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December 3, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We didn’t win the National Book Award — alas! — but there’s always next time. (How awesome is it that enough graphic novels have been nominated for the National Book Award that we can actually say with reasonable certainty, ‘next time,’ because there will undoubtedly be one?  I think that’s pretty awesome.) Here are some Read the Rest…

November 28, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re taking today off to read some books and eat some delicious food and also to be thankful for all the great books that we publish and that we read this year. We hope that you also get great books and food to enjoy today. This is in many ways the close of Read the Rest…

November 11, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend and had a splendid time!  It was a show full of great comics and people and more people and even more people. Here are some pictures! We arrived at Comic Arts Brooklyn and there was an excellent poster outside. And then we went inside and were promptly Read the Rest…

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…