Friends With Boys - Page 101

Lucy is really excited to show you this creepy hand thing, Maggie! Don’t be so down on it.

I was planning to blog tonight (this is me talking from the distant past of Sunday night), but I’m pretty exhausted right now, as I’m on the final stretch of drawing a graphic novel and … well, sleep good. X)


13 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    I love Maggie’s expression.
    “Are you pulling my leg?”

  2. As much as I love this, I really wish the school bits of the comic came quicker! :P Or maybe its because I want to know why everyone hates Alistair!

  3. Arabia says:

    Lucy’s joyous enthusiasm makes my heart happy on this cold Monday morning. Thank you!

  4. Warren says:

    Well, how worked up can you get by a hand when you’ve got your own personal ghost?

  5. Neekko says:

    The first panel of this page made me LOL in real life. Thanks. Now everyone in the office knows I’m reading web comics instead of working.


    • Faith Erin Hicks says:

      That’s what you’re supposed to do at the beginning of a workday. It helps you be more productive later on, I swear.

  6. nem0 says:

    Lucy’s *PING!* face in the first panel made my morning XD

  7. DadaHyena says:

    I love her expressions. Very cute character!

  8. Sporky says:

    Did the museum put up the “do not touch” sign when they noticed the amount of high fives that hand had been getting?

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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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