I want to point your attention to a new graphic novel called ETERNAL SMILE, by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, two big talents in my eyes. Many remember Gene's breakout award-winning graphic novel called AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, while Derek scored a huge hit and awards for his SAME DIFFERENCE & OTHER STORIES
Gene and Derek's new graphic novel is a book I will gladly be putting into the hands of many eager readers. It's a graphic novel in three parts, stylistically very different, but thematically held together for a very entertaining and thoughtful read.
Randy Myers of the Contra Costa Times interviewed both comic creators in today's edition, so please check it out HERE!
And in other news, on Free Comic Book Day, we kicked off our first-ever Captain Four-Color Art & Coloring Contest!
This contest is open to all kids 13 and under and there will be prizes for different ages, including a big prize of a $100 Flying Colors Shopping Spree! Entry forms are available at Flying Colors now---and we'll need to have your entries, creative as they can get, back here in the store by May 31, 2009.