Off Panel #43: Junior Parkour with Faith Erin Hicks

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks guests on this week’s episode of Off Panel, as she joins the show to talk her new graphic novel, The Nameless City. She talks her insanely busy schedule, the long build to the release of the book, how it developed, why she wanted to create a trilogy of stories, visual storytelling, bringing action sequences to life, the diversity of her story, embracing fantasy elements, working with Jordie Bellaire on the book, working with First Second, the growing YA comic world, the power of Raina Telgemeier and Jeff Smith and much more.

You can find Faith on her website, Tumblr, Twitter and in her new graphic novel, The Nameless City, which was released yesterday by First Second Books.

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Header image is from the cover of The Nameless City, art by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).