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July 23, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(from the fabricating table of Alvin Duong and Rachel Elsten of Unicorn Sushi) How We Made The Green Turtle Fabrics Used: 6 yds of lightweight olive green satin (3 yards for the outside fabric and 3 yards for the lining) 1/2 yd of regular black spandex 1 1/4 yd of olive green stretch twill 1/4 Read the Rest…

July 14, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(This is a picture of our booth from the past.  Probably it’ll look pretty much like this in the future, except we have green carpet this year.) First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con this year at booth #1323!  Stop by our booth for great books, great authors, and great conversation. Here’s Read the Rest…

July 7, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

This past week we went to the American Library Association in Las Vegas!  There were lots of librarians, and lots of books, and lots of excitement. We always have a great time at this show — it’s full of people who have decided to dedicate their professional lives to the awesomeness of reading.  How could Read the Rest…

June 25, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’ll be at ALA Las Vegas this week, exhibiting with our parent company MacKids at booth #522!  MacKids will have a great selection of our upcoming fall books for you to get an advanced look at. Gene Luen Yang will be doing a signing of advance copies of his graphic novel with Sonny Liew, The Read the Rest…

June 9, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

The American Library Association and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced last week that this year’s Banned Books Week is going to spotlight comics and graphic novels. Here are three reasons why we’re even more excited about Banned Books Week than usual this year. 1.  Comics and graphic novels have some specific components that Read the Rest…

May 14, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

First Second at MECAF! This weekend, we’ll be exhibiting at the Maine Comics Art Festival in Portland, Oregon. We’ll have with us wonderful :01 author Ben Hatke, with his just-published book The Return of Zita the Spacegirl. Ben will be revealing ‘The Three Secrets of Comics’ to all comers on a program in the MECAF Read the Rest…

May 12, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(Children’s Book Week; it turns out that it’s this week) It’s Children’s Book Week this week!  And that’s great because books for kids are wonderful.  We love having a whole week to celebrate them in! Here are five easy ways you can join in the celebration: 1. Read a children’s book this week!  Many of Read the Rest…

May 7, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

This weekend, you’ll be able to find First Second at the Toronto Comics Art Festival. We’re exhibiting at table #151! We’re super-excited to be exhibiting again at TCAF for the first time since . . . I think it was 2008, when it was still back in the college. You’ll be able to find :01 Read the Rest…

April 21, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to the LA Times Book Festival last weekend, which was the first time that we’d ever been to their festival.  As it’s the biggest literary festival in the US, we felt that some exploration was called for. And also, they kindly nominated our author Gene Luen Yang for the LA Times Book Prize, Read the Rest…

April 9, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

This weekend!  If you’re in LA, why not stop by the LA Times Festival of Books? :01 authors Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) and Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck) will be there. Where will you be able to find them? Friday: LA Times Book Awards 7:30pm USC — Bovard Read the Rest…