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Graphic Novel Talk with Olympians Author George O’Connor
May 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We are pleased to host this event with our community partners, Into Leaf.
Registration takes place on the Into Leaf site at:
Graphic Novel Talk with Olympians Author George O’Connor – May 14 @ 3 PM — Into Leaf
Come Greek out with us! In this interactive event for young readers, NYT bestselling author and illustrator George O’Connor will introduce graphic novel fans to his Olympians series, and explain his inspiration and love for Greek Mythology. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how graphic novels are created as he brings to life one of his favorite stories through live drawings and audience participation. All the gods will be discussed, including the story of Dionysos, the newly-released title in the 12-part series.
We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A during which you can ply George with questions about writing, drawing, Greek mythology, or anything else! Every ticket comes with your choice of book from the Olympians series (provided by local indie Transom Bookshop), which George will personalize with a custom drawing and signature.
Where/When: Sat. May 14 from 3-4 PM at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Cost: $15 per child includes your choice of signed book from the Olympians series. Pre-order as many additional books as you like!
Who: Geared towards kids ages 8+ but all are welcome! Because of space limitations, we ask that only one adult per child attend. Thanks for your understanding.
About the Author:
George O’Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Above all, George is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he’s out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind’s original superheroes: the Greek pantheon. Now he has brought his attention to OLYMPIANS, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form.
In his New York Times bestselling Olympians series, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.