THIS BLOG HAS BEEN RETIRED
THIS BLOG HAS BEEN RETIRED. I'm still going to be keeping it up here, though-- there's some pretty cool old stuff on it. That said, if you want to keep up to date with me, please go to www.georgeoconnorbooks.com.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The venerable blog at Newsarama has recently published this very, very nice review of Zeus: King of the Gods. It was especially cool for me to just happen across this, as I am a regular reader of the blog. A nice surprise, to say the least. I especially like that the reviewer praises the all-ages quality of the books, something I strove to accomplish. Please check it out.
If you're already a subscriber to either Publisher Weekly's PW Comics Week Newsletter or PW Children's Bookshelf Newsletter you've maybe already seen this, but last week they both ran an interview with me about Olympians, conducting by the estimable Steve Bunche.
If you're so inclined, kindly check out this interview wherein we discuss 300, the proper pronunciation of Heracles, and Calvin and Hobbes with the clicky-click.
Wow, lately this blog has been all about the press Zeus: King of the Gods has been getting. I figured I'd share with you some of the finished black and white art for the third book in Olympians, The Glory of Hera. I've been posting most of my Olympians art stuff over on the Olympians blog, so if you miss this stuff, please head on over and check it out. In the meantime, enjoy this page from the wedding of Zeus and Hera
Friday, February 12, 2010
Six different bloggers weigh in on Zeus: King of the Gods at the Good Comics for Kids website over at SLJ. It's a pretty cool piece, with discussions on the randiness of Zeus, speculation on Hera and Athena, and Greek myth baseball cards. One line to sum it up? "For the most part, this book club meeting has been a love-fest." Well, gawrsh. Please check it out.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Five out of five giant, one-eyed monsters". I'll take that over the old star system any day of the week. Seriously, this is one of those reviews where I feel like the reviewer really got it and then some. Click here to read the review at Robot 6@ Comic Book Resources.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Click here to read an interview I gave about Zeus and Olympians at the wonderful Graphic Novel Reporter website. They had some cool questions, like what was my first comic book, and created the above image,which I think is pretty cool. The two faces on the end are myself on top, and Ball-Peen collaborator Adam Rapp on the bottom, btw.
Well, that's probably not a very enlightening headline since, as the master of all things Olympian, Rick Riordan (author of the Percy Jackson series, the basis for the upcoming film The Lightning Thief) probably blogs about something Olympiany almost every day. But what I was referring to was this post, wherein he says some very nice things about my Olympians website. It's very flattering because, well he's a Titan in the field (oof, sorry), and it's very generous for him to reach down from Olympus (sorry again) to shed some light on my little corner of the mythological world. I'll end this now before I get too corny, but please, check out the rest of his blog. Some very, very cool stuff there.