Hi everybody! I’m Faith Erin Hicks and this is the website for my graphic novel Friends With Boys, which will be serialized online until its publication in February 2012. As someone who started out in online comics, I’m really thrilled my wonderful publisher First Second Books (check them out, they publish awesome, delicious comics that are endlessly consumable) is allowing me to post Friends With Boys online, so I’ll have the chance to talk with readers about the process behind this comic, and point out all the goofy easter eggs along the way.
Some stats: Friends With Boys is 211 pages long, and will update with a page a day every weekday. As someone who really enjoys procrastinating on the internet before dragging myself outside to jog in the morning, I love an online comic that updates frequently, so updates five times a week? Awesome.
Friends With Boys is about Maggie McKay, a teenager entering her first year in public high school. Previously Maggie had been home-schooled, taught by her mom and her only classmates her three (very loud, probably very manly) brothers. Now she’s following her brothers to high school, where she’ll have to deal with something pretty terrifying to a home-schooled kid: her peers. Also Maggie’s stalked by a local ghost, and having a ghost follow you to school on your very first day … very not cool.
So, dear readers, I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy the comic and pass the link around to your friends and others you think might enjoy it. I’ll be here blogging along as the comic pages are posted, so please check back often.
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