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Sneaky Peeking: The Lightning Thief

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I’ve been under strict secrecy until now, but one of the projects I’ve been working on is a graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling book The Lightning Thief, the first installment in the 5-part Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (the feature film adaptation of the same book is in theatres now).  I’ve already turned in the completed script, and Hungarian artist Attila Futaki is about a third of the way through the art.  The adaptation will also feature colors by José Villarrubia, so this one will be very easy on the eyes.

Attila posted the above page from Percy’s battle with the Minotaur on his website, along with a recent interview he did with a Hungarian outlet.  These are the first concrete images and details to be made public about the project, and more will be forthcoming as they are permitted.

Thanks are owed to Top Shelf who, had they not footed the bill for me to make a last-minute appearance at last year’s New York Comic Con, I would never have been in the room to meet Christian Trimmer, the editor at Hyperion who is shepherding the adaptation.  So much of my career has come down to being in the right place at the right time.  Many thanks to Christian as well for bringing me aboard, and especially to Rick for entrusting me with his baby.

2 Responses to “Sneaky Peeking: The Lightning Thief”

  1. Shannon Smith
    12:27 pm on February 26th, 2010

    That looks really amazing. Congrats on the sweet gig.

  2. Ron Jones
    9:46 pm on March 24th, 2010

    Wow… kudos man, that’s great and can’t wait to read it

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