In this week’s recap of news from IDW Publishing comes the announcement of a new graphic novel from writer Chris Jaymes and artist Ale Aragon.
The week kicked off with news that Jaymes and Aragon are teaming up for the graphic novel SONS OF CHAOS.
The nearly 200 page oversized hardcover measures in at 13.5” by 10.5” and is about the Greek War of Independence which took place nearly 200 years ago.
Look for the release this June, but it can be pre-ordered now.
Full press release is below. All artwork courtesy of IDW Publishing.
Shatter Empires and Shape the World with Sons of Chaos
Immersive Graphic Novel Unearths the Hero of the Forgotten War
That Defined Western Civilization
San Diego, CA (January 14, 2019) — IDW Publishing proudly presents Sons of Chaos, a lavishly illustrated graphic novel written by Chris Jaymes and illustrated by Ale Aragon. Slated for release in June 2019, this oversized hardcover relates the real-life, heartrending story of the war that quietly shaped Western civilization.
Sons of Chaos – with its nearly 200 pages and measuring 13.5” by 10.5” – provides an immersive, panoramic experience for readers, harkening them back to the Mediterranean shores of 1821, where Marcos Botsaris, a child raised within the dungeons of an Ottoman Pasha, escapes captivity, falls in love, and fiercely leads Greece to bloody revolution.
Writer Chris Jaymes says, “Nearly a decade of work has gone into creating Sons of Chaos, and the masterfully gifted, international individuals involved have created an experience that I’m eternally blessed to be a part of. It’s epic, it’s vulnerable, it’s vicious… and it brings pivotal events from our recent past to light, exposing the circumstances responsible for shaping our present-day conflicts.”
“Sons of Chaos brings the real-life history of the Greek War of Independence to the comics page in a thrilling, ‘sword and shooter’ epic that marries Mediterranean history with the sensibilities of Game of Thrones,” says Justin Eisinger, Editorial Director of Graphic Novels & Collections for IDW Publishing. “Like me, many readers will find themselves considering this 19th Century war for the first time!”
The Greek Revolution, fought during the pinnacle of the Romantic Period, drew impassioned fighters from throughout the world (commoners and celebrities alike) to the battlefield. The war shattered the Ottoman Empire and, even as we now approach its 200th anniversary, its lingering tensions yet plague the Eastern and Western worlds.
Sons of Chaos is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.
Sons of Chaos
by Chris Jaymes & Ale Aragon
192-page, full-color hardcover graphic novel, 13.5” x 10.5”
Chris Jaymes (@chrisjaymes) is a multiple award-winning American writer, director, producer, actor, and musician. In his nearly three decades of working in the entertainment industry, he has been a member of the Capitol Records recording artist band Bootstraps; acted in such projects as Lost, Party of Five, and Chicago Hope; wrote, produced, and directed the multiple award-winning film, In Memory of My Father, and directed numerous films and TV shows. For more information, please visit chrisjaymes.com.
Ale Aragon (@ale_aragon_ ) is a comic artist from Argentina. A professional since 2008, he has worked for Boom! Studios, Image Comics, Moonstone, Shadowline, Viper Comics, and Visionary Comics. Aragon co-created Overlook and worked on such titles as Northlanders, Deadpool, 28 Days Later, and Hunter