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I’m donating signed comics to the Kidlit Against Anti-Asian Racism Auction Fundraiser – and you can, too!

Signed comics donated by Greg Pak to the Kidlit Against Anti-Asian Racism Auction Fundraiser

The folks at the Asian Author Alliance are organizing an auction fundraiser to help two organizations that work against anti-Asian racism — Stop AAPI Hate and Hate is a Virus. I’m donating a bundle of signed #1 comics featuring Asian and Asian American characters, including TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1, KINGSWAY WEST #1, MECH CADET YU #1, RONIN ISLAND #1, WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (with the first appearance of Wave), and AGENTS OF ATLAS #1.

If you’re a writer or creator with books or other items to donate, please click here for more info.

If you’re interested in bidding on items, please keep your eyes on https://kaaarfundraiser.wordpress.com/blog/, where the auction will launch this Friday.

If you’re concerned about this ongoing wave of anti-Asian harassment and violence, another thing you can do is sign up for the Bystander Intervention Training sessions this March from Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Click here to find out more and sign up. I did!

Sending big love to everyone. Please do keep watching out for each other and stay safe out there.

2021.02.10 – DARTH VADER #10 in stores today!

Darth Vader #10 cover - Aaron Kuder

DARTH VADER #10 hits comic shops today! The book’s written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.

Check out a lettered preview here!

Check out the 5/5 review from ButWhyThoPodcast!

2021.01.13 – DARTH VADER #9 in stores today!

Darth Vader #9 cover by Aaron Kuder

DARTH VADER #9 hits comic book shops and Comixology today! Interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder.

Here’s the solicit:

THE ASSASSIN RETURNS!

In his search for vengeance in the depths of MUSTAFAR, DARTH VADER has seized the mysterious key to the EMPEROR’S greatest secret.

But the key itself needs a key – which only the deadly assassin OCHI OF BESTOON seems to have. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives with the fate of the Emperor in the balance – but how much of this is all PALPATINE’S plan?

And what happens when the SITH LORD and the SITH ASSASSIN start to figure that plan out?

Check out a lettered preview here!

2020.12.23 – FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING #1 in stores today!

Firefly Blue Sun Rising #1 cover

FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING #1 hits comic shops today, written by yours truly with interior line art from Dan McDaid, colors by Marcelo Costa, letters by Jim Campbell, and covers by Nimit Malavia, Christian Ward, and Lorenzo De Felici.

The book concludes an epic year of storytelling about the Serenity crew’s conflicts with the Blue Sun corporation, and we pulled out all stops for this one with big changes and big emotional moments.

Check out the preview here and ask your local shop to hold a copy for you today!

2020.12.04 – VoteRiders event – Text Georgia voters and talk about quarantine comfort food!

VoteRiders event image - 12/4 5-7 pm

Hey, I’m moderating an incredible panel this Friday for a VoteRiders textbanking event! Help people get the ID they need to vote in Georgia AND hear an all-star AsAm panel talk about comfort food this Friday, 5 pm ET!

With Tamlyn Tomita, Preeti Chhibber, R.O. Kwon, Minh Lê, Andrea Shea, and Alex Shibutani!

It’s gonna be incredibly fun, and it’s for an INCREDIBLY important cause. Sign up today at voteriders.org/text!

2020.11.11 – DARTH VADER #7 in stores this Wednesday!

DARTH VADER #7 hits comic book shops and Comixology this Wednesday!

Here’s the official solicit:

PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX!
o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind!  
o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN?  
o And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!!
Rated T

The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Daniel Acuna, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.

Check out the preview at StarWars.com and ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

VOTE

We’re down to the last two days of the most important election of our lifetime. If you’re eligible, get out there and vote. That’s it.

Visit vote.org for all the info you need to vote. Visit voteriders.org if you’re not sure what ID you need to vote or have other ID related questions. Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE, the election protection hotline run by the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, if you need help with the process or encounter obstacles at the polls.

If you can vote early in your state, do it today, Monday. The earlier you vote, the less chance of something going wrong. Bank it!

Otherwise, vote in person on Election Day. If you’ve got an absentee or mail-in ballot that you haven’t returned yet, I absolutely recommend returning it in person because of problems with mail delays and efforts in various states to invalidate mail-in ballots received after Election Day.

A bunch of states have SAME DAY voter registration, meaning if you’re eligible but not registered, you can register at the polls and vote! If you’re in CA, CO, CT, DC, HI, ID, IL, IA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, UT, VT, WA, WI, or WY, you can register to vote on ELECTION DAY!

If you’re in MD, you can register to vote during early voting – today, Monday, is that last day for that!

Call your local county clerk to find out the rules in your area and GO VOTE!

If you’re anxious about this election, the greatest advice I can give is to not only vote, but volunteer to help GET OUT THE VOTE. Search online for your favored candidate or party. You’ll find dozens of ways to help in these last two days doing things like phonebanking and textbanking.

2020.10.25 – Greg’s on the Baltimore Comic Con’s STAR WARS comics panel!

Star Wars Comics panel graphic

Last minute alert! At 3 pm ET today, I’ll be on the Baltimore Comic Con’s STAR WARS COMICS panel along with Charles Soule, Katie Cook, and Mike Moreci. It’s a virtual panel and I believe anyone at all can attend — just click on the link!

2020.10.14 – DARTH VADER #6 in comic shops!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6 cover by InHyuk Lee.

Excited to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6 hits comic book shops and comiXology on Wednesday, October 14! The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.

Here’s the official solicit:

“THE PUNISHMENT! DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force. No…Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine… time for Vader’s next lesson.”

Check out a lettered preview here, and please do ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you! Or buy it digitally at comiXology!

I made a Bookshop.org page of recommended books!

A bunch of books!

I recently found out about Bookshop.org, which sells books online and donates 10 percent of its profits to pool that’s divided between indie bookstores! So now I try to buy all new books online through my local indie bookstore’s website or Bookshop.org. Please do check it out!

I also found out that Bookshop.org allows anyone to create a page with links to recommended books. That’s integrated with their sales engine, so 10 percent of the profits on those book sales also go to indie bookstores. (And 10 percent goes to the creator of the list!)

So I’ve set up my own Bookshop.org page, with lists of books about writing, great books by friends, some of the best books I’ve written myself, and some of the books that made me who I am.

Please do check it out, and thanks as always!

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