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Why You Should Buy Same Difference

By | December 17th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

First Second recently released the definitive edition of Derek Kirk Kim's modern day classic graphic novel Same Difference.  Here's why you should buy it.

Top Ten Non-fiction Graphic Novels

By | August 12th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Kristin Butler over at the Atlantic has put together one of the coolest GN lists I've ever seen.

Happy Presidents’ Day!

By | February 21st, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Why not celebrate the esteemed leaders of our nation by reading Scott McCloud's somewhat forgotten New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln?  The book has often been maligned as McCloud's worst book ever, but even if that's true, it's still a Scott McCloud book.  Granted, the art is pretty rough -- McCloud was just beginning to experiment with [...]

Derek Kirk Kim Got Told by Kurt Busiek

By | January 18th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Ha ha. Derek Kirk Kim, my collaborator for The Eternal Smile, was about to shut down the online version of his superb comic TUNE when a whole bunch of people told him not to, including legendary superhero comics writer Kurt Busiek. Just goes to show, sometimes when you're about to make a dumb decision, you need [...]

2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

By | January 14th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Young Adult Library Services Association has just released their 2011 List of Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Prime Baby made the list! Thanks, YALSA! You guys are the BEST! Seeing the list reminds me of all the awesome comics from last year that I still need to read, like Doug Tenapel's Ghostopolis and Drew [...]

Prime Baby is a Mavericky Marverick

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

Just got word that Prime Baby made the Texas Library Association's 2011 Maverick Graphic Novel List!  Thank you so much, Texas Library Association!  (Specifically, the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association!)  I am honored to be listed alongside such impressive works.  Have y'all (hee hee) checked out Jason Shiga's Meanwhile, Raina Telgemeier's  Smile, [...]