Creator Gene Yang leads a workshop at Guzu Gallery on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 to 8:30.
In support of his latest graphic novel, Boxers & Saints, Mr. Yang is touring the country discussing comics, their importance in education, and more.
His original art on will be on display in the gallery space, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from a celebrated creator and admire his work!
Mark Long, Jim Demonakos (Kirby Krackle), and Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) sign at Guzu Gallery on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
All three of the creators will be here signing the new First Second graphic novel based on a little-known event from the civil rights movement in Houston, 1968.
We’re thrilled to have the guys in for a day of discussion, signing, and… why not?… free beer. Don’t miss the first ever Guzu Gallery event!
About The Silence of Our Friends:
As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground.
This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.
The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events. With art from the brilliant Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) bringing the tale to heart-wrenching life, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature.
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