Faith Erin Hicks, one of my favorite comic authors, is posting her newest graphic novel online for all of us to read up until the publication date. This is the same artist and author of the should be famous Demonology 101 comic that premiered on the web so many years ago. Also the same artist who showed up how Wolverine Goes Grocery Shopping and has published several other print only comics (Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere) of which I have purchased most and will end up purchasing all. If you follow this blog regularly you’ll likely know her current online comic, The Adventures of Superhero Girl. She has a style all her own and her ability to tell a story through the hybrid media of pictures and words seems to grow with every comic she writes. Case and point, this page from the upcoming comic Friends with Boys.
Faith has been asking us to share the news of Friends with Boys premiering on the net and being published by First Second Books on February 24th, 2012. The premise of the story can be summed up as such:
Being homeschooled and raised with three brothers had its problems, but Maggie’s life is about to get a lot more complicated as she faces her greatest trial yet – entering public school for the first time!
You can find out more about Faith and the new comic by clicking on the following links: