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
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).
Friday March 23, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
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.
Saturday March 24, 2018 10:30am – 11:30am
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).
Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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.
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