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Making ComicsCHECK OUT Brent’s discussion with interviewer Kevin Cullen of Making Comics. Kevin got Brent to share details on worldbuilding,the challenges (and awesomeness) of translating a novel to a comic,  and how the adaptation team scripted The Way of Shadows graphic novel.


Comic Book Therapy Interview


Over at Comic Book Therapy, Brent has a new interview up about the creative process for The Way of Shadows graphic novel. Go HERE to check it out.

P.S. The People Have Spoken! The Green Wight and Blackguards photo has won the fan choice, and will also be getting the wonderful prize behind door three. (Also, new poll!)

The Way of Shadows Graphic Novel: Available Now!



The graphic novel is available NOW in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. (Note that you can purchase it in hardcover OR in digital format!) And if you live anywhere near Portland, Oregon, you can come to a special reading at the Bridgeport Barnes & Noble at 7pm tonight. Details HERE.

If you haven’t already, order your copy at any of the following bookstores:

United States:

Barnes & Noble




iBooks (digital only)

Google Books (digital only)




United Kingdom:







* We know there are some issues with a few of these, showing it to be “not yet available” — those should be cleared up soon.


Pre-Order the Graphic Novel — SIGNED!


You can buy a SIGNED copy of The Way of Shadows graphic novel… at cover price from the Signed Page.

That means you can pre-order the book, get it signed for just the cover price (this almost never happens) AND get the pre-order bonuses (the exclusive Way of Shadows graphic novel bookplate — which heck, you can frame as a keepsake since you’ll already have a signed copy!) and the downloadable wallpaper.

There are limited number of copies, so go HERE to order now!

Graphic Novel Release: Pre-Order Bonus AND Special Appearance

To celebrate the publication of The Way of Shadows graphic novel, Yen Press is offering two special bonuses: an exclusive bookplate designed specifically for The Way of Shadows graphic novel.


And a downloadable wallpaper from the graphic novel. (Obviously, much higher resolution!)


Go HERE to sign up!

Brent is also making a special appearance at 7pm on October 7th at Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village Mall for a Q&A session and a signing. Go HERE to RSVP. (Note that one book brought from home is allowed per person. No limit on books purchased at the event.)

To pre-order, go to one of the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble (15% off)

Books-a-Million (20% off)

IndieBound (to purchase from your local indie bookseller!)

Hudson Booksellers

(Note that most of these will ship the day of release, not be delivered to your door. Unfortunately, Amazon is still not allowing pre-orders for Hachette authors like Brent.)


Digital Graphic Novel Sampler

A big thank-you to Barnes & Noble, who are making their exclusive The Way of Shadows graphic novel sampler available FREE to everyone via digital download. So if you couldn’t make it in to a Barnes & Noble this past weekend to grab the admittedly-cooler physical version, you can still get your copy HERE. (The download link for the PDF is right below the cover image.)


Speculate Podcast Part 2



The second half of the two-part Speculate Podcast is now live! Go HERE to listen to Brent, Peter V. Brett, Brad Beaulieu, and Gregory A. Wilson discuss what’s unique about graphic novels, giving up control, and the process of adaptation.

Graphic Novel Collaborators: Introducing Andy MacDonald and Ivan Brandon

As we’ve been releasing character sketches from the upcoming The Way of Shadows graphic novel, I’ve been working with two very talented artists on the script and illustrations. The process has been fun and more than a little creatively and intellectually challenging, but I’ve been consistently impressed by the caliber of their work, so I wanted to share a little more about them–and maybe lead you to some other projects you’ll enjoy:

Ivan BrandonIVAN BRANDON writes for a number of different entertainment mediums, among them film, animation and video games. He is arguably best known for his work in American comic books, where his scripts have been published by every major US publisher with translations all over the world.  He lives in New York City. You can follow Ivan on twitter via @IvanBrandon.


andy-bio-grey00ANDY MACDONALD is a veteran comic book artist who has worked with virtually every major comic book publishing house and was one of the co-creator’s of the series NYC Mech. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.  You can follow him on twitter via @andymacdeez.

 Here’s some illustrations Andy did for the graphic novel Zoo, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Click to embiggen)

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And HERE’s a little project he did for fun with Marvel characters re-envisioned as high-fashion models.