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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 [...]

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 [...]

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!