THE KANE CHRONICLES, Book 2: THE THRONE OF FIRE
Rick Riordan's Worldwide Bestseller adapted to Graphic Novel Available October 2015
The Throne of Fire Graphic Novel was fully adapted, illustrated, and colored by yours truly from the novel by Rick Riordan and is in stores now wherever books are sold. In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, teen magicians Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra to prevent an ancient evil, the Serpent Apophis, from rising to the mortal world and swallowing the sun. Their cause is assisted by the Gods of Egypt and a host of trainee Initiates in an action-packed tale steeped in myth, monsters, and magic.
Adapting and Illustrating Throne of Fire was a 12 month process from the initial written outline to the finished art. Illustrating was helped tremendously by the ever-talented Cam Floyd, who worked alongside me throughout the process finessing backgrounds, magic spells, and props. I also received help from Aladdin, who provided color flats for the book. With these two gentlemen on board I not only got the book done, but done ahead of deadline!
The Throne of Fire Graphic Novel is published by Disney Hyperion Books, is 160 pgs, and full color.
For more info, glimpses of the art, and behind the scenes-sketches, I've set up a Kane Chronicles Graphic Novel blog.
Personalized Graphic Novel Service
Personalized Copies of Throne of Fire and Red Pyramid Graphic Novels with a doodle are available. This is something I enjoy doing, prices reflect the cost of stock, shipping, and tax. Please provide what you'd like me to write in the dedication and your shipping address.
If you already have a book and would like it signed and personalized, please write me for my shipping address! All I need is for you to ship it with a SASE for return postage so I can sign and send it back to you...and who you'd like me to make it out to and anything personal you'd like written in the inscription.
THE KANE CHRONICLES, Book 1: THE RED PYRAMID
Rick Riordan's Worldwide Bestseller adapted to NY Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel
The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel was fully adapted, illustrated, and colored by yours truly from the novel by Rick Riordan and is in stores wherever books are sold (particularly the big chains.) Two weeks on the New York Best-Sellers list! Thanks!
The Kane Chronicles is a series of young adult chapter books by Rick Riordan that follows brother-sister duo Carter and Sadie Kane as they discover ancestral ties to Ancient Egypt. Action, magic, even a bit of romance abound in this globe-hopping tale that introduces the Egyptian pantheon to a contemporary setting.
It was a true pleasure adapting the story to the comic book page: researching the history and locations, creating looks for the characters, acting out the scenes in my mirror and then on paper. Every page was drawn in pencil on 5 mil mylar with 4-6h pencils before being scanned and colored digitally. I hope to add a bit more on process later, but until then, Rick Riordan has a good process post on his blog.