This one took a while to get out, unfortunately. Long story, but it dates back April, around the release of Faith Erin Hicks’ most recent book, The Nameless City. Thankfully, the new title is just the tip of the iceberg for the Canadian cartoonist, as the first of a three-book series for First Second, a period piece exploring an unlikely friendship set against the backdrop of an ancient city inspired by Central Asian architecture. It marks something of a departure for an artist whose work more often deals with a school setting, though Hicks has proven to be both diverse and prolific in the eight or nine years since she officially hit the comics scene with the undead adventure, Zombies Calling. Hicks currently has nearly a dozen works under her belt, as either a collaborator are sole creator, with topics ranging from Bigfoot to Buffy to the 2013 Dark Horse title, The Last of Us: American Dreams, a four issue miniseries inspired by the video game of the same name.The next book in The Nameless City trilogy has already been announced for next year, along with an upcoming collaboration with kids author, Rainbow Rowell.