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Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian comics creator/cartoonist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in British Columbia, Hicks moved to Ontario at age five. She was homeschooled with her three brothers. After studying animation at Sheridan College, she drew backgrounds to the George of the Jungle animated series.

She first came to prominence as a cartoonist with her long-running webcomic Demonology 101, which she worked on all through college. After it ended, Hicks created a short spinoff of the D101 character Sachs entitled A Distant Faith.  Her first traditionally published graphic novel was the zombie-movie inspired comic, Zombies Calling, published by Slave Labor Graphics in 2007, which was soon followed by the boarding school fantasy The War at Ellsmere in 2008. 

She continued doing webcomics, including the dystopian comic Ice (originally published on Modern Tales) which ran from 2003 to 2010. She also worked briefly in traditional comic strip publishing with the 12-part Jenny Has Six Brothers, serialized in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. She combined the two approaches when she launches The Adventures of Superhero Girl in 2010, serializing it both online and in the Halifax free weekly The Coast. A collection was published by Dark Horse in 2013

Hicks has also collaborated with writers on a number of projects. In 2010, she drew Brain Camp, written by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, published by First Second. In 2012, she collaborated with writer J. Torres on Bigfoot Boy: Into the Woods for a Canadian children’s publisher. In 2013, she adapted Prudence Shen’s unpublished novel Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong for First Second. She has also taken licensed work, such as a Nextwave short story in Marvel’s Girl Comics anthology, and Dark Horse’s adaptation of the video game The Last of Us (the comic is subtitled American Dreams), written by the game’s writer, Neil Druckmann.

Hicks’s origins in webcomics has stayed with her throughout her thriving print career; she frequently serializes her comics online before its print publication, including 2012’s Friends with Boys and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. The success of those books has led publisher First Second to serialize other graphic novels ahead of publication as well. Bone cartoonist Jeff Smith has referred to the process as “the Faith Erin Hicks model,” and plans to do a series of his own that way.

For future projects, Hicks has expressed a desire to do a historical fantasy comic based in Asian history.

Faith Erin Hicks does journal comics at The Comics Journal http://bit.ly/13Tpjm2
Faith Erin Hicks does journal comics at The Comics Journal http://bit.ly/13Tpjm2

Market Monday: Release Date April 3, 2013

Featured Book of the Week

Letting It Go HC by Miriam Katin

The world of Holocaust survivor and mother is turned upside down by the news that her adult son is moving to Berlin, a city Katin has villainized for the past forty years. As she struggles to accept her son’s decision, she visits the city twice, first to see her son and then to attend a Museum gala featuring her own artwork. What she witnesses firsthand is a city coming to terms with its traumatic past, much as Katin herself is. Letting It Go is a deft and careful balance: wry, self-deprecating anecdotes counterpoint a serious account of the myriad ways trauma inflects daily existence, both for survivors and for their families.

Katin’s follow-up to We Are On Our Own

Firsts of the Week

Princeless vol. 2 #1, art by Emily Martin

Adrienne is back! The princess who ran away is back along with her new friend, Bedelia the girl blacksmith and her loyal guardian dragon Sparky. Now that Adrienne has escaped, she has her eyes set on freeing her sisters. First up is the most beautiful girl in all the kingdom, Angelica. However, things will not be easy for our heroines as the King believes Adrienne is dead and has put a bounty on her killer: Adrienne.

The Last of Us: American Dreams #1, co-written and art by Faith Erin Hicks

The comics-exclusive prequel to the new game from Naughty Dog! Creative director Neil Druckmann teams with breakout comics star Faith Erin Hicks to present the story of thirteen-year-old Ellie’s life in a violent, postpandemic world. A newcomer at a military boarding school, Ellie is reluctant to toe the line, which earns her new enemies-and her first glimpse of the world outside.

More of this week’s releases under the cut!

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Market Monday
Bigfoot Boy vol. 1: Into the Woods TP, art by Faith Erin Hicks

Rufus is bo-o-o-ored at his grammy’s house in the country. But when he follows a girl into the woods and finds a totem in a hollowed out tree, things become a whole lot more interesting. Especially when he reads the word etched into the magical talisman: Sasquatch.

Market Monday

Bigfoot Boy vol. 1: Into the Woods TP, art by Faith Erin Hicks

Rufus is bo-o-o-ored at his grammy’s house in the country. But when he follows a girl into the woods and finds a totem in a hollowed out tree, things become a whole lot more interesting. Especially when he reads the word etched into the magical talisman: Sasquatch.

Market Monday

Marceline and the Scream Queens #4, by Meredith Gran, back-up by Yuko Ota, covers by JAB, Natalie Nourigat, and Faith Erin Hicks

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THIS POPULAR ADVENTURE TIME SPIN-OFF MINI-SERIES! Starring fan-favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen and the hit of San Diego Comic-Con. Popular with all-ages and a great way to get girls into your store!

~Preview~

Everyone’s all about Hope Larson’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time these days. But let’s not forget Faith Erin Hicks’s take from earlier this year from Tor.com!

Everyone’s all about Hope Larson’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time these days. But let’s not forget Faith Erin Hicks’s take from earlier this year from Tor.com!

Did everyone pick up their Hunger Games DVD today?
I didn’t, because it’s more convenient for me to pick up at the Target near work, so I’m waiting until Monday.
If you want some more Hunger Games stuff, remember this Faith Erin Hicks Hunger Games unofficial fan adaptation of the first four pages of the book?  Well, here’s a reminder!  I personally am still waiting on the news that she’s been hired to do an official adaptation one of these day, but this is still a good taster!

Did everyone pick up their Hunger Games DVD today?

I didn’t, because it’s more convenient for me to pick up at the Target near work, so I’m waiting until Monday.

If you want some more Hunger Games stuff, remember this Faith Erin Hicks Hunger Games unofficial fan adaptation of the first four pages of the book?  Well, here’s a reminder!  I personally am still waiting on the news that she’s been hired to do an official adaptation one of these day, but this is still a good taster!

faitherinhicks:

Some Supergirls I drew a year and a half ago for some … thing … which I guess never got off the ground? No idea. But generally when you don’t hear back about something for a year and a half, the project’s probably dead. *shrug* These aren’t great drawings, now that I look at ‘em. I could do better.

I’m still waiting on Marvel to pick up the saga of Elsa Bloodstone and Tabby Smith as roommates what Hicks did in Girl Comics, but this Supergirl would have been awesome too.

faitherinhicks:

Some Supergirls I drew a year and a half ago for some … thing … which I guess never got off the ground? No idea. But generally when you don’t hear back about something for a year and a half, the project’s probably dead. *shrug* These aren’t great drawings, now that I look at ‘em. I could do better.

I’m still waiting on Marvel to pick up the saga of Elsa Bloodstone and Tabby Smith as roommates what Hicks did in Girl Comics, but this Supergirl would have been awesome too.

Market Monday

Marceline and the Scream Queens #2, by Meredith Gran, colors by Lisa Moore; back-up story by Faith Erin Hicks; covers by JAB, Yuko Ota, Erica Henderson, and Jen Wang

JOIN FAN-FAVORITES MARCELINE THE VAMPIRE QUEEN AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Now that Princess Bubblegum is properly prepared to rock, it’s time to meet the band…the groovy ghoulish SCREAM QUEENS! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Faith Erin Hicks, with variant covers by Yuko Ota (JOHNNY WANDER). ADVENTURE TIME #1 and #2 sold out before they hit stores! Don’t miss out!

~Preview~

Faith Erin Hicks on Legend of Korra

Faith Erin Hicks on Legend of Korra

Reviewsy Bits

I’m going back through links that I’ve saved since January, so some of these may be a blast from the past, but hopefully most of them are exposing you to a comic you missed!

  • The Beat has an advanced review of Saga #1
  • Zoe/Wolverina reviews Womanthology on her podcast “How I Got My Boyfriend To Read Comics”!
  • The OuthousersBleedingCoolKelly Thompson and Blog@Newsarama on Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #1
  • Arthur and Posy, and indie comic from the UK, written by Ella Risbridger, earned this praise from Forbidden Planet:
    I’ve got to say, I was pretty much sold on it from the start. There’s a sweetness here, a delightful innocence about the pair. It’s got the feel of a somewhat off-kilter children’s book. Albeit a children’s book that looks like it’s going to be messing around with all sorts of gender roles and religious prejudices. And I’m intrigued and involved with the characters after just this short first issue to want to know much more.
  • Forbidden Planet has also looked at Karrie Fransman’s ambitious The House that Groaned, Magda Boreysza’s “dreamlike and beautiful” Toasty Cats #6, Jenika Ioffreda’s quirky gothic love story Vampire Free Style #6, Maura McHugh’s Róisín Dubh #2 (with “Celtic zombie-slaying action”), and Leeann Hamiliton’s “remarkably clever” Irish myth-inspired Finn & Fish.
  • Jamaica Dyer guest-posted on Robot 6, and she had this to say about the first Conan the Barbarian issue from Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan:
    I picked up the first issue of the new Conan the Barbarian, and I’m kind of bummed out by how cool it is. Becky Cloonan’s art is amazing, Brian Wood’s writing is compelling, and not only is Conan pretty fun to look at, but the Queen is dead-hot. The fantasy sequences are really well-done, though the action sequences are a little hard to follow. Why am I bummed out by it? Because I was dreaming of doing an indie adaptation of Conan, and it appears that the king and queen of indie comics just took up the mantle. You know what they say, “Conan, what is best in life? …”
  • J. Caleb Mozzocco found Nancy Goldstein’s Jackie Ormes biography excellent despite its limitations due to lack of primary sources
  • Johanna Draper Carlson recommends Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys.
  • Pink Raygun's Lisa “Alpha-Girl” Fary has some thought-provoking criticism of Phil and Kaja Foglio's Girl Genius Omnibus vol. 1
  • iFanboy says that Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman’s Heathentown is “undead horror born again on the bayou, perfect for anybody looking for the modern response to Creepy and other classic black & white tales of terror.”
  • Spandexless says of John Ostrander and Jan Duursema’s Dawn of the Jedi #1, ”For a first issue, it’s a well done beginning to a new chapter in the Star Wars saga, and though it has many elements that have been done before, when has that ever stopped anyone from enjoying more Star Wars?”
  • And Greg Burgas of “Comics Should Be Good” takes a look at Mary and Bryan Talbot’s Dotter of her Father’s Eyes.
Market Monday
Friends With Boys GN by Faith Erin Hicks

A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!
Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isn’t one of her brothers.
Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.

~Webcomic~

Market Monday

Friends With Boys GN by Faith Erin Hicks

A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!

Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isn’t one of her brothers.

Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.

~Webcomic~

Faith Erin Hicks summarizes Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Voice.

Faith Erin Hicks summarizes Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Voice.

Next Week’s Featured Event
Ladies’ Night at Strange Adventures in Halifax
After hours on Leap Day, Strange Adventures will be hosting an exclusive, ladies only event featuring cupcakes, discounts, trivia, and prizes!
Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere) and Jordyn Bochon (Spera) will be on hand for signings, and Tumblr’s own comic star Kate Leth will be there working her usual retail gig (but I’m sure she’ll be happy to sign her Locke & Key appearances and other merch!)
On Facebook, 119 ladies have already RSVP’d, how can you miss such a party?  At the very least, go to piss off this guy.  And bring your comics-curious friends!
Other Events
Tuesday, February 28
Newcastle, UK: Mary and Bryan Talbot will be discussing Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes at the Lit & Phil, 6:30pm GMT
Lowell MA: Reception for “A Picture’s Worth: Contemporary Graphic Novel Artists” with Liz Prince & Veronica Fish at UMass Lowell, 3-5pm EST 
Friday, March 2
Roanoke VA: Danielle Corsetto will be giving a talk at Roanoke Library about cartooning and being a professional web cartoonist, 6pm-8pm EST.
Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4
Austin, TX: The 8th annual Staple! Independent Media Expo is at Marchesa Hall and Theater. In attendance will be Liz Prince, MariNaomi, and Monica Gallagher.
Saturday, March 3
NYC: Jennifer Cruté will be signing her book Jennifer’s Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl (and throwing a party with wine, champagne, and hors d’oeurves!) at the House of Art Gallery in Brooklyn, 6-10pm EST
Sunday, March 4
Portland OR: Writer Sarah Mirk and some participating artists will be presenting their new Oregon History Comics at the release party at Powell’s Books, 7:30-9:30pm PST

Next Week’s Featured Event

Ladies’ Night at Strange Adventures in Halifax

After hours on Leap Day, Strange Adventures will be hosting an exclusive, ladies only event featuring cupcakes, discounts, trivia, and prizes!

Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere) and Jordyn Bochon (Spera) will be on hand for signings, and Tumblr’s own comic star Kate Leth will be there working her usual retail gig (but I’m sure she’ll be happy to sign her Locke & Key appearances and other merch!)

On Facebook, 119 ladies have already RSVP’d, how can you miss such a party?  At the very least, go to piss off this guy.  And bring your comics-curious friends!

Other Events

Tuesday, February 28

Friday, March 2

Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4

Saturday, March 3

Sunday, March 4

Reviewsy Bits

Reviews for Womanthology are starting to pour in, including from Word of the Nerd Online.com and DCWKA. And contributors Ming Doyle, Chrissie Zullo, and Janet Lee take part in a roundtable discussion on the Acme Wave Projector podcast.

Spandexless looks at Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood’s Conan the Barbarian #1

BleedingCool’s resident Gendercrucher, Tim Hanley, explains why after giving Comic Book Men a second chance, he’s not giving them a third.

Girls Read Comics Too glows about Katie and Steve Shanahan’s Silly Kingdom.

Robot6 is a little disappointed in Lily Renee: Escape Artist, but not because they found the subject lacking!

Jenn Manley Lee’s Dicebox has its first print volume out, and ComicsAlliance is happy to tell you about it. And so is the Comics Journal.

The good reviews keep rolling in for Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys, this time from GeekMom.

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