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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, [...]

Boxers & Saints Trailer

By | May 30th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Check out the official trailer for Boxers & Saints! Both volumes are written and drawn by me, and colored by Lark Pien. Available on September 10, 2013 by First Second Books! Trailer was created by the unbelievably talented Denver Jackson.