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The Art of Superman

By | June 17th, 2015|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Superman #41, my debut issue, comes out Wednesday, June 24! I'm only handling the script. This art team they've got me working with? Dude. Let me show you our process.  It'll give me an excuse to tell you about the artist behind each phase.   1. SCRIPT. This is me. For my first script, I followed the [...]

The Man of Tomorrow

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

There's a reason why folks call Superman the Man of Tomorrow. When he was created in the late 1930's, he really did embody that era's ideas about the future. Back then, progress was seen in largely physical terms: our technology would make us stronger, faster, more invulnerable. And that's what Superman was: the world's strongest, fastest, [...]

How Chinese Opera and American Comics Are Alike

By | February 27th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

I gotta be honest.  If you grew up on American pop music like me, Chinese opera can be hard to take. To Western ears, traditional Chinese singing can sound awfully whiny, like the singer is performing in spite of a mild head cold. While working on Boxers & Saints, however, I developed an appreciation for the [...]

The Boxers and the Power of Pop Culture

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

When I tell people that my next project is about The Boxer Rebellion, they get this look in their eyes, the same look people get when they're trying to match a face with a name. Most vaguely remember hearing about it in high school history. Some know it because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some think [...]