Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang returns to talk about his latest work as a writer for DC comics (“Superman Smashes the Klan”, “New Super-Man”) and his upcoming graphic novel “Dragon Hoops”, showing us a historical look behind the similarities between superhero culture and the immigrant journey. (Intro: The Green Ninja)
Gene Luen Yang is a Chinese American writer of graphic novels and comics. His most well-known works, “American Born Chinese” and “Boxers & Saints”, were both nominated for the National Book Award.In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed him the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Most recently he has written for DC Comics for “Superman”, “New Super-Man”, and “Superman Smashes the Klan”, and for Dark Horse Comics’ continuation “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. His upcoming non-fiction graphic novel “Dragon Hoops” will be released in March 2020.