Lecture and Book Signing
Wed., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
The Venue @ Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Books will be available for purchase.
Writing and Fine Arts American Born Chinese Awards Show
Thu., Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics seriesAvatar: The Last Airbender. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information: Pikes Peak Library District