The Making of Templar
Inside the creation of a graphic novel
Author Jordan Mechner (creator of Prince of Persia) and illustrators LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland offer a candid and personal look behind the scenes of their five-year-journey making TEMPLAR, a 480-page graphic-novel adventure set in medieval Paris.
Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner teamed up with husband-and-wife artistic team LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland to create TEMPLAR, a 480-page graphic-novel adventure set in medieval Paris.
In this free e-book, Mechner, Pham and Puvilland offer a lavishly illustrated, candid and personal look behind the scenes of their five-year collaborative work process bringing TEMPLAR to life.
== Critical Praise for TEMPLAR ==
"TEMPLAR is a beautifully executed historical thriller written by famed game designer Jordan Mechner (who created Prince of Persia) and drawn by Leuyen Pham and Alex Puvilland… A classic caper story filled with glorious and horrible swordfights, skullduggery, torture, romance, banditry, piety, bravery and treachery. I came to this not knowing much about the Templars and caring about them even less, but found that once I picked the (massive) book up, I couldn’t put it down. This is some great and exciting storytelling."
-- Cory Doctorow (author of Homeland and Little Brother) for Boing Boing
"With TEMPLAR, Jordan Mechner combines true flair for classic adventure with a firm grasp of medieval history, for an unforgettable tale of love, gold and glory. And Pham and Puvilland bring their strong individual style to bear on 14th-century France with gorgeous art that is both clean and lush at the same time. Put them together and you’ve got yourself a winner."
-- David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES
"Mechner’s (Prince of Persia) tight plot never misses a beat, and the book is a definite page-turner… It’s a rollicking good time and a real gem of a book, well worth the wait and price."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
== About the Authors ==
Jordan Mechner is a game designer, screenwriter, filmmaker, and graphic novelist. He created Prince of Persia, Karateka, and The Last Express. You can learn more about him at jordanmechner.com/bio.
LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland are happily married in art. They met while working at Dreamworks Feature Animation. LeUyen is the illustrator of over fifty books for children including Freckleface Strawberry, Alvin Ho, and All the Things I Love About You.