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I am working with Tuttle Publishing to adapt William Dale Jennings' epic novel, “The Ronin” to a comic book format.
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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Endorses The Ronin! New Rewards on Kickstarter


Remember when I said that my friend and I were talking about bad guys and that my friend recommended that I read The Ronin? Well, that friend just happens to be world famous actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa!

Known for a variety of films including The Last Emperor, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Rising Sun, and Planet of the Apes, most comic book fans immediately recognize him as Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat! Right now he's starring as Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi on Amazon's hit series The Man in the High Castle!

How we met and how Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got involved is a long story (which you can hear if you click here and listen to the podcast where I first announced his involvement) but Mr. Tagawa has been a friend and advisor to me throughout this process of creating The Ronin. He is the one who told me about The Ronin in the first place and now that we're on Kickstarter he wants to help.

So, I've added two special Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reward levels for backers of The Ronin on Kickstarter. Backers who pledge at the new Tachi or "Great Sword" level will receive all of the rewards for previous levels, PLUS, an 11x17 poster of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as The Ronin character, signed by Mr. Tagawa himself! Backers who pledge at the new Tetsubo (Mace or Club) level will receive a signed, 6x9 version of the poster. Here's a preview of the poster with art by Gian Carlo Bernal and colors by Jeremy Shepherd.

Spread the word and make sure that your reward level qualifies you for this limited edition, signed poster of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa! Thanks for reading.

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    1. Camille B. on

      Awesome, love him! *furiously checking my previous donation level*