The Morgan Library & Museum Presents: Greek Out with George O'Connor

Sunday, April 11, 2:00 PM ET
Family Workshop: Greek Out with George O’Connor at the Morgan
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through The Morgan Library & Museum

Meet writer and illustrator George O'Connor, creator of the New York Times Best-Selling series Olympians, which retells Greek myths through graphic novels. To celebrate the upcoming release of the twelfth book, Dionysus, join George on a virtual exploration of the incredible ceilings of the Morgan's East Room, where the gods of Greek mythology are paired with Zodiac signs. Participants will create and sketch their own original Olympian god.
Craft materials: Paper, pencil, eraser; colored pencils optional

Family workshops are designed for adults and children to enjoy together. Recommended for children ages 7–14. No experience required.

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. 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. www.georgeoconnorbooks.com

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Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Books are available to order from Greenlight for in-store pickup or direct-to-home shipping. 

 


George O'Connor 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.

In OLYMPIANS, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

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NY
Olympians: Zeus: King of the Gods Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596434318
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: First Second - January 5th, 2010

Volume 1 of OLYMPIANS, ZEUS: King OF THE GODS, introduces readers to the ruler of the Olympian Pantheon, telling his story from his boyhood to his ascendance to supreme power. This title has Common Core connections.


Olympians: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596434325
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Published: First Second - April 13th, 2010

Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures. This title has Common Core connections.


Olympians: Hera: The Goddess and her Glory Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596434332
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Published: First Second - July 19th, 2011

Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the Queen of the Gods and Goddesses in the Pantheon. This volume tells the tales of the many heroes who sought and won Hera's patronage, most notably Hercules.


Olympians: Hades: Lord of the Dead Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596434349
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Published: First Second - January 31st, 2012

Volume 4 of the highly acclaimed Olympians series! Hades: Lord of the Dead tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons.


Olympians: Poseidon: Earth Shaker Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596437388
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Published: First Second - March 19th, 2013

In the fifth installment of the Olympians series of graphic novels, author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on that most mysterious and misunderstood of the Greek gods, Poseidon: Earth Shaker. Thrill to such famous myths as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athens—and learn how the tempestuous Poseidon became the King of the Seas.


Olympians: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781596437395
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Published: First Second - December 31st, 2013

In volume six of Olympians, graphic novel author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Look for the same thoroughly researched and wonderfully accessible comics storytelling as O'Connor tackles the story of the Aphrodite from her dramatic birth (emerging from sea-foam) to her role in the Trojan War.


Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War Cover Image
By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626720138
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Published: First Second - January 27th, 2015

The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first?
 


Olympians: Apollo: The Brilliant One Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626720152
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Published: First Second - January 26th, 2016

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.


Olympians: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626725225
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Published: First Second - January 31st, 2017

Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, finds power through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She slays those who wish to do harm to the innocent and takes care of the young and helpless. She protects women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes, and is unrivaled in her hunting abilities. 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.


Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626725256
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Published: First Second - January 30th, 2018

In volume ten of Olympians, George O’Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo’s prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father to the equally mischievous Pan, Hermes’s story is wildly entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything he touches or creates. This volume is sure to be a fan favorite with its wit, charm, and storytelling.


Olympians: Hephaistos: God of Fire Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781626725287
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

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.


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Olympians: Dionysos: The New God Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626725317
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - January 25th, 2022

In the final volume of the New York Times–bestselling Olympians graphic novel series, author/artist George O’Connor focuses on Dionysos, the god of wine and madness.

The Olympians saga draws to a close with the tale of Dionysos, the last Olympian, and maybe, just maybe, the first of a new type of God. His story is told by the first Olympian herself, Hestia, Goddess of the hearth and home. From her seat in the center of Mt. Olympus, Hestia relates the rise of Dionysos, from his birth to a mortal mother, to his discovery of wine, his battles with madness and his conquering of death itself, culminating, finally, in his ascent to Olympus and Godhood.


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