To my right, one of my favourite cartoonists, to my left one of my favourite writers (who is now my partner in comic-making crime). 

To my right, one of my favourite cartoonists, to my left one of my favourite writers (who is now my partner in comic-making crime). 

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Faith Erin Hicks and superhero girl at TCAF!

HOW AMAZING IS THIS PUPPET?? Made for me by Emily. I was blown away. Picture of us together below: 

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Faith Erin Hicks and superhero girl at TCAF!

HOW AMAZING IS THIS PUPPET?? Made for me by Emily. I was blown away. Picture of us together below: 

TCAF is this coming weekend, guys! For the very first time Tim and I are sharing a table. We’ve been going to TCAF for years (it will be my 5th time exhibiting), but our first time exhibiting together. So come say hi! We’re off in the boonies of the second floor, table 263. Here’s the exhibitor list and maps of upstairs and downstairs. 
I will have copies of most of my books, including the Eisner-nominated Adventures of Superhero Girl (I just like saying that ;)). I will also have the anthology Cautionary Fables & Fairy Tales: Africa, which has a brand new 9 page story by me. I only have 10 copies of this book, but Kel McDonald will be selling it as well, so if I run out & you want a copy, buy it from her at table 267 and I’ll sign it. I will also have a limited number of original art pieces for sale, mostly stuff that I’ve done this past year and am okay with selling. ;)
Tim will be selling his collection of his webcomic, Mush a Mush, as well as prints. 
I have two panels, both on Saturday. Here they are: 
1pm – 2pm: The Last of Us – Making American DreamsIgnoring the usual cookie cutter approach to licensed videogame comics the The Last of Us’s creative director Neil Druckman tapped comic creator Faith Erin Hicks to co-create their prequel comic “American Dreams”. The characters and locations from the comic have gone on to influenced both the game and its DLC “Left Behind” in ways both subtle and significant. In this talk Faith Erin Hicks discusses this unique collaboration between an AAA game studio and independent comic creator.
This is at Bento Miso, #300 – 862 Richmond Street West, NOT the library!
2:45pm-3:45pm: Genre Comics & Women
From fairy tales to sci-fi dystopias, for adult and for all-ages readers, women are writing, drawing and publishing comics that explore other worlds, other eras, and other societies. Hear these passionate panelists discuss what they love about genre fiction, why they choose to write and draw genre comics, and what they’re bringing to a kind of comic that is often associated with frilly princesses, Frazetta pinups and femme fatales. Featuring Faith Erin Hicks (The Last of Us), Jordyn Bochon (Finnegan Strape), Becky Cloonan (Batman), Sloan Leong (Alpha Princess Garou Shoujo), Isabelle Melancon (Namesake), and Sanya Anwar (1001); moderated by Rachel Kahn.
This is at the Marriott 100 (High Park 2&3)
Very exciting! Hope to see everyone there!

TCAF is this coming weekend, guys! For the very first time Tim and I are sharing a table. We’ve been going to TCAF for years (it will be my 5th time exhibiting), but our first time exhibiting together. So come say hi! We’re off in the boonies of the second floor, table 263. Here’s the exhibitor list and maps of upstairs and downstairs

I will have copies of most of my books, including the Eisner-nominated Adventures of Superhero Girl (I just like saying that ;)). I will also have the anthology Cautionary Fables & Fairy Tales: Africa, which has a brand new 9 page story by me. I only have 10 copies of this book, but Kel McDonald will be selling it as well, so if I run out & you want a copy, buy it from her at table 267 and I’ll sign it. I will also have a limited number of original art pieces for sale, mostly stuff that I’ve done this past year and am okay with selling. ;)

Tim will be selling his collection of his webcomic, Mush a Mush, as well as prints. 

I have two panels, both on Saturday. Here they are: 

1pm – 2pmThe Last of Us – Making American Dreams
Ignoring the usual cookie cutter approach to licensed videogame comics the The Last of Us’s creative director Neil Druckman tapped comic creator Faith Erin Hicks to co-create their prequel comic “American Dreams”. The characters and locations from the comic have gone on to influenced both the game and its DLC “Left Behind” in ways both subtle and significant. In this talk Faith Erin Hicks discusses this unique collaboration between an AAA game studio and independent comic creator.

This is at Bento Miso, #300 – 862 Richmond Street West, NOT the library!

2:45pm-3:45pm: Genre Comics & Women

From fairy tales to sci-fi dystopias, for adult and for all-ages readers, women are writing, drawing and publishing comics that explore other worlds, other eras, and other societies. Hear these passionate panelists discuss what they love about genre fiction, why they choose to write and draw genre comics, and what they’re bringing to a kind of comic that is often associated with frilly princesses, Frazetta pinups and femme fatales. Featuring Faith Erin Hicks (The Last of Us), Jordyn Bochon (Finnegan Strape), Becky Cloonan (Batman), Sloan Leong (Alpha Princess Garou Shoujo), Isabelle Melancon (Namesake), and Sanya Anwar (1001); moderated by Rachel Kahn.

This is at the Marriott 100 (High Park 2&3)

Very exciting! Hope to see everyone there!

TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) comics! They are pretty silly, but I wanted to say that I had a really wonderful time at TCAF. I got to see some awesome comic peeps and the response to my comics (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong debuted there) was AMAZING. So many people saying they loved my work! It was a bit overwhelming, actually. ^^;;

Thanks to everyone who came by my table & came to my panels. Thanks to the wonderful organizers and volunteers who make TCAF an inspiring comics festival! Whenever I am at TCAF, I see nothing but good things for comics, which is pretty much the best feeling you can ever have about this thing I have made my career, my life, my passion. 

Also, love to my boyfriend Tim, who has been to four previous TCAFs with me as support. Hopefully next year we’ll be exhibiting together as a comics couple. ;)

EDIT: Okay, Tumblr does not like me posting a comic that large, so go to Tor.com to read the whole thing!
Tor.com had me down to do another comic, this time one about the Toronto Comic Arts Festival I went to recently. Usually when I do comic convention comics they’re pretty dumb, but TCAF is an important event for comics (read the comic to learn my opinion as to why), so I wanted to do something a little more serious. And then I met Jeff Smith and well … the drawings, they are pretty accurate. I totally lost my freakin’ mind, man. XD

EDIT: Okay, Tumblr does not like me posting a comic that large, so go to Tor.com to read the whole thing!

Tor.com had me down to do another comic, this time one about the Toronto Comic Arts Festival I went to recently. Usually when I do comic convention comics they’re pretty dumb, but TCAF is an important event for comics (read the comic to learn my opinion as to why), so I wanted to do something a little more serious. And then I met Jeff Smith and well … the drawings, they are pretty accurate. I totally lost my freakin’ mind, man. XD

TCAF 2012!!

So this past weekend, my boyfriend Tim and I flew out from what is (very nearly) the butt end of Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia) to Toronto for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It’s my 4th time at TCAF as an exhibitor. It was also the very first comic convention I exhibited at, so it has a special place in my heart. It is also where I tend to get SICK as a dog, which happened last year, and I was sick a couple days before the show, so I was little apprehensive … Also, Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and pretty much the man whose comics shaped young wannabe comic maker Faith was going to be there. He’s a big deal to me, and I was determined to meet him.
I’m going to put everything behind a cut because the report is quite long and there are lots of pictures, so click to hear about my adventures and whether or not I met Jeff Smith. XD

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So the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is this weekend, and I will be there. I have a table, and you can come visit me and talk to me about comics and maybe even buy stuff from me. I’ll have my recently published graphic novel Friends With Boys for sale, as well as my self published Superhero Girl book. I think I’ll also have a couple copies of The War at Ellsmere, but I won’t have copies of Zombies Calling or Brain Camp. However, if you already have copies of those (or other books) that you’d like drawn in, come visit me and I’ll do a doodle in ‘em for you. Oh yeah, and I’ll also have buttons! Come buy a button, buttons rule.
Above is the TCAF floor map; I am at table 260 on the 2nd floor with lots of other fabulous people. 
I will be taking part in two panels/workshops, and here’s the info for them: 
Saturday at the Ristorante Fortuna:
2:15 – 3:45 – Teen Comics Workshop
So you’re sixteen years old … and you want to be a cartoonist.  What should you be doing to help make your career a reality?  Award-winning graphic novelist and webcartoonist Faith Erin Hicks discusses her own journey to publication and talks about things that worked and things that didn’t from her own career. Moderator: Calista Brill
Sunday at the Pilot Tavern:3:30 – 5:00 – Comics in the New Millennium
Today’s comics can be in print, online, animated, screenprinted, hand-bound, mass-produced – what makes a comic a comic isn’t the format that it’s produced in.  What changes will the comics industry see in the coming years because of today’s changes in technology – do they really foretell a change in reading? With Box Brown, FaithErin Hicks, Jeffrey Rowland, and Matt Forsythe. Moderator: Matt Madden.
I really, really want to see the Jeff Smith inking demo that’s on Sunday from 11:30 - 12:30, so I probably won’t be at my table then.
Hope to see everyone there! I look like this, so am pretty easy to find. Although I did get a haircut. So the hair is shorter. But otherwise, it’s very accurate.

So the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is this weekend, and I will be there. I have a table, and you can come visit me and talk to me about comics and maybe even buy stuff from me. I’ll have my recently published graphic novel Friends With Boys for sale, as well as my self published Superhero Girl book. I think I’ll also have a couple copies of The War at Ellsmere, but I won’t have copies of Zombies Calling or Brain Camp. However, if you already have copies of those (or other books) that you’d like drawn in, come visit me and I’ll do a doodle in ‘em for you. Oh yeah, and I’ll also have buttons! Come buy a button, buttons rule.

Above is the TCAF floor map; I am at table 260 on the 2nd floor with lots of other fabulous people. 

I will be taking part in two panels/workshops, and here’s the info for them: 

Saturday at the Ristorante Fortuna:

2:15 – 3:45 – Teen Comics Workshop

So you’re sixteen years old … and you want to be a cartoonist.  What should you be doing to help make your career a reality?  Award-winning graphic novelist and webcartoonist Faith Erin Hicks discusses her own journey to publication and talks about things that worked and things that didn’t from her own career. Moderator: Calista Brill

Sunday at the Pilot Tavern:
3:30 – 5:00 – Comics in the New Millennium


Today’s comics can be in print, online, animated, screenprinted, hand-bound, mass-produced – what makes a comic a comic isn’t the format that it’s produced in.  What changes will the comics industry see in the coming years because of today’s changes in technology – do they really foretell a change in reading? With Box Brown, FaithErin Hicks, Jeffrey Rowland, and Matt Forsythe. Moderator: Matt Madden.

I really, really want to see the Jeff Smith inking demo that’s on Sunday from 11:30 - 12:30, so I probably won’t be at my table then.

Hope to see everyone there! I look like this, so am pretty easy to find. Although I did get a haircut. So the hair is shorter. But otherwise, it’s very accurate.