Feeding the Dragon: A Culinary Travelogue Through China with Recipes (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2011) by Nate Tate (BFA 2006 Graphic Design) and Mary Kate Tate: With little more than two backpacks, a camera, and a tarp, Mandarin-speaking American brother and sister Nate and Mary Kate Tate traveled more than 9,700 miles throughout China to create a visual narrative of food and culture, all in the name of discovering the country’s best recipes. To learn more about the book and the trip, visit the Feeding the Dragon Web site.
Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel: Everything You Need to Know to Create Great Work and Get It Published (Barron’s) by Daniel Cooney (BFA 1998 Cartooning): Cooney offers valuable tips of the trade in this comprehensive book, which covers everything from the language of comics and graphic novels, to establishing characters and story structure, to creating layouts, making panel transitions and selling the finished product. Cooney will be signing copies of the book at New York Comic Con in Artist Alley from October 13 – 16.
GREY (Loaded Barrel Studios) by Jared Barel (MFA Design 2005), Jordan Barel and Alex Goz: This “live action” graphic novel weaves a twisted tale of horror, science fiction, drama and intrigue. GREY follows the story of John Mack, a former New York City cop who moves to the country in hopes of living a more quiet life. To his surprise, he soon discovers that small town life isn’t always what it seems when an alien arrives and disrupts things. Watch a trailer for GREY below.