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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…

March 15, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to James Kochalka and The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny — the final book in James Kochalka’s fun-filled, zany, brightly colored graphic novel series. If you haven’t been checking out these wild stories of our alien protagonist The Glorkian Warrior and his best friend the talking backpack, now’s your chance!  Read the Rest…

March 14, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Comics as a form are uniquely qualified to transfer knowledge with their combination of words and pictures.  This month, we’re celebrating that!

March 14, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re publishing some books this fall!  It’s going to be a great season. Here’s what we’ve got in store. Tetris, by Box Brown The Rescue, by Balak, Michael Sanlaville, and Bastien Vives Science Comics: Volcanos, by Jon Chad Demon, by Jason Shiga Mighty Jack, by Ben Hatke The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo, by Drew Read the Rest…

March 8, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to Tony Cliff and Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling! More frequently than I’d like, in publishing, we hear publishing professionals telling us, ‘women can’t be heroes in this historical book — because women weren’t heroes in history.’  This displays that these people have an inaccurate understanding of history — but still, Read the Rest…