Gene will describe how he went from comic book fan to comic book creator. Along the way, he will talk about self-publishing, submitting to publishers, and his relationship with my parents. If time permits, he will do a short reading from Boxers and Saints.
A National Book Award and Eisner winning comics artist, Gene Luen Yang is the genius behind the graphic novels American Born Chinese, Prime Baby and Level Up. He is also part of the team working on the comics continuation of Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Booktopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literary Festival, is an annual festival intended to promote literacy, celebrate language arts and cultivate creative thought amongst youth and families in West Vancouver.
Held in the first week of May, Booktopia offers a series of events for preschool, elementary and secondary school students at two venues: the Kay Meek Centre and the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Events include author visits, workshops, a youth art exhibit, a puppet show and more.
Please call 604-981-6335 for more information.