Faith Erin Hicks

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Faith Erin Hicks
Faith Erin Hicks by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Hicks in March 2018
Area(s)Writer, artist
Notable works
Demonology 101
Zombies Calling
The Nameless City trilogy
AwardsTwo Eisner Awards 2003 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards
2004 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards

Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian cartoonist and animator living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

She has created a number of graphic novels, both as sole creator (such as Zombies Calling! and Friends with Boys) and as a collaborator (Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong and Buffy: The High School Years), as well as serialized works like Demonology 101 and The Adventures of Superhero Girl.


After studying animation at Sheridan College, Faith Erin Hicks came to prominence with her long-running webcomic Demonology 101 (D101).[1]

Since the beginning of Demonology 101, Hicks has completed a spinoff of the D101 character Sachs entitled A Distant Faith.[2] She also began work on a zombie-movie inspired comic called Zombies Calling,[3][4] as well as the dystopian comic Ice (originally published on Modern Tales).[5]

As part of her day job she has also contributed backgrounds to the George of the Jungle animated series[4] and created Jenny’s Brothers, a comic strip to the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.[6] She is currently drawing her original comic series, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, which is run weekly in Halifax's local free paper, The Coast, as well as on her own website.[7] Faith's most recently finished full-length graphic novel is Friends with Boys, which was published in February 2012 from First Second. She was also the illustrator and co-writer for the graphic novel The Last of Us: American Dreams, along with Neil Druckmann.

On January 30, 2014, it was announced that Hicks would illustrate the first of two graphic novels written by young adult author Rainbow Rowell.[8] This book would be published as Pumpkinheads on August 27, 2019. On July 25, 2014, Hicks won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids for her work on The Adventures of Superhero Girl.[9]



  • 2003: Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, for Demonology 101:
    • Won "Outstanding Writing" Award
    • Won "Outstanding Black and White Art" Award
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Art" Award
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Character Development" Award
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Long Form Comic" Award
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Dramatic Comic" Award
  • 2004: Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, for Demonology 101:
    • Won "Outstanding Dramatic Comic" Award
    • Won "Outstanding Long Form Comic" Award
  • 2008, for Zombies Calling:
  • 2014, for The Adventures of Superhero Girl:
    • Won the "2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award - Best Publication for Kids"[9]
  • 2019, for The Nameless City: The Divided Earth:
    • Won the "2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award - Best Publication for Kids"[12]


  1. ^ Demonology 101 — Faith Erin Hicks, Sequential Tart
  2. ^ A Distant Faith
  3. ^ Zombies Calling first graphic novel for Hicks, Milton Canadian Champion, December 21, 2007
  4. ^ a b Faith Erin Hicks on Zombies Calling[permanent dead link], Newsarama, May 1, 2008
  5. ^ The Future on Ice, January 2008, archived on the Internet Archive.
  6. ^ Watch out for Jenny[permanent dead link] (cached), Halifax Chronicle-Herald, April 12, 2008.
  7. ^ The Adventures of Superhero Girl
  8. ^ Brissey, Breia. "Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Eisner Awards Gallery". San Diego Comic Con International. 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ The 2008 Joe Shuster Award Results
  11. ^ Nominees for the 2008 Joe Shuster Awards
  12. ^ "SDCC '19: The Eisner Awards – LIVE!". Comics Beat. 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
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