Firstsecond Books (previously, publisher of In Real Life, which I created with Jen Wang) has announced a new line of YA-oriented graphic novels called "World Citizen Comics," on contemporary activist themes like "how to fight corruption in elections, blast fake news with truth-telling, and even battle would-be dictators both near and far through a better understanding of constitutions and the rule of law."
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The latest Humble Bundle features up to 26 DRM-free ebooks (including In Real Life, the graphic novel Jen Wang and I created) at prices ranging from $1 (for 8 titles) to $18 (for all 26), with all proceeds to the ACLU to benefit voting rights litigation and action.
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Hey, LA! Molly "Strong Female Protagonist" Ostertag, Tillie Walden and I are going to be talking with Jen Wang about her amazing, genderqueer middle-grades fairy-tale/graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, tonight at 7PM at Chevalier's Books. Be there or be square!
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Jen Wang's work: her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good
was thought-provoking and challenging and beautiful; "In Real Life," her adaptation of my story Anda's Game
took the tale to places that delighted and surprised me -- today, Firstsecond publishes The Prince and the Dressmaker
, which I believe will be her breakout graphic novel.
Jen Wang, the incredible comics creator who adapted my award-winning story Anda's Game for the bestselling graphic novel In Real Life is selling original, 9" x 12" art from the book, and the painting above these words, for $250 each -- all proceeds divided equally between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American Islamic Relations. Read the rest
First Second Books celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016. From its inception, First Second was known for high quality graphic novels – books that told great stories for every age of reader, from kids to adults. Throughout the years, First Second has published graphic novels as diverse as Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese
, Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost
, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamai’s This One Summer
, Lucy Knisley’s Relish
, and Faith Erin Hicks’ Friends With Boys
. And First Second has broken ground with its publishing, bringing unprecedented acceptance and awards to the graphic novel form for kids and parents, teachers and librarians. The graphic novel market looks much different today than it did ten years ago!
Once again, Jen Wang (my co-creator on In Real Life and author of the amazing Koko Be Good) is convening a don't-miss "convention of independent comics artists," Dec 5/6, at the Think Tank Gallery, with Noelle Stevenson and Jaime Hernandez heading the bill. Read the rest
Jen is the incredible artist who adapted my short story "Anda's Game" for last year's middle-grades graphic novel In Real Life. Read the rest
Makers and hackers develop a robot that creates building materials from sand, and set out to send their 3D-printing marvel to the moon. In the way of their dreams? Code, crowdfunding and cancer.
Locus magazine has published its annual recommended reading list, which signposts the best in science fiction and fantasy from the previous year. Read the rest
Jen Wang, the artist and writer who co-created the New York Times bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with me, is selling off her original art from the book. Read the rest
Welcome to this year's Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved items from 2014 and beyond. Books, comics, games, gadgets and much else besides!
A reminder that tomorrow is the UK launch of Jen Wang's and my NYT-bestselling graphic novel In Real Life, at London's Orbital Comics, starting at 1930h. Read the rest
I've just come back to the UK from my US tour for In Real Life, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Jen Wang and I made; I'll be launching it in London at the incomparable Orbital Comics, near Leicester Square, on the evening of Weds, 12 Nov. Read the rest
Just a reminder that I'm on tour with In Real Life, the graphic novel Jen Wang and I made -- I'll be in Princeton at Labyrinth Books this afternoon, and at NYC's Strand Bookstore tonight. I'm crisscrossing the globe for the next six weeks: full list here. Read the rest