Saturday, October 23, 2010

Percy Jackson the graphic novel became a New York Times Bestseller

I am happy to announce that The Percy Jackson and Olympians:The lightning thief graphic novel became a New York Times Bestseller this week.
And of course,it would be impossible without the fans,so thank you for all of you who bought our book.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Percy is in the stores

The graphic novel adaptation of the Percy Jackson and lightning thief is already in the stores.
At the last weekend,the whole team visited the New York Comics Con,where me,Robert,and José, did a small promotion for the book,and signed for the fans of course.
I had a nice time,and i really do hope many of the fans will enjoy the result of our hard work.

We already have some reviews,which is very positive.
to read it,please follow the link.

And a starred review in the Publisher Weekly.

The following starred review appears in the 10-4-10 issue of Publishers Weekly: [STAR] The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Jose Villarrubia, Disney-Hyperion, $19.99 (128p) ISBN 978-1-4231-1696-7
Venditti's adaptation of the critically acclaimed first installment of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series faces a daunting challenge: to present a beloved, contemporary, young adult fantasy novel as a 128-page visual narrative. But the team succeeds in spectacular fashion. Venditti (The Surrogates) takes the story of the half-blood Percy--who discovers that he is both the son of a god and the prime suspect in a theft of cosmic implications--and forges an adaptation that does justice not simply to Riordan's story but works perfectly as a graphic novel. The book retains the excellent pacing of the original and gives a face to Riordan's vision of the mythological made modern. Futaki's artwork is exemplary, but what leaves such a lasting impression is Villarrubia's coloring, which reveals both subtlety and spectacle when needed. The graphic novel compression must, of necessity, sacrifice something, namely some of the humor of the original. Ages 10–up. (Oct.)

I am also curious in the readers critics,so please dont be shy to share your oppinions with me.