Panel Borders: Level Up – the work of Gene Luen Yang
Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between comics and video games, Alex Fitch talks to American cartoonist Gene Luen Yang about his recent comics about games – his graphic novel Level Up and web strip Legends of the Joystick, both illustrated in watercolours by Thien Pham. Alex and Gene also talk about the use of autobiography in his comics, the elegant simplicity of older video games, and the occurrences of magical realism in his work from American Born Chinese to his forthcoming graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion.
For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Read Legends of the Joystick and an extract from Level Up at tor.com
Read an additional behind the scenes cartoon about Level Up by Yang at wired.com
Gene’s website: www.geneyang.com
Interview with Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham at 8asians.com
Pub Fiction presents…
The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:
Ramsey Campbell, July 18th, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
John Reppion, July 19th, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)
Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.
Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.
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