Comics & Graphic Novels Guest Post

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 5

by Gene Yang | Originally posted at GeneYang.com

All this week, Sonny and I are taking you behind the scenes of our new comic The Shadow Hero! Buy the digital first issue of The Shadow Hero on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook for a mere $0.99!

Here are the previous posts, in case you missed them:

Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 1
Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 2
Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 3
Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 4

Here are the script, thumbnail sketches, and Sonny’s final art for page 5:

SCRIPT

THUMBNAIL SKETCHES

FINAL ART

This is the last of this week’s behind-the-scenes posts. I hope you enjoyed them! I also hope you see just how incredible Sonny Liew is. He transformed my crude thumbnails into a living, breathing story.

Check out The Shadow Hero #1 and let us know what you think! What have you got to lose? Besides 99 cents?


Gene Luen Yang’s first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, is now in print in over ten languages and was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award. Yang’s other works include the popular comics adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints. The Shadow Hero, the story of the first Asian American superhero is his most recent graphic novel.