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May 4, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted to have early copies of Ben Hatke’s marvelous latest graphic novel, Little Robot, in the office!  They look fantastic; this book is going to be so good, you guys. This book is the story of a small girl and a robot who become friends.  There is also a cat (as pictured on this Read the Rest…

April 7, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Jay Hosler’s Last of the Sandwalkers is awesome! This science fiction graphic novel is full of actual-factual real-life bugs that mostly behave the way that real-life bugs would (besides the talking and having scientific adventures) because the author of this delightful graphic novel, Jay Hosler, is a real-life biologist. So check out this graphic novel Read the Rest…

April 6, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted to present the first of a number of Adventures in Cartooning picture book comics: Sleepless Knight, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. We started publishing the Adventures in Cartooning graphic novels back in 2009, with the eponymously-titled Adventures in Cartooning, a wonderful story of knights, dragons, and ice cream adventures.  (It’s Read the Rest…

March 31, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

The Stranger, by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak comes out today! This book is super-rad, you guys.  It’s something that we don’t do a lot — a series — in a very fast-paced, action-packed style.  If you liked The Hunger Games, this is definitely a book for you! We’re delighted that we’re able to Read the Rest…

March 30, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book! Just in time for the publication of the first volume of the Last Man series, we got in the advance copies of the second — The Royal Cup!  This book will be out at the end of June. It looks great.  Pictures! Where the first book was predominantly red, we’re going for a Read the Rest…

March 19, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’ve just gotten in advance copies of one of our upcoming spring books — The Divine, by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie! It looks amazing!  We’re super-excited. Pictures! Here’s the cover. And a side-view of the spine (complete with magical floating child)! And here’s a row of the spines all together.  The French Read the Rest…

March 17, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Today’s the day that The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie, the companion to James Kochalka’s wonderful graphic novel of last year, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, is on sale! (Just look at that Glorkian Warrior!  He’s so full of pie-related adventures.) We think that these brightly-colored, hilarious books are just splendid, and we hope Read the Rest…

March 9, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books, Uncategorized

New book! We’re glad to have gotten advance copies of Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, and Koren Shadmi’s upcoming graphic novel Mike’s Place in here at First Second.  Here’s an advance look! The cover. The spine — with an excellent camera added! And here’s a row of books lined up, spine-out! This book is a jacketed Read the Rest…

February 25, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Andi Watson is the author of the wonderful graphic novel Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula, which is in stores this week! What’s your protagonist’s favorite flavor of ice cream and why? What’s your own favorite flavor of ice cream? I would guess that Count Spatula would prefer to make his own ice cream and create Read the Rest…

February 24, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Sometimes you just get delightful books filled with cooking, and that’s what this graphic novel is! Andi Watson’s Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula comes out today, and we’re tickled pink to be publishing it.  It’s fun and sweet and light-hearted — you have to check this baking/romance/job crisis book out. Happy reading, everyone!