Gene Luen Yang began publishing comic books under the name Humble Comics in 1996. His highly acclaimed American Born Chinese, released 2006, became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. The Eternal Smile, a collaborative project with Derek Kirk Kim in 2009, won an Eisner as well. In September of 2013, First Second Books released his two-volume graphic novel project Boxers & Saints. Yang teaches at Hamline University as part of their MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Gene Luen Yang