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Since I am waiting to go roast to death I was looking through my art folder(s) and came across these.

For those of you who may not get it for a while a little novel I'd written was meant to be published by an independent publishing company, however over the last 2 years they've made promises and had a ton of issues so at this point it's release has been delayed indefinitely.
Anyway, it was basically a story based around Asian influenced mythology and creatures, the story beginning in Egypt before being set primarily in Tibet and then later in China.

As you can see the main creatures in this book were cats. The cats you see here are 4 of the 'Wise Ones' -- mainly godlike creatures that take the form of cats among men. They control elements as well as time and are eternal.
The main protagonist is a young cat named Tika and and her brother, Kiro. Their lives go from average to extraordinary when a beastly presence called 'The Chaos' begins to take over the land, threatening animal and humankind alike.
Alongside a band of several other high class warrior class felines, Tika and Kiro are sent off to seek the help of the reclusive and elusive 'Wise Ones'; beings that walk among both worlds.

A story of mystery, adventure, myth, and even a bit of humour... this story was one I'd been working on for years.
It sounds cheesy from the description I guess but those that read the manuscript enjoyed it so, can't too bad. I know I had a lot of fun writing and doing the research for it.

However, now it's been put on the back burner until I can reedit it and then find another more promising publishing company which will actually make due on their promises and stuff.
Anyway, have a couple promo posters from last year which were going to be part of the promo perk at some local book stores once I had the books to give them.
I tried to go for a simpler 'Anime' style here because the place I was getting these printed said it would be easier to print the simpler it was. Not to mention cost lol (I was buying these all out of my own pocket soooo :I they had to be affordable).

Cats in this pic:
Mai - Black and white (telepathy/air-water)
Moon - Tabby point Siamese (nature/earth)
Zephyr - Grey and black (fire/stone)
Cepa - White (Light/lightning/telepathy)

Paint Tool SAI (Photoshop for the text)
Don't Use.
PS: Please do not ask about which publishing company it was. I'd sooner not talk about it... and it's not my place to go blabbing about someone else's business. They're no longer in business anyway.
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Grace-Winters Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice cover! I ope you find someone who can publish it for you, I'd really like to read it >w<
Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
kyubifan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was so hyped at this. Even though I'm pretty old (23 >>') I still like to read books/novels like this.

Though it's sad to hear about the publisher being like that :c Maybe they had problems back then already?

But never less I hope that you find new publisher soon :)
Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you feel you need a proofreader, let me know. I have WAY too much time on my hands anyway.
Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I always loved this idea and I am sorry to hear the company fell out, I would have loved to read it. Also the designs are gorgeous. Moon is beautiful! I'm a sucker for tabbys haha! c:
Good luck on finding a new publisher, I'm sure you find someone~!
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I hope to try and go through Amazon possibly, as someone mentioned it before. I'll be sprucing things up a bit though before I even think about re-trying a publish. I've gained a few more ideas and had a few more editors read so I've got some adjusting I want to do :) Plus updated artwork, heh! 
Thanks though, I'll be sure to let people know when or if it's made available :) 
Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazon does publishing? Cool!
Sounds good, everything can get better. The more feedback the better.
No thanks needed Kato! I am just glad these brilliant ideas aren't getting thrown out!
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I think they do, at least several people mentioned they'll do books as like ebooks at least? I'll have to look into it more once I'm ready to go for it. 
And yes! I was going to post it here for feedback but then I realize it may not be such a good idea. People steal artwork and someone mentioned some will steal stories and post them on :I 
Haha, I couldn't throw this out. As cheesy as it is I've been working on this for quite some years now so I'm hoping to make something out of it ;_; 
Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmm cool, that might be easier.
Of course, very smart! I have heard of that happening sadly, people really disappoint me in that aspect. >:/
Totally get it, though I don't think this is cheesy at all but hey that could be just me. c;
I really hope you can make something out of this too, it's great seeing you so excited about something like this. You totally deserve getting it published!
TimberWolf101 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
i love this
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