CA – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Monday September 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Press Release:

In the golden ago of comics in 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 identity—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! With artwork by Sonny Liew, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Gene Luen Yang is best known for his popular comic adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender; the graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints, a narrative of China’s Boxer Rebellion; and graphic novel American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages and was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award. American Born Chinese was celebrated as a unique presence in comic and graphic novels, a voice of Asian American youth struggling with fitting into America culture, a bold expression about Yang’s perspective on the Asian-American experience (especially for kids) and his understanding of his own ethnic heritage. Yang was also awarded the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Book of the Year and The Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award.

He lives in Oakland, California. We’re pleased to welcome Yang for a reading, discussion, and signing.

Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-423-0900

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!

RSVP on Facebook!

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 – Create Your Own Comic Workshop

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Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman appear at Barnes & Noble for a Special Get Pop-Cultured Event on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm when creators, authors and illustrators Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman will be in-store to host a Create Your Own Comic demo and workshop followed by a signing.

Barnes & Noble
Mira Mesa MarketCenter, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126
858-684-3166

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!

RSVP on Facebook!

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