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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…

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

We’re going to San Diego Comic-Con this week!  It is an exciting time. Here’s the roll-call of authors we’ll have at the show. Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck) Zack Giallongo (Broxo) Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) Matt Kindt (Red Handed) Teddy Kristiansen (Genius) Jordan Mechner (Templar) Paul Pope (Battling Read the Rest…

July 10, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re going to San Diego Comic-Con next week! First Second will be exhibiting at booth 1323.  We’d love to have you come by and say hi!  And you are of course all welcome to buy lots of books as well. Here is our extremely lengthy schedule of panels and signings, which includes appearances by authors Read the Rest…

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…