Jordan Mechner

Jordan Mechner’s videogames, including Prince of Persia, Karateka, and The Last Express, have received worldwide acclaim. Over 14 million Prince of Persia games have been sold around the world. He is the author of Solomon’s Thieves and the creator of the Prince of Persia graphic novel, written by A.B. Sina, and he wrote the script for the Disney movie adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Mechner sold his first game, Karateka, while he was still an undergraduate at Yale, and then moved directly on to creating Prince of Persia. These were among the first games to combine arcade action with realistic animation and cinematic storytelling, and both titles became #1 bestsellers and are now considered all-time classics. In 2003, Mechner wrote and directed the documentary Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. He lives in Southern California.


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Graphic Novel Trailer for Prince of Persia

Destiny brings together two princes from different centuries of historic Persia in this fantastical epic graphic novel. As their city begins to fall, and everything they believe in crumbles and decays, they find that only they can stand against the twilight of their eras. Created by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia video games, this graphic novel is beautifully written by award-winning poet A.B. Sina and strikingly illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland.

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Solomon's Thieves Trailer

Martin's on the run for his life -- in 14th century France!

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Templar

Written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland
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Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the...


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Solomon's Thieves
Solomon's Thieves
By Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland
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On the run from the law . . . in 14th century France Life as a Templar Knight returning from the Crusades is dull— bread, beans, and lots and lots of...


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Prince of Persia

Created by Jordan Mechner, written by AB Sina, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland
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BEYOND THE LEGENDARY GAME – THE LEGEND ITSELF Long ago in Persia, there lived a Prince -- a man of honor, of valor, and full of strength -- a man for his...


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