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MARATHON and HADES Book Launch Party at Bergen St. Comics!

I am so happy to announce the upcoming book launch party and art exhibition for MARATHON and HADES. HADES, in case you didn’t already know, is the fourth book in the critically acclaimed Olympians series of graphic novellas by George O’Connor. Marathon is my latest book with writer, Boaz Yakin. As you can see from […]

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MARATHON Earns a Star from Booklist!

It’s come to my attention that my upcoming book, MARATHON has been awarded a starred review over at Booklist! Here’s an excerpt: A finely tempered forge of heroism and exhaustion, history and adrenaline. For those of you who subscribe to Booklist, the full review is available here.

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Marathon Awarded a Kirkus Star!

Kirkus book reviews proudly claims to be the “world’s toughest book critics.” It’s for that reason that I’m so excited that Marathon by Boaz Yakin and I has recently been awarded their highest honor…the Kirkus star review. Infurnari fills patchwork panels with glimpses of rugged faces, slashing swords and jumbles of martial action with “KLAK” […]

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MARATHON included in School Library Journal Spring GN Selections

Brigid Alverson, writing for the School Library Journal, has included MARATHON as one of it’s Spring Graphic Novel recommendations. Here’s the skinny: YAKIN, Boaz. Marathon. Illustrated by Joe Infurnari. First Second. June 2012. pap. $16.99. ISBN 9781596436800. Gr 7 Up—Yakin tells the story of the first marathon runner, a former slave who carried vital messages […]

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New Interview in the latest Trip City Podcast!

No, that’s not me up there. I’m much more handsome than that! All kidding aside, head on over to Trip City, where I have an interview with Jeffrey Burandt and Dean Haspiel in Trip City’s latest podcast. You’ll be amazed at the things I say with a foot in my mouth! Thanks to Dean Haspiel, […]

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MARATHON: The Making of a Cover

Marathon tells the epic tale of the original long distance runner. In 490 BC, an Athenian messenger named Eucles ran twenty-seven miles from Sparta to Athens, and in so doing preserved ancient Greek civilization from subjugation to the Persian Empire. That’s a very broad overview of the book but it’s representative of the first step […]

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MARATHON off to the printer…

Here’s a sliver of a sneak peek at MARATHON’s cover. I’ll have the whole thing up in the new year. In the meantime, happy holidays y’all!

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MARATHON. The Race is Won!

In other words, MARATHON, the book I’ve been working on with writer Boaz Yakin for First Second, is now done! The experience of doing this book was difficult and exhilarating. When I first began work on it, I very much felt that my skills were not up to the task and it took a long […]

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