Reviews for PRINCE OF PERSIA are about to start turning up and I’m curious to see them. Jordan Mechner, A.B. Sina, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland have poured their hearts into this project and I’m very proud of how it’s come out. Some of you friends of First Second have expressed the worry that this may be a sell-out book for us. I promise it’s not. Sina’s script draws on Iranian myth and history as well as on David Lynch and other deep wells. Some might hate it. But it looks like some are already taken with it. And LeUyen and Alex are an inspired team—already working on their next project for First Second.

I’m having a good laugh looking at some of the gaming sites where a bit of artwork from the book was leaked—the responses range from “Wow, the art looks awesome” to “this art sucks! it looks hand drawn!”

(spoiler: it is!)