Saturday, April 13th: 12:30-2:15pm, Signing at BookBar signing table (third floor, table #386) 3:30-4:30pm, spotlight panel: How I Make Comics, How You Can Make Comics. Main Panel Room, King Kirby Main Stage. 5:30-7pm, Signing at BookBar signing table (third floor, Table #386)
Sunday, April 14th: 12:45-1:45pm, panel: Fun For All Ages: Creating Content in an Adult-Oriented Industry. Corner Room/The Eisner Nook 2-4pm, Signing at BookBar signing table (third floor, table #386)
Hope to see people there! My books should be available for sale from BookBar, but I’m happy to sign any books you bring with you. I’ll also bring along bookplates to sign.
I have a public event Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30pm at the university of Nebraska. I’ll be doing a talk about my work followed by a Q&A, and a signing to follow (books will be sold by Legend Comics & Coffee). The event will take place at the College of Public Affairs & Community Service Building (CPACS), 6320 Maverick Plaza, Omaha, NE. Here’s an info graphic:
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 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!
Hi everyone! The Divided Earth, the third and final book in the Nameless City trilogy will be out in bookstores very soon! I’m so excited for people to read it! I really hope you like the conclusion of Rat and Kai’s story, which I’ve worked so hard on. Three years of my life spent on this trilogy! I have a few upcoming events to promote the publication of The Divided Earth; if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come by to say hi and pick up a book. If you’re not able to come to one of my public events, The Divided Earth can be found where most books are sold: at your local bookstore, your local comic store, Amazon, B&N or Indigo.
Thursday, September 27th
Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA
5PM-6PM/Event info here
Saturday, September 29th
Linden Tree Bookstore, Los Altos, CA
11AM/Event info here
Tuesday, October 2nd
Kidsbooks, Vancouver, British Columbia
7PM/Event info here
Also, in late October I will be a guest of Lucca Comics & Games, in Lucca, Italy! I don’t yet know my schedule, but I’m really excited for this trip. Never been to Italy before! I’ll post more about it closer to the date.
If you enjoyed The Divided Earth, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to support a book you like!
Look at this!! All three Nameless City books in one place! It’s only a few months until the publication of the conclusion of The Nameless City trilogy! Book 3, The Divided Earth will be out on September 25. I’ll be doing a few events to promote it’s publication, but until then, you can pre-order the book using this helpful publisher website, which has links to all the major bookstores that will be carrying The Divided Earth. I usually recommend supporting your local bookstore or comic store if you have one, but if not, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and other chains will do just fine. There’s also Indigo for the Canadians. 🙂
Otherwise, you can keep up with my various comic-related posts on Instagram.
Hi everyone. I have two events in British Columbia this month. The first is the Vancouver Island Children’s book festival. I’ll be doing a presentation about my work and how you can learn to draw comics (if that’s something you want to do 😉 at the book festival this Saturday. Check out the schedule here.
I’ll also be exhibiting at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF) on May 19th and 20th. I’ll have most of my books for sale (The Nameless City, The Stone Heart, Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys, a few others) and will have some original art for purchase as well. If you already own books of mine, I’ll also be happy to sign them for you. I’ll be at table B2 in the Exhibition Hall along with my boyfriend Tim Larade, who’ll be selling the collected edition of his webcomic Mush A Mush as well as prints and original art.
Hi everyone! I’m hard at work on my two comic projects for 2018. You can take a look at the cover to the first Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel written by me (with art by Peter Wartman) here. It’ll be out in October, and the name of the series is Imbalance. Ooh, spooky! I’m also hard at work on my graphic novel with Rainbow Rowell, called Pumpkinheads. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram to get the occasional update for that. And the third Nameless City book, The Divided Earth, will be out on September 25th, 2018! Whew, busy year.
I’m trying to keep my travel and events to a minimum so I can focus on work, but I have an upcoming event you can see me at.
I am a special guest at Wondercon which is March 23rd to 25th. Here’s my schedule:
Lessons in Kids’ Comics
Friday March 23, 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Grab your afterschool snacks and settle down to listen to WonderCon Anaheim special guests Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Jody Houser (Faith), Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Cat Staggs (Supergirl), and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) as they wax philosophical on why kids’ comics shouldn’t shy away from the tough stuff. Moderated by Jessica Tseang (founder, The Comic Book Girl, Little Geek Girls).
Manga: An Intro For Comic Fans
Friday March 23, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Are you a longtime comics fan but also have interest in anime and manga and don’t really know how to dive in? ComiXology hosts a panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly weebs and otaku, shhh!) to recommend the best of manga, past and present. Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show and they’ll give you a manga to match.
Comic Rules for Young Readers
Saturday March 24, 2018 10:30am – 11:30am
Creating comics that speak to young readers (without being condescending) requires numerous skill sets and sensibilities. It also requires knowing when you can and can’t break the rules. Moderator Lee Nordling (two-time Eisner Award nominee) is joined by Michele Wells (VP of content strategy at DC Entertainment), industry legend Marv Wolfman (the founding comics editor for Disney Adventures), Faith Erin Hicks(Eisner Award-winning creator of The Adventures of Superhero Girl), and writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Black Is for Beginnings).
Spotlight on: Faith Erin Hicks
Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) goes for a magical journey through her varied career, from her awkward early attempts at webcomics to Eisner Award–winning creator with over a dozen published graphic novels. This presentation will include a peek into Faith’s comic-making process, and encouragement for anyone who’s ever wanted to try drawing comics but thought they weren’t a good enough artist to do so.
FAITH ERIN HICKS SIGNING (The Nameless City series, The Adventures of Superhero Girl)
Saturday March 24, 2018 1:30pm – 2:15pm
This will be my only signing at the convention! I unfortunately will not have books for sale, but you are welcome to bring your own books (I’m happy to sign for free as many as you bring), and I am also giving away free signed/sketched in bookplates.
Signing Area – Between Halls B and C