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The Shadow Hero has made several best of lists of late, including…

1. NPR’s Best Books of 2014

2. Salon’s 10 Spectacular GN of 2014

3. Washington Post’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2014

4. Amazon’s Best Books of 2014

5. The Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 (vote now! :p)

And there’s exciting news on The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye pending soon too!

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I haven’t had a chance to read too many new comics this year, but Beautiful Darkness by Vehlmann & Kerascoet did stick in the mind with its combination of childrens book illustrations and dark, dark deeds.

Favourite movie of 2014 is a tossup between Edge of Tomorrow and Boyhood, though Koreeeda’s I Wish on DVD was excellent too.

And then there was the belated discovery of Adventure Time :p

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The Shadow Hero made the Goodreads Best GN of 2014 list, do go vote for it if you liked the book enough 🙂

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-graphic-novels-comics-2014

And maybe give the new Georgette Chen book a read too :p

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23210750-warm-nights-deathless-days

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All the 27 Shadow Hero pinups compiled in one place!

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/08/27-artists-celebrate-first-asian.html


A big thanks to Paolo Rivera, Roger Langridge, Jason Caffoe, Box Brown, MK Reed, James Kochalka, Jeffrey Brown, Steve Lieber, Dan Santat, Fabio Moon, Greg Ruth, Chris Schweizer, Leland Myrick, Thien Pham, Kazu Kibuishi, George O’Connor, Jonathan Hill, Robb Mommaerts, Lark Pien, Derek Kirk Kim, Chris Giarusso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tomer Hanuka and Ben Hatke!

I’ll get round to linking all those names to websites in the near future :p

The book is on its 3rd week on the New York Times Best Sellers list, thank to everyone who’s supported it!

 

 

From the Archives: The Blue Scorpion

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The Shadow Hero arrives in bookstores next week (July 15), so here’s a lookback at a bunch of pages from me and Gene’s first collab – The Blue Scorpion! Which appeared in the Secret Identities anthology back in 2009!

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A couple of interview with Gene on the Shadow Hero and other books 🙂

With Tom Murphy at Broken Frontier

With 2 Guys withe PHDs at Comics Alternative

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The Shadow Hero #3

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The third digital issue of Shadow Hero is out! 🙂

Written by Gene Yang (who recently won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature!) and drawn by myself, the published book is out in July but you can read the e-versions now! 🙂 Available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook!

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The visuals for interiors were always a little trickier to find then exteriors – most photographs from back in the day focus on shots of buildings rather than the rooms inside. Fortunate circumstances did lead to a good source though – I’d been in NYC for the comic con back in 2011, and took a trip to the Museum of the Chinese in America (http://www.mocanyc.org/), where Gene had artwork up as part of an exhibition of Chinese-American cartoonists (GB Tran was part of it too!)

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Elsewhere in the exhibition there were a set of  photogrpahs of Chinatown interiors by a photographer called Robert Glick

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When I got back to Singapore, I looked him up on the interweb and found some really great photos:

http://www.budglickphoto.com/#/portfolio/chinatown-ny/ctown11

They were taken in the 1980s, but that’s part of the appeal of the photos I guess – there’s a sense of time standing still, even if only for a little while.

Anyway, some reviews for Shadow Hero #3 below, thanks for all the kind words, all! 🙂

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I was quite excited to see my name mentioned at the MOCA exhibition too! :p

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And for everything else:

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