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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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Two questions and two announcements!

Hi guys. While going through the messages in my contact form, I noticed two questions popping up frequently. I’m going to answer them here instead of replying to each individual question.

When will The Nameless City 3 be published? The title of the third Nameless City book is The Divided Earth and it will be published by First Second books on September 25th, 2018! I’m thrilled that readers are excited about the series, and are anxious to read the third book. And to answer another question: The Divided Earth marks the end of this trilogy and the conclusion of Kai and Rat’s story. The series was always planned as a trilogy that would finish with book 3, so there are no further books planned. 

I can’t access your old webcomic Demonology 101. Will you be putting it back online? Demonology 101 is 18 years old at this point. I started drawing it in 1999 when I was a teenager. It used to be hosted on another website, but now that host, who very generously provided space for this comic for years without charging me money, has decided to take that site down. So, D101 has passed on into the internet either. As of now, I have no plans to bring it back. I feel like 18 years is long enough for a webcomic to exist on the internet, and I’ve received many wonderful comments from people who have enjoyed reading it. And … well, I feel like it’s just time to let it go. <:)

And now my big announcement! I have been hired by Dark Horse Comics to continue writing the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic book series! Here’s the press release. I’m going to be taking the reins over from Gene Yang, who is a fantastic writer and a friend, and continuing the adventures of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph and the rest of the Avatar crew. The books will be drawn by an artist I’m a big fan of, Peter Wartman. Not yet sure when the first book (we’re initially doing 3 volumes) will be published. I’ll announce that when I have more info.

The second announcement is the next graphic novel that I’ll be drawing: I’m drawing a comic called Pumpkinheads, written by the amazing author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl). I’m a huge fan of Rainbow’s work, and getting the chance to work with her is a dream come true. Currently Pumpkinheads is slated for publication in 2019, and you can read the press release about it here

And that’s it! Thanks everyone. 🙂