And I haven't even talked about how great the art in this book is. Although it is done in black, white and shades of gray, Hicks is so skilled at the detail filled, intricate drawings that cover the pages that you don't even miss splashes of color. The choices she makes for how to pace the story, how to tell it over the course of the panels and when to zoom in and pull back from the action make for a story that flows seamlessly from start to finish. I can't wait to see what Hicks does next! Actually, after reading this interview I know what she is working on - a story called Voted Most Likely that she is adapting from an unpublished novel. It's about two very different "guys who get caught up in a cutthroat student body president election."
Check out BRAIN CAMP, written by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan with illustrations by Faith Erin Hicks!