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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)
+_enjoy_+
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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:icongrace-winters:
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<
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Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Amasing!
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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 :)
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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.
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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~!
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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 :) 
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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!
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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 FanFiction.net :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 ;_; 
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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!
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TimberWolf101 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
i love this
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wlopez3456 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome job
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a very interesting story, I'd love to read! ^^ That is awesome you got the chance to have it nearly published and I hope it gets published in the future. C:
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WolvennPup Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks great! and youre book sounds promising! cant wit to see it published!
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Sasha-the-she-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful, I want to read the story now, maybe you could post it as a journal or something?
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MinerWolf9000 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE!!!
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SeekeroftheLeviathan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heyo, thought I'd comment since I'm currently re-editing my own manuscript. The idea you have sounds pretty cool--sorry about the publishing company. I had a similar run in, though I never signed a contract or agreed to work with them. Last minute decision, though, so it was a close call.

Regardless, telling you my story isn't why I'm commenting. If you were looking for someone to glance over and edit some pages of yours, I'd love to help you out. No cost. And hell no, I wouldn't be stealing any ideas from you. From one writer to another, you'd have my word on that.

Anyway, if you need me, you can send me a note. I'd be happy to help a fellow writer out.
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Zombieteen96 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Wow
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:iconkitta-furen:
Kitta-Furen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks and sounds intriguing!  Good luck with your publishing stuff, I know it can be difficult sometimes.  :)
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carabaosrock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks cool!~
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Moonshadeoftreeclan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL!
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FireLordKabe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :3
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Casualgoth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I managed to read the chapters that you had posted on here a while ago and thought they were very good. I would definitely read the whole thing if it were published.
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Oh that's a shame that the publishing company is no longer in business. This looks really cool.

What about Createspace?

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xXSiriusBlackXx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I NEED to read it! Really, I'm seriously interested in your book. I really hope it will be published one day!
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Lordanel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I remember the parts of the story you had uploaded on here a few months ago. I hope that one day you are able to get it published because I would love to finish reading it.
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rothaga173 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I would totally read this story 
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I'll let you know now in advance that I'll read this story of yours when it hits bookstores. 
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Dragonluvr1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool
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Makaruu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
this looks so cool
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Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you considered releasing it as an e-book via Amazon?
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I have, but I have to look into like royalty fees and such because I'd sooner know what's what. 
Doesn't hurt that I'll have some time since I'm editing the manuscript a bit anyway. 
Thanks for the reminded they do that though O_O I keep forgetting about that. 
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Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Darkblaze3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should have sent it off to other publishing companies, to see who could publish it. I would love to read it. I'm a mythological lover.
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Blueranyk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would so read that book. :heart: The art makes me want to read it even more!
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
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TheStormUnleashed Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't sound cheesy at all! I'd read it, lol, I love mythology, especially books that are based on real cultures' mythologies. This could be very interesting!
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean by waiting to roast to death? Amazing pic btw :D
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
It was around 100F+ degrees with 75% humidity haha, and I had to work in it (inside a small building with fryers no less) :XD: But I lived ^^
Thank you :) 
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhh ok i was like "is she goin in da electric chair/" and im like nah thats impossible. and then i thought maybe the weather so i guessed it eventualy xD and you survived!! :hug: np :D
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Haha nooooo, just going to get fried in a weather sense :XD: It was really really really hot today :I But luckily it's going to cool down later (I hope...if the weatherman is right... for once in the last 3 weeks...) 
Haha I did!! :3
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was hot here too but without the humidity. I'm glad it's gonna cool down! I hope he's right too :I keep on surviving! :XD:
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ScourgeIzBowss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WOULD SO BUY A COPY OF THAT! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL! I think I've fainted. 
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Nippon-Okami Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
The story sounds so promisinh QOQ
I WOULD DIE TO READ THAT!

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Traijin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is beautiful, and your story sounds amazing. I will definitely buy a copy whenever you get it published. 
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TekeoMiona Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Writer
This is amazing, and the story sounds very interesting (the fact that you took time to do research is even more inviting). I'd definitely read it if I could get my hands on it.

One option you could think of is self-publishing. I have a friend who does it to avoid annoying issues with publishers like that (and I think that's the road I'll end up taking when I finish my novels). She publishes them through Amazon though, and I'm not sure how the process goes or what the cost things are. I do know that with $25 more you can make them available in bookstores. Just an idea, if you can't find another publisher, or just don't want to deal with the hoops you'd have to jump through.

Either way, good luck with it!
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thank you :) 
Yeah I wanted it to have some truth to it as far as myths and creatures go, so it's not just all made up stuff :XD: 

I've had a few people mention that as well. I'll look into it when I have more time and when the edits are all done (minor print errors and some fixing of chapters' sequences) 
I'll look into it for sure. ^^
Thank you very much :)
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TekeoMiona Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Writer
Bitte.

I do the same, I'm a sucker for science/fact stuffs.XD

Haha, okay. :)
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds really great, I'd read it. ^-^
Brilliant drawings as well.
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome~
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
That sounds like an awesome story! Also, I used to work in printing.. and making the image simpler doesn't really matter much - they were just wanting to charge you more.  Printers use toner, so there's Black, Magenta, Cyan, and Yellow. The cheapest printing would be black, or B/0 (0 meaning blank on the back. The most expensive would be 4/4 (all four colors on both sides).  So I think they were just yanking your chain with that "simpler image" malarkey.
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