Writer: Prudence Shen
Artist: Faith Erin Hicks
Publisher: First Second
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Paste has reviewed its fair share of Faith Erin Hicks’ work (The Adventures of Superhero Girl and Friends With Boys). She’s an uncommonly talented visual artist, plus a pretty good writer. But her collaboration Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong with writer Prudence Shen, who debuts with a polished, funny, and unconventional voice, shows some of the best work in the Canadian artist’s oeuvre.
The plot plays with the universal YA themes of warring social groups: robot-club nerds fight evil cheerleaders for student club funding. But calling this charming book conventional would be like saying Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just another show about high school.