In person at the museum
Go behind the scenes with the author of award-winning graphic novels and comics including “American Born Chinese,” “Shang-Chi,” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
Join us for an afternoon with Gene Luen Yang, author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic novels “American Born Chinese” (soon to be a Disney series starring Michelle Yeoh) and “Boxers and Saints,” as well as comic books including “Shang-Chi,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and DC Comics’ “Superman.” Like the exhibition artist Kongkee, Yang’s work often reimagines historical events and figures, suggesting new connections between the past and the present. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the process, practice, and current projects of one of the most exciting Asian American voices working in comics today.
A book signing will follow the program. Books are available for purchase in the Cha May Ching Museum Boutique.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gene Luen Yang is an author and illustrator, as well as an educator and frequent lecturer. “American Born Chinese,” his first graphic novel, was a National Book Award finalist, winning an Eisner Award and a Printz Award. His two-volume graphic novel “Boxers & Saints” won the L.A. Times Book Prize. In 2014, Yang was approached by DC Comics to write a ten-issue arc of “Superman,” drawn by John Romita, Jr. His other works include the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series from Dark Horse Comics, “Secret Coders,” and “The Shadow Hero.” In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
The Asian Art Museum is committed to making its events accessible to all. This event is wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices (ALDs) will be provided. ASL interpretation is available upon request; please email [email protected] two weeks prior to the event to request an interpreter.
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Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Barbara Bass Bakar, Cecilia Sze, HSBC Bank USA, Lore Harp McGovern, Diane B. Wilsey, and an anonymous donor.
Sustained support is generously provided by the following endowed funds: Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions, Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund, and James M. Gerstley Fund for International Exhibitions.