Monday, April 29, 2013

As promised, more lil Olympians

Dug up some sketches to share...

Awesome fan art! Lil Hera! Lil Athena!

Awhile back, I drew up a comic for the ReadKiddoRead awards (Olympians was nominated for best series, and is probably losing as I type). It starred lil Olympians versions of Zeus and Hades. I drew up lil Olympian versions of the whole pantheon, wanting to do something with them in the future, but so far as I recall I never posted any other designs. Imagine my surprise then when I received these awesome drawings of lil Athena and lil Hera via twitter today from twitter user @britters1516. She figured out the underlying design principles behind my Zeus and Hades and perfectly extrapolated Hera and Athena. Amazing!

I'll have to dig up my own designs and post them, to see how they compare.

Friday, April 26, 2013

TOMORROW! Author Unlimited 3! EASILY the most exciting teen lit event on Long Island. Come meet Andrea Cremer, Adam Gidwitz, Jeff Hirsch, Tonya Hurley, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Joe Kelly, Robert Lipsythe, Barry Lyga, Patricia McCormick, Eliot Schrefer, Natalie Standiford and ME,  at St Joseph's College. More info here:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Facebook Author page

I've been getting a lot of requests for a Facebook author page and I had never made one, but now THAT HAS CHANGED! If you're on Facebook and want to see lots of cool exclusive pictures and stuff, as well as keep up with my various news and appearances, or just want to tell me how stinky you thought my latest book was, here's where you can go: George O'Connors OFFICIAL Facebook Author page!!

I also have a new Twitter handle. Follow me if you prefer me in doses of 140 characters or less: Follow @GeorgetheMighty on Twitter

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Watch me talk comics on YouTube-- LIVE!

I'm going to be a guest on the Comics Are Great podcast with the awesomely named Jerzy Drozd on Wednesday, April 16th at 12:30 pm. Now you might be saying-- since when does a podcast have a specific time? Well, Comics Are Great is streamed live over Youtube with real, moving images! You can also watch and/or listen after the fact if you're going to be otherwise occupied. But if you watch live, who knows, I might goof up something spectacularly. Don't you want to see that happen?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More Poseidon Bookstore appearances

I'm continuing to appear around town promoting my latest book, Poseidon: Earth Shaker.

 If you're going to be attending MoCCAfest this year, I'll be signing Poseidon and other volumes of Olympians at the FirstSecond booth at 11:30 on Saturday, April 6th. You can also catch me at the table for DaretoDraw from 1-2:30.

Later that day, I'll be celebrating the launch of Poseidon at the new Powerhouse books in Park Slope. That's Saturday, April 6th at 4 PM.

And I'll be part of a group show on April 20th at NYC's famed Books of Wonder .

Hope to see you there!