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September 29, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Today marks the date of birth for Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo’s The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, which is a book you should all read! Macbeth is hungry . . . hungry for life (and also tacos).  The king is an owl — tiny but delicious.  This is clearly a recipe for catastrophe. Read the Rest…

September 22, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We just got in finished copies of our upcoming graphic novel, The Rise of Aurora West, by Paul Pope, JT Petty, and David Rubin! It looks fantastic! Here’s the cover, with Aurora West.  She is off to fight monsters! Lots of spines all lined up together!  All with a little Aurora Read the Rest…

September 15, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We just got in advance copies of George O’Connor’s latest volume in the Olympians series, Ares: Bringer of War. This book tells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of the gods.  Ares and Athena are locked in combat . . . who will win?  Unfortunately, not the Trojans Read the Rest…

September 8, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Winter 2015! That’s our next season coming up — January through April of next year. And we’ve got books! First up: Andi Watson’s charmingly spooky graphic novel Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula.  It’s love — and cooking — for the over-stressed denizens of the underworld!  Also, it’s adorable. We’re delighted to have the next volume Read the Rest…

July 29, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Books

When we send galleys out, or when we’re at shows with galleys, we occasionally get questions from the people we’re giving them to: is this a galley? First: galleys, or AREs, advanced readers editions, or ARCs, advanced readers copies, are terms for bound promotional copies of upcoming books.  Galleys are produced ahead of publication and Read the Rest…

July 21, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

You may be familiar with George O’Connor’s Olympians series, because we’ve been publishing these books for five years now.  There are six of them now!  And the last three have all hit the New York Times Best-Seller List. We’re celebrating by publishing a boxed set — a collected edition of all six books!  So if Read the Rest…

July 17, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Great news! We’re delighted that we’re able to make a limited number of First Second’s August and September graphic novels available earlier than their projected publication dates. The books you’ll be able to get early are: Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics How the World Was, by Emmanuel Guibert The Read the Rest…

July 15, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re over the moon that Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel, The Shadow Hero, is in stores today. In this fantastic book, Gene and Sonny really take on the idea of what it means to be a superhero, and who gets to be one — especially in the early days of the superhero Read the Rest…

July 10, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

(this post comes from the drawing table . . . or should that be fabricating table? . . . of Bob Kieffer, pictured above, who made some absolutely fantastic cosplay for Paul Pope’s graphic novel Battling Boy!  Here he shows the costume creation in process.) This was the first piece I started work on . Read the Rest…

June 30, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Books

(not-entirely-relevant-image from here.) When your book is about to be published, it’s a good time to sit down and think about how to talk about it to people who are members of the general public (if you haven’t already). Figuring out how to talk about your book to people is a thing that can take Read the Rest…