In twelve year old Giacomo's Renaissance inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punished akin to death. When Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he kws he's in serious trouble. Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path - Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him. Magic, mystery, and mayhem come together in this page turning new series, featuring striking black and white art throughout.
Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Genius series is his debut prose work.