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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…

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

We went to MoCCA this weekend, where we had a lovely time.  We conversed with a large number of accomplished cartoonists and estimable publishers and dedicated readers, saw a lot of great comics, and generally had a splendid time. Charlie Brown hung over our heads! Here are some pictures of our show. We had two Read the Rest…

April 2, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

MoCCA 2014! It is this weekend!  We will be exhibiting, at table A27! We’ll have copies of our just-published winter books — James Kochalka’s The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, Danica Novgorodoff’s The Undertaking of Lily Chen, and Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust. Here’s the :01 schedule of signings and panels. Saturday 12:00 Read the Rest…

January 27, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We headed down to ALA Midwinter this weekend to spend some time at our booth with Macmillan Children’s! And we were delighted this morning to find that Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen won an Alex Award — the award given to the adult books of the year that also are great for Read the Rest…

January 24, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

ALA Midwinter starts today! First Second will be exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan Children’s, at booth 624/625.  If you stop by, you’ll be able to find samplers of our upcoming spring season, a display of our upcoming books, and full year catalogs (with covers!) which we just got in today and have yet to Read the Rest…

January 1, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(This is a calendar!  Photo by Joe Miranda) It’s 2014! We’re so excited for this new year, you guys. You may remember how we already talked about our Winter and our Spring seasons of books — we’ll be having some book announcements for you you on the front of Fall in the next few months. Read the Rest…

December 25, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(The First Second offices in the snow.) (No, it really isn’t.  For one thing, our offices are in the middle of New York City.  This photo is from Lansmuseet Gavleborg, which is in a different country.) Happy Holidays from First Second Books! We had a great year this year, working with new (and familiar) authors Read the Rest…

December 5, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We spent last week (and part of the week before) up in Boston for the National Council of Teachers of English, where it was extremely cold and full of delightful teachers.  Gene Luen Yang, the author of Boxers & Saints, stopped in to spend some time with us after the National Book Awards. Before we Read the Rest…