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December 4th, 2008     by Tiina Johns     Comments

Hey Shameless folks!

I’m back from tour with my band, and bringing you lots more female-focused comic-y goodness.

Faith Erin Hicks, the Halifax-based graphic novelist who made Zombies Calling, has a new book out this week.

The War At Ellsmere is the story of a brainy girl, Jun, who ends up at a prestigious private school on scholarship. She is immediately singled out by the snottiest girls in school, and what ensues is the kind of epic battle that can only take place in a high school. It’s everything I’ve come to expect from Hicks; snappy dialogue, realistic and relate-able female characters, and a healthy dose of fantasy.

Hicks will be at the Halifax book launch for The War At Ellsmere, this Saturday, December 6th from 6 to 8pm, at Strange Adventures.

For you Toronto folks, she’ll be at The Beguiling on December 17th from 5 to 7pm.

Drop by and chat with Faith. Get your book signed, ask for advice on how to make graphic novels, or just come bask in her awesomeness.

For more on The War At Ellsmere, check out this great interview Hicks did for the Living Between Wednesdays blog. You can read about her influences, why boarding schools make great settings, and why it’s nice to see girls fighting over something besides a boy.

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