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October 15, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re over the moon to be publishing Sara Varon’s wonderful graphic novel Sweaterweather!  It’s an adorable collection of short stories that are some of Sara’s finest — told in a three-color palette. We love this book! (Does this book look familiar to you?  The original edition of Sweaterweather was published by Alternative Comics over ten Read the Rest…

October 13, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted that today is the day that Paul Pope, JT Petty, and David Rubin’s new graphic novel The Fall of the House of West is available for your purchasing pleasure. It’s so wonderful that the amount of girls who are also heroes in the comics universe has been growing and growing and growing, and Read the Rest…

October 5, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re so delighted to be publishing the action-packed, adventure-filled Last Man series.  And now we present the latest volume, which is out this week: The Chase! The magical tournament fighting never stops in these thrilling graphic novels!  This latest tells the story of Adrian and his mother, Marianne, as they venture outside of the Valley Read the Rest…

September 29, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re so excited to introduce a brand-new series by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes: Secret Coders! This series is super-cool because it combines the classic action-packed school story (think Harry Potter or Sideways Stories) with some information about how to do computer programming. Gene is a computer science teacher, and coding is one of Read the Rest…

September 28, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted that the second graphic novel by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet, is in stores this week! Zack and Ian’s Stratford Zoo books are great — they take the classic Shakespeare plays and have them performed by the animal inhabitants of the Stratford Zoo!  It’s Read the Rest…

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

(the wonderful Corinne Mucha brings us this lesson plan she’s used to teach fables from our just-published graphic novel Fable Comics) I’m so excited to have a comic in First Second’s new anthology, Fable Comics.  Adapting the fable “The Elephant in Favor” was a fun writing exercise that got me thinking about how I could Read the Rest…

September 22, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

I love our comics anthology series! Chris Duffy puts together these wonderful collections that are full of awesome author/artists and amazing stories.  This latest, Fable Comics, is the third in a trilogy that also includes Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics. In this anthology you’ll find: foxes, hares, tortoises, dogs, mice, and a whole Read the Rest…

September 1, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel Little Robot comes out today! One of the things that Ben is a master of is gestural storytelling.  That really comes to the forefront of this graphic novel, which doesn’t have a whole lot of words.  It’s the story of a girl and a robot who are each others first Read the Rest…

August 27, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

No format is better suited than comics to breaking down complex information and making learning fun. And so we’re proud to announce our all-new series: Science Comics.  Science Comics’ combination of eye-grabbing art and informative scientific facts will make this series an irresistible choice for kids and educators alike, encouraging its readers to think critically Read the Rest…

August 17, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Books

You guys! We have advance copies of our whole list for Fall 2015 in the office.  It is glorious!  So many books!  So shiny and attractive and new! Here’s a quick preview. Covers of books (with Human Body Theater being slightly shiny because of spot gloss)! Also, we’ve got back covers!  These are some attractive Read the Rest…