Sound and Fury Podcast Episode 13: Gene Luen Yang

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:

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.

Huge thanks to Gene for taking the time out to talk and hang out in his hotel room. Special thanks goes to Sabzi for the beats. And as always, thank you thank you thank you to everyone for listening. Please continue to spread the word! For future episodes and updates, but sure to subscribe. Stay Angry.

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