George O'Connor


George O'Connor

Author of Olympians series

Bio: George O’Connor’s first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasn’t. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp, a dark dystopian view of a society’s collapse as intimately viewed by four lost souls. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Website: olympiansrule.com
George's Twitter: @GeorgetheMighty
Teacher's Guides: Activities for Zeus, Activities for Athena, Activities for HeraActivities for Hades, Activities for Poseidon, Activities for Aphrodite, and  Activities for Ares 
Awards and Honors: Athena: Grey Eyed Goddess (Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, 2011); Zeus: King of the Gods (Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, 2011); Ares: Bringer of War (Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, 2016)

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