I was recently invited to be part of the stellar line-up of cartoonists to celebrate Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s new graphic novel from First Second, THE SHADOW HERO. I’ve been a fan of both these guys for years. I’ve admired Gene’s work ever since the publication of his stellar book, American Born Chinese, and up to his most recent, Boxers & Saints. I remember seeing Sonny’s work for the first time in an edition of the Flight Anthology and I have followed him ever since.
Imagine a story about a slightly overbearing Asian mother pushing his kid to become a superhero instead of a doctor and you get The Green Turtle. Listen to Gene talk about the book on NPR’S Morning Edition