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.
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!
Check it out! My new Dark Horse comic book series Kingsway West now has a trailer — with a tremendous soundtrack from Adam WarRock and Mikal kHill.
Kingsway West tells the story of a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic. The book hits comic stores on August 24 — please pre-order today from your local shop or at KingswayWest.com!
Kingsway West is written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland.
Hey, friends! Exciting times are upon us — on August 24, the first issue of KINGSWAY WEST hits stores! And I have a few sneak preview pages to share with you! Don’t tell anyone! (Just kidding — please tell EVERYONE!)
KINGSWAY WEST tells the story of a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic. The four issue Dark Horse miniseries is written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland. The first issue hits comic book stores on August 24. Readers can pre-order the book at KingswayWest.com or with their local retailers. Final order cutoff for comic shops is August 1, so please do pre-order as soon as possible!
And now see below for some gorgeous interior art from the book, including two lettered pages! If you dig, please do share this page with your friends and point ’em to the pre-order site at KingswayWest.com!
At long last, we have a release date for the first issue of KINGSWAY WEST, my new Dark Horse comic book! Mark August 24 on your calendar and please consider pre-ordering the book using the easy form at KingswayWest.com.
KINGSWAY WEST tells the story of a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic. It’s been a dream project of mine for literally two decades, and artist Mirko Colak, colorist Wil Quintana, and letterer Simon Bowland are bringing it to gorgeous life even as we speak.
I’ll share a lot more art and news as the days progress. In the meantime, do please feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who loves Westerns and fantasy or is interested in diversity in comics. We’re busting our rears to make this an incredible book — here’s hoping you’ll come along for the ride!
And once again, the pre-order site is KingswayWest.com . Comic shops will place their orders for books by August 1. So please do place your pre-orders before then!
Yep, I’m going to be at the New York Comic Con half of the day on Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! See below for my schedule — and see you soon!
An extra special bonus is that I’ll be in Artists Alley, table W17, between my frequent artist collaborators Mirko Colak (KINGSWAY WEST, TUROK, and RED SKULL INCARNATE) and Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS)! Come see us all!
And yes, I’ll have copies of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF and CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD for sale.
CA: And there’s also a “mysterious Chinese swordswoman” that we’ve heard about in earlier interviews.
GP: Yep. She’s on the cover. Her name is Ah Toy. She’s got a mission for Kingsway that might put everything he’s dreamed about for 13 years into jeopardy.
CA: So there’s magic, swords, guns, and what appears to be a Jackalope with a saddle. What else can we look forward to in terms of the story?
GP: Huge love story. Big action. Complex protagonists and antagonists, including a woman Buffalo Soldier turned scout named Strode. And an epic reimagining of America’s past and future. And of course gorgeous, gorgeous art from Mirko Colak and colorist Wil Quintana.
The fine folks at the Center for Asian American Media are having me out to San Jose on September 20 for a special Artist Spotlight event, to be moderated by the great Gene Yang! Get your tickets here!
The official description:
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CAAMFest is thrilled to spotlight award-winning Korean American filmmaker and comic book writer, Greg Pak. In this rare on-stage conversation, journey through Pak’s remarkable career and hear the behind-the-scenes stories on his creative achievements in comic books (Marvel’s X-MEN, STORM, IRON MAN) and cinema (ROBOT STORIES). Join us for an exclusive peek at his newest comic book featuring a Chinese gunslinger, KINGSWAY WEST. Moderated by acclaimed writer and cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.
Comics and children’s book writer Greg Pak will attend the Connecticut Comiconn this Friday through Sunday at the Mohegan Sun! He’ll have a table in Artists’ Alley all three days and he’ll be talking about his work in a panel discussion with Paul Di Filippo on Saturday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Also, if you pre-order Greg’s new Dark Horse series KINGSWAY WEST or his children’s alphabet book ABC DISGUSTING, he’ll give you a free signed comic book!
This Sunday afternoon, I’ll be leading a comic book master class at the Museum of Chinese in America as part of the Asian American International Film Festival! It’ll be a blast — I’ll go over all aspects of comic book making and give out free books, Kingsway West posters, and ABC Disgusting stickers. Grab your tickets here: https://mocanyc.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=7
Here’s the description:
For over a decade, Greg Pak has been writing acclaimed comic books featuring icons like the Hulk, Batman, Superman, and Storm — as well as creator-owned books and Kickstarter breakout hits like Code Monkey Save World and the Princess Who Saved Herself.
In this in-depth, practical master class, Pak will dive into the nuts and bolts of comic book making, using the 22 year development process of his newest creator-owned comic book as a case study. Topics will include:
The creative storytelling challenges and practical business considerations of moving from filmmaking to writing comics.
The huge joys of bringing Asian American and other diverse characters to life in comics.
The step-by-step work of making a comic book, from concept to story to script to art to publishing, promotion, and audience building.
The specific challenges of funding and publishing independent comics in the digital age — both via Kickstarter and traditional publishers.
Also featuring nifty comics-related giveaways and never-before-revealed sneak peeks from Pak’s secret, new creator-owned work!