Share Jordan's creative journey through his artworks and artist diary.

Jordan Mechner, best known as the creator of Prince of Persia, is also an artist. His pen-and-ink drawings offer an intimate window into the creative process that inspires his video games, books, and films.

From time to time, Jordan releases artwork in exclusive limited-edition signed and numbered giclée prints. Details on current availability are below.

Jordan has also shared his personal artist diaries in a limited first-edition facsimile printing (200 copies each) of Year 1 , 2 and 3 in France . Each book covers one year of Jordan's sketchbook journal following his move to France from L.A. in 2016 for a video game project.

Art books

Sketch Journal: Year 1 in France

$27

Sketch Journal: Year 2 in France

$27

Sketch Journal: Year 3 in France

$27

Artworks

A Faithful Friend

$180

In Jordan's Words: When I Stopped Drawing

When I was a kid, I spent as much time as I could drawing... until I got my first Apple II. Old interests got swept aside to make way for my new obsession: making games. Over the next three decades of writing, programming, and other activities, I almost forgot that drawing had once been a primary means of self-expression.

It came back to me in 2008. My artist friend (and collaborator on Templar) Alex Puvilland gave me a Moleskine notebook, black Pigma Micron pen, and no eraser. I started drawing people in the street, at cafés and airports, GDCs and live-model workshops. (And on the Prince of Persia movie set. There were camels!)

I found the tactile, no-undo, Zen aspect of pen and ink brush on paper a soul-refreshing break from screen time. Other than showing my sketchbooks to friends and family, and an occasional snap-post on Instagram, I had no plans to take my personal art public. But through 15 years of daily practice, my drawing has evolved into a new vocation. It's opened creative doors I couldn't have imagined when I (re)started. I'm excited to start sharing the results.

I've worked closely with Tomoe, a local fine-art printer in Montpellier, on high-quality limited-edition giclée prints of selected drawings. When available, artworks can be purchased from this page, above.

My most recent work is a series inspired by video games. You can read my blog post about it here. The gallery below shows a bit of what I've been up to.