Pleasantly surprised to learn that The King’s Dragon has ended up on this year’s list of nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens, alongside a number of great books by admirable creators such as Peter Bagge, Rick Geary, Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki, Gene Yang, etc.
It’s my first time on the YALSA list since my very first book, Days Like This with J. Torres, way back in 2003. And I’m glad that it’s with this book; the Three Thieves series has lived in the shadow of some of my other work, but I generally consider The King’s Dragon the best thing I’ve written to date (yes, including Two Generals.)
So, congratulations to the other nominees, and thanks to YALSA and whoever might be responsible for my nomination. It’s a great list, and I’m humbled to be on it. High-res

Pleasantly surprised to learn that The King’s Dragon has ended up on this year’s list of nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens, alongside a number of great books by admirable creators such as Peter Bagge, Rick Geary, Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki, Gene Yang, etc.

It’s my first time on the YALSA list since my very first book, Days Like This with J. Torres, way back in 2003. And I’m glad that it’s with this book; the Three Thieves series has lived in the shadow of some of my other work, but I generally consider The King’s Dragon the best thing I’ve written to date (yes, including Two Generals.)

So, congratulations to the other nominees, and thanks to YALSA and whoever might be responsible for my nomination. It’s a great list, and I’m humbled to be on it.

I was wondering if the queen of north huntington will be in the books again? Also will there be more about the iron hand?

Asked by Anonymous

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3thieves:

I can tell you with 100% certainty that the answers to those questions are “yes” and “yes.”

If you’re reading this in/near Edmonton or Vancouver, be advised that I will be in your fine western Canadian cities over the next few days, alongside fellow True Patriot contributors J. Torres, Adrian Alphona, and (Edmonton only) Scott Kowalchuk.

Come say hello, get a book signed, buy us drinks, pretend to laugh at our terrible jokes, etc.

For your Canada Day enjoyment, here’s my complete 8-page story, “Whatever Happened to the Red Ensign?” from last year’s True Patriot anthology of original Canadian superheroes.

It’s as different a take on World War II from my graphic memoir Two Generals as you could imagine, but that was largely the point. And it’s my only professional superhero story to date, so please take a moment to marvel at its rarity (although a second True Patriot volume is on the way later this summer, and you can be sure it will feature more of the Red Ensign’s two-fisted, Nazi-busting adventures.)