The Art of War gets graphic novel treatment
Sun Tzu's military text The Art of War is one of the more widely-read books ever published, and in July, it will serve as the basis for an ambitious new graphic novel from HarperCollins. The comics version marks the debut of writer Kelly Roman and artist Michael DeWeese, who have set the non-fiction work in a futuristic dystopia where China is the world's dominant superpower.
Although the adaptation's premise sounds very different from the original - which was more of an instructionmanual exploring the various aspects of battlefield conflict - there is no denying that based on name recognition alone, The Art of War will be instantly recognizable to readers old and new. Roman's story centers on an ex-Special Forces soldier who utilizes Sun's teachings in a quest for revenge against China's chief economic strategist. If nothing else, the new book should be gritty and action-packed, but as Sun Tzu himself might have said, success depends on how well the authors know themselves - or at least the material they're adapting.
|Storyboarding The Art of War Graphic Novel|
|Overview of Mike DeWeese's Process|
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