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Luke and Me Episode 1

By | September 24th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Luke's son playing next to Luke's drawing of a Demon   My friend Luke and I could not be more different.  He's got full sleeve tattoos.  My arms are as unblemished as a newborn baby's butt.  He sports a stylish goatee.  I can't grow connectors (the hair that connects your mustache to your beard) [...]

We have a Winner!

By | September 16th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

I know it's been over a month since Comic-Con 2014, but man, I've been busy.  Secret Coders got announced, I just finished the script for the next Avatar: The Last Airbender GN, and a new school year began! Anyway, I finally got around to picking a winner for my Twitter contest, and it's Deb Aoki!  She [...]

Find The Green Turtle at Comic-Con!

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Pro cosplayer Alvin Duong has graciously agreed to help us promote The Shadow Hero by cosplaying the Green Turtle! When I first talked to Alvin, I told him we could find a way around the Green Turtle's bare-chestedness.  Alvin wouldn't hear of it -- staying true to the source material is key for him.  So here [...]

American Born Chinese

By | June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|

colored by Lark Pien published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up, or Middle School in Moderated Settings   I started American Born Chinese about five years into my comics career. (Though at the time, it was less a career and more a hobby since I wasn't making any money at it.) I'd done a couple [...]

Boxers & Saints

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|

colored by Lark Pien published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up The Boxer Rebellion was fought Chinese soil over 100 years ago.  Back then, the Chinese government was incredibly weak. Western powers were able to establish concessions – pieces of land that functioned as colonies – all across China. The poor, hungry, illiterate teenagers [...]

Boxers & Saints in the Classroom Part 4

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Comics educator Joan Hilty (who also happens to be one of my editors for the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics) included Boxers & Saints on her syllabus for a class titled "Violence in the Pursuit of Justice" at John Jay CUNY! Thank you, Joan!  You're the best! Here are some projects created by her students!

Boxers & Saints in the Classroom Part 3

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

  Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell continue to share about their experience teaching Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey!  Check out Part 1 and Part 2. BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #3 by Darcy Caldwell, The Peck School Today a fellow teacher and I concluded our study of [...]

Boxers & Saints in the Classroom Part 2

By | May 27th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell continue to share about their experience teaching Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey!  Check out their first blog post here. BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #2 by Robby Griffin, The Peck School For our third day on Boxers, the students have finished reading the [...]

Boxers & Saints in the Classroom Part 1

By | May 26th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell are using Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey! Thank you so much, Robby and Darcy! I asked them to write about their experience, and here's what they had to say: BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #1 by Robby Griffin, The Peck School My [...]

Why is Zita the Spacegirl Awesome?

By | May 20th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

The third volume of Ben Hatke's wonderful middle grade GN series Zita the Spacegirl is out in stores now! I did some fan art to celebrate: Why is Zita the Spacegirl so awesome? Because Little Girl + Courage + Giant Rideable Mouse + Outer Space = AWESOME