Yang is also the author of The Promise, a trilogy of comics published in 2012 that cover "untold chapters in the story of Team Avatar" to bridge Avatar: The Last Airbender with its spin-off, The Legend of Korra. He is also the author of The Search trilogy, a series which revolves around solving the mystery surrounding Zuko and Azula's mother, Ursa. With the conclusion of The Search, Yang continues his work in the Avatar universe with The Rift trilogy, which revolves around Aang as he begins the process of creating Republic City. The first book was released on March 5, 2014, followed by the second on July 2, and the third on November 5. Yang furthers his Avatar franchise contributions in writing Smoke and Shadow, a trilogy which will focus on Zuko and the threat posed to him and his family by the New Ozai Society. The trilogy's first part was released on September 23, 2015, followed by the second on December 16.
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 teaches 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 has stated that, due to his work on The Rift trilogy, Toph Beifong has become his favorite character.
- While he was watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, however, Zuko was Yang's favorite character.
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