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About Kyle Newman
Kyle Newman is a Hugo nominated, New York Times bestselling author and award-wining filmmaker whose directorial work encompasses several feature films including, Fanboys, the Star Wars-fueled comedy starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen, the action-comedy Barely Lethal starring Oscar Nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson alongside Jessica Alba for A24 Films and the upcoming 1UP starring Ruby Rose for Lionsgate.
He has directed music videos for some of the industry’s top artists including Taylor Swift (“Style”, “Clean”), Lana Del Rey (“Summertime Sadness”) and created the video content for the Taylor Swift: 1989 World Tour featuring Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez and more.
Newman produced the acclaimed documentary Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, about three teenagers who set out to recreate Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark shot-for-shot in 1982 as well as the thriller ‘Happily’ alongside Jack Black. He also crafted the story for the hit Netflix Original animated feature ‘Gnome Alone’ for Shrek-producer John H. Williams.
In 2018, Penguin Random House published his first book Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana -- a history of the world’s greatest roleplaying game spanning five generations – to great critical acclaim including nominations for a Locus and Hugo Award. His second book, Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook was a NY Times, WSJ, USAToday bestseller. He is currently at work on his soon to be announced third and fourth titles.
Newman, an honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Film/TV and the recipient of the esteemed ‘Martin Scorsese Award for Excellence in Directing’, has written and/or directed for clients including The Microsoft Corp., Interscope Records, Starz Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro), The Coca-Cola Company, Starwars.com, 20th Century Fox, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Big Machine Records, Endemol Shine, Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Pacific Life Insurance, Lucasfilm, Ltd., Games For Windows, A24 Films, Awesomeness TV, Hooters of America, Titan Publishing, The Saturday Group and Universal Republic Music.
A proud member of the Director’s Guild of America, he resides in Los Angeles with his three sons James Knight, Leo Thames and Etienne Noel.
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“Ready a tall tankard of mead and brace yourself for a culinary journey to match any quest!”—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world.
Heroes’ Feast includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.
FINALIST FOR THE HUGO AWARD • FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE DIANA JONES AWARD
From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.