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October 31, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

It’s Halloween today — that spooky, creepy, witchy holiday in which there is a lot of candy and things go bump in the night. We hope you’ll celebrate with your favorite scary book (and lots of sugar)!

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

We’re going to Comic Arts Brooklyn for the first time ever this year!  (I guess it is actually everyone’s first time ever going to this festival.)  50% of our staff lives in Brooklyn, so we are very interested to see how this works out.  Will our spirit be sufficiently Brooklyn-y to succeed at such an Read the Rest…

October 15, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to New York Comic-Con this past weekend and found it all in all a show full of book-loving people that was well-0rganized and well-attended. Pictures! We had a very varied selection of people who came by our booth at the show. It went from parents and children . . . To Green Arrow, Read the Rest…

October 9, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events, Uncategorized

We’re all set up for this year’s New York Comic-Con! Now you too can watch our booth transform from a disaster zone into a useful book-vending area. The first feature of all conventions in their preliminary stages: boxes.  Lots and lots of boxes. The second stage of conventions: books on tables! Lots and lots and Read the Rest…

September 26, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re going to be exhibiting at this year’s New York Comic-Con!  First Second has booth #2237. We’ve got a lot of great authors who will be hanging out with us at the show — and two books that will be coming out that week, Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action and Paul Pope’s Battling Boy. Read the Rest…

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

We went to the Brooklyn Book Festival this past weekend!  It was a lot of fun — and we got to spend some time with some great comics creators, including Gene Luen Yang, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Paul Pope, Lucy Knisley, Faith Erin Hicks, and Mike Cavallaro! Pictures! Mike Cavallaro (Foiled) and Faith Erin Hicks Read the Rest…

September 18, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We headed down to SPX this past weekend and found a number of excellent people (many of whom — perhaps coincidentally? — seem to publish books with us). Here are pictures! Teen barbarians vs. zombies!  With Zack Giallongo, the proud author of Broxo, which is full of both those things. The Cute Girl Network authors Read the Rest…

August 28, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books, Events

We’re super-excited about Gene Luen Yang’s upcoming graphic novel Boxers & Saints!  It’s going to be great. Gene’s going to be going on the road in September — and then to some festivals later this fall.  Here’s where he’ll be! If you won’t make any of Gene’s tour stops, don’t worry — you can still Read the Rest…

July 22, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(photo from the Montana State University Library) We’re on our way home from San Diego today (not in this airplane) — we’ll be back in the office later this week!  If you’re planning to get in touch, please hold off a day or two until we’ve had the chance to let everything calm down and Read the Rest…

July 17, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re off to San Diego . . . well, today!  And that should be a lot of fun. We’re going to be pretty busy at the show — you may have seen our schedule.  That’s wonderful for us!  But unfortunately it means that we may not have all the time in the world to talk Read the Rest…