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John Rocco

Biography

John Rocco

John Rocco is the jacket artist for Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He is also the author-illustrator of FU FINDS THE WAY, WOLF! WOLF!, MOONPOWDER, and BLACKOUT and collaborated with Whoopi Goldberg on the picture book ALICE. He was previously creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering and serves as preproduction director at Dreamworks for the film Shrek

Rocco studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. For many years Rocco has been an art director in the entertainment industry, both in the US and abroad. For Walt Disney Imagineering, he designed attractions at Disney’s Epcot and served as art director for DisneyQuest, a virtual reality theme park in Downtown Disney. Rocco has worked with computer graphics pioneer Robert Abel, the creator of some of the first CGI commercials and special effects, and contributed to several museum projects including Newseum in Washington D.C. and Paul Allen‘s Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame.

John Rocco

Books by John Rocco

written by Rick Riordan with illustrations by John Rocco - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

When Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. Percy and his friends have just ten days to find Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve an Oracle's riddle; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods. This deluxe gift edition of the internationally best-selling first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, lavishly illustrated by series artist John Rocco, is a must-have for Riordan fans.

by Rick Riordan and John Rocco - Children's, Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy.

written by Jay Primiano, illustrated by John Rocco - Young Adult 14+

A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident.

When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake’s future, and now his family’s diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family’s security and save the diner in time.