Things to Do: Gene Luen Yang to begin national tour, NYC event this weekend!

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2016 has been a banner year for American Born Chinese cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.  Earlier this year, he was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the United States Library of Congress.  Then he launched a brand new Chinese-centric Superman series with DC Comics entitled New Super-Man.  Just today, he became the honored recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Whether you […]

#SDCC ’16 First Second’s Gene Luen Yang: The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at SDCC '16

By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]

INTERVIEW: Gene Luen Yang on Being Named National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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The author of American Born Chinese sits down to talk with us about his new role as the first comics alumnus to hold the prestigious position of ambassador of young people’s literature.

SDCC 14: Gene Luen Yang on the First Asian American Superhero, Faith and the East/West Dichotomy


By Kyle Pinion Gene Luen Yang is the writer/artist of critically acclaimed graphic novels like American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints, as well as the writer of Level Up, The Eternal Smile, and adaptations of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yang’s work has been awarded with multiple Eisners including “Best New Graphic Album” for American Born Chinese […]