In this episode, Jeff outlines the career of graphic novel writer Gene Luen Yang and his renowned work ‘Boxers’ and ‘Saints,’ detailing a little emphasized sub-genre within independent comics uniting themes of entertainment with education.

For more information on Gene Luen Yang, visit www.humblecomics.com, San Francisco Chronicle 11 May 2008,
Jeff’s ‘Picks of the Week’ are: Airship Enterprise #1 (Antarctic), Munchkin: Deck the Dungeons #1 (BOOM!), The Precinct #1 (Dynamite), Eighth Seal #1 (IDW), and Alabaster the Shadows (Oni).

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Sources and More Information:

http://geneyang.com/

http://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2010/10/20/story-graphic-novel-%E2%80%98-eternal-smile%E2%80%99-wins-eisner-prize,

http://lccn.loc.gov/n2006005083

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Luen_Yang

 http://www.comicvine.com/gene-luen-yang/4040-51149/.

 

For more information on Boxers & Saints, consult:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2013-09-20/one-two-punch/

http://blogs.slj.com/teacozy/2013/09/03/review-boxers/

http://www.tor.com/2013/08/26/graphic-novel-book-review-gene-luen-yang-boxers-saints/

 

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