LIPopCon Keynote Speaker Announcement!

We are proud to announce that LIPopCon 2016‘s
Keynote Speaker will be
Faith Erin Hicks

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Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics “for fun” and putting them on the web when she was in college.

Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels, including The War at Ellsmere (SLG), Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, First Second Books), Friends with Boys (First Second Books), Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen, First Second Books), The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Dark Horse Comics), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann, Dark Horse Comics), and the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres, Kids Can Press).

She won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl.

The Adventures of Superhero Girl and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong were both included in ALA’s 2014 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Friends with Boys was included in ALA’s 2013 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

Faith currently lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner, Tim, and their helpful cat. Her current project is The Nameless City, a three book series with First Second Books. The first Nameless City book will be out in April 2016.

For those who might not be familiar with her work, please visit Erin Faith Hicks’s website, her Tumblr or her Facebook.

Here’s a terrific interview she did with Rainbow Rowell about their upcoming work together.

Join us at LIPopCon 2016 on April 14th, 2016!

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