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December 11, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We just got advance copies of Andi Watson’s exciting upcoming graphic novel, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula! It’s adorable!  (And presumably also delicious, though I did not myself try biting it.) Here’s the cover, which features the princess and the count, her chef (specializing in pastry). This is the spine! And here’s a close-up on Read the Rest…

December 4, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We just got advance copies of out latest Adventures in Cartooning graphic novel in the office — Sleepless Knight, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. That’s exciting! What’s also exciting is that Sleepless Knight is one of our picture book comics; it’s a book for young readers, but it’s also full of speech Read the Rest…

December 1, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

It’s December!  We’re officially at the end of our publishing season for 2014. We published some books this year!  We’re extremely proud of them all. They’re attractive outside and full of delightful meaningfulness on the inside! Happy 2014, you guys! We hope you enjoyed this year as much as we did.

November 27, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Today’s Thanksgiving!  It is time for the giving of thanks. Here at First Second, we’re thankful for many awesome graphic novels — and the wonderful authors and illustrators who write and draw them. We’ve had a really great year here at First Second, filled to the brim with fantastic books! And we’re looking forward to Read the Rest…

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

(John Patrick Green is the author of our upcoming graphic novel Hippopotamister, which was just announced this week!) 1. What’s your protagonist’s favorite flavor of ice cream and why? What’s your own favorite flavor of ice cream? Hippopotamister’s favorite flavor of ice cream is Green Tea Soufflé with Lemongrass. The lemongrass is because hippos only Read the Rest…

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

Getting new books in the office is one of the best times of year! Today, we’ve received James Kochalka’s new graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie. We can’t wait for this to be out! (And now: photos!) Here’s the cover. And here are the two covers together.  You can see the spot gloss Read the Rest…

October 31, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

(Zack Giallongo is the artist of The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, and its sequel, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet.) What was the last book you read? I haven’t finished it yet, but I love the title (and the book so far). But I’m reading The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Read the Rest…

October 30, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Halloween is coming up!  It’s a night of pumpkins and candy and other spooky things. Here are some books for you to read along with your creepiest night of the year. Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol This is not a ghost you want to be your friend.  Sadly. Friends With Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks Read the Rest…

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

What book would you take with you to a desert island?   The Ultimate Doonesbury. Doonesbury was really my first graphic obsession. Everything about it is great. It’s smart, funny, and Trudeau always manages to find a unique angle on any subject. And despite Dave Sim’s wild claims for Cerebus the Aardvark, Doonesbury has been Read the Rest…

October 14, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang’s new graphic novel In Real Life comes out today! We’re big admirers of Cory’s work, and Jen’s debut graphic novel Koko Be Good was so wonderful that we were thrilled to get the chance to pair them together on a great story about this world and the world of the Read the Rest…