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 […]

Graphic novelists Yang and Redniss win MacArthur”genius” grants

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  Two comickers have won MacArthur Fellows grants, commonly known as the “Genius”grants, as announced today: Gene Luen Yang and Lauren Redniss. Along with 21 other winners, Yang and Redniss will receive a $625,000 grant reflecting “their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.” Gene Luen Yang is of course well known for his […]

#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 […]

New Superman’s New Name and Cover, Plus changes to DC Creative Teams before Rebirth

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DC is busy as a bee in the final weeks leading up to the publisher’s brand new line-wide reboot initiative dubbed as Rebirth. Writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) made his debut at DC with Superman, while the writer is departing Clark Kent’s series, he is staying in the Superman Universe with a brand […]

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.