Award-winning Graphic Novelist GENE LUEN YANG appears on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-6PM at the University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater.
Open to the Public / Talk and Book Signing
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and Asian American Cultural Center
GENE LUEN YANG began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006 First Second Books published American Born Chinese, which 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.
In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, Yang’s two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Nominated for a National Book Award, this book also won the L.A. Times Book Prize.
Gene Yang has created a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman! In addition to cartooning, he teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, teaching alongside amazing authors like Anne Ursu, Gary Schmidt, Laura Ruby, Matt De La Pena, to name a few.
In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
UConn Student Union Theater
2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268
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Mort Walker, Ray Billingsley, Jerry Craft, and many more appear at UConn on Saturday September 10th from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Don’t miss the “Artists’ Alley” on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery. The “Artist’s Alley” gives cartoon, comic strip and comic book fans the chance to meet and greet these exhibitors in person, some of whom will sell original art, books, and sketches, and will be available to sign autographs.
Come meet in person…Scott Barnett, Ray Billingsley, Orlando Busino, Jerry Craft, Carl Herring , Jr., Tyler James, Kevin Liell, Frank McLaughlin, Barbara Slate, Everett Soares, Mort Walker, Adam Wallenta, and billboard artist Russell Rainbolt.
Admission is FREE to the Exhibit and the Artists’ Alley. Visitors to the Artists’ Alley on September 10th will receive a free Marvel Comics Calendar while supplies last. UConn Stamford is located at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Broad Street in downtown Stamford. FREE Visitor Parking is available at the UConn garage, 2nd level, on Washington Blvd. For more information contact Gary Faulkner at UConn Stamford 203.251.8400
University of Connecticut – Stamford
One University Place, Stamford, CT 06901