Episode: 214

What’s Inside 214

 

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang (https://geneyang.com/) talks about teaching, winning awards, developing his talents, creating stories for New-Superman and Shang-Chi, and more!

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Gene Luen Yang talks about selling his comics to his classmates in 5th grade, how “DC Comics Presents #57” started his obsession with comics, writing for the Shang-Chi miniseries, winning a Harvey Award for “Superman Smashes the Klan”, Chinese-American representation in comics, and working on “New-Superman”.

14:24 SEGMENT 2: Gene Luen Yang talks about which comic book character he would like to take on next, loving DC’s Fourth World characters and Marvel’s Frogman, being a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program, and teaching high-school for 17 years.

22:43 SEGMENT 3: Gene Luen Yang talks about winning 2 Harvey Awards in 2020, creating a support system by meeting fellow artists at conventions and going to Art Night in the Bay Area, labeling himself as a cartoonist instead of an artist or writer, and which creators are his biggest inspirations.

31:10 SEGMENT 4: Gene Luen Yang talks about which of his works is his favorite, Shang-Chi fighting different Marvel characters in each issue of his new series, his involvement in the Shang-Chi movie, and seeking out specific artists and writers for his projects.

40:03 SEGMENT 5: Gene Luen Yang talks about creating new books with First Second Books and shares his plans for future conventions.

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