Archive for the ‘ Adventures in Publishing ’ Category


February 21, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books

February 1, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

Maxwell Perkins: Author’s Champion, Author’s Challenge Maxwell Perkins (1884-1947) is perhaps the most famous book editor of the 20th century. He edited for 37 years at Charles Scribner & Sons starting in 1910. It was said Perkins was always kind and courteous, although he never shied from challenging authors, thoughtfully and thoroughly, and thinking long Read the Rest…

January 15, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch, Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes, Tips for Creative Types, Uncategorized

I always relish the glimpses into an artist’s process. Like these shots of Vera Brosgol’s arsenal of tools for Anya’s Ghost: or her tiny Moleskine thumbnails and character studies: Or how about this little piece of Art magic from Emmanuel Guibert, on Alan’s War: Would you like to see more of these “peeks from the drawing Read the Rest…

January 8, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, News, Who's on First Second?

Congratulations, Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro, working their magic to even greater power! KIRKUS: “En garde! Gear up for more sword fights and trolls as well as an appearance from Baba Yaga in this swashbuckling sequel.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “… Aliera is such an engaging hero…” You are in for a treat!

November 28, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederic Frost keep rolling out the goofy and brilliant ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING series—and we keep receiving fan art and original comics from 7, 8, and 9 year old talents! Some of them may even have found their calling thanks to these gems. Do you know a budding genius who Read the Rest…

September 20, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, News, Uncategorized, Who's on First Second?

Oh for time travel! How I wish I could get all the ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING books back to my seven-year-old self! Here comes the latest offering from James Sturm, Alexis-Frederic Frost, and Andrew Arnold! This holiday season, give the gift of zany inspiration to that young, undiscovered cartoonist. It’s all you expect of that brave and Read the Rest…

September 17, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

(photo from The National Library of Scotland) So last week we talked about submission letters from people who could both write and draw.  But what if you can only do one of those things?  What if your skills are writerly or artistly only?  Is there no hope for you? Do not give up, brave writers Read the Rest…

September 13, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Uncategorized

(photo ganked from The Library of Congress; I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn our office is not actually full of boxers) One of the questions that we get pretty frequently is, ‘I want to submit a graphic novel to you.  Um . . . how does that work?’  This is a very sensible question, Read the Rest…

August 29, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

(photo ganked from the National Media Museum) First Second employs a lot of women — we’re all girls in this office, barring Mark!  And our parent company similarly — eight employees, two guys.  And their parent company too — 135 employees, 28 guys. Here is a list of women who have worked on books for Read the Rest…

June 28, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

MARATHON is now out in stores! This extraordinary epic takes you back to Ancient Greece in the footsteps of Eucles, the man who ran hundreds of miles, eventually from the city of Marathon to Athens, warning of the impending attack of the Persian fleet. The run saved democracy and was at the origin of the Read the Rest…