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Sarah Rachel Egelman

The stories about the god Apollo are some of the most dynamic and compelling in all of Greek mythology, which makes APOLLO: The Brilliant One a fantastic addition to George O’Connor’s Olympians series of graphic novels. With bold and dynamic visuals and sparse but dramatic text, O’Connor regales readers with the exploits of Apollo; his passions and violence, his foibles, power and legacy. Read More

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Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.

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Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.

About the Book

Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.

Rajdeep Paulus

Rajdeep Paulus is the award-winning author of SWIMMING THROUGH CLOUDS, SEEING THROUGH STONES and SOARING THROUGH STARS. Rajdeep studied English Literature at Northwestern and lives in New York with her Sunshine and four princesses. You can visit her website and find her on facebook and twitter.

Dore’ Ripley, a lecturer at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), had a better afternoon than most on January 20th. Why? Gene Luen Yang --- the recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of BOXERS & SAINTS, THE SHADOW HERO, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and more came to visit! The CSUEB alum had a lot to say about Asian representation in comics, both today and throughout history. Dore’ recounts some of the most interesting parts of his talk, below, so read on --- your comics knowledge is about to get a lot more nuanced!

Dore' Ripley

English Department

Lecturer, California State University, East Bay

Adjunct Professor, Diablo Valley College

Board Member, Humanities Education and Research Association (www.H-E-R-A.org)

Contributor, www.GraphicNovelReporter.com

www.RipleyOnline.com

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Books on Screen: January - August 2016

Forget "new year, new you"! All we care about when January rolls around is what book-to-screen adaptations we can look forward to in the months ahead. Last year brought us some great books on screen (including plenty of award contenders), and it's looking like 2016 will be just as exciting.

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Chris Grabenstein

A former improvisational comedian (he and Bruce Willis were in the same Greenwich Village comedy troupe in the early 1980s), Chris spent nearly twenty years writing commercials for America's top advertising agencies, ending his career as an Executive Vice President/Group Creative Director at the Young & Rubicam in New York City.

Interview: Gene Luen Yang, author of Secret Coders

Jan 4, 2016

We were thrilled to hear that Gene Luen Yang --- award-winning author of graphic novels AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and BOXERS & SAINTS and the new Secret Coders series --- was named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Below, Gene talks about his platform "Reading Without Walls," how his experience teaching has influenced his writing and why he thinks graphic novels --- and reading as a whole --- is so important. 


Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the YALSA-nominated Elemental series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “refreshingly human paranormal romance” and School Library Journal describes as “a new take on the supernatural genre.” The story of these four gifted teenage boys spans five novels and three e-novellas.

December 27, 2015

Publishers Weekly Takes a Look at Graphic Novels Today

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Terrific overview from Publishers Weekly with industry insiders talking about what's been going on with graphic novels in the last decade.