You’ve probably seen Jack Hsu’s work without realizing it many times over the years. The prolific storyboard artist has worked a number of hit films, and pulled off the unique feat of winning the Xeric Grant twice, first for Poppie’s Adventures, and again for his graphic novel 8-9-3, which premieres from Automaton in August.   


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The action-packed, much-buzzed-about book takes readers deep into the world of the Yakuza (Japanese mafia), drawing from such influences as Crying Freeman and the films of John Woo. We sat down with Hsu for the 411 on 8-9-3.

Read the full interview here!