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Two questions and two announcements!

Posted on November 5th, 2017

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. :)

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Contact form issues

Posted on October 29th, 2017

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!

Posted on May 12th, 2017

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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Events

2018 Events:

March 23rd-25th: Wondercon (see schedule at right)
Anaheim, CA
May 12th: Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival
Nanaimo, BC
May 19th-20th: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
Vancouver, BC

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