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Superman Smashes the Klan on October 16!

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|

Next Wednesday 10/16/19, the first volume of Superman Smashes the Klan debuts in comic shops! In 1946, the year after World War II ended, one of Superman's most iconic storylines debuted on the Superman radio show. It was titled "The Clan of the Fiery Cross." Over sixteen episodes, the Man of Tomorrow teamed up with his [...]

Gene Luen Yang at Comic-Con 2019.

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|


By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

The New Super-Man monthly comic book series ends this Wednesday with issue #24. I'm a little sad, sure, but mostly I'm grateful. For the last two years, I got to play in a new-ish corner of the DC Universe. I got to write about two Cities of Tomorrow, one real (Shanghai) and one make-believe (Metropolis). I [...]

Chinese Super-Man T-Shirt

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

The series finale issue of New Super-Man comes out this month! They still haven’t offered an official t-shirt for him yet, so I decided to make my own. If you want to make one too, just print out this image file onto iron-on transfer paper: Protip: “dark fabric” transfers work best even for light fabric t-shirts. [...]


By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

I'm interviewing my friend Mariko Tamaki next month in San Francisco about her new graphic novel SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER from DC Comics! Details here!

I’m coming to Cincinnati!

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

On Sunday May 6, 2018, I'll be at the Cincinnati Public Library as part of a big Children's Book Week celebration! More here.

Fresh Off The Boat + Free Comic Book Day

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Gene's Blog|

I'm a huge fan of the Fresh Off The Boat television show. It's clever and funny, plus it taps into pieces of my childhood that I've rarely seen on a screen, large or small. So when the folks behind the show asked me to partner with them on a project, I jumped at the chance. Superheroes [...]

New Super-Man

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Books & Comics, Gene's Blog|

illustrated by Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, and Hi-Fi Color published by DC Comics recommended for Seventh Grade and Up At the end of my Superman run,  DC Comics and I began talking about what I might do next for them.  When they first pitched me the idea of a Chinese Super-Man, I said NO.  Superman is all [...]

Reading Without Walls Video Podcast

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

What's Reading Without Walls, you ask?  Find out here. This video podcast is just me having awkward conversations with people I admire.  I'm trying my best to do one of these every month!  Here are the episodes we've done so far:          

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

So this crazy thing happened this past January.  The Library of Congress, Children's Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People's Literature! Every National Ambassador picks a platform.  Mine is Reading Without Walls.  I want every kid -- every reader, really -- to explore the world through books.  [...]