Yang authored the graphic novel trilogies based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, in addition to "Rebound", Shells", and "Sisters", which were written for Free Comic Book Day. The North and South trilogy was his last work for the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels. His position as writer for the graphic novels will be filled by Faith Erin Hicks.
Selected other credits
- The Shadow Hero (2014)
- Boxers and Saints (2013)
- Level Up (2011)
- Prime Baby (2010)
- The Eternal Smile (2009)
- American Born Chinese (2006)
- Animal Crackers (2004)
Yang's drawings are created with what Scott McCloud refers to as a "cheap tool bravado", using everything from brushes to Sharpie markers to Pigma Micron pens to ballpoint pens. His artwork has been shown in San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. Following American Born Chinese, Yang wrote The Eternal Smile, a collection of three short stories in comics, done in collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. His latest book is Prime Baby, originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine. In 2011, Yang released Level Up, with art by Thien Pham.
Yang currently lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he taught computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School. His father is an electrical engineer from Taiwan and his mother a programmer who grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
- Yang's favorite character was originally Zuko, but due to his work on The Rift trilogy, Toph Beifong became his new favorite.
- Yang is a huge fan of Faith Erin Hicks and, following his decision to step down as writer on the Avatar graphic novels, personally recommended her as his replacement.[source?]
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