is the author and illustrator of several picture books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Kapow!, Ker-Splash!, Sally and the Some-Thing and Uncle Bigfoot. In 2006, he adapted the journals of the 17th century explorer/barber/surgeon Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert into the graphic novel Journey into Mohawk Country, published by First Second Books
. His second graphic novel, Ball-Peen Hammer, written by novelist and playwright Adam Rapp, is to be released in October 2009. George is a founding member of Studio XOXOs (Hugs and Kisses) in Brooklyn, the borough where he also lives (in a nice, non-infested apartment). He's currently hard at work on a multi-volume series retelling the Greek myths as graphic novels called Olympians; the first two volumes Zeus: Father of the Gods and Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess are due to be released April 2010.