LA – Gene Yang: Comics & Me

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Press Release:

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Gene Luen Yang as the featured speaker for the 39th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. As a very highly anticipated fall event, this year the Program is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, at the new Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Adults, teens and children are invited to meet Yang at the FREE Thursday evening program on October 13th.

Then on Friday, October 14, Yang will present a workshop for comic book and anime fans, teachers, librarians, writers and parents. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students, details at the link. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS will include a book sale / autograph session.

This informative Author-Illustrator Program allows teachers, librarians, parents and others a unique opportunity to hear “the story behind the story”directly from writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. It is a fascinating look at how an idea becomes a book.

Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger, Richard Peck and Patricia and Fred McKissack.

Sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library & the Patrons of the Public Library

A selection of Gene Yang’s books will be available for purchase during the program. Mr. Yang has agreed to sign these books. We regret books from libraries or personal collections cannot be autographed.

Gene Luen Yang is this year’s current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. Yang’s first graphic novel from First Second, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Yang also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and also Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 231-3750

CO – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist  Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints) appears at Tattered Cover Books on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

From graphic novel superstar and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot. In Secret Coders 02: Paths & Portals, Stately Academy is a school that is just crawling with mysteries to be solved. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve at least one of these mysteries no matter what it takes.

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Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

NM – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Bookworks and Albuquerque Academy co-host Gene Luen Yang on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM!

Gene Luen Yang is the Children’s Book Council’s & Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently, he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.

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Simms Auditorium
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

TX – Secret Coders: Paths & Portals Signing

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Press Release:

Meet award-winning graphic novelist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Winner Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) at the flagship Half Price Books store in Dallas on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. Gene will discuss and sign copies of the new second volume of Secret Coders, Paths & Portals. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

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Half Price Books
5803 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 379-8000

OH – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign the second volume of SECRET CODERS!

There’s something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy – literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to the Bee School, an institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper and her friends are eager to follow in this tradition and become top-rate coders. But why are Principal Dean and the rugby team suddenly so interested in their extracurricular activities? From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes the second volume of Secret Coders, “Paths & Portals,” a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

NJ – Black Launch Party

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Artist Jamal Igle appears at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign BLACK, the Kickstarter funded OGN project now being published by Black Mask Studios.

In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers? BLACK follows the story of a young man, Kareem Jenkins, who, having miraculously survived being shot by police, learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning more than three time its funding goal.

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. His detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.

Along with Jamal’s impressive creative credits, he also does double duty as Director of Marketing and Publicity for Action Lab Entertainment.

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Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

CA – Rebel Genius Signing

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Michael Dante DiMartino appears in conversation with Gene Luen Yang on Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Kepler’s Books to present his new novel REBEL GENIUS!

Press Release:

If you are a fan of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, you need to come hear co-creator Michael DiMartino talk about his new adventure series, Rebel Genius, which Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil trilogy calls “a mind-blowing new series, a passionate blend of adventure, mystery, and puzzle-solving that has no end to its imagination.”

In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble. Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path―Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.

Michael will be in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, author of American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and Secret Coders and writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels. This is a conversation not to be missed!

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Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

CA – Batman Day 2016 Signing

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Comics superstar JIM LEE signs at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY!

Fans MUST purchase a copy of either Batman: Europa OR Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits from Vroman’s Bookstore in order to receive a signing line ticket.With purchase of Batman: Europa OR Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits fans may get a maximum of 2 other items signed.

The signing line will be limited to 150 fans ONLY due to Jim Lee’s busy schedule. Our Will Call department will be handling all purchases of Batman: Europa OR Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits for the signing. NO PRE-ORDERS OR ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT. Customers must make your purchase at our Will Call window or over the phone to receive a ticket to be in the signing line on September 17. Books and tickets will be available starting on Wednesday, September 7. * The signing will begin promptly at 5pm and end at 6:30pm.

Jim Lee, a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is now currently the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment (DCE) alongside Dan DiDio.

Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics. A veritable legend in the industry, he has received numerous accolades and recognition for his work, including the Harvey Special Award for New Talent in 1990, the Inkpot Award in 1992, and the Wizard Fan Award in 1996, 2002 and 2003. Prior to his current post at DCE, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

In 1992, he started his own production company, WildStorm Productions, and co-founded Image Comics, an independent comics company that quickly grew to become the third largest North American publisher. (DC Comics)

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

CA – New Super-Man #3 Signing

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Writer Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of New Super-Man #3! 

Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
408-985-7481

 

IL – Secret Coders: Paths & Portals Signing

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Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes Gene Luen Yang, graphic novel superstar and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM! He shares the second volume of Secret Coders: Paths & Portals, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot.

EVENT DETAILS
This off-site event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Secret Coders: Paths & Portals from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order below.

Meiley-Swallow Hall
31 S Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540

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