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

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 – Sumo Signing

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Cartoonist Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist based here in the Bay Area. Pham will discuss and sign copies of his new graphic novel, Sumo, about a washed-up football player who never made it and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams on Thursday July 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble
5604 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
510-547-0905

CA – FCBD: Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang signs at Hijinx Comics in San Jose, CA on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

Gene says on his website, “Dark Horse’s FCBD 2014 has an Avatar: The Last Airbender story written by me and drawn by the fabulous Faith Erin Hicks! Even if you can’t make it to Hijinx, check out our comic!”

Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

CA – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Press Release:

Gene Luen Yang, author of the Printz Award winning American Born Chinese, comes to Hicklebee’s (at last!) with his newest graphic two-pack, BOXERS & SAINTS on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm!

Gene Luen Yang is a master of the graphic novel genre, bringing stories to life, mingling histiories and cultures, and packing in a powerful lot to ponder. The connections he illustrates through words and pictures are as deep and meaningful as anything on the market no matter the format.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet him!

Visit his website here.

About Boxers & Saints:
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.

But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.

Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature.

Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 292-8880

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

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.

SF – Sumo & Saints Signing

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Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7pm as part of Litquake! Comic fiends rejoice! Join these two renowned artists for a wide-ranging discussion of comics, education, and ‘80s cartoons. ($5 suggested donation)

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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