Kyle Starks - Karate Prom

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:00pm

Left Bank Books presents Kyle Starks to celebrate his new book Karate Prom! This YA graphic novel is a loving homage to teen comedies of the '80s as well as badly dubbed kung-fu films. Join us as we welcome Kyle Starks, a three-time Eisner nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana, to Left Bank Books!

Starks will personalize and sign copies after the presentation! Personalized and signed copies will be available to be mailed anywhere in the country. For personalized copies, please order before noon on May 15th.

Join us at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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About the Speaker

Kyle Starks is a three-time Eisner nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana. He is likely best known as the longest tenured writer and occasional artist for Oni Press RICK AND MORTY comic and the hit series PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD for DC Comics. He was nominated for Eisners for SEXCASTLE, ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN and I HATE THIS PLACE for best humor publication.

 

About Karate Prom

Don "TheDragonWilson" Jones is the finest fighter Benjamin Harrison High School has ever produced. But when he enters the ring against Lincoln High's Sam Steadman, it's love at first knockout.

Unfortunately, Sam has a jerky ex-boyfriend...and Don has a seriously terrifying ex-girlfriend. Like, "global crime cartel" terrifying. From prom to the after-party to graduation, Don and Sam--and an increasingly eclectic cast of supporting oddballs--will have to fight their way through a gauntlet of opponents, all in the name of love (and punching). Did we mention the punching?

Fast-paced, madcap, and completely free of any kind of redeeming or morally thoughtful content, KARATE PROM is a loving homage to teen comedies of the '80s as well as badly dubbed kung-fu films.

 

Review Quotes:

"True to its title, -Karate Prom creates a joy-filled story about two teens who want to be together so badly, they are willing to fight for it. A tale for -lovers and fighters alike." -School Library Journal, starred review

"The story feels like a playful tribute to '80s pop culture that's gone off the rails." - Kirkus

"It's a fun, rapidly paced adventure well-suited for anyone who misses old-fashioned NES beat-'em-ups." - PW

"Teens will be tickled by the humorous plotlines and outrageous expressions here, as well as the oft-tested strength of Don and Sam's blossoming relationship." - Booklist

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
Karate Prom By Kyle Starks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250868664
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: First Second - May 7th, 2024

Karate Prom By Kyle Starks Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250868657
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: First Second - May 7th, 2024

Peacemaker Tries Hard! By Kyle Starks, Steve Pugh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Steve Pugh (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779524324
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: DC Comics - February 6th, 2024

MARVEL UNLEASHED By Kyle Starks, Jesus Hervas (Illustrator), David Baldeon (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Jesus Hervas (Illustrator), David Baldeon (Cover design or artwork by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781302931124
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Marvel Universe - February 13th, 2024

I Hate This Place By Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin (By (artist)), Lee Loughridge (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin (By (artist)), Lee Loughridge (By (artist))
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534323544
Availability: Backordered
Published: Image Comics - November 29th, 2022

Where Monsters Lie By Kyle Starks, Piotr Kowalski (Illustrator), Vladimir Popov (Illustrator), Joshua Reed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Piotr Kowalski (Illustrator), Vladimir Popov (Illustrator), Joshua Reed (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506734200
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Dark Horse Books - October 3rd, 2023

Rick and Morty Compendium Vol. 2 By Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby, Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, CJ Cannon (Illustrator), Marc Ellerby (Illustrator), Kyle Starks (Illustrator), Benjamin Dewey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby, Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, CJ Cannon (Illustrator), Marc Ellerby (Illustrator), Kyle Starks (Illustrator), Benjamin Dewey (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781637154304
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Oni Press - May 14th, 2024

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Rock Candy Mountain Complete By Kyle Starks Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534397033
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Image Comics - July 2nd, 2024

I Hate this Place Volume 2 By Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin (By (artist)), Lee Loughridge (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin (By (artist)), Lee Loughridge (By (artist))
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534399075
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Image Comics - October 10th, 2023

Sexcastle (New Edition) By Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks (By (artist))
$15.99
ISBN: 9781534304307
Availability: Special Order
Published: Image Comics - August 22nd, 2017

Assassin Nation Volume 1 By Kyle Starks, Erica Henderson (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Erica Henderson (By (artist))
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534313293
Availability: Special Order
Published: Image Comics - September 24th, 2019

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