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Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan's Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and The Rosary Comic Book. American Born Chinese received National Book Award.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and teaches at a Roman Catholic high school.

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Gene Luen Yang I'm working on a middle grade graphic novel series called Secret Coders with an amazing cartoonist named Mike Holmes.

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I'm working on a middle grade graphic novel series called Secret Coders with an amazing cartoonist named Mike Holmes.

It's kind of like Harry Potter - tweens discover a mysterious secret school. Only instead of magic, the school teaches computer coding. We're hoping that as the readers read about our protagonists becoming coders, they'll become coders themselves.(less)
Gene Luen Yang Ha ha. No. American Born Chinese started off as a photocopied mini-comic, stapled by hand. In the first run, I made maybe 50 copies or so. I…moreHa ha. No. American Born Chinese started off as a photocopied mini-comic, stapled by hand. In the first run, I made maybe 50 copies or so. I definitely wasn't thinking about paving the way for anything-- I just wanted to get my comic done.(less)
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