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Many years ago, VOID had an exciting tournament called Queen of VOID. Many beloved old-school VOID artists fought to have their character crowned as Queen. In 2007, Yosai’s Orange won the crown. Now, eight years later, it’s time for new royalty to step in.

Introducing the KING & QUEEN OF VOID TOURNAMENTS!

This year, :iconentervoid: will be running a tournament to claim the title of KING and a separate one to find a new QUEEN. These tournaments will be running at the same time, but staggered by a week to alternate the voting times.


Sign up deadline: February 20th
QUEENS START: February 22nd
KINGS START: March 1st
DRAWING TIME: 2 WEEKS


GET ON THIS SWEET ROYAL COMIC BATTLING ACTION!!!!

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2013-hourly Comic Day-03 by kozispoon
It's that time again! Bust out the pencils and brushes folks, another hourly comics day is freakin' nigh! Hourly Comics Day is February 1st- that's a Sunday, so get your weekend arting on!


So what is it?
"On February first a bunch of people make a journal comic every hour they are awake. and then they show these journal comics to other people on the internet

we will see how different people spend their day."


So what are the guidelines?
-for every hour that you are awake on February first (that's February first for whatever time zone you happen to be in), you make a comic describing something about the past hour. maybe you ate some cereal? maybe your mother called and screamed long and low until her voice gave out

-say you wake up at 7am. make a comic some time before it becomes 8am. then after 8am, make a comic before it becomes 9am. it is pretty simple.

Hourly Comics Day 2014-06 by kozispoon

If your own day to day feels too mundane, it'd be kind of fun to see an hourly comics about your own characters! What do they do in the morning? What's their own day to day like? Whatever the case, I have a MIGHTY NEED to see all your comics, so prepare thyself. Sunday, FEB 1st! 
APE, the Alternative Press Exp, Oct. 4-5, 2014, Fort Mason Center

Anyone else going this weekend? I'll be there on Saturday with some friends. It my first time going to APE, so I wont have a booth, but I WILL be laden with full color free comicky goodness to hand out. BEHOLD!

My mini comic for Free comic book day came in! This is the first time I’ve actually cobbled something together for this event and to be honest I’m all kinds of nervous/excited. Nervcited! I can’t wait for Saturday now
Thanks to the people who kicked me in the pants to get this done. <3 I’m definitely going to come back stronger next year!

Just look for the blue haired chick handing out comics like they're hotcakes. Oooh, if only I could make them smell like hotcakes!

Speaking of comics, the results for round three of :icontechnicoloroct: are in and (drumroll please) Selby won! :la: The next rounds match ups have been announced and it looks like this salty dog is pitted against Phantosanucca's Trucube and Comfork which have personally been one of my favorites throughout this tournament. We've yet to find out where the next rounds battleground will be, but the title of the groups submission folder is giving me a couple ideas. Stay tooned!

Heartbreak Hotel by kozispoon


In other news, its InkTober! For those of you not in the know, every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I've always had some excuse or another not to participate every year, and almost didn't this year. Luckily aunjuli and y2jenn bashed me over the head until I relented. We're friends, really. ^^; I'll be taking a crack at the mysterious world of brush pens and ink, so come see me pratfall into a new medium over at twitter.

Seems that's it for now. Cheers! :wave:

  • Mood: Joy


WHEW! Round three of the TechnicolorOCT  came in a flurry of wacky hijinks and salty spray between my toon Salty dog Selby and DapperNoir's Raw and Salty. I've participated in comic battles like this before over at entervoid, but I don't think anyone is ever prepared for the work you have to put into these sorts of things. I am exhausted. Exhausted and very happy with the work I put out. Granted, looking back on it there are things I wish I added or embellished, but all in all, I'm glad I got to tell I story I set out to tell. Speaking of stories, I am really enjoying the comics other contestants have submitted! I'll be the first to admit that whoever makes it to the next round is going to be a force to reckoned with. I'm both excited and slightly frightened of my chances if I make it to the next round ^^;

Best of luck to us all! :la: Be sure to check out the Round 3 gallery folder and everyone's toontastic comics right <<HERE>>

Speaking of comics, if you want to give mine a read again or for the very first time, I've got page one conveniently popped in here. Cheers!
Technicolor OCT-Round-3-01 by kozispoon

EDIT: Our Technicolor Toons have a TV Tropes page, and is already chock full of tidbits, hints and possible spoilers. Check it out!

Gosh, the beginning fired up way back when. I think it was 2002, and I was at the tail end of high school learning that you didn't use your real name on the internet (according to my boyfriend at the time).

 Highschool by kozispoon

I've had this account and this username for ever evah, and DeviantART was my 'home base' to share my anything and everything. I can't think of another community I liked better than this one when it came to just being immersed in art that I liked. Hell, even challenged my concepts of what art should be! I was dazzled by the idea way back when, but even now, being able to put something out there and have it be seen by dozens (or even hundreds!) of fellow deviants across the globe still fascinates me. I was introduced to tons of fandoms and made lots of friends along the way solely based on commenting and deviation submissions, and that's nuts. To think that's all it takes to make a connection with someone halfway across the world. I was hooked!

Submit-fever by kozispoon

The opportunity to work for dA came about when my current job at Disney Interactive was being moved to Canada. I was thrilled to be moving to a job that would let me engage in a newfound love for moderation as well as be art -centric. Hell, even if it wasn't, I sure as hell was going to make it one! 

Job-move by kozispoon

Needless to say, that much anticipated 'you're hired!' phonecall with fourteenthstar was a little confusing.
 Translation by kozispoon

I became a staff member for deviantART on August 1st 2011, just a month after good ol' dxd. I work as a Copyright and Etiquette Administrator (CEA) which is fancy pants talk for the yahoos that get to look at all the stuff you report. As part of the CEA team I've been able to learn you a thing when it comes to our policies, but through awesome visual aids! From articles discussing harassment, to comics about devMeets, tongue in cheek peeks behind the curtain on CEA's day-to-day, and even sex toys?? It's been a crazy, but never let it be said it wasn't interesting!

Did you know my own birthday falls just a couple days after deviantART's birthday? Definitely makes it one rambunctious month! When I first got hired back in August of 2011, I was only in the dA office 7 days before I was surrounded by people I was still getting to know, getting my party on! It was wild to not only celebrate deviantART's 11th birthday at the time, but also feel so welcome and celebrated in my own right once my birthday came around. Throughout it all, aunjuli and damphyr have not only been my co-workers, but have become my compadres, the one and two to our three caballero trio! Three cheers for those two ludicrously lovely ladies!

 Oh, and don't mind my boring office 'suit'. After the first week I was wearing sneakers and jeans with the best of them.

Party by kozispoon

In 2013, my husband got a job opportunity in Helsinki, Finland, and moving was inevitable. Lucky for me, I was allowed to become a remote employee. My time in the dA office was a blast, but I was also excited for adventure, so off I went!

To-finland by kozispoon

Working as a remote employee and one that is overseas is definitely a learning experience. There are timezones to consider, invoices to fill out, paychecks that only come once a month, and taxes you had to figure out yourself! It took a little getting used to.

Imezones by kozispoon


For as much as I poke fun at it, I wouldn't of traded the experience for anything. I got much closer to the other remote CEA members like y2jenn, realitysquared and godofodd and hassled them with my incessant questions of which they all graciously obliged. Thanks you guys. I never would of made it as a remote employee without your know-how!

After a year, I returned stateside, just north of dA's LA offices and am there to this day, working hard!


to-SF by kozispoon


 I love that throughout it all, deviantART has been a constant, not only as an incredible community, but as the most unique, zany and fulfilling job I've ever had the pleasure of having. I'm so glad I was here for dA's 11th birthday and am doubly stoked to be tossing confetti as it makes it to 14. Onwards and upwards deviantART. Can't wait to see what the future has in store for your story and mine! :party:



With round 2 of the Technicolor OCT wrapped, it seems there’s no shortage of dealie bobs to get into. A meanwhile event was announced where the tournament creators and participants get to work together on a visual novel style mini game in order to explore the Toon world of The Terrace as well as get to know some of its wacky denizens. Think of it like those Japanese story RPGs, only with rubberhose cartoons. Decided to take a screenshot of the progress I made last night.

Rpg-wip by kozispoon

This Meanwhile event is open to both contestants and Spectators for the OCT. All that’s required is that you have a Character Reference Sheet uploaded to the gallery, so anyone can totally get in on this thing! :) Be sure to read the groups journal for more details on the project. You have until Tuesday, July 8TH!

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then come to the Tr!ckster Hither and Yon gallery show! Come check out my art and the art of many other fabulous artists- most notably that of Alina Chau. and fabulous glitter art by the esteemed Glitterside's Charlene Kelly. I'll be there tonight (June 21st) with some of my mini comics to hand out, so feel free to come up and say hi! 

The show runs through the 31st, so get bit by the travel bug and head on over to Berkeley to give it a look! :)
With Round Two of :icontechnicoloroct: wrapped, I thought I'd give a shout out to all the great art the entrants have been churning out- namely, some fantastic fanart of my toon Salty dog Selby! 


Technicolor Lineup! by spiffychicken
By spiffychicken
TTOCT: Selby by IshtarDragon
By IshtarDragon

Salty Dog Selby and Milton by ArtistsBlood
By ArtistsBlood

That sea faring lass by Simply-Daco
By  Simply-Daco

Technicolor OCT: sketches by underwoodwriter


By underwoodwriter

Judging on the round two entries should wrap this weekened, so be sure to stay tuned for TechnicolorOCT Round 3!
Been coming across some fabulous comics during work that I've not only bookmarked them, but want to share the wealth by featuring them here. Definitely all worth the read!

The Back Story, by all-mug is a very personal peek into growing up with scoliosis and put to paper with lovely watercolors and alotta heart.
The Back Story (Page Four) by all-mug
Sakana, by MyNameIsMad  is a comic about life, love and a whole lotta dead fish. Who knew a tale of two brothers running a fish stand in Japan could get you so hooked? That or you'll get a mighty hankering for some seafood. I regret none of these puns

SAKANA 11 by MyNameIsMad
Fear, by Tallychyck deals with something I think any woman finds themselves worrying about when traveling alone. A great read that might just change your outlook on tackling the 'big bad' world out there.
Home Is Where The Internet Is - Fear 2/10 by Tallychyck

The Rotten Twinkie, by King-Wasted is the result of an awesome comic tournament called 'The Fridge' which pitted various kitchen goodies against one another. Follow the adventures of Sheriff Twinkie as he protects the fridge from all things rotten.
Rotten Twinkie Round 1 by King-Wasted

EDIT: Ok ok one more! Step-Monster, by ToxicToothpick is as the title touts. What happens to two kids who end up having a monster for a parent? Ionly started reading it, but I am loving it!
Step-Monster II: Page 14 by ToxicToothpick

So sit back, click these links and enjoy the read. I know I did! :la:
Is that a...?

Did that just...?

Wow, a Daily deviation!? And my first? BRB, crying 5EVA.



Ok, I'm over it.




JOY! Excitement! Thank you so very much etherealbeast for finding my Fluid Negotiations comic DD worthy and suggesting it! I am so unbelievably stoked that my first DD is not only a comic, but work related! Positively tickled to see the community sharing a laugh with what goes on with CEA behind the scenes. There's definitely more hilarity in dem hills if you're a mind to browse.

I'm overwhelmed by all the comments and favs y'all are tossing my way I hope I get a thank you to everyone. Cheers! :D
Yeeeah, you lot were sharp this year, but hey we had some fun, didn't we? Definitely a fun April Fools prank and always glad to see the community laughing along with us instead of becoming alarmists and crying art theft. Hooray!

The deviantART staff were asked to help whip up some thoughtART for the event pool and now that I've got all of my contributions together I realize I managed to bang out a good amount! Did any of you happen to get ones that I made? I know I tried my best to comment on all of them and laugh long with you as we marveled at each others talented and artistic thoughts :la: I've seen quite a few of the ones I made make it to the 'What's hot' view which is pretty groovy. Although I credit that solely to the fact popular artists managed to get my thoughtART, so go you!


Corgi Magic by kozispoonGot My Eyes on You by kozispoonSushi Ravenous by kozispoonBirdcage Betty by kozispoonUntitled Drawing by kozispoonUntitled Drawing by kozispoon

Untitled Drawing by kozispoon
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On an amusing note, Sklavenbrause redrew my birdcage lady and gave it their own special twist. Totally loved it! Anyone else felt inspired by their thoughtART?

Coffee for the puppies! by Sklavenbrause


About April Drawing Challenge

It's that time again! :la:
April Drawing Challenge! by Kanthara

 

:star:Karine’s April Drawing Challenge: Draw something every day in the month of April.:star:

Sounds tough! What do I have to do?

Draw. Something. Anything. Any topic. Any level of detail. Every day. For a month. And share it.

Sounds cool! How do I sign up?

You don’t need a tumblr account, but it helps. You can follow this tumblr, tell your tumblr followers about it so a lot of people join in. You can send a request to be a posting member, or you can just make a submission (which a moderator will need to approve). 

Post either your art or a link to your art using either your access or the submission form every day in April, starting on April 1st.

Sounds simple! Are there any other rules?
Nope. Well, not really. It has to be creative drawing - from doodles and sketches to full fledged, detailed, CG graphics, on any subject. Stuff you would normally be drawing anyway counts (so, for those who do webcomics, that counts) but stuff you draw for your job doesn’t. It can be anything. I will post a different drawing exercise every day during the month of April for anyone who would like to use it. You may also post every day a scan or screenshot of work in progress, so for example you can post a series of thumbnail sketches one day, your sketch the next, inks after that, colours… if that’s how the work flows from you. You can post only doodles all month, observational drawings, something straight out of your fevered brain, inking exercises, anything at all, so long as it’s a piece of art that you did that day. It would also be really cool if you could look at other people’s art and comment on a couple of other posts every day. Disqus is enabled, and you’re encouraged to use it.

ADDENDUM: Please label any art that reveals private parts of the anatomy as NSFW (Not Safe For Work) and place them behind a thumbnail or a text link. 

I try and participate in this event every year and am super excited to get started this month. I hope to see other deviants involved in drawing something everyday on dA or tumblr. Best of luck all!

April01-2013 by kozispoon

:star:So check it out here!:star:
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:icontechnicoloroct:

If you're a fan of comics, groovy grayscale, classic cartoons and duking it out against your fellow artists, have I got a challenge for you. The Technicolor OCT! Or original character tournament if you aren't into the whole brevity thing. Or is it 'online comic tournament'? whatever!

"Cartoons are going to color, but there's only so much of it to go around. Fight for your colors, or risk being forgotten and disappearing forever."


If you're of a mind to create a radical rubberhose character, then all that's needed to enter is a character sheet- (with a template lovingly provided by MarionetteDolly)

TTOCT- Mr. Kite and Ms. Dear Ref Sheet by Little-Miss-Nobody Technicolor OCT - Benny Bantam by spiffychicken

and an intro comic!

TOCT audition Part 1 by ThatOnePers0n OCT Pro by bite-insane-iam

For more information, please be sure to check out all the handy dandy sections detailing the universe and competition on the groups profile page. The audition deadline has been extended to March 12th, so if you were hemming and hawwing about possibly joining, its now or never!

:icontechnicoloroct: :icontechnicoloroct: :icontechnicoloroct:
So this is happening., same bat time, same bat channel: February 1st. Star!www.hourlycomic.com/content/ho… Star! I also may be just a wee bit excited to see deviantART filled with comics of everyones lives-favorite time of the year! I've been nostalgically checking out last years entries and wanted to make a journal to share some of my favorites.

Hourly Comic 2013 by e1n  Hourly Comic Day 2013 by FindChaos Hourly Comics 2013 by jakface<da:thumb id="195845415"/>

So what is it?

"On February first a bunch of people make a journal comic every hour they are awake. and then they show these journal comics to other people on the internet."

Let's see how you spend your day! As always, if you're participating  be sure to link me your submissions! I'd love to read 'em.

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:iconentervoid: :icontechnicoloroct:
Animal Crossing After Dark by DrewGreen


Animal Crossing: New Meat by RoochArffer
End is an Ass. by Endling
stress by namirenn

My week through art! :la: How was yours?
If you're looking for an accurate representation of what's in store for me come June, WeBird has summed it all up in this hilarious deviation.

My Life After June 9th by WeBird

I rabidly bought my Animal Crossing New Leaf bundle pack and await it with bated breath. Say, if anyone else is frothing at the mouth as excited as I am and looking to swap friend codes once this all goes live let's swap them!

While you wait, why not give a spooky and chilling fan story a read? It comes with visual aids! :la: I read Animal Crossing- Beware the Crossing back when I played the original game on the..what was it? A gamecube? In any case it completely blew my mind by way of story and how this particular player saw and was inspired by the game. Not to mention by the time you near the end there are some fabulous pieces of art that not only enhance the story, but add to the spooky BUT I'VE ALREADY SAID TOO MUCH.

8-Part11 05 by kozispoon

As you can tell I am excited over all things new leaf. See you at the crossing! :wave:
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:iconstarfallisland: :iconentervoid: :icongargoylesaquatic:

About April Drawing Challenge

It's that time again!

April Drawing Challenge! by Kanthara

:star:Karine’s April Drawing Challenge: Draw something every day in the month of April.:star:

Sounds tough! What do I have to do?

Draw. Something. Anything. Any topic. Any level of detail. Every day. For a month. And share it.

Sounds cool! How do I sign up?

You don’t need a tumblr account, but it helps. You can follow this tumblr, tell your tumblr followers about it so a lot of people join in. You can send a request to be a posting member, or you can just make a submission (which a moderator will need to approve). 

Post either your art or a link to your art using either your access or the submission form every day in April, starting on April 1st.

Sounds simple! Are there any other rules?
Nope. Well, not really. It has to be creative drawing - from doodles and sketches to full fledged, detailed, CG graphics, on any subject. Stuff you would normally be drawing anyway counts (so, for those who do webcomics, that counts) but stuff you draw for your job doesn’t. It can be anything. I will post a different drawing exercise every day during the month of April for anyone who would like to use it. You may also post every day a scan or screenshot of work in progress, so for example you can post a series of thumbnail sketches one day, your sketch the next, inks after that, colours… if that’s how the work flows from you. You can post only doodles all month, observational drawings, something straight out of your fevered brain, inking exercises, anything at all, so long as it’s a piece of art that you did that day. It would also be really cool if you could look at other people’s art and comment on a couple of other posts every day. Disqus is enabled, and you’re encouraged to use it.

ADDENDUM: Please label any art that reveals private parts of the anatomy as NSFW (Not Safe For Work) and place them behind a thumbnail or a text link. 

I try and participate in this event every year and am super excited to get started this month. I hope to see other deviants involved in drawing something everyday on dA or tumblr. Best of luck all!

April01-2013 by kozispoon

:star:So check it out here! :star:

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:star:EDIT:star: :devstarfallisland is holding their first kiriban! If you're into adoptables and wanna snag a free breeding berry, head on over!

Cactibulb Berry by StarfallIslanders

To win the Cactibulb Berry, please take a screen shot of the 2,000th page view and submit it to your scraps or stash and link it to :iconstarfallisland:. Please be sure to include enough of the page so they can tell it is their page. A tiny cropped down rectangle of just the number 2,000 just won't be enough. Once your screen shot is verified, you win!

Good luck!

:iconstarfallisland: :iconentervoid: :icongargoylesclub: