Tag: Gene Luen Yang

Young Readers: Reviews of Compass South, Secret Coders: Paths and Portals, and Level Up

Pairings This month, Andy and Gwen discuss a three graphic novels for young readers that are written by pairs of comics creators. Compass South (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) brings together Hope Larson (Chiggers; A Wrinkle in Time) with Rebecca Mock,

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Sonny Liew

Drawn from History On this interview episode, Gwen and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Sonny Liew, whose latest work, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, was just released from Pantheon Books. They talk with the author about

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Young Readers: Reviews of Feathers, The Only Child, and Teen Dog

Adventure, Isolation, and Jeff Spicoli Gwen and Andy are back in 2016 with three new graphic novels for young readers. The two people with PhDs first discuss Feathers, by Jorge Corona with Jen Hickman (Archaia/BOOM! Studios), a title about a strange boy

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Episode 158: A Publisher Spotlight on First Second Books

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Ruining series since 2015” This week on the podcast, Derek is joined by Gwen for a rollicking good time with First Second books. This is another Publisher Spotlight episode for The Comics Alternative — the sixth

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Review: Comics Squad: Recess!

by Andy Wolverton Comics Squad: Recess! – Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, editors (Random House Children’s Books) As a librarian, I’m always delighted to see more graphic novels appearing in the children’s section of our public library, but I usually don’t see

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Review: The Shadow Hero

by Andy Wolverton The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second) If Gene Luen Yang had simply pointed us to the existence of a short-lived, mostly forgotten superhero from the 1940s, most comics fans would’ve paid attention. Comics readers tend to

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Gene Luen Yang

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Super Fun with Gene Andy and Derek are proud to have Gene Luen Yang on the podcast. With the upcoming release of his new book from First Second, The Shadow Hero — illustrated by Sonny Liew, author of Malinky

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 53: A Review of Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints and Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve #13

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Yang and Tomine are in the house! This week on The Comics Alternative podcast, Derek is joined by Lan Dong, and the two of them discuss Gene Luen Yang’s new two-volume set, Boxers and Saints (First Second), as

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Commentary: An Advanced Look at Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints

By Derek Royal In September, publisher First Second will be releasing two new books by Gene Luen Yang, Boxers and Saints. These two graphic works are being publicized as “an innovative novel in two volumes” that tell the story of young protagonists

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