Red Pyramid Graphic Novel Releases October 2

Red Pyramid Graphic Novel Releases October 2

Any Kane Chronicle fans? Good news, The Red Pyramid graphic novel is due to come out the same day as the Mark of Athena, is that not the biggest bonus ever? Rick recently posted some pages from the novel, and I must say, its looking pretty good! Like the pictures? More can be seen from Rick’s blog. Hope you all are having a lovely Monday and are looking forward to its release!

The Making of a Graphic Novel

You may know that The Mark of Athena comes out October 2, but that also marks the publication date for The Red Pyramid graphic novel! Ever wonder how a graphic novel is put together? The folks at Disney were kind enough to send some images that show the different stages.

First a script is developed, taking the book and condensing it like a screenplay. Since a graphic novel is much shorter than a regular novel, the adaption team has to figure out how to relay the story in words and pictures without losing anything!

Once that’s done, they make a layout of each page, roughly sketching out what each panel will show and say.

Here’s the layout for page 16 of The Red Pyramid:

After that, the artist does a pencil version of the artwork, which refines the look of each panel:

Then color is added to the art:

And finally, the text is lettered, making a complete page:


Pretty cool, huh? And just wait until you see the entire graphic novel. It looks spectacular. I’ll post another page next week, from layout to finished product, so stay tuned!

Hi! My pseudonym I like to use is Pandora but you can always call me Tammy. I was first introduced to Percy's world in 2010, but now I'm a major Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus fan. I love to read, do photography, and obviously, obsess over Percy Jackson!

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4 Comments

  1. jk - September 11, 2012

    I ENVY THEM.PERCY JACKSON GRAPJIC NOVEL ONE IS SO BAD DRAWN THAT ANNABETH LOOKS LIKE A BOY!!!

  2. Annabeth - September 10, 2012

    Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Rebecca King - September 10, 2012

    Cool! Its funny how Sadie has red hair in the graphic novel since in the book she just has her hair highlighted with red. Oh well. It still looks awesome!

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