Ever thought about combining your sophisticated culinary sensibilities with a double helping of The Art of War? If so, you’re in luck because on January 12th Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese will be at 5Church, the incomparable eatery and bar, to jaw about their awesome Art of War graphic novel, sign books, and show off their incredible original artwork.
Why 5Church you ask? Well the fantabulous restaurant’s roof has been inscribed with Sun Tzu’s masterwork, making it the perfect place to host an Art of War signing. Constantine over at CLT Buzz is talking about it and you can check out the official Facebook event page for even more information.
You should absolutely try to make it out to the event. There’s going to be food, drinks, live music, and tons of fun. I hope to see you there!
The Art of War made it’s first comic con debut at NYCC, and now that the madness is over and the dust has settled, Kelly and Mike would like to thank everyone who came out to say hello and get their books signed. Over 25 people showed up to the HarperCollins booth to shoot the breeze and have some pages inked by our dynamic duo. Props to everyone who said hello and be on the lookout for more The Art of War news in the very near future!
If you’re heading out to New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center make sure that you stop by HarperCollins’ table where Kelly and Mike will be signing copies of their incredible graphic novel, The Art of War. They’ll be slinging the ink from 3:30 to 4:30, so you’ve got an hour to get your book autographed and shoot the breeze with these truly inspired gentlemen. Wish I could be there, but you guys will let me know how it goes right?
Ramping up to Kelly and Mike’s awesome appearance this Friday at New York Comic Con, Kelly talked with Andrew A. Smith, of The Memphis Commercial Appeal and Captain Comics, about crafting the unique and brutal world of The Art of War. They talk about The Art of War’s inspiration, Kelly’s use of Sun Tzu’s original text, the writing process and much more.
Head over to Scripps New and give the article a read, and don’t forget, if you’re in the New York area or are attending NYCC, to drop by the HarperCollins booth and get your copy of The Art of War signed by Kelly and Mike!
So yeah, the book kicks a lot of ass. So what? Well do you live in the New York area? Are you planning on attending the awesome that is New York City Comic Con? If you answered yes to either of these questions you should absolutely go check out Kelly and Mike at the HarperCollins booth within NYCC! They’ll be signing books on October 12, this coming Friday, from 3:30 – 4:30! You don’t wanna miss this incredible opportunity to meet and greet two awesome creators, the men responsible for one of the most unique works of comics fiction in years. Seriously, you don’t wanna miss this!
If you can make it out, head over to the Javits Convention Center and show the guys a little love. You’ll be glad you did.
Hey everybody, I’ve been keeping an eye open for more Art of War reviews and if you’re looking for something short, sweet, and stellar then David D’Arcy’s review at the San Francisco Chronicle absolutely takes the cake.
“As gestures and grimaces make for ingenious (camera-ready) composition, the novel has the feel of a ballet or an opera, with the added nightmarish specter of cunning Chinese conspirators plotting world domination that sold the alarmism of Fu Manchu potboilers by Sax Rohmer in the 1920s and 1930s. In 2012, sheer overstatement stanches that paranoia.”
This gentleman knows what he’s talking about, but don’t take my word for it, check out Mr. D’Arcy’s review for yourself!
While I was out hanging with Kelly during my trip to NYC he mentioned that the Huffington Post had approached him to write a brief, ~700 word article, on his inspirations for The Art of War. I was absolutely thrilled to see what he might come up with, because while we’ve talked about the book for years, chatting with a friend is a very different thing than seeing him speak candidly for a global audience.
And after reading his article, which hit the interwebs today, I’m still impressed by how much I don’t know about Kelly and Mike’s Art of War. I never realized how personal this journey was for Kelly, though what five year endeavor isn’t? This was the first time I had heard that he got emotional writing the interactions between the protagonist and his father. It’s the little things that continue to surprise me.
“I found myself tearing up while writing scenes in which the protagonist interacts with his father, and depressed and angry when writing scenes between Kelly and his dark mentor, Sun Tzu. These relationships, I realized after writing the script, reflect the light and dark aspects of my relationship with my father in a way I don’t think would have occurred otherwise.”
Head on over to the Huffington Post to check out Kelly’s great article and afterwards be sure to pick up The Art of War from your local bookstore. You’ll be glad you did.