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Eisnered 2015

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The Shadow Hero was nominated for an Eisner in the Best Publication for Teens category!

Gene meanwhile is also in the running for Best Writer for his work on the book and  Avatar!

Full list of nominees here 🙂

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Yalsa not Salsa

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The Shadow Hero is one of YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Also found out recently you can get a hardcover library edition of the book!

Here’s the Top Ten list:

  • “Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale.” By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illus. by Francesco Francavilla. Archie Comics.
  • “Bad Machinery V.3: The Case of the Simple Soul.” By John Allison. Illus. by the author. Oni Press.
  • “47 Ronin.” By Mike Richardson.  Illus. by Stan Sakai. Dark Horse.
  • “In Real Life.” By Cory Doctorow. Illus.by Jen Wang.  First Second.
  • “Ms. Marvel: V.1. No Normal.”  By G. Willow Wison. Illus. by Adrian Alphona. Marvel.
  • “Seconds: a Graphic Novel.” By Bryan Lee O’Malley. illus. by the author. Ballantine Books.
  • “The Shadow Hero.” By Gene Luen Yang. Illus. by Sonny Liew. First Second.
  • “Through The Woods.” By Emily Carroll.  Illus. by the author. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  • “Trillium.” By Jeff Lemire.  Illus. by the author. Vertigo.
  • “Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki.” By Mamoru Hosoda. Illus. by Yu. Yen Press.

(Above illustration by Robb Mommaerts!)

Defenders of Comics

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There’ll be a 2-page Green Turtle comic by Gene Yang and myself in the upcoming Defend Comics collection for Free Comic Books Day!

For over 25 years, the CBLDF has fought to protect your right to read, and that crusade continues with this light-hearted look at a serious topic. Defend Comics is a sampler of the great YA comics available, and explores the censorship of comics with some of today’s most talented creators! Writers on Defend Comics include Andi Watson, Gene Yang, George O’Connor, Dan Parent, Larry Marder and Jorge Aguirre, with art by Watson, Sonny Liew, O’Connor, Parent, Marder, and Rafael Rosado.”

Here’s a couple of panels from the comic 🙂

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