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Kingsway West

Kingsway West tells the story of a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an alternate history Old West overrun with magic. The four issue Dark Horse series launches August 24, 2016. The book is written by Greg Pak with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland.

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2017.09.22 – 09.22 – Greg Pak at the Baltimore Comic Con!

Thrilled to share that I’ll be a guest of the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend, attending Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I’ll be at table 208 in Artists Alley with tons of comics, including MECH CADET YU, KINGSWAY WEST, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, PLANET HULK, TOTALLY AWESOME HULK, and tons more!

I’ll also be on three panels on Saturday:

12:00-1:00 – DMC panel

1:30-2:30 – Marvel panel

4:00-5:00 – BOOM! panel

See you soon!

 

 

2016.11.23 – “Kingsway West” #3 in stores today! Check out the preview!

Yep, Kingsway West #3, your favorite Chinese gunslinger Western fantasy, hits stores today! It’s written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and it’s awesome. Check out the preview below and ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you!

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2016.10.21 – 10.23 – Greg Pak at the Comic Con Paris!

The rumors are true! I’ll be attending the Comic Con Paris this weekend in… wait for it… Paris!

I’ll be tabling in Artists Alley next to my Kingsway West collaborator, Mirko Colak. If you can’t find me there, I’m probably at one of these events:

Thanks so much and see you soon!

“Kingsway West” #2 reviews!

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“Kingsway West” #2, the second issue of my Chinese gunslinger magical Western is in stores now, and it’s nabbed a number of stellar reviews. Here’s a taste:

“Greg Pak is clearly crafting a story of epic breadth as Kingsway searches for his wife with seemingly the entire world standing in his way…. [Artist Mirko Colak] and colorist Wil Quintana give this book a unique and striking look.” — IGN

“Pak and Colak have pulled together a complex and well-realized world that feels iconic and resonates with archetypes of both the Western and Fantasy genres.” — Jeremy Radick, Capeless Crusader

“The world is fleshing out too and Mirko Colak does a good job showing us its underbelly. Plus there are giant rabbits, and people riding them with techno-mounts! They don’t look silly in the slightest, but very cool which is tricky to pull off I’m sure. The art in general has a pulpy feel to it and the dusty western vibe is felt throughout (check out the neat whispy smoke in the page below). There’s also a fantastic full page spread of Kingsway and his wife kissing with dragons flying about and monsters on a foreboding cliff that in one fell swoop shows us how love can exist in a world of magic and monsters.” — David Brooke, Adventures in Poor Taste

Ask your local comics shop to hold a copy of the book for you today or buy it digitally at Comixology!

2016.09.21 – KINGSWAY WEST #2 hits stores – read the preview!

Kingsway West #2 hits stores this Wednesday! It’s the second issue of the Chinese gunslinger magical Western written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and YOU WANT IT.

Check out the lettered preview below, where we learn more about Kingsway’s relationship with Sonia, his missing wife.

And then ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you!

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2016.08.24 – 08.28 – Kingsway West #1 signing tour – NYC, Long Island, Wilmington, Philly, Annapolis, DC!

Big news! I’m doing an East Coast signing tour for Kingsway West #1, the first issue of my new Dark Horse book about a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic! Stops include New York City, Long Island, Wilmington, Philly, Annapolis, and Washington, DC!

Read on for the dates and please do come see me! I’ll have signed mini-prints to give away and will also be toting my children’s books, ABC Disgusting and The Princess Who Saved Herself.

Please do feel free to contact the awesome stores below to make sure they hold you a copy.

Kingsway West was written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland. You can check out some rave advance reviews here and pre-order the next few issues at KingswayWest.com.

Wednesday, August 24

6-8 pm – Fourth World Comics – Long Island

33 NY-111, Smithtown, NY 11787

http://fourthworldcomics.com/sales.html

Thursday, August 25

7-8 pm – Midtown Comics Downtown, New York City

64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659285771058807/

Saturday, August 27

11 am – 1 pm – The Comic Book Shop, Wilmington, DE

1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

https://www.facebook.com/events/820631111370520/

4-6 pm – Amalgam Comics, Philly

2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

https://www.facebook.com/events/314423165575863/

Sunday, August 28

11 am – 1 pm – Third Eye Comics – Annapolis

2027 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

http://www.thirdeyecomics.com/sun-82816-kingsway-west-launch-signing-w-greg-pak/

3-5 pm – Big Planet Comics – Washington, DC

1520 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

https://www.facebook.com/events/1569931816635262/

Last day to pre-order KINGSWAY WEST #1

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Hey, all! Today’s the big day — the day comic book shops send in their orders to the distributor for KINGSWAY WEST #1, the first issue of the new Dark Horse series I’ve been talking about incessantly for weeks. If you’re at all intrigued, please do contact your local comics shop and pre-order the book today! Pre-orders are hugely important since the print run of a comic book is determined by how many copies comic shops order. In simple terms, the single most helpful thing you can do to help a comic book is pre-order it with your local shop.

But why, you might ask… why should I order KINGSWAY WEST? Well, here’s an answer from my interview with ComicsBeat:

If you’re looking for adventure, we’ve got big action, mind bending fantasy, and wild alternative history.

If you’re looking for emotion, we’ve got romance and a huge journey of heroism, horror, and redemption.

If you care about diversity in storytelling, our hero’s a Chinese gunslinger searching for his Mexican wife, pursued by an African American soldier. This is a world that explores the glory of American diversity and the tragedy of American racism with a Chinese American Golden City in Northern California, a República de los Californios in the Southwest, Native American city-states in the Midwest, and the United States of New York back East. Don’t sleep on this one, friends!

And dragons. We mentioned the dragons, right?

And here’s an excerpt from a 10/10 review from Comicosity, which lavishes much-deserved praise on artist Mirko Colak, colorist Wil Quintana, and letterer Simon Bowland:

I know I can rely on Greg Pak for entertaining stories, Colak for solid art, Quintana for vibrant, descriptive coloring, and Bowland for masterful lettering, so I had high hopes coming into Kingsway West #1. This creative team met that bar, effortlessly stepped over it, and gave me a story that was thoroughly entertaining and completely engrossing from cover to cover.

And here’s that trailer once more:

Thank you so much for your consideration and all the best!

Big eight page lettered preview of KINGSWAY WEST!

Kingsway West is a Dark Horse miniseries about a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic. The book’s written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!), drawn by Mirko Colak, colored by Wil Quintana, and lettered by Simon Bowland. The first issue hits stores August 24 — and below are eight gorgeous lettered preview pages for your reading pleasure!

The final order cutoff for comic shops is August 1, so please, please do contact your local shop and order a copy of the book before then! You can also use the handy preorder form at KingswayWest.com.

Thank you so much for your consideration! And if you like what you read, please do share this page with your friends!

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2016.07.30 – Greg Pak and Sean Chen sign at three Long Island stores this Saturday!

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Hey, Long Island! Comic book writer Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) and artist Sean Chen will be signing at three different Long Island, New York comic book shops this Saturday, July 30, 2016!

I’ll have free flyers and mini-posters for my upcoming Dark Horse comic book series KINGSWAY WEST! (Which you should preorder today at KingswayWest.com!)

Read on for the schedule. See you soon!

Noon to 1 pm

Grasshopper’s Comics
76 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 741-5724
More details!

2 to 3 pm

Bailey’s Comics
237 S Wellwood Ave
Lindenhurst, NY
(631) 225-5085

4 to 5 pm

Android’s Amazing Comics
61 Railroad Ave
Sayville, NY 11782
(631) 567-8069
More details!

io9 loves “Kingsway West” #1 – and check out the preview!

From Evan Narcisse’s io9 article about Kingsway West:

It’s extremely rare for me to get pulled all the way into a new fictional reality from the very first page of a comic. With only a map and four captions of expository text, the first page of Kingsway West #1 got me hungry to know more about the world of a Chinese cowboy in an Old West radically changed by magic gold.

Check out the full article and interview and preorder Kingsway West #1 today from your local retailer or at KingswayWest.com! The book arrives in comic shops August 24 — final order cutoff for retailers is August 1, so be sure to let them know before then that you want the book!

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