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

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

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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Upcoming events for end of 2019

Hi guys, I have a few events upcoming. This is it for me for 2019!
Vancouver Writer’s Festival, Vancouver, BC
October 22nd: Kidlit, Craft Brews & Canapes (fundraiser)
6:30-9:00PM, DrinkLab (upstairs) at BREWHALL
Further info & ticket purchases
October 24th: Graphic Novels Galore
10:15AM-11:45PM, 1218 Cartwright Street
Further info & ticket purchases

Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR
November 9th
11:30AM-12PM: Star-Crossed: Love & Friendship
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave
Further info
1-2:00PM: Last Chance: Endings & Beginnings
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave
Further info
I assume I’ll also be signing at some point during this festival, but I don’t have that info yet. Will update when I do.

Vancouver, BC
November 10th
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Faith Erin Hicks & Rainbow Rowell in conversation
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Purchase tickets here

Baltimore, MD
NCTE Conference (educators only)
November 22nd
2:00-3:15pm: What’s Novel about Graphic Novels?
5:00-6:00pm Macmillan Signing 
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Further info


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Pumpkinheads book tour!

Pumpkinheads, my graphic novel collaboration with Rainbow Rowell, is out in the world on August 27th! I’m so excited people will finally be able to read this sweet, funny, punny, fall-themed book!

To celebrate the release of our comic, Rainbow & I will be making five stops in our tour across America. All events (except the National Book Festival) are ticketed, so be sure to get your ticket before you show up.

August 27th, 7pm
Joseph-Beth Bookseller
s
Cincinnati, Ohio
Click here for tickets

August 28th, 7pm
Everybody’s Coffee

Chicago, IL
Click here for tickets

August 29th, 7pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Cleveland, OH
Click here for tickets

August 30th, 6pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square

New York City, NY
Click here for tickets

August 31st
National Book Festival

Washington, DC
Festival website/Info on my events at the NBF with Rainbow

Hope to see lots of readers on the road!

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San Diego Comic-Con, woo!

Thrilled to say that I’ll be at the mother of all conventions this month, San Diego Comic-con! The third Nameless City book, The Divided Earth was nominated for an Eisner Award (Best Publication for Kids), so I’ll be going to take part in that, and doing a few panels and signings while I’m there.

My SDCC Schedule:
Thursday, 7/18/19
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: 28DE
Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks In Conversation ​— Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with the highly anticipated Wayward Son coming this fall. Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, Friends with Boys) is an Eisner-award winning graphic novelist. They are fans of each others’ work and now, collaborators! Pumpkinheads comes out from Rainbow and Faith this August. It’s is a tender and hilarious romantic comedy set in a pumpkin patch, and it’s Rainbow’s first original graphic novel. More info here.

BOOTH SIGNING
2:30pm @ First Second/MCPG Booth #2800, 2802
TICKETED SIGNING: 100
Signing details: Authors will sign four (4) items in total, likely two promo items and two books of their choice. Personalizing one item, only!
Giveaways: PUMPKINHEADS blads (100), PUMPKINHEADS prints (100)

Saturday, 7/20/19
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Room 7AB
Earth, Water, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender-Imbalance writer Faith Erin Hicks, and Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi writer F. C. Yee will provide further exploration of the beloved world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes! More info here.

BOOTH SIGNING
1:00pm – 1:50pm at the Dark Horse Booth #2615


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New York City – Book Expo & Book Con

So I’ll be in NYC for Book Expo & Book Con this weekend! The graphic below has my schedule. Hope to see people there!

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Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo

April 13th & 14th I will be in Denver, Colorado for DiNK (Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo). Here is my schedule:

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.

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2019!

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!

As always, check out my Instagram or Twitter for art updates, cat pics & other nonsense. 😉



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Lucca Comics & Games

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!

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The Divided Earth Events!

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

EVENTS:
Saturday, September 22nd
At Lethbridge Public Library, Lethbridge, Alberta
Word on the Street Lethbridge
I have a panel from 1-1:45PM, and I’ll be signing from 2-2:45PM
Panel info/Signing info

Tuesday, September 25th
Third Place Books, Seattle, WA
7PM/Event info here

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!