Archive for the ‘ Books ’ Category


May 26, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Congratulations to Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, which has just hit #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller list! The Return of Zita the Spacegirl marks the last book in Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl trilogy.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed these outer space adventures with us and Zita! (And Read the Rest…

May 20, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

“The Shadow Hero is a gem from two comics superstars!  Their love of the graphic form exudes from every panel, all the while building on Gene Yang’s vital body of work on the Asian American experience,” says :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel. ‘Fights You Cannot Win,’ the fourth e-issue of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Read the Rest…

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

We’ve been fans of Aron Steinke’s for quite a few years here at First Second, so we’re thrilled to finally have the opportunity to publish a book with him and his wife, Ariel Cohn. Therefore, The Zoo Box! We just got in advance copies of this charming and brightly colored book, so there are pictures!  Read the Rest…

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

We just got in super-advanced finished copies of Farel Dalrymple’s upcoming graphic novel, The Wrenchies.  (They are even earlier than we thought they would appear, so this is like a special treat.) You guys, this book is going to be crazy and awesome. Pictures! The cover. (These are not kids I would like to meet Read the Rest…

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

Today marks the publication of the third e-issue of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s upcoming graphic novel The Shadow Hero.  It’s called ‘Fathers and Sons.’ The Shadow Hero illustrator Sonny Liew says about this project: “The Shadow Hero was a really fun book to work on — a superhero story suffused with both humor Read the Rest…

April 14, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Awards, Books

Gene Luen Yang’s critically acclaimed, New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints has won the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. Boxers & Saints is the first ever graphic novel to win the LA Times Book Prize in a non-graphic novel category.  The graphic novel is a two book recounting Read the Rest…

April 3, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We just got in super advance copies from the printer of Emmanuel Guibert’s upcoming graphic novel biography How the World Was.  This book is a companion to our 2008 title Alan’s War — they’re both about the same man.  But while Alan’s War is about a man and his trials in World War II, this Read the Rest…

March 24, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized

  This is a crown-jewel in Danica Novgorodoff’s body of work—you can be sure you’ve never read or seen anything like this. We’re immensely proud to release this one—and how about that Sergio Leone cover, to boot?   “A vast, dangerous tale… Novgorodoff has created a world filled with ghosts, regrets, dreams, and love.” —Brian Read the Rest…

March 18, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Today’s the day that the second e-issue of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero, ‘The Dawn of a Golden Age,’ comes out in stores! “Every time I look at a page of The Shadow Hero I find something new to love.  Another little joke from Gene.  Another gorgeous detail from Sonny. It Read the Rest…

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

Back in 2011, we published a great book by Nick Bertozzi called Lewis & Clark that revealed to the world that Explorer Lewis had parents with the poor taste to name him ‘Meriwether’ (what were they thinking?). Because the explorations don’t end with the American West, we have a new book of explorations by Nick Read the Rest…