Writer/artist, Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages. American Born Chinese's critical and commercial success, along with its status as a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award, catapulted Yang into stardom as a major voice of our times. His New York Times bestselling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints was also a finalist for the National Book Award, making Yang the first ever graphic novel author to be twice a finalist for this award. His upcoming book, The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), debuts at Comic-Con 2014.