Author George O'Connor visits Mesa
On Friday, December 4th, Mesa Middle School hosted author, cartoonist, and graphic novelist, George O'Connor. O'Connor has written and illustrated a number of children's books, but is perhaps currently best known for his 12-book series, The Olympians, which feature the gods of Greek Mythology, as well as stories of the heroes and monsters of the age.
The Mesa MS Library hosted three sessions for O'Connor with him holding a presentation about his writing process, the stories he's already written, and a sneak peak at his next two books, Apollo and Artemis. Students were also given the opportunity to ask him questions on a range of subjects from Greek Mythology to publishing.
Two more smaller sessions were held in which O'Connor demonstrated basic drawing techniques, tricks that he's learned as an artist, and had students follow along to create their own images of a Cyclops, the face of Zeus or Athena, and a full-body image of a Greek god or hero.