August 15, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper!

This is the second volume in a hilarious, charming, and sweet new graphic novel trilogy about a little girl who can craft her way out of any situation. Each volume includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities. It’s the perfect book for elementary school readers and a fun, adorable read!

August 9, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

All of our Spring 2018 covers have been revealed, so we’re posting them all here!

Be sure to check out the official reveal here. 

Animus by Antoine Revoy, out 5/8/2018!

Chasma Knights by Kate Reed Petty and Boya Sun, out 5/15/2018!

One Day a Dot by Ian Lendler, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb, out 5/22/2018!

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, out 5/29/2018!

Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom by Gigi D.G., out 5/29/2018!

Science Comics: Rockets by Anne Drozd and Jerzy Drozd, out 6/12/2018!

Quirk’s Quest: The Lost and Found by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, out 6/26/2018!

All Summer Long by Hope Larson, out 6/26/2018!

Pop by Jason Carter Eaton and Matt Rockefeller, out 7/3/2018!

Cottons: The Secret of the Wind by Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold, out 7/3/2018!

Spill Zone: The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland, out 7/10/2018!

The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, out 7/10/2018!

The Adventure Zone: Here Be Gerblins by Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy and Carey Pietsch, out 7/17/2018!

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff, out 8/7/2018!

Idle Days by Thomas D. Brousseau and Simon LeClerc, out 8/14/2018!

Science Comics: Trees by Andy Hirsch, out 8/21/2018!

 

July 18, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to the third book in the grotesque and wonderful Demon series, Demon Volume 3 by Jason Shiga. Reminder:  Jason’s four-volume epic is NOT for kids. SERIOUSLY.

Demon follows Jimmy Yee, a man who cannot die, no matter how hard he tries. Although he’s seemingly immortal, Jimmy’s real super power is his brain. He’s a highly analytical mathematical genius, and he has no qualms about leaving a massive bodycount behind as he attempts to unravel this bizarre this mystery.

July 17, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized

Want to know everything we’re doing at SDCC this year? Check out our full schedule below and don’t forget to visit booth #2800/2802!

Are you interested in submitting work to us at the show? Please check out this post before you do.

WEDNESDAY, 7/19

  • 6:30 pm: Gigi D.G.’s Cucumber Quest Giveaway
  • 7:00 pm: Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Giveaway

THURSDAY, 7/20

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Meet the Creators panel with Molly Ostertag at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 am: Real World Retellings panel with Box Brown in Room 29AB
  • 11:00 am: Nidhi Chanani signing Pashmina
  • 11:15 am: Box Brown signing in Autographing Area #AA09
  • 12:00 pm: Mike Lawrence signing Star Scouts
  • 12:30 pm: Sonny Liew signing Shadow Hero
  • 1:00 pm: Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics panel with Molly Ostertag in Room 28DE
  • 1:00 pm: Stepping into Another World panel with Shannon Hale in Room 32AB
  • 1:30 pm: Editing Comics panel with First Second Staff in Room 4
  • 2:00 pm: Nick Abadzis signing Pigs Might Fly
  • 2:15 pm: Shannon Hale signing in Autographing Area #AA09
  • 3:00 pm: Comics By Design panel with First Second Staff in Room 28DE
  • 3:00 pm: Making the Personal, Relatable panel with Tillie Walden in Room 29AB
  • 3:00 pm: Motivating Your Inner MAD-KOOKY-CRAZY-CURIOUS-RELUCTANT Scientist panel with Alison Wilgus and Mairghread Scott in Room 25ABC
  • 6:00 pm: PublishINK Tattoo Parlor featuring Spill Zone tattoos
  • 7:00 pm: International Creator Slam: Europe Vs USA with Nick Abadzis in Room 32AB

FRIDAY 7/21

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Biographical and Autobiographical Comics with Box Brown and Sonny Liew in Room 28DE
  • 11:00 am: From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 12:00 pm: Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 1:00 pm: Historical Comics panel with Box Brown in Room 25ABC
  • 1:00 pm: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grad Fiction for Girls (and Boys) with Nidhi Chanani and Molly Ostertag at the San Diego Central Library
  • 2:00 pm: Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels panel with Mairghread Scott, Tillie Walden, and Alison Wilgus at the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:00 pm: Alison Wilgus, MK Reed, and Joe Flood signing Science Comics
  • 3:00 pm: Prose to Panels: A Graphic Novel Adaptation panel with Mariko Tamaki and Landis Blair at the San Diego Central Library
  • 4:00 pm: Meet the Makers panel with Nick Abadzis and Joe Flood at the San Diego Central Library
  • 4:30 pm: Into the Past: History and Comics panel with Alison Wilgus in Room 26AB
  • 5:00 pm: Publishers Talkback Session with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 pm: The Adventure Zone Live Show at the Balboa Theater

SATURDAY, 7/22

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics panel with MK Reed, Alison Wilgus, and Joe Flood
  • 10:30 am: Tillie Walden signing Spinning
  • 11:00 am: Scott Westerfeld signing The Spill Zone
  • 12:00 pm: The Adventure Zone Meet and Greet with Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy
  • 12:00 pm: Real Life on the Page panel with Landis Blair, Box Brown, MK Reed, Tillie Walden, and Alison Wilgus in Room 29AB
  • 1:00 pm: Living a Creative Lifestyle with First Second Staff in Room 29AB
  • 1:15 pm: Box Brown signing Tetris and Andre the Giant
  • 2:00 pm: World Mythology and Contemporary Fantasy panel with Nidhi Chanani in Room 9
  • 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Box Brown in Room 4
  • 3:00 pm: Comics for Impact During Times of Social Change and Turmoil panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:30 pm: Keeping It Real panel with Shannon Hale, Nidhi Chanani, and Tillie Walden
  • 4:15 pm: Box Brown signing in Autographing Area AA20
  • 5:00 pm: Molly Ostertag signing Shattered Warrior
  • 5:30 pm: Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics with Tillie Walden, Nidhi Chanani, and Scott Westerfeld in Room 7AB
  • 6:00 pm: PublishINK Tattoo Parlor featuring The Spill Zone tattoos
  • 6:00 pm: Gays in Comics—Out in Comics: 30th Year Celebration panel with Molly Ostertag in Room 29AB

SUNDAY, 7/23

  • 11:00 am: Capturing Teen Angst panel with Shannon Hale and Scott Westerfeld in Room 25ABC
  • 12:00 pm: The Future is Bleak panel with Scott Westerfeld and Cory Doctorow in Room 25ABC
  • 12:00 pm: Reading Without Walls Giveaway
  • 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Shannon Hale & Dean Hale in Room 4
  • 1:15 pm: Cory Doctorow and Scott Westerfeld signing in Autographing Area AA06
  • 1:15 pm: Shannon Hale signing in Autographing Area AA20
  • 1:30 pm: Comics Art Live for Kids! panel with Nidhi Chanani, Alison Wilgus, and MK Reed in Room 23ABC
  • 2:45 pm: The Real World of Publishing Comics with First Second Staff in Room 5AB

July 11, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Pigs Might Fly by Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye.

Magic and science clash in a world where highly evolved pigs fight their mortal enemies, the warthogs, for dominion of the skies! Make sure to pick up this graphic novel and join the genius daughter of the renowned inventor Hercules, Lily, as she uses everything she can to protect Pigdom from destruction and invasion.

 

June 27, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb!

Dive your nose right into this heartfelt and beautifully drawn graphic novel for young readers about Mickey, a boy whose dog-loving parents raised him as if he were a dog. But when a tragic accident leaves Mickey an orphan, he must leave his dog family behind to live with an aunt and uncle he’s never met before. What’s worse of all, they hate dogs AND kids!

 

 

June 20, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner!

In this sweet barnyard adventure, an incompetent fox tries unsuccessfully to terrorize chickens, and instead becomes the “mommy” of three adopted chicks. With its beautifully rendered in watercolor, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that’s sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).

June 19, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

KNIFE’S EDGE
by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock
twins! pirates! blog tour!
Get ready for the conclusion to the Four Points diptych (which began last year with Compass South) as Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock’s Knife’s Edge comes your way! What will happen to the twins in the final chapter of this tale of mistaken identity and tall ships? You’ll have to read along to find out.
Happy reading!

June 14, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

Dying to see more of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins?  Check out the pages below!

May 23, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Flying Machines by Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks!

In this volume we follow the famous aviators, the Wright Brothers, from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they planned to make their famous flights. This is the fifth of the Science Comics, an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers. Make sure to pick it up!