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New Colour Edition of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong!

Hello all! A few years ago I adapted and drew a sweet, funny young adult novel by Prudence Shen into the graphic novel Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, which was published by First Second Books in 2013. Now that comic, originally published in black and white, has a brand new edition in full colour by Alison Acton! Take a look at the pictures below for a comparison:



So exciting! If you haven’t heard of it before, NCPGW is a funny, drama-filled story of two guys, Nate & Charlie. Nate is a geek, Charlie is a jock, but they’ve been friends since childhood. Then they end up pitted against each other in a high school election, and things go HORRIBLY WRONG from there. I’m so thrilled that First Second is giving this awesome book a second chance to find its readers, especially in a young adult comic market that’s much stronger than it was when NCPGW was first published.
If you’d like to check out Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, please follow this link for handy purchasing info.

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Ride On, my newest original graphic novel, is announced!

Ride On is about young riders and horses and also Star Trek. So, I was a horse crazy girl in my younger years. I loved horses. I rode constantly. I would go and hang out at the barn with other young women who rode, and one boy, there was one boy who rode at the stables that I rode at when I was a young teen.”

“And Ride On, it’s not a memoir. There is nothing in this book that is completely true to events that happened to me, but I would consider it emotionally true. So, it is based on, a little bit based on my experiences being this young, horse crazy girl, and also based on my experience of having this one thing in my life that I loved.”

Last fall, I talked to comicbook.com about my forthcoming graphic novel Ride On. Read the complete interview here. Ride On is coming in Winter 2022 – can’t wait for you to see it!

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Ellsmere is out, Avatar & More

Hi all, I’ve had a couple of books come out, so wanted to make a post to update everyone.


First off, One Year at Ellsmere, the new and improved version of an older graphic novel that was published years ago under the title The War at Ellsmere, is out now from First Second Books! One Year at Ellsmere has updated artwork (I re-inked the entire book) and is now in colour, thanks to the work of amazing colourist Shelli Paroline! I’m thrilled with how the new edition looks, please check it out here.


Second, Imbalance, the Avatar: The Last Airbender trilogy written by me with art by Peter Wartman (colour by Adele Matera) is out in a collected edition. All three parts of the trilogy as well as notes from Peter and me are contained in this lovely (and huge!) library edition. Go here for more info.


In further Avatar news, there will be a brand new stand-alone graphic novel about Katara published in October. It’s called Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, and I’m once again working with Peter and Adele. Please check that out here.


And in February of 2021 there will be a second stand-alone Avatar graphic novel, this one focused on Toph (who is kind of my favourite!). That one is called Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy. Go here for more info. As always, pre-orders for these books are important, so if you’re able to do that, please do!

That’s a lot! And there’s more to come. 😉 I’m also in the midst of writing and drawing a brand new original graphic novel which has not yet been announced, but I occasionally post artwork from it on my twitter or Instagram. Hopefully that book will be announced fairly soon and then I can be more open about it. It’s a graphic novel I’ve been dying to work on for years, and I’m so happy it’s finally happening.

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One Year at Ellsmere

The completely updated, re-inked, full in colour (and somewhat re-written) One Year at Ellsmere (previously published in 2008 as The War at Ellsmere) is available for pre-order! It’ll be published in both paperback and hardback by First Second Books in July 2020. I’m so excited for this older book to find new readers, and I’m very happy with this new edition, which looks so good, thanks to updated art and gorgeous colour by Shelli Paroline. Please check it out and pre-order if possible! Go here for more info about the book, as well as a short preview.

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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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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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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! 

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The Divided Earth

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