Archive for the ‘ Adventures in Publishing ’ Category


June 16, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

Shackleton is here! Nick Bertozzi is one of the great living talents of our times—and a passionate, feverish history buff with an abiding love for the great explorers. He gave us Lewis and Clark, which Ken Burns called “a wonderful introduction to one of the most important expeditions and dramatic stories in American history.” And continuing Read the Rest…

March 24, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized

  This is a crown-jewel in Danica Novgorodoff’s body of work—you can be sure you’ve never read or seen anything like this. We’re immensely proud to release this one—and how about that Sergio Leone cover, to boot?   “A vast, dangerous tale… Novgorodoff has created a world filled with ghosts, regrets, dreams, and love.” —Brian Read the Rest…

February 3, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

Since its inception, First Second has been defined by graphic novels spanning all age and genre categories, from pre-school nursery rhymes to adult non-fiction and everything in between. We live in an unprecedented creative explosion for the graphic novel medium, and season after season, First Second has grown into a home for the best creators Read the Rest…

November 12, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized, Who's on First Second?

  Congratulations, Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine ! The second TUNE book picks up where TUNE 1 left off: in a mess of inter-personal and inter-dimensional trouble—can’t say that about too many other series! Pick this one up, you are in for a treat, from two virtuoso talents of the comics world—and if you haven’t Read the Rest…

I’m very, very, very happy for this book to be released today. It’s October 8th, 2013, the day Paul Pope‘s BATTLING BOY is cut loose into the world. Years ago, before launching First Second Books, before I knew Paul’s work, I was at Jim Hanley’s Universe, one of America’s greatest comics shops, at the foot Read the Rest…

June 6, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes, Uncategorized

THOUGH NO STRANGER TO COMICS, Boaz Yakin is better known to the world of movies. My first introduction to him was through Fresh. One of my favorite movies. Since then, Yakin has written and directed many films with the likes of Denzel Washington, Renée Zellweger and Jason Stratham, working on blockbusters and indy pictures both. Our Read the Rest…

May 27, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

It’s been a while since we did a round-up of places where you can find us on the internet, so here we go! In case any of you are confused about where you are reading this: the first place you can find us is on this blog!  It is at www.firstsecondbooks.com, and it is full Read the Rest…

April 18, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

(photo from the New York Public Library.  I’m not sure what branch of the library this is, but can everywhere have book balconies?  Clearly they are the best kind of balcony.) A lot of people we talk to about books or jobs or just knowing more about the publishing industry (as it is a vast Read the Rest…

April 15, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books

I first came across Aaron Renier’s work in Spiral Bound, and with it developed an instant affection for his storytelling. I loved the readability and distinctness of his characters, the rambunctious, breathless pacing of the adventure, and the unique mix of influences that lends Renier’s work an instantly familiar mood. When he joined First Second Read the Rest…

April 5, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books

“Be prepared. You’re going to love it.” – Brian Selznick “Aaron’s work makes me feel ten years old again. ” – Lane Smith “Outrageous and wonderful!” – Jeff Smith “Anyone who has said that pirates are an overused motif in youth literature has not yet met Walker Bean.” Starred Review—Kirkus Reviews At first glance, this graphic novel looks Read the Rest…