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Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival & VanCAF!

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.

Hope to see you there! 

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Spring Convention Season!

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 
Room 213AB
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 
Room 211
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 
Room 208
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 
Room 209
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
 
That’s it! Hope to see you all at Wondercon!
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Last event of 2017: Kids Love Comics!

Wow, 2017 is nearly over, kinda can’t believe it. Whew, what a year. My last event for this year is in Olympia, Washington at the Olympia Timberland Library. The event starts at 1pm, and I’ll be doing a presentation about my work and how I make comics along side comics superstar Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the Amulet series. For more info, check out the Facebook event page here. Hope to see some friendly faces in Washington! 🙂 

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Miami Book Fair!

Hi guys, this coming weekend (November 17th to 18th) I’ll be a guest of the Miami Book Fair! My schedule is below:

Friday, November 17th at 11AM
MAGIC Screening Room, (Building 8, 1st floor)
I’ll be giving a presentation about how I make comics, how you can make comics, and other fun stuff!
Further info here.

Saturday, November 18th at 12PM
Between Two Worlds: Adventure Stories
Wembly Wordsmith Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
What do you get when you cross a magical pashmina, a book of fanciful stories about real treasures, fairy-tale case files, supernatural abilities, and real-life problems? Find out in these stories of magic, adventure, and super-ness with Nidhi Chanani’s PashminaPeter Lerangis’ Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, Michael Buckley’s The Sisters Grimm series, and Faith Erin Hicks’ The Adventures of Superhero Girl. Further info here

Saturday, November 18th at 2PM
Old Heroes, New Powers
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st floor)
As superheroes surge from the standard avenues of comic stores and blockbuster theaters onto the small screen and bookstore shelf, there’s a new hunger for fresh perspectives on what makes heroes super. Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus) and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis) discuss what they’re doing to deliver that! Moderated by Joan Hilty. More info here.

There will be the opportunity to purchase books and get them signed after each panel. You’re also welcome to bring copies of my books that you already own for signing. Hope to see you there!

 

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Contact form issues

Hi everyone. To make a long story very short, until recently I haven’t been getting messages through my website’s contact form. I am getting them now, there’s nothing actually wrong with the contact form, I had just assumed that the messages sent through it went to my email, and they don’t. They’re stored on my website. Over the past few years I’ve noticed email correspondence dropping off significantly, which I took as a sign that people would rather contact me through twitter or instagram, rather than sending an email. But then I discovered the 600+ unread messages stored in the admin section of my website and oh, the horror. Readers, librarians and potential clients had been trying to get in touch, I just hadn’t been aware. I’m going to do my best to go through the messages sent in the last year and give them a response, but if you’ve sent me something in the last couple years through my website contact form, it’s likely I didn’t see it (until now). I feel pretty terrible about the situation, as a lot of these messages are nice notes about my comics or invitations to speak, and I’m sorry if you sent me something that was important and didn’t get a response. Feel free to either send a message through the contact form (I know how to find those messages now) or email me

Also, I have two events coming up this year. I’m a guest at the Miami Book Fair on November 17th-18th and I’ll be at the comic store Danger Room Comics (in Olympia, WA) on December 2nd for their event Kids Love Comics. I’ll post more info about those events when it gets closer to those dates.

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TCAF & VanCAF!

Hi guys, I have two upcoming Canadian conventions where I will be exhibiting, along with my boyfriend Tim. At the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), you can find me on the second level at table #200. Click here for the TCAF map. I’ll have copies of my most recent books (The Stone Heart, The Nameless City, Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys, etc) for sale and I’m happy to sign any books you bring yourself. Tim will also have copies of the self published edition of his webcomic Mush A Mush for sale.
I’ll be on one panel at TCAF at St. Paul’s on Bloor Street. Panel info:
1:00 PM – Adventure Awaits! – Four authors talk about the adventures that occur inside comics — how do you create a plot full of adventures and characters that are ready for adventures? How do you write and draw the fun and excitement of adventures into the page? Adventures await you in this panel discussion. A conversation between Scott Chantler, Faith Erin Hicks, Sara Goetter, and Molly Ostertag; moderated by Alison Wilgus.

At the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF) I’ll be at table N3 in the Gym. Here’s the map. Like TCAF, I’ll have copies of most of my books for sale, and I’m happy to sign any additional books you might bring. I also did a VanCAF poster! I’m happy to sign that as well.
I’m on one panel:
The Terrifying World of Kids Comics
Saturday at 10:30 – 11:15 AM in the Performance Centre
Kids comics are a big deal in the comics business these days. But what do you need to watch out for when you’re creating comics for kids? When it comes to violence, drugs and alcohol, scariness, and mature themes, how much is too much? What’s acceptable/unacceptable to publishers, to parents, and to the kids themselves? Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy creator Doug Savage hosts Strangebeard’s Kelly Tindall, Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), and Mike Lawrence (Star Scouts)
Panelists: Doug Savage, Kelly Tindall, Katie Shanahan, Kean Soo, Faith Erin Hicks, Mike Lawrence

See you there!

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Conventions The Nameless City

LA Times Festival of Books!

I’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 22nd.
My one panel is:

YA Graphic Novels: Drawing You In
12pm at the YA Stage
There will be a signing afterwards. Hope to see people there! 

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The Stone Heart (Nameless City 2) Book Tour Dates!

The Stone Heart (The Nameless City book 2) will be published on April 4th, and I’ll be on tour to promote it! You can find me at these events through April and May. Some details will be updated later, so check back here for further info. For the Stone Heart tour, I’ll be talking and signing with a number of fantastic cartoonists and writers. Very grateful all these wonderful creators have taken time out of their busy schedules to talk to me about comics, writing, and other awesome things. Hope to see you at these events!

Tuesday, April 4th
Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Books with G.Willow Wilson
7:00PM
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 5th
San Francisco, CA
Books Inc with Raina Telgemeier
7:00PM
Santa Clara City Library, Central Park Location, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, 

Thursday, April 6th
Portland, OR
A Children’s Place with Victoria Jamieson
4:00PM
1423 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR

Friday, April 7th
Salt Lake City, UT
King’s English with Shannon Hale
7:00PM
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT

Saturday, April 8th
Omaha, NE
Legend Comics with Rainbow Rowell
5:00-7:00PM
5207 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE

Sunday, April 9th
Brooklyn, NYSy
Community Bookstore with Marie Rutkoski
6:00PM
143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Monday, April 10th
Syracuse, NY
B&N Syracuse with Tamora Pierce
7:00PM
3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY

Thursday, April 13th
Vancouver, BC
Chapters Metrotown with Elieen Cook
7:00PM
Metrotown Eaton Centre, 4700 Kingsway #1174, Burnaby, BC

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS/BOOK FESTIVALS (details to follow):

April 22nd-23rd
LA Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA

May 13th-14th
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (Exhibitor)
Toronto, ON

May 2o-21st
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (Exhibitor)
Vancouver, BC

 

 

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Conventions The Nameless City

My Last Three Conventions of 2016!

I’ll be at 3 comic conventions/book festivals over the next couple weeks, and then that’s it for me until next year! Whew, 2016 has been quite a year for travel. *_*

Massachusetts Independent Comic Expo (MICE)
October 29-30, Cambridge, MA
Exhibitor (Atrium), table #A31
I’ll have copies of most of my books for sale. Unfortunately I’m not able to offer a credit card reader, so please bring cash if you would like to buy something. 🙂

Events:
Friday, October 28th, 7-9pm

MICE Kick-off Party, Hub Comics

Saturday, October 29th, 4-5pm
Live Drawing Demo
Cartoonariam (Located on the Eisner Level)

Sunday, October 30th, 1-2pm
Panel, Developing the Independent Graphic Novel
Lecture Hall

Thought Bubble
November 5-6th, Leeds, England
Exhibitor, Royal Armories Hall, table #26
I’ll have copies of The Nameless City for sale. I’ll also have a signing with First Second (New Dock Hall, table 165B) on Sunday. They will have copies of my other books available. I’m happy to sign any books bought from First Second at the show (or any books you’ve brought yourself). 🙂

Events:
Saturday, November 5th, 3:10-4pm

Panel, Comics for Everyone
Newsroom, Royal Armories (Forth Floor)

Sunday, November 6th
Signing, First Second Books,
2pm, New Dock Hall, table 165B

Panel, #Artcred
3:10-4pm
Newsroom, Royal Armories (Forth Floor)

Monday, November 7th
Signing at Gosh! Comics, 6-7pm
London, England

Miami Book Fair
November 18-19th, Miami, FL

Events:
November 18th
12:30-1:30PM

Comics Presentation, RSVP required (click to RSVP)
Room 3314, Building 3, 3rd floor

November 19th
10:30-11:30AM

Panel, Brave New Worlds: Building Comic Universes
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)

2pm-3pm
Panel, Adventure is Around the Corner
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytoriam (in Children’s Alley)

3-4pm
Panel, Unlocking Secret Histories
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytoriam (in Children’s Alley)

And that’s it! Hope to see people at these conventions! 🙂

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Conventions! (Later half of 2016)

Hi everyone, I’m doing a few upcoming conventions/book festivals this fall. Some of the info is not yet confirmed and will be updated later. But here’s where you can find me:

SPX! (Small Press Expo)
Saturday, September 17, Bethesda, Maryland
Signing at the CBLDF table (W84), 1-2pm
All Ages Graphic Noveling (panel), SPX/White Oak Room, 6-7pm
**Note: I am not tabling at SPX, but my books will be for sale at the CBLDF signing.**

Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 18th, Brooklyn, NY
Guest Bookseller, Macmillan booth #512, 11am-12pm
Let Me Show You My World (panel), 2pm
Saint Ann’s School Rotunda, 129 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

Word on the Street Vancouver
Sunday, September 25, Vancouver, British Columbia
Comic presentation, 12:05-12:30pm, Peter Kaye Room

Vancouver Writer’s Festival
Tuesday, October 18th, Vancouver, British Columbia
Illustrated Imaginations, 10AM-11:30AM, Studio 1398
**You must register to attend this event.**

Massachusetts Comic Expo (MICE)
Saturday & Sunday, October 29th-30th, Cambridge, MA
**I will be tabling at this convention, schedule to come!**

Thought Bubble
Saturday & Sunday, November 5th-6th, Leeds, England
**Schedule to come!**