GBBP 58: Faith Erin Hicks

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 58: Faith Erin Hicks

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This week, we’re thrilled to have Faith Erin Hicks on the show! Faith is an Eisner Award-winning author and illustrator whose newest book, The Nameless City, comes out today! What are you waiting for? Go grab your copy!

I included The Nameless City in my one-title-per-year roundup of books celebrating the 10th anniversary of publisher First Second Books. Yes, even though it’s only April, this is the book to beat. The Nameless City is the first entry in a planned trilogy that centers on two citizens of the eponymous city – Kaidu and Rat – who find themselves on opposing ideological sides in a city that is perpetually at war and sees occupying forces come and go like the weather.

Faith made a name for herself with groundbreaking graphic novels such as Friends with Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl (a particular favorite in my house), and Bigfoot Boyamong many others.

In this episode, we chat about The Nameless City, finding a niche for your own creativity, the reality of working in the comics industry, and our mutual love for Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain series.


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