On his blog, Derek Kirk Kim says that he’s completed The Eternal Smile, a book he’s been working on with American Born Chinese creator Gene Yang:
As I mentioned before, this book is my collaboration with Gene Yang. Gene writing, me illustrating. This project has consumed my life for the past year, leaving little room for anything else. (As I’m sure you’ve noticed from this vacant website.) I worked my ass off on this book and I think I can safely say it’s the best artwork I’ve ever done in a comic. Okay, that’s not saying much, but still. (That’s a full page panel from the book above.) But even better, the three stories that make up this book are some of the best pieces of fiction Gene has ever written, in my opinion. It was an honor to be drawing for Gene. Being that this book is Gene’s follow-up to his towering masterpiece, “American Born Chinese,” I’ll be even more honored to ride his coattails.
Kim says the book will be published by First Second next spring.