I wish I could tell Park and Eleanor about this.
Posted on January 31st, 2014    , , , ,

Rainbow-Faith-2-550x345

 

I’M WRITING A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!

So, this is the news I’ve been keeping secret so long, and I’m super-super excited about it.

I signed a deal with Calista Brill at FIRST SECOND BOOKS to write two graphic novels.

The first will be a collaboration with Faith Erin Hicks, the writer/artist of SO MANY GREAT COMICS, including Friends with Boys.

This all happened because of mutual admiration and Twitter. My career advice is now: Get excited about the things you love, and then TELL EVERYONE.

It’s especially huge news for me because I’ve been reading comics since junior high — and they’re just a really important part of who I am.

The first book won’t come out for a while because Faith and I are both working on other books. And both graphic novels will be new stories, not adaptations. (Though I think Eleanor & Park could be excellent as a graphic novel — and a Simon Snow comic would be so much fun to write.)

READ MORE ABOUT THIS ON EW.COM.

READ A SUPER NERDY CONVERSATION BETWEEN FAITH AND ME.

READ FAITH’S POST ABOUT OUR ORIGIN STORY.

 

Sherlock is excited

 

LILIKOI BOY, Jónsi