Thursday, January 16, 2014

OLYMPIANS POSTER! A complete walkthrough

The upcoming Olympians poster is as finished as it's gonna get. I thought you might like to see this step-by-step process of how it was made, from the finish all the way back to the sketch.

finished color

finished inks

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fan Art: Aphrodite, Hera and Eros

Some fun fan art I received (from Clio, daughter of First Second editorial director Mark Siegel). Her dad's a super-talented artist, and at six years old I'd say she's well on track to surpassing her father (and me, for that matter), wouldn't you say?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Two-and-a-half Covers of APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE

A lot of eagle-eyed readers have noticed that the cover of Aphrodite: Goddess of Love that appears on the back cover of Poseidon is different than the the cover that appears on the actual book. I wrote a piece on the :01 blog that details the reason why. It's an interesting glimpse behind the scenes of the creative and editorial processes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Arise Aphrodite!

My editor Neal Porter shares this cool piece about the new book and the birth of Olympians over on the First Second blog this morning.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everybody!

Volume 6 of Olympians, Aphrodite: Goddess of Love dropped yesterday on the last day of 2013 and I'm blushing at all the great emails I've received from people who already read it.

One of my new years resolutions is to be more attentive about updating this blog, and to that effect, I'm sharing here this early alternate design for the cover of Aphrodite. I'm sure you will all agree with me when I say I'm happy I didn't go this route ;)

I also wanted to plug my official Facebook page and my official Twitter. I hope to see you guys there!