Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kevin interviewed by Ernie Manouse for Houston Public TV...

Ernie Manouse ‏@ErnieOnTV tweeted: Tonight #IVEM season 14 begins - my first guest Kevin Costner @modernwest - 6:30pm on @HoustonPubMedia - TV 8 (Posted September 27th)

InnerIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Kevin Costner by Houston Public Media Published on Sep 29, 2015 Ernie Manouse sits down with Oscar winner, Kevin Costner to discuss movies, music and his band Modern West.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More of 'The Explorers Guild' upcoming release...

Nicola ‏@lilirishgf tweeted: Can't wait for @ExplorersGuild You beat I'll be traveling to NYC for the Authors event on Oct 20th!! #kevincostner #TheExplorersGuild (Posted September 18th)

We are on twitter @explorersguild (Posted September 18th):

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Our epic story unfolds in a unique blend of text and illustration. We begin with a brief address to you, the reader, and an overview of the Guild and its functions. Continue the journey at:    #ExplorersGuild #penandink #kevincostner #rickross #jonbaird #fiction #read #epicadventure #Agitainment

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Major John Ogden—riding in the foreground—leads a murderous company of cavalry under the loose auspices of the Ceylon Company, which is our in-world counterpart of the British East India Company. Ogden is called away from the war when his brother, Arthur, makes a disastrous discovery at the North Pole. John must stay ahead of those who would hang him for desertion, while struggling to save his brother’s life.

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Trent Sloane is an aristocratic, ghostlike figure who is following his own path to the City. He has forgotten a good deal of his own past, though he seems to have had dealings with John Ogden in India. For his part, Ogden has sworn to shoot Mr. Sloane on sight, and we will see him get his chance.

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Evelyn Harrow is a spoiled, nineteen-year-old cinema actress who vanishes quite suddenly at the height of her fame. She dives headlong into the occult, and uses her considerable influence over men to further herself in an obsessive search for the City.

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Bertram Barnes is an orphaned, seven-year-old boy first found in the possession of mysterious black-robed men on the southern tip of Argentina. The forgotten events of Bertram’s childhood may help fill in the missing details of Mr. Sloane’s past, and provide the key to locating the mysterious City.

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Volume One is populated by all sorts colorful asides and hints of secret histories and far-flung adventures. This image and explanatory text come from an introductory letter to the reader.

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Jon’s first character thumbnail of Evelyn Harrow, recently unearthed in an old sketchbook.

First advance copies arrived this morning from New York! Very exciting! ‪#‎explorersguild‬ ‪#‎books‬ ‪#‎read‬ ‪#‎booktag‬ ‪#‎kevincostner‬ ‪#‎jonbaird‬ ‪#‎Agitainment‬ ‪#‎illustrations‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎penandink‬ ‪#‎oils‬ ‪#‎epicadventure‬ ‪#‎fiction‬ (Posted September 29th)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Kevin attends Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals...

Licky Drake, Jeweler ‏@ByHappyGoLicky tweeted: Kevin Costner had the same idea of seeing Ben Harper live. #benharper #santabarbara #california (Posted September 23rd)

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Tour - Santa Barbara Bowl with Gill Landry - 09.19.15

Thursday, September 17, 2015

More on 'The Explorers Guild' book...

albert tang ‏@_alberttang tweeted: The Explorer's Guild hot off the press. Designed by the wonderful @jimmyct #explorersguild #kevincostner #rickross #jonbaird #foil #uncoatedpaper #atriabooks @atriabooks

Jim Tierney: freelance Illustrator/designer currently working in Brooklyn: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Sketch Dump 2015 Roughly 90% of the sketches I do never see the light of day. Here are about 10% of those sketches from the past year.

the_explorers_guild: One of six N.C.-Wyeth-style oil paintings rendered by artist Rick Ross, to mark the opening of the Volume and each of its 5 chapters. In this image we see Corporal Buchan, a dispatch runner out of India, riding toward the citadel at Al-Shar in Mesopotamia. He carries news for John Ogden, an officer of cavalry, who may or may not be found alive inside the palace... #ExplorersGuild #oilpainting #fiction #adventure #kevincostner #atria #atriabooks #novel #rickross #illustration

Old Grey Horror ‏@OldGreyHorror tweeted: The most eloquent man I know, Jon Baird, has written a book with Kevin Costner set in WW1. I cannot wait! (Posted September 16th)

Old Grey Horror ‏@OldGreyHorror tweeted: Review at Kirkus looks pretty good for my dear friend Jon's book, co-written with Kevin Costner

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Check out our FB page for behind the scenes videos and meet the Explorers Team. @garyrifat @gillzmcskilz #ExplorersGuild #kevincostner #atriabooks #adventure #fiction #novel

The Explorers Guild Facebook page:

Picture by the_explorers_guild: Our title page sets the tone for this epic adventure. It is World War I, and a strange “city” has been appearing around the globe, in impossibly remote locations: under the polar ice fields and on ocean floors, in deserts and jungles and on mountain peaks. Various groups and individuals are desperate to find it—But who will succeed, and to what ends...? Continue the journey at:   #ExplorersGuild #penandink #rickross #kevincostner #jonbaird #novel #fiction #epic #atriabooks #adventure

Old Grey Horror ‏@OldGreyHorror tweeted: Jon Baird is a supremely good writer. He's written a book with Kevin Costner set in #ww1 #fww #firstworldwar #pgm (Posted September 17th)


Thursday, September 10, 2015

More on Kevin's 'The Explorers Guild' Book Tour...

Kevin Costner & Modern West commented: Explorers Guild Front Cover: Here's our first look at the cover of Explorers Guild, Vol 1, a book I've been working on with Jon Baird and artist Rick Ross, available on October 20 from Atria Books. Lots more to come.
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and follow our instagram page:  @the_explorers_guild #ExplorersGuild #atriabooks #adventure #fiction #kevincostner

Back cover:

Hudson Union Society ‏@HudsonUnionSoc tweeted: Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, Rick Ross, collaborators on The Explorers Guild, pub by @AtriaBooks join us 10/21 (Posted September 1st)

Frank Skornia ‏@FSkornia tweeted: My boss shared this w/ me. It's an illustrated 19th C adventure story by Kevin Costner & Jon Baird. Yes, that Costner (Posted 9:31am September 9th)

Frank Skornia ‏@FSkornia tweeted: It really is quite lovely. (Oops, it's 20th C, not 19th) (Posted 9:32am September 9th)

Frank Skornia ‏@FSkornia tweeted: One more, showing the inside illustrations. There is also a comic-layout section. This is just a sample. (Posted 9:38am September 9th)

'The Explorers Club: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala' available for pre-order on iTunes: