Archive for the ‘ Books ’ Category


August 17, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Collaboration is a vital part of the comics-making experience — it’s so often that comics are made by more than one person. And comics are never a solo endeavor!  Between editing, design, production, and the whole publishing process, there are always other people behind the scenes in making the comics we read. We’re celebrating collaboration Read the Rest…

August 1, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted to be publishing the Last Man series, by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak.  These books are such fun magical adventures — delightful, fun, and charming stories with dynamic, engaging artwork. There are five volumes so far, with a sixth coming this fall — please do check these out!

July 13, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Characters — an obviously essential part of any book! For many authors, a character is where the story thoughts — creating a persona, an ideology, a background, an appearance for something kicks off where the adventure goes and how it unfolds. And characters really stay in your heart after a story is over! We’re excited Read the Rest…

July 1, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

It’s our tenth anniversary this year, and we’re excited to be celebrating one of our authors who’s been with us for years — the amazing Ben Hatke, author of the Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the Eisner-nominated Little Robot, and two picture books with comics elements — Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Read the Rest…

May 3, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to Lucy Knisley and her amazing new graphic novel: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride. Lucy Knisley makes the kind of comics that really do bring new readers to the medium — comics that explore topics outside the purview of typical graphic novels.  This one, the story of her wedding (and Read the Rest…

April 27, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Lucy Knisley’s new graphic memoir, Something New, has many audiences. But being that it’s about weddings, we hoped that brides- (and grooms!)-to-be would fall for it. So we took it as a good sign when the awesome wedding website Borrowed & Blue reached out to us to ask if they could interview Lucy. Below is Read the Rest…

April 11, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Here at First Second, we’re very proud to be an international publisher — the publisher of many graphic novels in translation, from France to Korea. We truly believe that the world will be better when we understand other countries, other cultures, and other people better — and what better way to do that than through Read the Rest…

April 5, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to Faith Erin Hicks’ wonderful new graphic novel! When our author Faith Erin Hicks started reading comics, she found and loved Jeff Smith’s Bone — and then looked for other books that had the same kind of fantasy adventure she loved in the prose writing of Tamora Pierce and Lloyd Alexander.  We’re Read the Rest…

April 1, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Emmanuel Guibert was on our first-ever list, with his delightful kids graphic novels Sardine in Outer Space (co-created by Joann Sfar).  And we’ve published another nine of his graphic novels throughout the years — ranging from Victorian magical adventure to war photojournalism.  Emmanuel is a wonderful person, a talented and sensitive author and illustrator, and Read the Rest…

March 29, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to our new series — Science Comics! We’re super-excited to be publishing these books that combine science and comics in a fun, engaging, interesting kind of way.  Yay this!  We love this amazing mix of two nerdy things that go excellently together — just like peanut butter and chocolate. Our first two Read the Rest…