Our intern-to-the-stars Matthew is absent today, so here I am posting my own drawings like a common chump. I came in today feeling like drawing something different than my usual mythological gods; something, like, say, a superhero. I still stuck with a god, though— I guess I wanted to be different, but not too different. Thor is very fun to draw, and he looks good standing on just about any giant head you can think of. I went with a dragon.
It’s almost here!! Join me, George O’Connor, this Saturday, July 23rd at the amazing Bergen Street Comics, in the great borough of Brooklyn, for the official Release Party of the third book in Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory!! Whoo-hoo!
It’s going to be an (almost) all-day affair. At 4:00, I will be hosting a comics creating workshop for kids; and the young-at-heart, where we will create our own latter-day Olympians, Monsters and Heroes for an art-show that will be hung on the walls of Bergen Street Comics. Then, we’ll reconvene at 8 for a Bacchanalia of Epic proportions. All ages are welcome, but Nectar and Ambrosia will only be served to those of age; togas are encouraged but not mandatory. Throughout the day I’ll be signing, drawing and talkin’ mythological matters with anyone who comes by. Maybe we’ll have a visitor or two from Olympus itself?
For more info, click here. Hope to see you all!
Here’s a shot of my workspace on the Hypothetical Island. Lotsa top secret projects on display here.
This is George, by the way. If you need to distinguish me from the rest of my studiomates, I’m the good-looking talented one.
Todays’ warm-up topic was carnival, so I drew Viviane Castro, record-holder for skimpiest Carnival costume.
To celebrate what would have been his 94th birthday, I drew Will Eisner’s The Spirit in the midst of yet another donnybrook.
Another Chimera pick, this one a sliver from a piece of art done as part of a pitch for an Olympians spin-off series.
Quicky subway sketch I doodled of the Chimera from Greek myth. It’s a design that may or may not ever make it into Olympians.