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Gene Luen Yang

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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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The New Super-Man monthly comic book series ends this Wednesday with issue #24. I’m a little sad, sure, but mostly I’m grateful. For the last two years, I got to play in a new-ish corner of the DC Universe. I got to write about two Cities of Tomorrow, one real (Shanghai) and one make-believe (Metropolis). I got to create a Bat-Man character in the mold of Sammo Hung. I got to explore the overl...

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“It's easy to become anything you wish . . . so long as you're willing to forfeit your soul.”
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“Wait."
"So what am I supposed to do now?"

"You know, Jin, I would have saved myself from five hundred years' imprisonment beneath a mountain of rock had I only realized how good it is to be a monkey."

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“To find your true identity within the will of Tze Yo Tzuh...that is the highest of all freedoms.”
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