Gene Luen Yang is writing a 'Fresh Off The Boat' comic book

Acclaimed cartoonist will adapt a special issue for Free Comic Book Day 2017.

Your favorite Taiwanese American television family is jumping from the TV to the pages of a comic book. BOOM! Studios is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to release a special comic book edition of Fresh Off The Boat for Free Comic Book Day 2017. And it's going to be written by none other than Gene Luen Yang.

Boom To Adapt ABC's Fresh Off The Boat As A Comic With Gene Luen Yang For Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event by the comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. And on this glorious day, the first Saturday of May, you can head over to your local comic book retailer where they'll be giving away free comic books from publishers like DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image and more. There's something for everybody -- including Fresh Off The Boat fans, apparently.

Based on the bestselling memoir by chef/restaurateur Eddie Huang, Fresh Off The Boat is the story of a Taiwanese American family living in Orlando in the 1990s, comically exploring themes of immigration assimilation and identity. The show, currently in its third season on ABC, stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen and Lucille Soong.

According to BOOM! Studios, the Fresh Off The Boat 2017 Free Comic Book Day Special will "capture the show's authentic spirit and humor in comic form." After the comic book in question shows up in a spring episode of the TV series, you'll be able to pick up a copy of the issue on Free Comic Book Day.

And yes, the issue will be written by Gene Luen Yang, the award-winning graphic novelist and cartoonist behind American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero and DC Comics' New Super-Man. He was recently awarded a fellowship from the prestigious 2016 MacArthur Fellows Program.

No artist has been announced for the title yet.

More here: Free Comic Book Day 2017 Reveals Full Title List

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