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Rick Riordan's Worldwide bestseller adapted to NY 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! Original Art now for sale at my store!

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 real 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.

~Orpheus Collar


With board-to-film comparisons

I've been doing a lot of storyboard art for advertising and animation lately, which you can view at my Services page.

Storyboards are an essential part of film and animation, created before production starts in full. The boards I do break into two types. Presentation boards are more high-polish and used to sell a commercial concept to a client. Shooting boards, function as a set of instructions for the cast and crew as to where to put the camera/actors in the set, and ensure continuity from shot-to-shot before shooting. Both involve close coordination with the director and producers of a given production.

~Orpheus Collar