George O'Connor (comics)
November 5, 1973 |
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller|
|Journey into Mohawk Country, Ball Peen Hammer, Olympians series|
His first graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, was published in 2006. It uses as its sole text an English translation of the journal kept by the Dutch barber/surgeon/explorer Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, who in 1634 journeyed from what is now Albany, New York 100 miles into the interior of the North American continent. This journal is one of the earliest extant accounts of the Iroquois people.
O'Connor followed up Journey with his work on Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by famed playwright Adam Rapp. Set in the near future of an unnamed city after a societal collapse, the story follows the lives and loves of a handful of survivors.
O'Connor is currently working on Olympians, a projected 12-book series retelling the Greek Myths in a graphic novel format, with one book for each Olympian god. The first volume, Zeus: King of the Gods, was published in January 2010. The first volume was followed shortly thereafter by Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, Hades: Lord of the Dead, Poseidon: Earth-Shaker, Aphrodite: Goddess of Love, Ares: Bringer of War, Apollo: The Brilliant One, and Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt.
- Sally and the Some-Thing (2006)
- Kapow! (2007)
- Uncle Bigfoot (2008)
- Ker-Splash! (2010)
- If I Had a Raptor (2014)
- If I Had a Triceratops (2015)
- Captain Awesome series (illustrator)
- Journey into Mohawk Country, written by Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert (September 5, 2006)
- Ball Peen Hammer, written by Adam Rapp (September 29, 2009)
- Olympians Book 1: Zeus: King of the Gods (January 5, 2010)
- Olympians Book 2: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (April 13, 2010)
- Olympians Book 3: Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (July 19, 2011)
- Olympians Book 4: Hades: Lord of the Dead (January 31, 2012)
- Olympians Book 5: Poseidon: Earth Shaker (March 19, 2013)
- Olympians Book 6: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love (December 31, 2013)
- Olympians Boxed Set: Includes the first six books in the series (October 7, 2014)
- Olympians Book 7: Ares: Bringer of War (January 27, 2015) 
- Olympians Book 8: Apollo: The Brilliant One (January 26, 2016) 
- Olympians Book 9: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt  (January 31, 2017)
- Olympians Book 10: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster
- Official author page at Macmillan Publishing
- The Leonard Lopate Show - Journey Into Mohawk Country
- Kiel Phegley (November 27, 2009). "Hammer-Cracking Sci-Fi & Lightning-Cracking Mythology". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
- Final cover - Ares: Bringer of War
- Amazon.com entry, Ares: Bringer of War
- Apollo: The Brilliant One (final cover)
- Caption: Would you trust this face? Dionysos and Marsyas from APOLLO: THE BRILLIANT ONE
- Tentative title
George O'Connor @GeorgetheMighty - From Olympians Volume 9--Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt. When Leto met Zeus.
- Publisher title, updated subtitle
- Going over some proofs of the next volume of OLYMPIANS--Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt.
- Behold! Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover to the next volume of #olympians, #hermes #talesofthetrickster.
- Writer and Illustrator of Best-Selling Book Series “Olympians” Visits Gregory Elementary School