Just adding a quick note to say I am all booked up for school visits in the spring. Thank you so much to everyone who’s contacted me about them. I’m also not able to take school visit requests for the fall, as I’ll be travelling to support the publication of Pumpkinheads, and I’m not sure what my schedule will look like.
It’s a new year, and there are lots of new things happening!
First, did you know I have a novel coming out? My very first book without pictures! It’s called Comics Will Break Your Heart, and it’s all about comics, hilariously enough. It will be published on February 12th by Roaring Brook Press. To celebrate the upcoming release of Comics Will Break Your Heart, my publisher is offering a free art print (drawn by me, of course) to those who pre-order the book. Click HERE for more information.
Also, the first book of Imbalance, the new Avatar: The Last Airbender trilogy written by me with art by Peter Wartman came out in December! I hope people are enjoying it. It was a real thrill to get to write comics based on my favourite animated show. Book 2 in the Imbalance trilogy will be out in May from Dark Horse Comics.
2019 also means the publication of my next original graphic novel, Pumpkinheads, which was written by Rainbow Rowell! Pumpkinheads will be out the end of August from First Second Books, and I’m super excited about it. Lots happening for me in 2019, whew! O_o
ALSO! I have a new (kind of) book announcement for 2020: First Second Books is republishing my old, out of print graphic novel, The War at Ellsmere under a new title, One Year at Ellsmere. And to celebrate, I’m giving Ellsmere a shiny new look, and re-inking the entire book. Go HERE for more information, and a peek at the updated look of this graphic novel.
I have a few upcoming events that I can announce for now:
Teen Book Con, Houston, Texas, March 30
Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo, April 13 & 14
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 18 & 19
More to come!
I will be in Lucca, Italy (!!) from October 31st until November 4th for Lucca Comics & Games, the second largest comic convention in the world! Very excited about this. Here’s a little graphic (in Italian) that has my signing times on it. You can find me with my Italian publisher, Edizioni BD, at Stand 243 in the Padiglione Napoleone. They will be debuting the publication of the Nameless City trilogy (yes, all of it!) in Italian.
Above are my signing times (Mer is Wednesday, Dom is Sunday). Hope to see some readers in Italy!