Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Lately I have been pretty busy. As you may know, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief movie is in production (see the trailer here) and the final book in the series "The Last Olympian" has recently come out, so the folks over at Barnes and Noble have been doing a slew of promotion using the artwork from the covers.
Check out this cool "Last Olympian Gift Card"
They have also created some cool trivia cards.
As well as this nifty journal.

But one of the most exciting things for me was the opportunity to illustrate a Deluxe Gift Edition of "The Lightning Thief". I had to put all my other projects on hold to work on it, but in the end it was totally worth it.
The book will have eight full color paintings of scenes from the book and will be cloth bound and come with a handsome slipcase. The best part is that I am told it will be available this November, just in time for that perfect holiday gift for the Percy fans!
I plan to do some promotional videos, but here is a small taste of what is to come... stay tuned.

1 comment:

BronzeKnife said...

John Rocco, you ROCK! I love love love your art for Percy Jackson...they depict scenes almost exactly how I pictured them, and...they're just amazing! I wish your art was in the Ultimate Guide. I have a Lightning Thief movie poster hanging in my room but I much rather wish it was a poster version of your painting with Percy at the door of Olympus. The jackets for the Heroes of Olympus were breathtaking as well. Your work is awesome!