Upcoming Events

Free T-Shirts at San Diego!

By | July 19th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Thien and I are giving away free t-shirts at San Diego!  The first 25 people to buy a copy of Level Up from the First Second Books booth (1323) can come to Lark Pien's Small Press table (P-01) where we'll be squatting and get either a "I Love Thien Pham" or "I Love Gene Yang" t-shirt for [...]


By | June 7th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Level Up, my new graphic novel with Thien Pham, is available RIGHT NOW from your local indie bookstore, neighborhood comics shop, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or Amazon.com! And if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thien and I will be doing a signing today at the Barnes & Noble in Emeryville at 7pm!  Come see [...]

25% Off Any One Thing At Flying Colors!

By | June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field, the big cheese at Flying Colors, has announced that he's offering 25% off any one thing in his store during my and Thien's Epic Draw-Off this Saturday!   Just bring this coupon when you come! YANG VS. PHAM EPIC DRAW-OFF Saturday 6/4/11, 1;30 - 5pm Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff 2980 [...]

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

By | May 5th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

So go to your local comic bookstore and get a free comic book.  Then, if you're in the SF area, come to the Diversity in YA event at the San Francisco Public Library!

SFIAAFF Interview

By | March 8th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

A week or two ago, I did a promo interview with the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.  They just put it up on YouTube!  (I know the YouTube still makes me look like I'm dealing with a serious bout of constipation while a hot Asian woman looks on, but I swear I don't look [...]

Comics in Education: Comic Book Literacy

By | February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Just learned about this independent film about comic books in the classroom called Comic Book Literacy.  Haven't seen it yet, but it sounds pretty cool. Dallas Art News reports that the film will premeire at the Dallas Museum of Art on February 26, 2011: The independent documentary film Comic Book Literacy will screen Saturday February 26, [...]

Teachers, What Are You Doing This Saturday?

By | January 24th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Well, whatever it is you teachers are doing this Saturday, cancel it.  Instead, come to the SLG Teacher Day in San Jose!  Librarian Eva Volin, cartoonist/teacher Thien Pham and I will be presenting on comics in education.  Doors open at noon, first presentation begins at 1pm.  Here's the address: SLG Publishing's Boutiki 577 S. Market St. [...]