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October 8, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re going to New York Comic-Con! First Second will be exhibiting at booth 2237. Many of our excellent authors will be there!  Here’s a list of who you’ll find at the show: Andrew Arnold — Adventures in Cartooning Box Brown — Andre the Giant Cory Doctorow — In Real Life — SHOW DEBUT! Zack Giallongo Read the Rest…

September 18, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We were able to head down to the Small Press Expo in DC this weekend! The show was especially exciting for us because we were up for two Ignatz Awards, for Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints.  This is the first time in quite a few Read the Rest…

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

Lots (and lots!) of great First Second authors will be attending SPX this year, and we’re so pleased to have them all signing at Table E5! We’re also thrilled to have two books up for this year’s Ignatz Award — Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints.  Those Read the Rest…

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

We went to San Diego Comic-Con! We’re still kind of catching up from it, because we promptly came home and got sick and our designer left and two books were due to the printer.  But we’re almost back on track, and to celebrate, we have pictures of things that occurred at the show. We’ll start Read the Rest…

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…