George O'Connor (comics)

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George O'Connor
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Born (1973-11-05) November 5, 1973 (age 43)
New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller
Notable works
Journey into Mohawk Country, Ball Peen Hammer, Olympians series

George O'Connor (born November 5, 1973) is an American-born author, cartoonist and illustrator living in Brooklyn.


O'Connor's first picture book, Kapow!, was a New York Times bestseller.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

He also storyboarded and contributed illustrations for the "graphic novel" portions of the ABC news special Earth 2100.

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.[3] 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[4], Apollo: The Brilliant One, and Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt[5].


Picture books[edit]

  • 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)

Graphic novels[edit]

  • 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) [6]
  • Olympians Book 8: Apollo: The Brilliant One (January 26, 2016) [7][8]
  • Olympians Book 9: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt [9][10] (January 31, 2017)[11][12]
  • Olympians Book 10: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster[13][14]


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