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Level Up

By | March 18th, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|

illustrated by Thien Pham published by First Second Books recommended for Middle School and Up How do you decide what to do with your life? This question took up much of my head space when I was in my late teens, and it's also the central question of this book. This is video games vs. med [...]

Ten Reasons Toph Beifong Should Be Your Hero

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1 will be available at your local comic shop tomorrow!  (It'll be out in bookstores on March 18.)  The Rift is arguably the most Toph-ilicious comic book ever -- the entire story focuses on our favorite Metalbender's friendship with the Avatar. In celebration, I present to you ten [...]

The Eternal Smile

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|

illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up There's a self-hate that goes along with being a geek sometimes. Yes, we're into comic books and video games and all sorts of not-for-real-stuff, and usually we're proud of it. But every now and then -- after a nine-hour Lord of the Rings [...]

Boxers & Saints shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize!

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

Boxers & Saints was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in the Young Adult Literature category!  What an honor to be listed alongside Elizabeth Knox, Rainbow Rowell, Joyce Sidman, and Jonathan Stroud! Thank you, LA Times! Check out all the lists here.

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 5

By | February 21st, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 4

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

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 3

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99! Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them: Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 2

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Today is the day!  Sonny Liew and I revive the Green Turtle, the first Asian American superhero! The Shadow Hero #1 hits the digital shelves of Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook! Buy it now for the low, low price of 99 cents! All this week, Sonny and I are sharing our behind-the-scene material with [...]

Prime Baby

By | February 17th, 2014|Categories: Books & Comics|

colored by Derek Kirk Kim published by First Second Books recommended for Middle School and Up I can't tell you how thrilled I was when my agent told me that the New York Times (NEW! YORK! TIMES!) wanted me to do a story for them. Newpaper cartoonists are a special breed of smart. I mean, you [...]

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 1

By | February 17th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

Tomorrow, First Second Books will release the first digital issue of The Shadow Hero, a six-issue miniseries written by me and drawn by the tremendously talented Sonny Liew! The Shadow Hero #1 will be available via Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook for the low, low price of $0.99!  A print trade paperback collecting all [...]