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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…

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

(pictured: our MoCCA Art Festival table last year) First Second will be exhibiting at this year’s MoCCA Art Festival!  You can find us at table 404. We’ll be there with amazing authors Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), and MoCCA Art Festival Guest of Honor Scott McCloud (The Sculptor)! Here’s our Read the Rest…

February 14, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Please enjoy reading an excellent book with a loved one on this holiday! (art from Andi Watson’s Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula)

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

It’s the new year!  And it’s going to be filled with awesome new graphic novels. This was our 2014: 2015 should be even better! We can’t wait.