Forged in Fire: George O'Connor vs Mike Cavallaro
June 11, 2019, 3:00 PM
A Clash of Olympians, with two titans of graphic novels!
Join us for a reading and signing with George O'Connor (Olympians series) and Mike Cavallaro (Nico Bravo) on Tuesday, June 11, at 3 pm.
ABOUT "Olympians: Hephaistos":
Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heavens, but he was not treated as an equal--his brothers and sisters looked down at him for his lame leg, and even his own wife, Aphrodite, was disloyal. In this installment of George O'Connor's bestselling Olympians graphic novel series, witness Hephaistos' wrath in God of Fire as he creates a plan that'll win him the respect he deserves.
GEORGE O'CONNOR is the New York Times-bestselling author of the Olympians, the ongoing series of graphic novels featuring the tragic, dramatic, and epic lives of the Greek gods. His first graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, pushed the boundaries of the genre as it used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert. He also illustrated acclaimed playwright Adam Rapp's Ball Peen Hammer.George is also the creator of popular picture books such as the New York Times-bestselling Kapow! and If I Had A Triceratops. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
ABOUT "Nico Bravo and the Hounds of Hades":
Got a problem? At Vulcan's Celestial Supply Shop, you can find the magical merchandise to set things right. The seasoned staff--a kid named Nico Bravo, a sphinx named Lula, and a unicorn named Buck--pride themselves on providing "legendary service and expertise in all areas of the arcane."
But Nico's world is about to be turned upside down, and it's all thanks his latest customer: Eowulf, the pint-size descendant of the monster slayer Beowulf. Determined to carry on the family business, this would-be warrior plans to slay Cerberus, the terrifying, three-headed hound of Hades. There's just one problem--Cerberus is the only thing preventing the hordes of the Underworld from entering the land of the living. Can Nico stop Eowulf from unleashing a zombie apocalypse?
MIKE CAVALLARO is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include "Parade (with fireworks)" (Shadowline/Image Comics), a Will Eisner Award-nominee; "The Life and Times of Savior 28" (IDW), with Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis; and the "Foiled" series with Jane Yolen and "Decelerate Blue" with Adam Rapp, both published with First Second Books.
Mike is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Manhattan Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.