For those of you who don’t know of Gene Yang, he, along with Hank Lee, are the founders of Watermark. And some of you may be aware that over the last few years Gene has been the writer for the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics.
But more recently…
– Gene has been nominated for 2 Eisner Awards!
The Eisner Award is basically the “Oscar” of the comics world. And Gene has been nominated for two! One for his most recent graphic novel, The Shadown Hero, which is about the first Asian American superhero, and one for his work on the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics and The Shadow Hero.
– Gene has been brought on by DC Comics to be the new writer of the Superman comics!
And as proof, here is a photo of Gene credited as the writer in the Superman story given out on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, 5/2:
CRAZY, right? Exciting to see a Watermarker go on to such big and fun things!