The Game of Kings, Wave Eight: The Black King by GameOfKings



The Game of Kings, Wave Eight: The Black King by 

Sizing Information

  • Printed to fit best inside a 3” x 4” window
  • 1/10” white padding around the edge


  • Waterproof vinyl, will last 18 months outdoors
  • Ideal for smooth flat surfaces like laptops, journals, windows etc.
  • Easy to remove
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The Black King
Artist: Simon Sherry
Biography: Danny

The culture of the Army of the Black Spear since time immemorial has been that of the warrior. Descendant of a hundred Kings, he holds the collective memory of all those that led before him. He knows the secrets of the Shaman and will settle for nothing less than total obedience from all that he controls.

Ironically, though he is a warrior King he has never seen face to face battle with an enemy due to his abilities as extreme commander, and the fact that Tribal Army law forbids him from entering any fray that could endanger his rule or life no matter how small the odds. Continually frustrated by this, he takes what small satisfaction he can from adding another notch to his throne as each opposing army falls.


  • Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinsonover 5 years ago


  • strangelove
    strangeloveover 5 years ago


  • Damien Mason
    Damien Masonover 5 years ago

    Great pose Si, well done.

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 5 years ago

    woah!! the moment is here… The King has arrived!
    I’m just imagining the white King and this guy on opposite ends of the board!! What a sight to behold! Both Kings really do scream Royalty.
    And that notch part of the story is so very original! It really would be quite boring for a Chess King, they really don’t see much action in chess terms do they… but when it comes down to it… they are the be all and end all of the game though. Checkmate! :)

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryover 5 years ago

    Thanks guys – glad you dig it. If there was one piece in this project I was most nervous about, it was this one, and he went through a few mutations before we got here.

    Speaking of process… a little glimpse of the vectors involved here:

  • zomboy
    zomboyover 5 years ago

    very cool – diggin the vector image too – nice insight

  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordover 5 years ago

    Love it Simon! The (kill?) notches in his chair are killer. That preview of the vectors is amazing. Bmailin some questions!

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 5 years ago

    Awesome. The penultimate conclusion to the setting of the board.

  • rubyred
    rubyredover 5 years ago

    He’s the King alright!

  • Danny
    Dannyover 5 years ago

    Oh the angst, agony and pain that this guy went through to creat Simon, hang om?
    Reverse that.
    I think?

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