5.26.2011

the secret origins of gene luen yang's level up


Just wanted to share this rad little cartoon by our pal Gene Luen Yang. Read the rest of it over at Wired.com's Geek Dad blog: The Secret Origins of Level Up.

It's basically a comic about a comic -- Gene explains the ideas behind his upcoming graphic novel Level Up, illustrated by Thien Pham. It's a great story about video games, immigrant families and parent expectations. As you might guess, it draws heavily from Gene's own life and experiences.

The book will be available on June 7 from First Second Books, but you can pre-order it from Amazon right now. I've read it -- it's great -- and I'll post something resembling a review at a later date. To learn more and view a preview of Level Up, go to Gene Luen Yang's website here