Amy Chu

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Amy Chu
Amy Chu smiling
Amy Chu at a panel discussion at Columbia University
Born1968 (age 50–51)
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Education
OccupationComic book writer
Years active2010–present
Notable work
Websiteamychu.com Edit this at Wikidata

Amy Chu (born 1968)[1][2] is a comic book author who runs the comic imprint Alpha Girl Comics as well as writing comics for other publishers.[3] She wrote the six-issue miniseries Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death and a few Wonder Woman issues for DC.[4]

Early life[edit]

Chu was born in Boston and moved frequently in her youth, spending her formative years in Iowa.[5] In 1989, she received dual degrees at Wellesley, East Asian Studies, and MIT, Architectural Design.[6][7][8] She was in Hong Kong from 1995 to 1997 running the Macau tourism office.[5] Returning to the United States she went to Harvard Business School for her MBA in 1999.[9][10]

Career[edit]

In 2010, she started Alpha Girl Comics when she and her friend, Georgia Lee, discussed the lack of female voices in comics.[11][7] Chu took a course in creative writing and developed her interest in comics writing from there.[9][12] She has continued to focus on the lack of representation of women in the comics industry speaking on panels at comic events.[13]

She published three collections of short stories under Alpha Girl Comics titled Girls Night Out from 2012 to 2014.[14] Several were funded through Kickstarter, as well as in 2017, a remaster and collection of all three volumes into paperback format.[15]

Chu has been writing Red Sonja for Dynamite Entertainment since late 2016.[16] She also started working on Dynamite's KISS in 2016.[17] Chu took over writing duties for Dynamite's Green Hornet beginning with the 2018 run.[18]

Chu was recognized as a cultural leader of the year, for 2018, by the Corea Image Communications Institute and said she had plans to write a comic in Seoul.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In 2001 Chu married Laurence Chang, an investment analyst who is also a graduate of Harvard; they both kept their surnames.[1] She has two children and as of 2018 resides in Princeton, New Jersey.[19][5]

Bibliography[edit]

Writer[edit]

Alpha Girl Comics
  • Girls Night Out (2010-2017)
    • Girls Night Out (tpb, 104 pages, 2017) collects:
      • "And Other Stories" (with Cabbral, Louie Chin, Silvio dB, Craig Yeung and Chris Sotomayor, in #1, 2010)
      • "Tales of New York" (with Brian Shearer, Cabbral, Craig Yeung, Gannon Beck, Louie Chin, Rachelle Rosenberg, Sean Chen, Silvio dB and Tom Chu, in #2, 2011)
      • "The Way Love Goes" (with Larry Hama, Craig Yeung, Sean Von Gorman, Louie Chin, Anderson Cabral and Silvio dB, in #3, 2014)
  • The VIP Room (one shot, with Silvio dB, 20 pages, 2013)
Dark Horse Comics
  • The Secret Loves of Geeks (2018)
    • The Secret Loves of Geeks (tpb, 200 pages, February 2018, ISBN 1-5067-0473-5) collects:
      • "First Loves" (with Valentine De Landro, February 2018)
Darryl Makes Comics
  • DMC (2014 - 2015)
    • DMC GN #2 (tpb, 100 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-9904-6361-3) collects:
      • "LAK6 Remixed!" (with Alison M Smith, in #1.5, October 2015)
Dynamite Entertainment
  • Kiss (October 2016 - July 2017)
    • Kiss: The Elder Vol. 1 - A World Without Sun (tpb, 144 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5241-0298-9) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Kewber Ball, in #1-5, October 2016 - February 2017)
    • Kiss: The Elder Vol. 2 - Odyssey (tpb, 168 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5241-0509-0)
      • "Untitled" (with Kewber Ball, in #6-10, March 2017 - July 2017)
  • Kiss: The Demon (limited series) (January 2017 - April 2017)
    • Kiss: The Demon (tpb, 106 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5241-0368-3) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Erik Burnham, Eman Cassalos, in #1-4, 2017)
  • Red Sonja Vol. 4 (December 2016 - current)
    • Red Sonja: Worlds Away Vol. 1 (tpb, 144 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5241-0376-4) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Carlos Gomez, in #0-6, December 2016 - June 2017)
    • Red Sonja: Worlds Away Vol. 2 - Back Roads (tpb, 184 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5241-0582-1) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Carlos Gomez, in #7-11, July 2017 - November 2017)
    • Red Sonja: Worlds Away Vol. 3 - Hell or Hyrkania (tpb, 140 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5241-0714-X) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Carlos Gomez, in #12-13, December 2017 - January 2018)
      • "Untitled" (with Erik Burnham, Carlos Gomez, in #14-16, February 2018 - April 2018)
  • Green Hornet Vol. 2 (March 2018 - June 2018)
    • Green Hornet Vol. 1: Generations (tpb, 128 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5241-0796-4) collects
      • "Untitled" (with German Erramouspe, in #1-5, March 2018 - June 2018)
  • Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 (January 2018 - current)
    • Dejah Thoris: The Gardens of Mars (tpb, 156 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5241-0730-1)
      • "Untitled" (with Pasquale Qualano, in #0-5, January 2018 - June 2018)
DC Comics
IDW Publishing
  • The X-Files (2017)
    • Deviations (tpb, 136 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-6314-0675-2) collects:
      • "Time and Being" (with Silvia Califano and Elena Casagrande, oneshot, March 2016)
Image Comics
  • Where We Live (2018)
    • Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas (tpb, 336 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0822-9) collects:
      • "Jesse Slays the Dragon" (with Gabriel Hernandez Walta, May 2018)
Lion Forge Comics
  • Catalyst Prime: Summit (2017 - present)
    • Summit Vol. 1: The Long Way Home (tpb, 152 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-9413-0268-8) collects:
      • "Untitled" (with Jan Duursema, in #1-4, December 2017 - March 2018)
Marvel
  • A Year of Marvels (2016)
    • A Year of Marvels Vol. 1 (tpb, 208 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-3029-0295-4) collects:
      • "Spring Break! Ant-Man Style!" (with Ryan Browne, #3, March 2016)
  • Deadpool (2015 - 2017)
    • Deadpool: World's Greatest Vol. 2: End Of Error (tpb, 136 pages, 2016, ISBN 0-7851-9618-8) collects:
      • "Tales of the Mercs for Money: Foolkiller" (with Emilio Laiso, in #7, April 2016)
  • Secret Empire: Brave New World (2017)
    • Secret Empire: Brave New World Vol. 1 (tpb, 121 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-3025-0102-X) collects:
      • "All the World's a Stage" (with Kate Niemczyk, in #4, July 2017)
Papercutz
  • Ana and the Cosmic Race (graphic novel, with Kata Kane, 96 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-6299-1959-4)
Valiant
Vertigo
  • Vertigo Quarterly CMYK (2014-2015)
    • Vertigo Quarterly CMYK (tpb, 296 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5336-9) collects:
      • "Cyan" (with Alitha E. Martinez, June 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weddings; Amy Chu, Laurence Chang". The New York Times. May 27, 2001. Retrieved September 7, 2018. Ms. Chu, 33...
  2. ^ Chu, Amy (January 3, 2018). "A M Y C H U on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved November 1, 2018. Thanks for all the #happybirthday birthday wishes! Got my free coffee from starbucks. Wish it was @deathwishcoffee though!
  3. ^ Ayers, Jeff (August 15, 2015). "A Wonderful Interview with Comic Writer AMY CHU". FanboysInc. Archived from the original on September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Amy Chu". DC Comics. 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Amy Chu". Girls Like You and Me. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Garrett, Jennifer E. (2015). "Wonder Writer". Wellesley Magazine. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  7. ^ a b SC (May 9, 2016). "Interview with Amy Chu". comics w/ a slant. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Asselin, Janelle (December 18, 2013). "Hire This Woman: Writer Amy Chu". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Amy Chu MBA '99". Harvardwood. February 1, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Chu, Amy (December 1, 2015). "The Adventures of Amy Chu". Harvard Business School. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Chu, Amy. "About Us". ALPHA GIRL COMICS. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Horne, Karama (June 2, 2018). "Indie Comics Spotlight: Amy Chu talks Poison Ivy, Summit, Kato's daughter and why Killer Croc is her fave". Syfy. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Abad-Santos, Alexander (October 11, 2013). "If Wall Street Is More Open to Women than Comics, We Have a Problem". The Atlantic. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Morries, Steve (April 7, 2014). "Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of 'Girls Night Out' [Interview]". Comics Beat. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "AMY CHU - GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Kickstarter Gold Edition". Kickstarter. July 31, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  16. ^ Johnston, Rich (September 1, 2016). "Red Sonja Back In The Bikini Chainmail As Amy Chu Launches New Series With Carlos Gomez For December". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Dynamite® Kiss #1". Dynamite Entertainment. October 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dynamite® Green Hornet Vol. 2 #1". Dynamite Entertainment. March 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  19. ^ a b Aa-young, Kang (August 31, 2018). "'Ant-Man' author to write comic about Seoul". The Korea Times. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

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