Short bio: Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her published works include The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys, The Nameless City trilogy, Pumpkinheads (with Rainbow Rowell), One Year at Ellsmere and the young adult novel Comics Will Break Your Heart. She has won two Eisner Awards, and Pumpkinheads was a New York Times bestseller.
Long bio: Faith Erin Hicks has been writing and drawing comics “for fun” since she was a teenager. Her first comic was the webcomic Demonology 101, which she wrote and drew throughout school, and finished in 2004. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s classical animation program, and worked for several years in the Canadian animation industry before transitioning to making comics full time. Her first two graphic novels (Zombies Calling and The War at Ellsmere) were published by SLG Publishing and soon after she was hired to draw the middle grade horror graphic novel Brain Camp, written by Susan Kim and Laurence Klaven.
From 2009 to 2020 she produced more than ten graphic novels, including Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), The Adventures of Superhero Girl, One Year at Ellsmere, and the fantasy trilogy The Nameless City. She also published a young adult novel called Comics Will Break Your Heart, a romance about comic books, comic creator rights and the mysterious land of Canada. In 2019 she collaborated with the bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and drew Pumpkinheads, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Faith has won two Eisner Awards, for The Adventures of Superhero Girl and The Divided Earth, the third book in the Nameless City trilogy. Her next graphic novel is Ride On, inspired by Faith’s childhood love of horses, which will be out from First Second Books in 2022. Faith currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and their helpful cat.