Boxers (Boxers & Saints)

colored by Lark Pien published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up available… [more]

Boxers (Boxers & Saints) Boxers (Boxers & Saints)

Saints (Boxers & Saints)

colored by Lark Pien published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up available… [more]

Saints (Boxers & Saints) Saints (Boxers & Saints)

The Shadow Hero

illustrated by Sonny Liew lettered by Janice Chiang published by First Second Books recommended for… [more]

The Shadow Hero The Shadow Hero

Level Up

illustrated by Thien Pham published by First Second Books recommended for Middle School… [more]

Level Up Level Up

The Eternal Smile

illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up available… [more]

The Eternal Smile The Eternal Smile

Prime Baby

colored by Derek Kirk Kim published by First Second Books recommended for Middle School… [more]

Prime Baby Prime Baby

American Born Chinese

colored by Lark Pien published by First Second Books recommended for High School and Up, or Middle… [more]

American Born Chinese American Born Chinese
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The Shadow Hero #3 is Out!

The Shadow Hero #3 is Out!

The third digital issue of The Shadow Hero is out!  The Shadow Hero is the origin story of The Green Turtle, an obscure Golden Age character who is arguably the first Asian American superhero.  I did the writing, Sonny Liew did the art. Check out some reviews of The Shadow Hero #3 here: Comic Bastards Fanboy Comics GeekRex The Pullbox In this chapter we introduce Mock Beak, one of the major antagonists of the series. When... [Read more...]

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Eisner Awards 2014

Eisner Awards 2014

They announced the 2014 Eisner Award nominations yesterday, and Boxers & Saints was nominated for Best Publication for Teens!  Actually, three of the six books in my category are from First Second Books. As a former high school teacher, I’m really proud to be a part of a team that’s serving that age group so well. Congrats to all the other nominees!  So many friends on the list:  Jordan Mechner, LeUyen... [Read more...]

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