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Fan Expo Vancouver & Paperback release of Comics Will Break Your Heart!

Posted on February 6th, 2020

Hi guys, I’ll be tabling at Fan Expo Vancouver on February 15th-17th. I’m a comic creator guest, so I’ll be in that part of the exhibit hall, at table P17. I’ll have copies of my books for sale, as well as original artwork, and I’m on a Kids & Comics panel on Monday afternoon. Go here for more info. Hope to see people there!

Also, the paperback edition of my young adult romance novel (that is all about comics) Comics Will Break Your Heart is out now! You can buy it from your local bookstore or Amazon for the low price of $10! So cheap!

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Posted on January 27th, 2020

Hi guys, my schedule for C2E2 is up. C2E2 is February 28th-March 1st at McCormick Place in Chicago, and I will be on two panels and have two signings, one of which is with Rainbow Rowell and will be ticketed. I’ve never been to C2E2, I hope it’s great!

Schedule:
Friday, Feb 28th, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM,  Room S405a
Finding Solace in Comics: Graphic Novels that Support Social Emotional Learning. Go here for more panel info.
Artists use their work as a catalyst for their own emotional healing. One of the most accessible examples of this type of artistic expression comes in the form of comics which succeed in creating visual empathy and offer a complex illustrated outlet for our students, especially those who internalize their problems. This panel will provide a sampling of some of the most recent and celebrated graphic novels which can offer social emotional learning opportunities & how to use them in the classroom.

Saturday, Feb 29, 2;45 – 3:45 PM, Room S404
Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks In Conversation. Go here for more panel info.
In the New York Times bestselling Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets. Join Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks in-conversation to discuss their collaboration, and so much more!

Autographing Area Signing, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Signing table 2
This signing is TICKETED! 115 tickets will be given out, go here to be entered into a draw for a ticket. Three books can be signed, with 1 book personalized. There will be a standby line in case those who drew a ticket don’t show up.

Sunday, March 1st
First Second Books Booth Signing, 10 AM, Booth #619
Copies of my books will be on sale, and the first 10 people in line will get a free ARC of One Year at Ellsmere! There are also free Pumpkinheads prints available.

11:30 – 12:30, Room S405a
Hot Takes: Creating Healthy Romance for YA Readers. Go here for more panel info.
Help your tweens and teens establish boundaries and ‘ship healthy characters. Faith Erin Hicks (Pumpkinheads, The Adventures of Superhero Girl), Crystal Cestari (Super Adjacent, Windy City Magic series), Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight), and Sarah Beth Durst (The Girl Who Could Not Dream, Drink Slay Love) will share hear their tips on identifying healthy romance reads for your young adult.

And that’s it! Hope to see you all in Chicago!

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School Visit Hiatus

Posted on November 1st, 2019

Hi guys, I’m getting a lot of inquiries about school visits, and if I’m currently available for them. For the moment I’ve decided to take a hiatus from doing local school visits in the greater Vancouver area, so I can focus on my current comic making. If you’re a Vancouver area school who’d like to host a cartoonist for a visit, you could try reaching out to these Vancouver area-based creators to see if they’re available:
Doug Savage, creator of the Laser Moose & Rabbit Boy series. More info here.
Tony Cliff, creator of the Delilah Dirk series.
Ashley Spires, creator of the Binky the Space Cat series.
Cale Atkinson, creator & illustrator of many picture books.

I’ll announce on this site when I’m available for future school visits, so check back periodically. :)

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Events

2020 Events:

Fan Expo Vancouver
Feb 15-17th

C2E2
Feb 28-March 1

More to come!