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September 10, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: GENE YANG, guest blogger, Who's on First Second?

    Every so often a book comes along that is simply—NEW. Not a repeat, not an echo of anything else. Something drawn from a well-spring all its own. Gene Yang’s newest book, Boxers & Saints, is such a work. In two volumes that can be read separately and together, Boxers & Saints has the humor and Read the Rest…

June 6, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books, GENE YANG, guest blogger

After finishing up American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang sat down for six years and wrote and drew a new graphic novel — Boxers & Saints.  This book is the story of the two sides of China’s Boxer Rebellion, and it is wonderful and moving and multi-faceted. MTV Geek just debuted the book trailer for Read the Rest…

Origins of American Born Chinese – part 2 The second storyline in American Born Chinese follows the trials and tribulations of Jin Wang, a Chinese-American boy growing up in a white suburb: Jin’s story is based on my own, but there are significant differences. First, I didn’t really look like him when I was a Read the Rest…

Origins of American Born Chinese – part 1 American Born Chinese, my latest graphic novel, consists of three distinct storylines. The first retells the story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese folk hero who is ubiquitous in Asia. Here’s my version: And here’s a more classic rendition: The Monkey King first came into public Read the Rest…