Sketching GREEN TURTLE; The Shadow Hero

The Green Turtle

I only recently read Gene Yang’s THE SHADOW HERO. I was able to borrow a review copy just before his visit to As with most of his other graphic novels, once I started it, I could not put it down. It will make a nice addition on the book shelf once I get around to ordering a copy for my library. The Green Turtle, protagonist from The Shadow Hero has since been popping up as a subject among many excellent artists, many of whom I follow for inspiration, and motivation for improvement. As I had decided to skip this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (I just couldn’t get all my ducks in a row in time), I found I had a bit of extra free time with no last minute preparations or travel required. So I thought I would peel off a bit of that time to have fun with my own version of The Green Turtle.

The Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, hero of THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Yang and Sonny Liew,

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a  legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity… The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.

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