art of the geeks: the comic book art of gene luen yang

If you're a comic book fan in the Bay Area, check out this cool exhibition happening in San Jose... For the month of August, SLG Publishing will be featuring the original art of award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang in their Art Boutiki & Gallery. Things kick off Friday night with a little shindig:
Art of the Geeks - The Comic Art of Gene Luen Yang

Friday, August 6
8:00pm - 11:30pm

SLG Art Boutiki
577 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA

SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki & Gallery presents an evening showcasing the world of acclaimed comics creator Gene Luen Yang.

In 2006 First Second Books release Gene's graphic novel American Born Chinese to great acclaim. AMerican Born Chinese became the first graphic novel to ever be nominated for a National Book Award and became the first graphic novel to win the American Library Association's Printz Award for young adult litera...ture and also won the comic book industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award, in the category of best New Graphic Novel.

In addition to working on graphic novels Gene teaches computer science at a Catholic high school and is an advocate for the use of comics and graphic novels in education.

Gene will be on hand to show selections of his original art, sign copies of his book including the newly released Animal Crackers.

Live music and all of the normal SLG Boutiki First Friday fun.
There will be live music and comics! For more information, visit Gene's blog: First Friday at SLG Publishing. Also see SLG's Facebook event page here. And if you can't make it to the opening, do stop by sometime this month to see some of Gene's cool art.

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