Apparently, MySpace has made American Born Chinese a featured book... Not all good news, though, since it seems to come with a rather tasteless ad campaign that uses the Chin-Kee character out of context, and has led to all kinds of discussions among people who haven't read the book. Gene Yang responds. Does acknowledging a [...]
This letter just came in... If anyone knows who the KAMPUNG BOY reader was on the F-train, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you in touch with Kashminder who wants to say thank you: Hello: My name is Kash and I met a woman on April 9th on the F-Train around 7pm [...]
There are some precious lessons to be gleaned from Eddie Campbell's blog, including an entry called THE LAST WORD IN SPEECH BALLOONS. Several First Second creators have found this valuable in the midst of their thumbnails, so let's add this link to it here, in our TIPS FOR CREATIVE TYPES category (which is filling up [...]
(a doodle from the train ride) Been thinking about inspiration. I jotted a few things down on the train ride back from the Center for Cartoon Studies, where I had a most impressive visit. They're doing something amazing up there, Sturm and the gang. The following musing wasn't directly related to the CCS though, rather [...]
Cool beans! Joel Crabtree goes graphic at SILVER BULLET, with a wide ranging chat about First Second.
Download onesheets.pdf BOOKSELLERS, BOOKSELLERS! All around America, I've been meeting independent booksellers, large and small. Some of those who've jumped into the Graphic Novel adventure have been very pleasantly surprised! Others aren't sure, or haven't made it work yet, and are wondering what to do. For those, we're putting together a special pamphlet we'll update [...]
Well how can we — tonight Season 3 of LOST resumes!
WILLIAM Van DUYN "Webmeister & Magic Carpet Rides" You're on Bill Van Duyn's flying carpet right now! He's somewhere way North in Nova Scotia as we write this, weaving together the next web treats in store for you at this site.
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE made it to YALSA's TOP TEN Best Books of the Year for Young Adults! American Born Chinese, Kampung Boy, and Deogratias all made the larger ALA list of Best Books.
Several mentions of ABC, winner of the Printz Award, in mainstream media: 1. USA Today (print edition)—Life section; mention in larger piece on awards http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-01-22-childrens-books-awards_x.htm 2. Seattle Post Intelligencer—mention in larger piece on awards http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/300670_kidbook23.html 3. Washington Post—feature http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/22/AR2007012201463.html