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 recent comic book series with Sonny Liew, revives 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. The print trade paperback collection will be released on July 15, 2014. The author lives in San Francisco, CA..
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 3by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
Written and drawn by the team behind the best-selling The Promise and The Search, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru,/i>/i>
Team Avatar is in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind. Bonds will be tested and new truths revealed as Aang must answer an important question: Can humans and spirits co-exist?!
Written and drawn by the team behind the best-selling The Promise and The Search, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra animated televison show creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!
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