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PERCY JACKSON : THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

In stores now in Softcover, Hardcover, and E-Book formats

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth Graphic Novel is in stores now! Book Four of a Five-Part series, this one is a bit of a homecoming for me as Book One, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, was my first gig out of art school. This time around I had the opportunity to share art duties with Antoine Dodé, whose manga style is a perfect fit for the characters!

What about the story? Battle of the Labyrinth follows Percy Jackson on a quest through the Labyrinth in a race to solve its mysteries before it unleashes evil forces on his beloved Camp Half Blood. Mythology enthusiasts will recognize modern interpretations of Deadalus, Icarus wings, the Stables of Geryon, Hepheastus, King Minos of Crete, Gaia's invincible wrestling son Anteaus, Pan, and of course, The LABYRINTH! No Minotaur, unfortch, because Percy already killed it in the Lightning Thief. Whoops!

Battle of the Labyrinth was adapted by Robert Venditti from the novels by Rick Riordan. As part of a two-book deal, series fans can be pleased to know we're deep in work on book five, The Last Olympian, for release in 2019.

 

SERPENT'S SHADOW GRAPHIC NOVEL

THE KANE CHRONICLES: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Egyptian Myth and Mystery from Rick Riordan and Orpheus Collar

An epic 5,000 years in the Making! The Kane Chronicles follows brother-sister duo Carter and Sadie Kane as they combat the forces of Chaos...aided by famous gods like Anubis, Thoth, Bast, and the like. The three-book series was adapted and illustrated by myself from the original novels by Rick Riordan, and individually created as The Red Pyramid, the Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow.

Adapting and illustrating The Serpent's Shadow, I wanted an extra level of authenticity in all scenes set in Egypt. So the first step was booking a flight to Cairo for two weeks of intensive sketching and photos... The research trip took me to the Pyramids of Giza and Dahshur, a sleeper train to the ancient city of Luxor a balloon over the Valley of the Kings, onto the backs of many camels and horse carts, and into at least one subterranean speakeasy that would make Indiana Jones blush...

The rest of the work was completed from my studio in Los Angeles. Big thanks to the the ever-talented Stephanie Brown, Cam Floyd, and Aladdin Collar, who provided color assists to the books. For a look at process, Rick Riordan has a good post on his blog.

Each volume was published by Disney Hyperion Books, and is available wherever books are sold. For more info, glimpses of the interior art, and behind-the-scenes sketches, follow along at the Kane Chronicles Graphic Novel blog.