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July 4, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(From the IMLS Digital Library.  These people are probably not enjoying the same 4th of July that you are now enjoying.  Just so you know.) We hope you are all enjoying this patriotic day where there is no work with some good red, white, and blue books! Have fun celebrating the Land of America today, Read the Rest…

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

:01 ALA Events Schedule We’re going to ALA next week!  We are excited about this. First Second will be exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan Children’s, in booth 2100/2200.  If you’re going to the show, stop by and say hi and check out the early copies of some of our fall books (Boxers & Saints!  Read the Rest…

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

Are you excited about Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks’ spectacular nonfiction graphic novel biography, Primates: the Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas? Here’s where you can get excited about it in person, with illustrator Maris Wicks!

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

We spent this past weekend at BEA, talking to booksellers and librarians about two of our upcoming fall titles — Paul Pope’s Battling Boy and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints.  (Here’s the short version of that: they’re both awesome!  You should read them when they come out in the fall.) Here are pictures! We Read the Rest…

May 20, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Book Expo America!  It’s (oh god) next week! We’ll be exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan, at booth #1557.  And here’s what we’ll be doing at the show. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th 5:30 – 7:30pm / ABFEE Art Auction All the cool kids will be going to the ABFEE Art Auction on the evening of Wednesday Read the Rest…

May 16, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to TCAF! Here is a picture of Toronto when we arrived.  It rained on us! One of the first things we got to see when we got there was the convention program, with art by Maurice Vellekoop.  It was very attractive! And here’s the whole skid of programs that showed up at Little Read the Rest…

May 8, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Many of our authors (and editors) are going to TCAF this weekend!  It’s going to be delightful; who doesn’t love Toronto and comics and lots and lots of programming? Here’s where you’ll find our authors at TCAF this weekend (when they’re not at their tables). SATURDAY 11:00 – 12:00pm / Fortuna: Mark Siegel Storytelling Workshop Read the Rest…

April 9, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to the MoCCA Festival this year and took photos of our doings whilst we were in the hallowed halls of the New York City Armory.  Here are they! Set-up.  There were also balloons, but you can’t see them in this photo, as they are up in the air. We brought lots of books Read the Rest…

March 30, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

The MoCCA Festival is a show that we attend — and enjoy — every year.  We get a chance to hobnob with fellow publishers, see work from upcoming cartoonists, and show off our own books while we’re at it. We’ll be at table c79, and here’s who we’ll have signing: Saturday: 11:30 – 12:30pm — Read the Rest…

March 20, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re very excited to be bringing Lucy Knisley to Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Seattle, and Toronto to celebrate her upcoming graphic novel Relish: My Life in the Kitchen (in stores April 2nd). Here’s where she’ll be (with an attractive food illustration for each city!).