Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Gene Yang: The Anointed One!
I cribbed that title from this New York Times article, but Gene Yang has been named by the Library of Congress as the national ambassador for young people's literature. He is the first graphic novelist to be named to this position, which has existed since 2008.
He is a prolific creator, whose graphic novel and comics work has been pretty much exceptional across the board. And I guess to some degree this appointment indicates just how much more mainstream graphic novels are becoming. Congratulations, Mr. Yang!