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Event in Omaha, Nebraska

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:

Hope to see readers in Nebraska!

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. ;)



Interview at Viz Media

Last year I went to San Francisco as a guest of the Alternative Press Expo (APE). While there, I was invited to visiting VIZ Media, publisher of some of my favourite manga (like Monster and Fullmetal Alchemist), which was really exciting. I enjoyed getting the chance to get a peek into one of my favourite publishers, especially a manga publisher. VIZ filmed me chatting with Mark de Vera about making comics, manga, and other (hopefully) interesting things. The video is pretty short, about 12 minutes, hope you guys enjoy it. (If I say so myself, my hair looks amazing, I should straighten it more often. ;))

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Events

2019 Events:

Vancouver Writer’s Festival
October 22nd & 24th
Portland Book Festival
November 9th
Event with Rainbow in Vancouver
November 10th
NCTE
November 22nd