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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 [...]

Enter The Shadow Hero!

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

The Shadow Hero, my comic with the incredible Sonny Liew, debuts next week!  It will be released as six individual digital issues February through July.  A print trade paperback collecting all six issues will be available from First Second Books on July 15, just in time for Comic-Con! The Shadow Hero 1: The Green Turtle Chronicles  – [...]

Chu F. Hing

By | February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Legendary comics logo designer Alex Jay is an amazing researcher.  (Long-time comics fans will recognize Alex's work, I'm sure.)  He maintains a blog called Chinese American Eyes where he gives information about Chinese American artists of the past, both famous and obscure.   Recently, he did a feature on Chu F. Hing, the creator of a [...]

Boxers & Saints on the National Book Award Shortlist

By | November 5th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Boxers & Saints made the National Book Award shortlist!  What an incredible honor!  I must've screamed for five minutes straight after I found out.  I'm reading the rest of the list right now.  You should do the same.  Such amazing books!

Get Signed Editions of Boxers & Saints!

By | September 28th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Signed Boxers & Saints Print free with purchase from Books of Wonder, NYC Would you like signed editions of Boxers & Saints?  The following stores have them! CALIFORNIA - CONCORD Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff 2980 Treat Blvd Concord, CA 94518 (925) 825-5410 They also have signed editions of my other books, [...]

Boxers & Saints on the National Book Award Longlist

By | September 28th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

I just finished a two-week book tour, so I haven't been able to properly blog about this until now.  On September 16, the National Book Foundation announced their 2013 Longlist for Young People's Literature, and Boxers & Saints is on it!  I was absolutely speechless when I found out.  In 2006, the National Book Award nomination [...]

Russian Graffiti from the Boxer Rebellion

By | September 2nd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Librarian Jennie Rothschild told me about Russian graffiti that was left on Beijing City Wall at the end of the Boxer Rebellion.  Check it out: More here!

Pre-Order Boxers & Saints from Green Apple!

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

If you pre-order Boxers, Saints, or both from Green Apple Books before September 1, I will sign and do a sketch in your book(s)!  That's right!  A drawing just for YOU, from the bottom of my heart.    

Christine Wang Rocks

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Eighth-grader Christine Wang just won a Library of Congress contest by writing a letter about American Born Chinese!  From The Connection Newspapers article: A Rocky Run Middle eighth-grader, Christine Wang, has won first place (for grades six through eight) in the Letters about Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. She wrote her award-winning letter [...]

Superman #41 – 50

By | June 5th, 2013|Categories: Books & Comics|

pencilled by John Romita Jr, Howard Porter, and Others inked by Klaus Janson and Others colored by Dean White, Hi-Fi, and Others In December 2014, my agent called me.  She'd just had a conversation with the folks at DC Comics, and they asked if I'd be interested in writing Superman. SUPERMAN. In the history of storytelling, [...]