemon Portrait Poster by TheK40 Pokemon Portrait Poster :iconthek40:TheK40 71 2 Harry Potter Portrait by TheK40 Harry Potter Portrait :iconthek40:TheK40 43 19 Zuta's Album Cover Commission by TheK40 Zuta's Album Cover Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 51 7 A Life in The Day by TheK40 A Life in The Day :iconthek40:TheK40 75 18 Miss Rage Commission by TheK40 Miss Rage Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 48 1 Meet the Artist by TheK40 Meet the Artist :iconthek40:TheK40 444 36 Kittie Commission by TheK40 Kittie Commission :iconthek40:TheK40 109 17 Conrad + Kao Crest by TheK40 Conrad + Kao Crest :iconthek40:TheK40 72 13 Dai + Pup by TheK40 Dai + Pup :iconthek40:TheK40 28 1 Flowers for Icarus by TheK40 Flowers for Icarus :iconthek40:TheK40 109 4 Chanel and Jin Soo by TheK40 Chanel and Jin Soo :iconthek40:TheK40 32 3 Chinsaku Waves by TheK40 Chinsaku Waves :iconthek40:TheK40 52 1 Commission: Judy + Marty by TheK40 Commission: Judy + Marty :iconthek40:TheK40 19 2 Come to Raph by TheK40 Come to Raph :iconthek40:TheK40 73 6 Dragon Hunt by TheK40 Dragon Hunt :iconthek40:TheK40 165 13 Angela's Hellhound by TheK40 Angela's Hellhound :iconthek40:TheK40 56 4


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

48 deviants said Yes, because I like having physical copies of things
46 deviants said Both 1 & 2
37 deviants said Depends if it is good enough
36 deviants said all of the above
35 deviants said Yes, to support the artist
29 deviants said Maybe, if it includes some exclusive or never before seen pages.
14 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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CStarr09 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Kao! I just found you from your webcomic, I hope to see your great work! (And I noticed that you live in the same state as me...sweet ;3 )
TheK40 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you! Hope you are enjoying my comics! 
Haha awesome~ 
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday! Whoot? 
clarinetistdoves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
JHMirda Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Happy Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
Big-Bad-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Akamaraa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :) 
Schattenschimmer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice comics you have here ;) hava a LIama XD
TheK40 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Student General Artist
gasp thank you!
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