It's that time of the week again... Lego Asians time! I know, Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom can be controversial in Asian American circles. After all, when's the last time you saw an Asian or Asian American hero with a diminutive white sidekick? (And no, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons don't [...]
Level Up, my graphic novel with Thien Pham, got nominated for an Eisner for Best Publication for Young Adults! We're up against some stiff competition! If you haven't read Vera Brosgol's Anya's Ghost or any of the other YA nominees, do yourself a favor and go read one today. Congratulations to all the nominees! Full list [...]
Right before our graphic novel Level Up was released, Thien Pham and I drew strips explaining the book's origins. Below is Thien's. (Click to enlarge.) You can find mine here. Follow us on Twitter! Thien is @cobratalon, while I'm @geneluenyang.
Right before our graphic novel Level Up was released, Thien Pham and I drew strips explaining the book's origins. Below is mine, which was originally published by Wired.com's GeekDad blog. (Click to enlarge.) You can find Thien's here. Follow us on Twitter! Thien is @cobratalon, while I'm @geneluenyang.
At the Alternative Press Expo last weekend, someone saw Level Up on our table and told me about an organization called Graphic Medicine. (I don't remember your name! Sorry! But you were awesome.) It was started by a guy named Ian Williams, and they're all about finding ways to use comics in healthcare! Here's a snippet [...]
Sohaib I. Awan talked to Thien and I about Level Up for the Fictional Frontiers Radio Show. As usual, Thien and I ended up bickering in front of a gracious host we just met. Thanks for putting up with us (and by "us" I really mean "Thien"), Sohaib. Listen to the whole thing here. Sohaib I. [...]
A couple months before Level Up was released co-creator Thien Pham and I had this awesome idea of doing podcasts for the month leading up to the book's release. Thien's already a veteran podcaster-- he's been doing Comics Claptrap with Rina Ayuyang for years now. He's really good at it, mostly because he's good at talking [...]
Rob Clough just reviewed Level Up for The Comics Journal. He captured my working relationship with Thien pretty accurately: Pham, on the other hand, is an artist whose instincts seem to be almost directly contrary to Yang’s. He’s minimalist and almost childlike in his renderings. He’s essentially a minicomics guy given slick paper and the opportunity to use [...]