Greetings, podcast listeners! We've got the latest episode of the Sound and Fury Podcast, and it's a good one. My guest this time around is award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints. I've wanted to have Gene on the show since I first started the podcast, so this was a real treat. We had a really fun, nerdy time talking about comic books.
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All right, so gather 'round, geeks. Here's my conversation with Gene Luen Yang:
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Episode 13: Gene Luen Yang
In episode thirteen, I talk to graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang about his life-long love of comic books, his latest book Boxers & Saints, and the brewing Yang family feud over Marvel versus DC.
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Some notes about this episode:
- For updates on all of Gene's work and appearances, go to his website and follow him on Twitter.
- Gene's latest work, the two-volume Boxers & Saints, is available on shelves now.
- Watch the animated graphic novel trailer for Boxers & Saints.
- You should also read American Born Chinese -- the first graphic novel ever nominated for the National Book Award -- which is pretty much required reading in order to be my friend.
- But honestly, you should read all of Gene's books. Check out all the titles on Gene's Amazon page, including his awesome comic book sequels for Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Here's Gene's awesome comic speaking out against the casting for the live-action Last Airbender movie: Why I Won't Be Watching The Last Airbender Movie.
- Here's the cover for DC Comics Presents #57, featuring Superman and the Atomic Knights -- the first comic book Gene ever got.
- Here's a video of Gene introducing his forthcoming graphic novel, The Shadow Hero, which tells the secret origin of The Green Turtle -- the first Asian American superhero.