firstsecondbooks:

First Second authors you’ll see at San Diego Comic-Con this week!

We’re so excited to have Lucy Knisley, Jen Wang, Cecil Castellucci, Dave Roman, Paul Pope, Faith Erin Hicks, and Gene Luen Yang speaking and signing books at the show.

Look at all these beautiful nerds!!!!

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 
It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.
I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 

It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.

I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!

timlarade:

Hey guys. Sorry there’s no new page today. But here’s a pretty dumb picture!
I thought I could get one done before we left for San Diego but between getting ready for the trip and a pitch I was super working hard on last week, I wasn’t able to get it finished.
Speaking of San Diego, I’ll just be wondering the show floor most of the time and don’t really have anywhere I need to be, so if you see me and somehow actually recognize me, come say hi. But more importantly, if you’re going to be there you should definitely check out the things my girlfriend, Faith Erin Hicks, will be at, because she’s so awesome! You can see her schedule here: Faith’s schedule! 
I’m going to be down there for two weeks so there unfortunately won’t be a new Mush-A-Mush page during that time, but as soon as I get back things will be back to their regular two pages a week schedule! I hope you can wait!
And again I’m sorry! I can’t wait to be back making more comics!

If you are trying to find me & Tim at SDCC this is what to look for! 

timlarade:

Hey guys. Sorry there’s no new page today. But here’s a pretty dumb picture!

I thought I could get one done before we left for San Diego but between getting ready for the trip and a pitch I was super working hard on last week, I wasn’t able to get it finished.

Speaking of San Diego, I’ll just be wondering the show floor most of the time and don’t really have anywhere I need to be, so if you see me and somehow actually recognize me, come say hi. But more importantly, if you’re going to be there you should definitely check out the things my girlfriend, Faith Erin Hicks, will be at, because she’s so awesome! You can see her schedule here: Faith’s schedule!

I’m going to be down there for two weeks so there unfortunately won’t be a new Mush-A-Mush page during that time, but as soon as I get back things will be back to their regular two pages a week schedule! I hope you can wait!

And again I’m sorry! I can’t wait to be back making more comics!

If you are trying to find me & Tim at SDCC this is what to look for! 

faitherinhicks:

Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!THURSDAY!1:00PM - Signing at First Second Books booth.
FRIDAY!
3:00pm – PanelWords & PicturesPresenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).Room 9
4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing
Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)AA09
And then the Eisners in the evening!
SATURDAY!
1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)
SUNDAY!
11:30am – PanelFrom Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to HatePanelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.Room 8
1:30pm - PanelSuperheroines! Power, Responsibility and RepresentationModerated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).Room 23ABC
3:30pm – PanelFirst Second in ConversationFirst Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.
Room 26AB
YAY! Hope to see everyone there!(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)

EDIT: Whoops, a signing was missed. I also have a signing at the First Second booth at 1pm on Thursday! I added it to the top of the schedule there.

faitherinhicks:

Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!

THURSDAY!

1:00PM - Signing at First Second Books booth.

FRIDAY!

3:00pm – Panel
Words & Pictures
Presenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).
Room 9

4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing

Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)
AA09

And then the Eisners in the evening!

SATURDAY!

1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)

SUNDAY!

11:30am – Panel
From Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to Hate
Panelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.
Room 8

1:30pm - Panel
Superheroines! Power, Responsibility and Representation
Moderated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include 
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).
Room 23ABC

3:30pm – Panel
First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.

Room 26AB

YAY! Hope to see everyone there!
(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)

EDIT: Whoops, a signing was missed. I also have a signing at the First Second booth at 1pm on Thursday! I added it to the top of the schedule there.

Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!
FRIDAY!
3:00pm – PanelWords & PicturesPresenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).Room 9
4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing
Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)AA09
And then the Eisners in the evening!
SATURDAY!
1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)
SUNDAY!
11:30am – PanelFrom Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to HatePanelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.Room 8
1:30pm - PanelSuperheroines! Power, Responsibility and RepresentationModerated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).Room 23ABC
3:30pm – PanelFirst Second in ConversationFirst Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.
Room 26AB
YAY! Hope to see everyone there!(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)

Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!

FRIDAY!

3:00pm – Panel
Words & Pictures
Presenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).
Room 9

4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing

Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)
AA09

And then the Eisners in the evening!

SATURDAY!

1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)

SUNDAY!

11:30am – Panel
From Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to Hate
Panelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.
Room 8

1:30pm - Panel
Superheroines! Power, Responsibility and Representation
Moderated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include 
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).
Room 23ABC

3:30pm – Panel
First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.

Room 26AB

YAY! Hope to see everyone there!
(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)

catarang:

Dropped in to visit some friends last weekend. Here’s how faitherinhicks and I greeted each other.

Accurate representation of what went down last week!
… yes, there is a moose head in the coffeeshop we hang out at, it is an extra-Canadian coffeeshop. 

catarang:

Dropped in to visit some friends last weekend. Here’s how faitherinhicks and I greeted each other.

Accurate representation of what went down last week!

… yes, there is a moose head in the coffeeshop we hang out at, it is an extra-Canadian coffeeshop. 

you seem to have a growth on your back

you seem to have a growth on your back

more-like-a-justice-league:

 Artist Showcase: Chris Samnee

Chris Samnee should draw every superhero comic, he is perfect.

(via chrissamnee)

jilliantamaki:

I had to take some photos of some This One Summer original pages so I thought I’d share them here.

A little status update on the book: the book is available in FrenchItalian, and, soon, Spanish! And you can read the New York Times review here.

Thanks again so much to everyone who has come out to our events, including the recent signing in LA. It means a lot. <3

(You can click on the images for a slightly enlarged view)

siiiiighhhh

(via ktshy)

neomonki:

a little pre-bedtime colouring. maybe I should have asked Faith for a higher res before I coloured this. hahaha. oh well. &lt;3original line art by faith erin hicks

DAMN, GIRL! 
&#8230; dang, I was actually going to re-ink this because it was done so quickly &amp; I thought it looked kind of terrible, but oh well. It looks nice now! Thanks Noreen, you&#8217;re the best bro! XD

neomonki:

a little pre-bedtime colouring. maybe I should have asked Faith for a higher res before I coloured this. hahaha. oh well. <3

original line art by faith erin hicks

DAMN, GIRL! 

… dang, I was actually going to re-ink this because it was done so quickly & I thought it looked kind of terrible, but oh well. It looks nice now! Thanks Noreen, you’re the best bro! XD