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Faith Erin Hicks

Comix TALK for February 9, 2011

Hey! Christopher Baldwin's Spacetrawler book is now available! It looks great.  I hope you're already reading this entertaining science fiction story on the web.  I wasn't sure how it would work when Baldwin started, but he's managed to incorporate a lot of his past themese with relationships, motivations, and morality into what is a really fun, rollicking adventure story.

iWEBCOMICS: The Beat covers Diamond's announcement of its new digital comics program and its partnership with iVerse.

REVIEW: Tangents reviews Faith Erin Hicks' Adventures of Superhero Girl.

INTERVIEWS

MAILBAG: Jonathan Murdock writes, "Hello just promoting my webcomic Dungeon Hordes." Okay - consider it promoted! :)

Brain Camp by Kim, Klavan and Faith Erin Hicks

Brain Camp

Brain Camp -- written by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan, with art by Faith Erin Hicks and coloring by Hilary Sycamore.  Faith Erin Hicks comes through with great visuals in the art -- I think this is the first major comic she's worked on where she hasn't also contributed the writing. 

Comix Talk for Friday, February 12, 2010

Zombies Calling by Faith Erin HicksWe're finally digging out of the snow here in Washington DC -- apparently the volume of frosted flakes falling felled a record.  Anyhow - wanted to let everyone know that new user registrations are back online at Comix Talk.  You don't need to register with Comix Talk to comment on anything BUT registering gives you the ability to have a user blog and post to Comix Talk news and hype if you so desire.  New registrations are not automatically approved, however, so it may take up to a day for me to check them.

All Ages: El Santo had an interesting overview of what makes comics good for kids.  A good source for what's new with all ages comics is the Good Comics for Kids blog.  I've certainly had more interest in these comics again as my kids have gotten into comics.

No Good Deed Goes Unpublished: Coyote Trax has an article about webcomic creators involvement in charity and other good deeds.  El Santo had a recent post about the comic Snowflakes participation in Heart Health Month.

INTERVIEWS

Help SLG by helping yourself to great comics!

from [info]evandorkin
"SLG Publishing is having an across-the-line, no coupon necessary, 40% off everything sale for the next week or so. A tough economy and some financial curve balls have made the sale necessary in an attempt to put some coins in the coffer, wind in the sails, eggs in the basket, etc, etc, whatever the hell. SLG, as most of you know, has more or less been my publishing home for the past 20 years or so, so I'm of course hoping for the best for them during these times of hardship."

New Faith Erin Hicks Project Will Be Published By First Second Books

Faith Erin Hicks blogged about her next book to be, Friends With Boys, which will be published by First Second Books.  In the post a few details on the story she's only started working on but also several images from her pitch for the book.  Very exciting news for a very talented creator although publication will probably be a long ways off (she mentions 2011 as a target).

My Next Graphic Novel


The Saga of Selling My Next Comic
I've been holding off announcing this for various reasons, but now's the time, I think. Drumroll pls. Okay! First Second Books, towering publisher of such luminaries as Gene Yang, Nick Abadzis, and Paul Pope (eventually, I assume) has been suckered into - I mean, will be publishing my next graphic novel. Completely written and drawn by ME. HAHAHAHA. Oh man, cool, huh?

Ice updated + Word on the Street Toronto + Signing at Strange Adventures

First of all, omigod Ice is updated with 7 new pages!!!! Oh man, don't trust that queen, Hunter. She's scary.

Yeah, that was brutal. But hey, they're done and they're up, and there's a reason why they aren't shaded, but I can't get into that right now, so enjoy them anyway. And wow, that scene is DONE. Hey, I might be able to finish this thing someday after all.

OTHER EXCITING STUFF!

This Day in ComixTalk: September 11th

This day in ComixTalk:

2008
Faith Erin Hicks blogged about internal narration in comics; Platinum's purchase of Wowio was still shaking out in the news (a year later and there's still no evidence that Wowio has paid off all of its debts to creators and publishers.)

2007
Platinum Studios filed for an IPO; and Phil Kahn posted video of numerous interviews he did at Connecticon with creators such as Chris Hastings and Kent Archer of Dr. McNinja and Rob Balder and Jami Noguchi of ErfWorld.

2006
Jim Zubkavich announced the print version of his webcomic Makeshift Miracle.

2005
Another update to Kris Straub's meta-meta-meta webcomic Modern Humor Authority; an interview with Maritza Campos of CRFH!!!; a review of School Spirit.

Also from the forums, RanJado wondered about how to draw distinctions between comics' readerships;

2004
Jamie Robertson announced that he would stop working on his webcomic Clan of the Cats.  I'm not sure of the ends and outs of Robertson's work status on the comic every year since than, but I'm happy to report that right now he is working on the strip (there's an update today) and I think his work has gotten better every year.  Great strip full of of supernatural elements, adventure and relationships, all with really strong artwork.

2003
James Kochalka won best online comic at the Ignatzs for American Elf.  He, however, did not accept his award in a gorilla suit.

Ice Update

Ice is updated with four new pages! Hoo aahhh.

Hunter continues her death staredown with the Queen, and wow, something that was introduced like three years ago gets explained. Oy, I have been drawing this comic for far too long ... be finished already!

Question #1: The Pitch

Alright, answering questions time. Hopefully these will turn out to be halfway interesting, and I don't bore you all to death. Remember: These responses are based on my experiences, so other people might have had different ones. I can only relate what's happened to me.