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Gene’s Blog – Gene Luen Yang

Gene’s Blog

Computer Science Education Week: Seymour Papert

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Looking for an awesome gift for the young coder in your life? Check out the Secret Coders boxed set! Six volumes of coding goodness written by me and drawn by the incomparable Mike Holmes! In honor of Computer Science Education Week, let me tell you why I'm a fan of a [...]

How I Became a Superman Fan

By | November 25th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|

Looking for a holiday gift for a Superman fan? Or a superhero fan? Hope you’ll check out my and Gurihiru's Superman Smashes the Klan!

Superman Smashes the Klan on October 16!

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|

Next Wednesday 10/16/19, the first volume of Superman Smashes the Klan debuts in comic shops! In 1946, the year after World War II ended, one of Superman's most iconic storylines debuted on the Superman radio show. It was titled "The Clan of the Fiery Cross." Over sixteen episodes, the Man of Tomorrow teamed up with his [...]

Gene Luen Yang at Comic-Con 2019.

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Gene's Blog|

THE FINAL ISSUE OF NEW SUPER-MAN COMES OUT THIS WEEK!

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

The New Super-Man monthly comic book series ends this Wednesday with issue #24. I'm a little sad, sure, but mostly I'm grateful. For the last two years, I got to play in a new-ish corner of the DC Universe. I got to write about two Cities of Tomorrow, one real (Shanghai) and one make-believe (Metropolis). I [...]

Chinese Super-Man T-Shirt

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

The series finale issue of New Super-Man comes out this month! They still haven’t offered an official t-shirt for him yet, so I decided to make my own. If you want to make one too, just print out this image file onto iron-on transfer paper: Protip: “dark fabric” transfers work best even for light fabric t-shirts. [...]

SUPER / ASIAN

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

I'm interviewing my friend Mariko Tamaki next month in San Francisco about her new graphic novel SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER from DC Comics! Details here!

I’m coming to Cincinnati!

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Gene's Blog|

On Sunday May 6, 2018, I'll be at the Cincinnati Public Library as part of a big Children's Book Week celebration! More here.

Fresh Off The Boat + Free Comic Book Day

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Gene's Blog|

I'm a huge fan of the Fresh Off The Boat television show. It's clever and funny, plus it taps into pieces of my childhood that I've rarely seen on a screen, large or small. So when the folks behind the show asked me to partner with them on a project, I jumped at the chance. Superheroes [...]

New Super-Man

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Books & Comics, Gene's Blog|

illustrated by Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, and Hi-Fi Color published by DC Comics recommended for Seventh Grade and Up At the end of my Superman run,  DC Comics and I began talking about what I might do next for them.  When they first pitched me the idea of a Chinese Super-Man, I said NO.  Superman is all [...]