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September 26, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

It’s Comic Con time in New York and we are so excited to share what First Second will be up to this year. We’ll be located in booth 2239, stop by and say hello! Wednesday, October 5 6:30 PM: French Embassy Exhibition Party at Cooper Union Thursday, October 6 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: In-booth Read the Rest…

June 21, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re going to be at the ALA annual conference this week, exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan Children’s.  Please come by the booth — 2118 — and say hi! What is :01 doing at the show?  Here’s our schedule! Saturday 9:30am — Reading Readers with Graphic Novels at the Graphic novel Stage, with Dinosaurs: Fossils Read the Rest…

March 28, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(pictured: the First Second table at last year’s MoCCA Arts Festival) We’re excited to share that First Second will be exhibiting at this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival! We’ll be tabling at D144 — come by and check out our latest books.  (And if you come by on Saturday at 4pm, you can also spend some Read the Rest…

January 1, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

There’s a whole new year of great reading ahead of us! Here at First Second, there are a lot of reasons that we’re excited about 2016 — and most of them are embodied by the great books that we’ll be publishing.  We’re thrilled to be bringing you twenty-four amazing graphic novels this year — for Read the Rest…

December 21, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

This holiday season (and really all year round), we encourage you to give back to your community. There’s a wonderful arts community, a wonderful books community, and a wonderful comics community, and they all have organizations that fight censorship, provide for authors and artists when they’re struggling with health problems, give grants to creative works, Read the Rest…

October 1, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

First Second will be exhibiting at NYCC in booth #2237.  We’ll have a lot of great authors and books at the show — we hope you can stop by and say hi. Here’s the round-up! Show Debut — the amazing Human Body Theater, by Maris Wicks, will debut at NYCC this year.  This is the Read the Rest…

July 6, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(This is totally our booth from NYCC.  But we swear our SDCC booth looks very similar.) First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con at booth #1323! We’ve got lots of books and authors and programs at the show – and please stop by the booth and say hi. (And for more details Read the Rest…

June 22, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Readers, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that our plans for this week involve going to the ALA annual conference — and that we’re very excited about it.  Being the publisher of the first ever graphic novel to win a Caldecott Honor makes this an automatically amazing conference for us this year, and we’re thrilled to Read the Rest…

May 7, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

First Second won’t be exhibiting at TCAF this year, but we have some great authors who’ll be there!  I hope you can all check out them (and their fantastic graphic novels) at the show. Penelope Bagieu, Exquisite Corpse Box Brown, Andre the Giant Lucy Knisley, Relish Scott McCloud, The Sculptor George O’Connor, Olympians Dave Roman, Read the Rest…

May 3, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

This week is Children’s Book Week — the week where the publishing industry encourages you to think about how important books are for kids. (And then there are some events and other fun things happening, too!) The theme for this year’s Children’s Book Week is comics, which we are absolutely delighted about!  In fact, Free Read the Rest…