Faith Erin Hicks
Submitted by Faith on August 2, 2008 - 12:46
Here we go, the Comicon Report. Lets see if I can wrap this up in under three million words.
(Me at the SLG booth, beside me is Karl Krumpholtz, who does the SLG book Byron. Picture taken by my roommate crzydemona.)
Submitted by Faith on July 15, 2008 - 19:10
Your comic for the day will follow shortly ... but first! I did a little interview with Wizard Magazine (yes, that Wizard Magazine. I know, I'm as surprised as you are) about, of all things, Demonology 101. They have a webcomic column, and they've posted it here. So click the link to read me yammering on about webcomics and villains and a bit about my upcoming stuff.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2008 - 16:43
The June issue continues here at ComixTalk: an Interview with the creator of SPQR Blues -- Carol "Klio" Burrell; an interview with Faith Erin Hicks who just won the Joe Shuster award for Canada's Favorite Comic Book Creator, an interview with Dylan Meconis, the creator of Family Man; and Dr. Haus reviews Gun Baby.
Digital Strips blogs about the release of Jerry Stephens' new webcomic management system - BitArtist. If anyone gets a chance to test this out please let us know what you think of it.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Jim Zub has written a story for the Pop Gun 2 anthology with artwork by Chris Stevens. It looks awesome!
Could it be? Is Caleb coming back to webcomics?
Funny -- Webcomic Warrior Action Figures!
THAT'S HOLLYWOOD JAKE
Lots of superhero movie casting rumors at Blog@Newsarama including this interesting bit that Robert Downey Jr. is in negotiations to star in DreamWorks/Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens, based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel by by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, from an idea by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
Faith Erin Hicks is the creator of two critically well received webcomics, Demonology 101 and Ice. She most recently put out the graphic novel Zombies Calling for which Hicks was just named "Favourite Canadian Comic Book Creator - English Language Publications" at this year's Joe Shuster awards.
We've covered much of Hicks' career in webcomics at ComixTalk from a review of D101 in March 2003 to interviews with her at the completion of D101 and during the start of her webcomic Ice. She even did one of my favorite covers for ComixTalk for the April 2005 issue.
Given the very recent news of her Shuster award it was great timing to catch up with her on life in Halifax, Nova Scotia and to get a few words on the new graphic novel, The War at Ellsmere, she's currently working on.
Submitted by Faith on June 15, 2008 - 18:20
A bit of a non-update update. First of all, what has two thumbs, knows limited French and just won a Shuster Award? THIS MOI. *points thumbs at herself* ... that probably doesn't work very well in text. But yeah, oh wonder of great wonders, I won the "Favourite Canadian Comic Book Creator - English Language Publication" division, otherwise known as the popular vote, so I just wanted to give everyone who voted for me a shout out and big ol' THANK YOU. I really appreciate all your support, I do.
Submitted by Faith on June 15, 2008 - 09:57
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Submitted by Faith on April 7, 2008 - 18:42
I thought I would post a status update because people (bless you for caring) have been asking ...
I think I will put Ice on official hiatus until further notice. I'm currently neck deep in my new SLG project (they have yet to get me a contract, so I've no idea what I'm able to talk about; will err on side of caution), have started doing a Sunday Comic Strip for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald (all things going well, it'll start running on April 13th) and am working on other mysterious things that I can't talk about.
Submitted by Faith on April 3, 2008 - 19:49
A conversation I had with my roommate Ian the other night:
I wonder if you ever reach a point in your career where you stop being jealous of the people around you? Do you think Steven Spielberg (arguably the most successful director of all time) still gets jealous?
PS. Thanks to the people who offered support on my last post. I really appreciate it.
Submitted by Faith on March 17, 2008 - 19:45
On Wednesday when I went down (up?) to New Glasgow to give a workshop at their library, the librarians got me a Zombies Calling cake. :D
How AWESOME is that? (They said they'd tried to get a cake with zombies on it, but hadn't been able to make that happen.) The cake was much larger but they gave me the piece with the book cover on it. And then my roommate and I ate it. Which is strange, because Joss spent the entirety of the book trying not to be eaten, and here I was ... eating her. And she was delicious!