Start Reading Now | Legends of the Joystick

Gene Luen Yang's latest graphic novel is Level Up, the story of an Asian-American boy who just wants to play video games, while his parents would really prefer he study hard and become a doctor. Tor.com has posted the first eleven pages of the graphic novel, which not only set it up but also may make you a little teary. But Yang and Level Up artist Thein Pham have another treat for us, also at Tor.com: Legends of the Joystick, a where-are-they-now webcomic about the great video game characters of the 1980s. The comic only runs for a week, and it updates every day. Don't be fooled by the soft drawing style—the humor is a little edgier than you might think. And it's a cute way to kick off Level Up, which should be hitting bookstores today.

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