Tag Archives: Sonny Liew

Between the Bookends Jan 2016: Werewolves, Wonderland, and a Whole Lot of History

Between the Bookends Jan 2016: Werewolves, Wonderland, and a Whole Lot of History

This month’s selections include books on alternative and real-life history, Wonderland and werewolves, and teaching kids how to draw sharks! Read More

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Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero. Read More

Jane Austen Meets Marvel Comics

Just because it is 200 year old romantic literature doesn’t mean it can’t be represented in a graphic novel. Recently, Marvel Comics put out several graphic novels with stories that don’t have superheroes. At least not in the traditional sense. Two of them are the Jane Austen novels, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.… Read More