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  1. jill says:

    I love the bedroom, and would like to have one like that with the cathedral ceiling and the sun streaming through with the early morning light!

    • eightyfour says:

      Heh, believe me, you do not want to have a room right under the roof. At least not as long as it isn’t spectacularly well insulated and/or air conditioned. Or maybe if you live next to the polar circle. Summer sun kills you in there. :p

      • Faith Erin Hicks says:

        Aw, really? But it looks so cool! And you can look up and see the stars… Oh well.

        • Laura C says:

          I’ve lived in an attic room with a window over the bed before. It’s not that bad! In fact, it’s quite awesome. I lived in the Northern hemisphere–but on the same latitude lines as Canada–NOT the polar circle. No worries!

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  3. Becky says:

    Awww. D101 memories…

    Beautiful lines, love it!

  4. Camui says:

    Whoaaaaaa. I was doodling a comic back in 2010 and the first page was the EXACT SAME as this page except for the layout of the room. Creepy.

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  7. Kelly says:

    I like the way you only made it white where the sun is shining in

  8. Anii says:

    I adore the lighting in the room…

  9. Simon says:

    Is that the reverse, pillows-are-for-feet sleep position? I still pull that one off from time to time. Good character detail.

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  18. Bryan says:

    Just finished reading through it, excellent read. I was only planning to read a few pages and then pick up the comic if I liked it, but I just couldn’t stop reading it once I started. I’ll need to pick up the book the first chance I get.

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  20. […] It’s also worth noting that the full graphic novel was serialized online in the months leading up to the release date, with Hicks providing commentary on the pages. Though the pages themselves are no longer available (save for the first 20 pages), the commentary is still up if you want to read along (page 1 starts here). […]

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  22. Tristen says:

    Ok so i just finished reading this since I just bought it today.
    And I loved it! Whenever I discover one of your comics it’s just as good as finding gold (i really have no idea what your suppose to do with that stuff anyways).you were one of the comic artists whose stories helped to peel me away from my “anime/manga only” bubble a few years back and it’s always a joy to add something new that you created to my collection. so i just want to say i loved it, your amazing, and i am looking forward to your next comic ;)

  23. Danielle says:

    Wow im so glad i found this book in my book fair!
    I sooo cant wait to read it, it already sounds awesome!
    Thank you for making a awesome book c:

  24. Mya says:

    They have this book at my scholastic book fair!!! I plan on buying it on Monday to Tuesday or Wensday. Most likely Monday.:)love your way of art

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  26. Claudia says:

    I love how you draw!!

    Your lines, expressions, characters, backgrounds, are all fun and beautiful.

    Great work!

  27. Paul says:

    I found this somehow in relation to the multiple ending hamlet thingy. Story BEGIN!

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  30. […] up right now, with a commitment to serialise the whole graphic novel online before publication. Click here for the first page, and here for the […]

  31. Jade Martin says:

    Is this a series? I just finished the FWB today, and it felt so short. It left me wanting more.

  32. Jessica says:

    I just finished the book today! It was FANTASTIC!! Can’t wait for the next installment :3

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Hello readers, new ones just discovering the comic and those who’ve been with it since the beginning. Friends With Boys is now complete online. You may read it in its entirety, all 200+ pages, for free, for the next eight days. Then the image files of the comic (except for a short preview) will be taken down. While the comic was being serialized online, I blogged a lot about my comic making process. I did write ups about how I make comics, what my opinions on what makes a good comic are, and pointed out various Easter eggs throughout Friends With Boys. That stuff will all remain up, so if you buy a hard copy of Friends With Boys, you can still read along with my thought process.

And now (today!), Friends With Boys is a published book! Yay! I hope that if you’ve read the web version and liked it, and want to support me as a creator, you’ll consider buying the book.

I’ve really enjoyed serializing Friends With Boys online. If you’re new to my work, I started out making comics online before moving into print. I posted the very first page of my very first online comic on my very first website back in August, 1999, and wow, was that page ugly. Here it is! Notice a weird similarity to the first page of Friends With Boys? Yeah, that was not deliberate, I promise. But look how much your drawing skills can improve if you draw thousands of pages of comics over a ten year period! Anyway, I’m really thrilled my wonderful publisher First Second Books has allowed me to return to my roots and put Friends With Boys online as a lead up to its publication. As a reader and purchaser of comics, I have bought quite a few hard copy versions of online comics, because I enjoy the reading experience of having the whole thing collected, and I want to support the author. I hope you will too. :)

Otherwise, there are a few upcoming events I hope to see some readers at:
Book signing! At my local comics shop Strange Adventures, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 3rd (Saturday), 2-4pm (EDITING TO ADD: The book launch has been moved to the following Saturday due to the books not shipping to Strange Adventures on time. The launch will now be March 10th from 2-4pm. Go here for info).
Comic convention! I’ll have a table at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 6th-7th. There are a few other conventions I am trying to attend, but everything else is up in the air at the moment. For updates, please follow my twitter or join my Facebook fan page.  I’m pretty good about updating those two spots.

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