Posts Tagged ‘Kelly Roman’

Both “graphic” and somewhat distrubing

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A new grad consultant in the writing center is also a free lancer for Marvel Comics, and he is currently working on promoting a new graphic novel that is slated to be released in May, 2012 by HarperCollins.  The Art of War is written and storyboarded by Kelly Roman and illustrated by Michael DeWeese.  Below is a preview of the graphic novel.

First, I love black and white. I love it in art work, I love it in photography, and I love it in comics and graphic novels.  I believe that color can actually distract from the drawing when it comes to comics.  I do, however, love the use of red in this comic.  We are groomed to expect it from the title page, so it’s not distracting in the least.  I think it also helps drive home the point that war is bloody.