CA – Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Fantastic Comics to speak about writing comics and sign the latest Avatar: The Last Airbender comic, The Rift part 3, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm!

Gene Yang is the award winning creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero, Level Up, and writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

The event will begin with a talk from Gene about creating comics, followed by a signing. Join us this Saturday, November 8th, starting at 3PM. Hope to see you all there!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – One Book for Teens Panel

1bookGene Luen Yang, Eric Shanower, and Alonso Nuñez appear at Villainous Lair Comics on October 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Join KPBS at Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming for a special panel discussion about comics and graphic novels moderated by KPBS Education Reporter, Matt Bowler. Panelists will include:

Gene Luen Yang, author of “American Born Chinese,” the 2014 One Book for Teens selection
• Alonso Nuñez, Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Eric Shanower, Freelance Creator

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Join us after the event for refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signings. Find more information about the One Book, One San Diego program at KPBS.org/onebook.

One Book is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome’s Furniture. Additional support comes from Lloyd Pest Control and SDG&E.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
619-281-1600

CA – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Eastwind Books on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm to present his latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.

The original Green Turtle comic only had a short run, but now Gene Luen Yang has revived the character, creating an origin story for a forgotten hero.

Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood! Can he find a way to live the life he wants and not disappoint his mother?

With artwork by Sonny Lieu, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Eastwind Books
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-2350

SF – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 pm to sign his new graphic novel THE SHADOW HERO!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

MN – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm! He will be talking about his and Sonny Liew’s latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!

Press Release:

Artist, author, educator, trailblazer! Gene Luen Yang is all of these and more. That’s why we’re so very excited to meet him.

His book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to earn a National Book Award nomination and the first to win the American Library Association’s Prinz Award.

His most recent works, Boxers and Saints, are a diptich, with the stories of the two books intertwining. Not surprisingly, the diptich is another National Book Award nominee.

Wild Rumpus Books
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
612.920.5005

CA – The Shadow Hero Launch Party

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Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Flying Colors Comics on  Saturday, August 2nd at 4:00 pm for the debut of his new graphic novel with artist Sonny Liew THE SHADOW HERO.

Gene is always an entertaining guest, so stay tuned for more details as the event draws nearer. Just know this: SHADOW HERO will be one of 2014’s most engaging and talked about graphic novels!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

CA – Avatar The Last Airbender: The Rift Signing

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Comic book creator Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series) will be signing his graphic novels at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday March 19th at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Books available for purchase at the event.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

SF – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the San Francisco Main Library on Saturday February 1, 2014 from 2:00 till 3:30 pm!

Press Release:

Two-time National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang discusses his New York Times best-selling graphic novel diptych about China’s Boxer Rebellion, Boxers & Saints, which the Times calls “remarkable.” This groundbreaking story explores the Boxer Rebellion from both sides simultaneously — which was right? He will discuss the conflict inherent in writing such a multifaceted story.

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was already an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with First Second, American Born Chinese. This book’s critical and commercial success, along with its status as a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award, catapulted Yang into stardom as a major voice of our times.

A book sale and signing follows this event.

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4400

CA – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Central Library on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm!

The two-time National Book Award-nominated graphic novelist behind AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, and the AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER comics comes to the Berkeley Public Library to talk about his latest masterpiece BOXERS & SAINTS! A signing will follow, and books will be available for purchase from Pegasus Books!!

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Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

CA – Making History Graphic

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Joe Sacco and Gene Luen Yang speak in conversation with Charles Hatfield, author and professor of English, CSUN, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM at the Los Angeles Public Library!

Hailed as the creator of war reportage comics, Joe Sacco uses darkly funny short form comics to recount conflicts, including his latest book The Great War, an illustrated panorama of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Gene Luen Yang, author of the acclaimed graphic novel American Born Chinese, brings clear-eyed storytelling and magical realism to tell parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of China’s violent Boxer Rebellion in his new work, Boxers and Saints. Join these two daring writers for a conversation on how the graphic novel and graphic non fiction —rising from the frontlines of popular culture—can serve our understanding of history.

Joe Sacco’s acclaimed books include Palestine, which was serialized as a comic book from 1993 to 1995, the first collection of which won an American Book Award in 1996; Safe Area Gorazde, and Footnotes in Gaza, as well as a best-selling collaboration with Chris Hedges, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with graphic novel publisher First Second, American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages. Yang won the Printz Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His latest book is the graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints.

Charles Hatfield, Professor of English at California State University, Northridge, teaches on comics, children’s literature, media, and cultural studies. He is the author of Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby and Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature and co-editor of the newly released The Superhero Reader.
Reservation Policy for Free Programs:
As most [ALOUD] at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.

Book signings
ALOUD is one of the many free programs the Library Foundation makes possible at the Los Angeles Public Library. Most ALOUD author programs are followed by book signings. To help sustain this valuable cultural exchange, at least one copy of the author’s book must be purchased from the Library Store if you wish to participate in the post-program book signing. Proceeds support the Los Angeles Public Library. Library Foundation members receive a 15% discount on all Library Store purchases.

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