Author Visit at WORD JC with Mike Cavallaro and George O'Connor

05/26/2019 - 12:30pm


WORD is beyond excited to welcome Mike Cavallaro and George O'Connor to Jersey City for a special presenation and drawing class with their new kids' graphic novels, Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades and Olympians: Hephaistos

Purchase of either title is necessary for access to this event. 


Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and is either drawing comics, or reading comics, or thinking about comics, all the time. He’s probably doing at least one of those right now, maybe more. Those comics include Parade (with fireworks), a Will Eisner Comics Industry Award-nominee and a Young Adult Library Services Association [YALSA] “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” selection; The Life and Times of Savior 28, written by J.M. DeMatteis; Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again, written by Jane Yolen, a Junior Library Guild selection; DECELERATE BLUE, written by Adam Rapp; and NICO BRAVO AND THE HOUND OF HADES, which is the first book in a three book series about a kid named Nico and a supply shop of the gods.Mike’s also been known to paint backgrounds or draw storyboards for animated series such as CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR, THE VENTURE BROS., BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, and others. Mike teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and is the vice-chairman of the National Cartoonists Society’s Manhattan Chapter. 

George O'Connor is a New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as such graphic novels as Journey into Mohawk Country and Ball Peen Hammer. In addition to his graphic novel career, O'Connor has published several children's picture books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.





Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626727519
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: First Second - April 23rd, 2019

A 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
A 2020 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

Take another look at your favorite myths and legends in this hillarious new graphic novel by Mike Cavallaro!

Olympians: Hephaistos: God of Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626725287
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
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.