Gene Luen Yang began making comic books in the fifth grade.
He has since written and drawn a number of titles. His 2006 book,
American Born Chinese, was the first graphic novel to be
nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the
American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award. It also won
an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-New. His 2013
two-volume graphic novel, Boxers & Saints, was nominated for
both the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Award.
Gene currently writes the graphic novel continuation of the popular
Nickelodeon cartoon, Avatar- The Last Airbender. The
Shadow Hero, his comic book series with Sonny Liew, revived the
Green Turtle, an obscure 1940s character who is arguably the first
Asian-American superhero. The Shadow Hero is now available
as individual digital issues via Amazon Kindle.
Gurihiruis the team name of the illustration duo of Chifuku Sasaki and Naoko Kawano. Gurihuru has worked on Fantastic Four, The Last Airbender, and Power Pack.You can learn more about Gurihuru atgurihiru.com.