Archive for the ‘ Books ’ Category


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…

June 23, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We just got in advanced copies of  our World War I trench poetry anthology, Above the Dreamless Dead!  It looks wonderful, and we’re very excited for it (and for the 100th anniversary of WWI that it’s commemorating.) Pictures! Here is the cover, created by the marvelous George Pratt.  It looks fantastic! Read the Rest…

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

Happy Book Birthday to Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero: True Colors (e-issue #5), which comes out today! “I think that one of the best things that book publishing can do is to publish books that address serious issues — I love the fact that books are one of the things that Read the Rest…

June 12, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We’re very excited about Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang’s upcoming graphic novel In Real Life, and we just got in super-advance air-freighted-to-the-US copies.  It looks marvelous.  Cory and Jen are so talented! This book is about a girl, Anda, who plays video games.  It’s a bit of an escape from ‘real Read the Rest…

June 5, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book! We just got in finished air-freighted advance copies of Ben Hatke’s delightful picture book comic, Julia’s House for Lost Creatures.  It’s full of magical creatures and a house that lives on the back of a turtle and a small and very determined girl with red hair. Ben did all the art for Julia’ Read the Rest…

June 2, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Gene Luen Yang’s New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints has won a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor. The Boston Globe Horn Book Awards, founded in 1967, are among the most prestigious awards in the field of children’s and young adult literature. “It’s a thrill to be honored by the Boston Globe Read the Rest…

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

New book! We just got in super advance air-freighted copies of our upcoming graphic novel The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo. This book is the story of a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth . . . put on by the animal inhabitants of the Stratford Zoo!  It’s a great Read the Rest…

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…