Me at ECCC

Seattle-dwellers! This weekend I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con, promoting my new graphic novel, Spill Zone.

Even if you aren’t attending ECCC, you can come see me at this public event:

Seattle Public Library Panel
Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, March 3

Authors : Gene Yang, Scott Westerfeld, Box Brown, Penelope Bagieu, Matt Loux
Book signing follows!

And if you are attending ECCC, come see me at any of the following panels and signings:

My First Comic
Family Stage, ECCC
Thursday, March 2
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Our talented group of comics creators will talk to children and families about the first comic they read, how they went from reading comics to writing and illustrating comics professionally, and advice for kids who want to do the same!
Speakers : Matt Loux, Nidhi Chanani, Falynn Koch, Scott Westerfeld
Moderator: Gene Luen Yang

Departing Neverland: In-Conversation with Five Fantastic YA Creators
Friday, March 3
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Magic! Adventure! The apocalypse! Wolves! Hockey! Join five YA
authors as they explore the universe with their fantastic creative works. Come and hear them talk about their latest books, their creative process, and the life of a writer and artist. Signing to follow, see below.
Speakers : Scott Westerfeld, Nidhi Chanani, Ngozi Ukazu, Natalie Riess, Ashley Poston
Moderators: Sierra Wilson

First Second Booth, ECCC
Friday, March 3
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Free Spill Zone ARCs!

First Second Booth, ECCC
Saturday, March 4
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

More free Spill Zone ARCs!

Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics
TC 302, ECCC
Sunday, March 5
1:30 PM – 2:30PM

Authors: Shannon Waters, Liz Prince, Ru Xu, Scott Westerfeld, Nidhi Chanani, Ngozi Ukazu
Moderator: Dafna Pleban

Giveaway: Fierce Reads
Date : Sunday, March 5th
Time : 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Free coloring books, pens, and finished books

I’ll be on tour for both Horizon and Spill Zone over the next few months. Watch this space for details!

Spill Zone

Exciting news: I have a graphic novel coming out in May 2017, but you can start reading it now!

It’s called Spill Zone. It’s set in the aftermath of an unexplained event that destroyed a small city in upstate New York. It follows a pair of sisters orphaned by the Spill.

The oldest, Addison, is a young adult providing for her little sister by sneaking into the Zone and taking photographs of the strange phenomena there—the ultimate outsider art.


Her little sister, Lexa, hasn’t spoken since the Spill, but has an eerie connection with the doll she carried out from the wreckage of their hometown.


The question is, what really happened that night? And what connection does the doll Vespertine have with the Spill?

The cool thing is, you can start read the comic NOW online. It’s not all up yet, but we’re adding six pages every Wednesday.

Go to or click here to start reading.
Or click here to pre-order the actual printed book!

By the way, the art is by the amazing Alex Puvilland, with colors by the wondrous Hilary Sycamore.