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Greg Pak’s on the Comic News Insider podcast with Jimmy Aquino!

Greg Pak on the Comic News Insider podcast

Got interviewed by my old friend Jimmy Aquino for his Comic News Insider podcast yesterday, and it’s already online! Feel free to check out the one hour convo here.

We talk about AAPI Heritage Month, all the various comics projects I’m working on, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, and more.

2021.04.28 – DARTH VADER #11 – check out the preview!

Darth Vader #11 cover. Line art by Aaron Kuder, colors by Richard Isanove.

The much anticipated DARTH VADER #11 hits comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28!

Written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with line art by Raffele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover line art by Aaron Kuder, cover colors by Richard Isanove, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.

Excited about this one — it’s the huge climax to the journey to Exegol, with shocking revelations galore!

Check out a lettered preview at StarWars.com and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

2021.04.22 – AsAm Creator Happy Hour to benefit AAAJ Chicago’s bystander intervention training

AsAm Creator Happy Hour featuring Preeti Chhibber, Amy Chu, Shing Yin Kor, Trung Le Nguyen, Greg Pak, and Randall Park

Very excited to join a bunch of my favorite people for the AsAm Creator Happy Hour panel this Thursday to raise money for the AAAJ Chicago’s bystander intervention training. Please sign up for the free event today!

From the official announcement:

Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 5pm PT for a fundraiser to support Advancing Justice | Chicago

About this Event

Join us on Thursday, April 22 for AsAm Creator Happy Hour: 60 minutes of hijinks with Asian American writers, artists, and actors talking about how they got started, what they’re working on, and where they’re going in a fundraiser to support Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago‘s bystander intervention training.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Preeti Chhibber is a speaker, freelance writer, and author of A Jedi You Will Be, Avengers Assembly: The Sinister Substitute, and featured in the forthcoming anthology Sword Stone Table.

Amy Chu is a professional writer whose works include the Netflix series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, graphic novel Sea Sirens, and comics such as Sensational Wonder Woman, DMC, and KISS. Amy is also a former Executive Director of the Asian American Arts Alliance and Board Member of the Asian Women Giving Circle.

Shing Yin Khor is an installation artist and cartoonist exploring the Americana mythos and new human rituals. They are the author of The American Dream? and The Legend of Auntie Po.

Trung Le Nguyen is a Vietnamese American artist and author from Minneapolis. Trung has contributed work for Oni Press, Boom! Studios, and Image Comics, and recently released his first original graphic novel The Magic Fish.

Greg Pak is a Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker best known for his award-winning feature film Robot Stories and his comics Mech Cadet Yu and Planet Hulk.

Randall Park is an actor, comedian, writer, and director known for his role in the TV series Fresh Off the Boat and films including Always Be My Maybe and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

DONATE

Proceeds from this event will fund Advancing Justice | Chicago’s bystander intervention training program.

Please include “AsAm Happy Hour” in the dedication field on the donation page.

THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF gets picked up by BOOM for distribution – please pre-order by 4/19!

Working on THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF is absolutely one of the top ten highlights of my entire career, so I’m thrilled to report that BOOM Studios has picked it up for distribution to comic book shops and book stores!

The book is based on the identically named song by Jonathan Coulton, drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa, colored by Jessica Kholinne, and lettered by Simon Bowland — an absolutely stunning creative team. We funded it through Kickstarter a few years back and it’s consistently been the most popular book on my table at comic book conventions ever since, outselling the Hulk and Superman and everybody else.

The story features a princess named Gloria Cheng Epstein Takahara de la Garza Champion who loves to play electric guitar — which draws the ire of a nearby queen who plays classical guitar. And they have to work it out! Please do check out a few preview pages below — and feel free to preorder it from your local comic shop or Bookshop.org!

Pak and Kumar team up for a Hawke & Kong story for the DC Festival of Heroes anthology book!

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration, cover by Jim Lee

Thrilled to report that I’ve written a team up story with Connor Hawke and Kong Kenan for the upcoming DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: THE ASIAN SUPERHERO CELEBRATION anthology book!

The story’s drawn by the amazing Sumit Kumar with colors by Romulo Fajardo, letters by Steve Wands, and editing by Jessica Chen and Andrea Shea. Absolute dream team all ’round.

Please feel free to ask your comic shop to preorder the book, which hits stores on May 11. Other contributors include Gene Luen Yang, Amy Chu, Bernard Chang, Ram V, Minh Lê, Trung Le Nguyen, Sarah Kuhn, and so many other amazing creators.

Click here to read more about the book at Major Spoilers!

2021.04.13 – Kickstarter Secrets online class this Tuesday at 8 pm!

Sign in page image for "Learning Kickstarter Secrets" event.

It’s been a while! Sending all the best to everyone during these difficult days. I’m just chiming in to let you know that I’m teaching a one hour online class about running a Kickstarter campaign this Tuesday, April 13 at 8 pm ET, and I’m donating my take from the event to Compassion Oakland, a group of volunteers who have been providing chaperones for seniors in Oakland’s Chinatown.

If you’re interested, please do register today! There are just seven slots left as I write this. I’ll be devoting a good chunk of time to Q&A, so this’ll be a great time to get practical answers to specific questions if you have them.

Thanks so much and all the best!

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.

2021.01.13 – 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!