This past July, First Second Books released The Shadow Hero, a graphic novel written by me and drawn by the amazing Sonny Liew. Together, we tell the story of the (arguably) first Asian American superhero.

Lots has happened since then. The Shadow Hero stayed on the New York Times bestsellers list for a whole month! The Green Turtle, our main character, even got his own action figure from Fresh Monkey Fiction!

During the six months prior to The Shadow Hero’s debut, I wrote seven essays for In case you missed it, here they are:

They Came Here Not to Save Us, But to Live Among Us

On Spider-man, Puppet Monkeys, and Saturday Morning Chinese School

Parental Expectations, Practical Majors, and Advice for Making Art

Is Art Selfish?

Top Ten Asian Pacific American Comics Characters

In Praise of Mahjong

Advice to Aspiring Comic Book Creators