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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.

Sketchbook: Joan of Arc

By | April 25th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

This seems to be a week of making art for auctions. A couple days ago, I posted a drawing of Guan Yu that I did for an upcoming auction at ALA Chicago.  Here's one for BEA 2013 in New York. St. Joan of Arc also shows up in Boxers & Saints, my two graphic novels about [...]

Sketchbook: Guan Yu

By | April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Just finished this pen and ink drawing of Guan Yu, the Chinese God of War, for an auction at ALA Chicago this summer. Guan Yu is one of the gods featured in my upcoming graphic novels Boxers & Saints, out from First Second Books this September!

Pics from WonderCon 2013

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Even though I'm still kinda mad that Anaheim stole WonderCon from San Francisco, WonderCon 2013 was a BLAST. I met many amazing Avatar: The Last Airbender fans there.  Here are some pics! Korra and Mako were waiting to get into Dark Horse's A:TLA panel. Good looking couple! Not as good looking as Korra would [...]

Chinese Opera Hulk

By | April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In September 2013, First Second Books will release Boxers & Saints, my graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion. In previous posts, I've argued that the Boxers were a lot like today's pop culture geeks and that the Chinese opera they watched was a lot like today's comic books. I've done some artwork inspired by that idea. Here's the latest: Chinese [...]

Lego Asians: Ninja

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

What brought you to this blog post?  Was it the alignment of the planets and the stars?  Was it those strange cloud configurations in the sky?  Or did you feel it in the depths of your soul?  How did you know that it’s Lego Asians Time? This week’s minifig: Ninja! I got him over a decade [...]

Chinese Opera Thor

By | March 27th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In September 2013, First Second Books will release Boxers & Saints, my graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion. In previous posts, I’ve argued that the Boxers were a lot like today’s pop culture geeks and thatthe Chinese opera they watched was a lot like today’s comic books. I’ve done some artwork inspired by that idea. Here’s this week's: Chinese [...]

Lego Asians: Emperor Chang Wu

By | March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

It’s that time again… Lego Asians Time!  This week’s minifig is definitely the most, um, controversial one in my collection. I present to you the inscrutable Emperor Chang Wu! Now, when we consider Emperor Chang Wu, it’s important that we not fall into presentism – the tendency to interpret the past through today’s moral lens.  Emperor [...]

Chinese Opera Iron Man

By | March 20th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In September 2013, First Second Books will release Boxers & Saints, my graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion. In previous posts, I’ve argued that the Boxers were a lot like today’s pop culture geeks and thatthe Chinese opera they watched was a lot like today’s comic books. I’ve done some artwork inspired by that idea. Here’s this week's: Chinese [...]

Chinese Opera Captain America

By | March 13th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

In September 2013, First Second Books will release Boxers & Saints, my graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion. In previous posts, I've argued that the Boxers were a lot like today's pop culture geeks and that the Chinese opera they watched was a lot like today's comic books. I've done some artwork inspired by that idea. [...]