About the Author
Gene Luen Yang
began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks
, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Level Up
and Prime Baby
. American Born Chinese
, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile
, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim.