Here are Gene and Theresa Yang, just after the National Book Awards, in Times Square…
Young starry-eyed comics artists now aspire to the glitz and glamour of the graphic novelist life…! They give up steady jobs in animation and videogames, and come to publishing seeking fame and fortune.
Um… Well it seemed that way for a night, didn’t it?
Here are a few more photos, all courtesy of Theresa Yang (thanks, Theresa!)
Above, Gene signing lots and lots of books at the Donnell Branch of the NY Public Library, one of the surrounding events that day.
Mark, Gene and Lark with three of the NBA judges, left to right: Patricia McKissack, Margaret Bechard, and Linda Sue Park
Gene, Theresa and Gene’s mother and father, who flew up from San Francisco for the event.
Gene thanks and congratulates the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, M.T. Anderson.