Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


November 21, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

From Calista Brill, Senior Editor: We got some sad news recently. We lost a member of the First Second family…someone who had a crucial role in bringing more than half our books to print. None of our authors or artists ever met her, and few of them even knew her name. I’ve worked at this Read the Rest…

August 4, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(from the desk of :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel) If one thing is reliable, it’s that things change. As many of you know, Colleen AF Venable is leaving First Second, to be an Associate Art Director at Workman Publishing. It was just one of those offers she couldn’t refuse. Here’s how Colleen started with First Read the Rest…

January 8, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, News, Who's on First Second?

Congratulations, Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro, working their magic to even greater power! KIRKUS: “En garde! Gear up for more sword fights and trolls as well as an appearance from Baba Yaga in this swashbuckling sequel.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “… Aliera is such an engaging hero…” You are in for a treat!

November 5, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(from the Powerhouse Museum Collection.  Our office, luckily, looks nothing like this.  It’s upright and everything!) We’re safe and sound and back in the office — I even got a seat on the subway this morning; it was like nothing had ever happened besides a daylight savings time change. Back to work for us!  If Read the Rest…

October 30, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(photo from Keene and Cheshire County historical photos.  This was a hurricane, just not the one that occurred this week.  New Yorkers (unfortunately) do not have as stylish jackets as are pictured here.) Hey guys! So, First Second is based in New York City and we just had this hurricane. We’re all fine, but it Read the Rest…

October 12, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Books, Events, News

Taking a break from the absolute mayhem of New York Comic Con to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! to three New York Times Bestsellers: Broxo, by Zack Giallongo   Sailor Twain, by Mark Siegel   And guest star Hope Larson, whose graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was published by our sister imprint, Farrar, Straus and Read the Rest…

September 20, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, News, Uncategorized, Who's on First Second?

Oh for time travel! How I wish I could get all the ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING books back to my seven-year-old self! Here comes the latest offering from James Sturm, Alexis-Frederic Frost, and Andrew Arnold! This holiday season, give the gift of zany inspiration to that young, undiscovered cartoonist. It’s all you expect of that brave and Read the Rest…

August 20, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books, News

We’re gearing up to launch our Winter 13 season!  It should be an exciting time — it won’t be broilingly hot (huzzah!) and we’ve got some great new graphic novels that we’re publishing.  Links below will have actual publication information (prices and publication dates and trim sizes, everyone’s favorite) and also excerpts, so you should Read the Rest…

August 6, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, News

(ganked from The New York Public Library) Dear [Major Media Outlet], Frustrated by several years of calling, e-mailing, mailing and carrier-pidgeon-ing copies of our current and upcoming books (accompanied by witty and insightful press releases) to you and never receiving coverage in your publication, much less a syllable of response from you, I am quitting Read the Rest…

March 26, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

So!  We decided to get into this 'social media' game and try out twitter.  We knew that you couldn't possibly be being deluged with blog posts and e-mails from us enough, so clearly the thing to do was to find another way to communicate EVEN MORE with you people who read our books and are Read the Rest…