Get Back to School with Redbubble – Shop Here!

The Game of Kings, Wave Five: The Black King-Rook's Pawn by GameOfKings


Available to buy on…

The Game of Kings, Wave Five: The Black King-Rook's Pawn by 

The Black King-Rook’s Pawn (The Spawn)
Artist: Simon Sherry
Biography: Danny

You will find them stationed around the pens of the monolith and they are used to maintain the health and well being of the King’s favourite beast.

Crab-like creatures, they are used during times of inactivity as cleaning device for the Monolith, keeping it free of fleas and other parasites.

Initially able to launch a longer-range assault by hurling highly-volatile Monolith dung from their excretion glands, their effectiveness is soon reduced to that of foot soldiers and cannon fodder during battle.


clouds, vector, fantasy, blood, eyes, horror, bug, chess, pawn, claws, monster, armour, filth, gameofkings, game of kings, simon sherry


  • Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    They just keep coming and coming!!

  • lokijki
    lokijkialmost 5 years ago

    Wow, thats really amazing. Great work. o.o

  • Danny
    Dannyalmost 5 years ago

    oooh, I like the work on the side.
    Shape of things to come maybe?
    wall art?

  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlinealmost 5 years ago

    a-ha! here it is!!!! :) :) i love the destruction of the base especially

  • Tom Douce
    Tom Doucealmost 5 years ago

    Will GoK ever make a bad T?
    Answer: no.

  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordalmost 5 years ago

    " ….. by hurling highly-volatile Monolith dung from their excretion glands, …"
    ^^ Love it. So these are the Beast’s keepers!

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryalmost 5 years ago

    Glad you dig it guys:

    Mr Nolan – p’raps, good sir, p’raps…
    TBO – thanks :) Queenie will be making her appearance tonight btw.
    Tom – too kind!
    Nick – pretty much, I kind of imagine them as a cross between the Cloverfield parasites and dung beetles (with a dash of crab for good measure ;o))

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardalmost 5 years ago

    Just when I thought we’d seen the spectrum of the Sherry GOK series you come out with something like this!!!! very impressive looking brutey beast! too cool.

  • Rajee
    Rajeealmost 5 years ago


  • Michelle Dewis
    Michelle Dewisalmost 5 years ago

    Can you train these guys as pets? May be useful for cleaning up the house. That aside, fantastic creation, you have skills Mr Sherry, world domination skills.

  • It’s more than likely that any attempts at domestication would result in unfortunate results, but it you happen to have a steady supply of Bullrock refuse to tempt them with, anything is possible…

    – GameOfKings

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait