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Gene Luen Yang Officially Richest Person in Comics

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, September 22 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Gene Luen Yang Officially Richest Person in Comics

After Robert Kirkman, of course.

Source: Bleeding Cool

According to a report from Bleeding Cool, comic book creator and official US Ambassador of Comics to the U.N. Gene Luen Yang is the recipient of one of this years MacArthur Fellows Genius Grants. While winning awards is no big deal for Yang, who can't leave his house without random people running up to him on the street to give him an award, this one is special. How special? $625,000 special.

That's right, thanks to this grant, which is awarded with no strings attached, Gene Luen Yang is officially the richest person in all of comics. While it's surely a prestigious honor and also nice to be rich, the development could cause problems for Yang once the news gets out to his fellow comic book creators, who are generally paid for their work with pocket lint and those little gold foil wrapped chocolate coins, and not even the good Hanukkah ones, the pirate-themed ones that can't legally be called chocolate.

The Outhouse has obtained EXXXCLUSIVE footage of Yang walking through the BOOM! Studios section of Artist Alley at a comic con after receiving the award, and we have to warn you, it's not pretty:

Congratulations to Gene Luen Yang. And by the way, could you lend us twenty bucks?


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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