EIGHT QUESTIONS from GENE LUEN YANG
What’s your favorite book that wasn’t written or drawn by you?
I have to pick only one? I’m gonna say Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. If it weren’t for that book, I wouldn’t be a cartoonist.
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what one piece of media would you take with you? If it isn’t your favorite book, explain how you came to this peculiar decision.
A picture of my wife. Or maybe the Bible. No, a picture of my wife. Because she’s so pretty.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
I love all flavors of ice cream, but I’m lactose intolerant so I’ll have to say Rainbow Sherbet. Not as yummy as Mocha Almond Fudge, but so much better for my stomach. And for the folks sitting next to me.
How are you planning to survive the zombie apocalypse?
I’m gonna develop a taste for zombie flesh. Then I’m gonna go buy a large carving knife and lots of hot sauce.
What’s your favorite word?
“Moded.” Remember when junior high kids used to use that word to diss on their friends? So fun. We gotta bring that back. A whole generation is missing out on getting “moded.”
If you suddenly fell into a dimensional vortex and ended up in 1529, what profession would you adopt?
Black or white? Cats or dogs? Apples or oranges? Robots or vampires?
Black vampire apple-dogs
What’s the worst fortune cookie advice you ever got? Did you take it?
You take advice from fortune cookies? Seriously? We invented those things as a gimmick to sell you more moo shu pork. You’re not actually supposed to run your life by them.