Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


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…

October 26, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

I'm only halfway through the current episode of this podcast, but Jerzy Drozd calls Laika "one of the finest comics I've ever read."  How could it get any better? But seriously: if you've been itching to hear/see either Nick Abadzis (author of Laika) or Jim Ottaviani (author of Feynman) be interviewed for an hour on Read the Rest…

August 18, 2011
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch, Behind the Scenes, JOANN SFAR, guest blogger, News

FREE GIVEAWAY! We have FIVE PAIRS OF FREE INVITATIONS to the New York City private screening of GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE—Joann Sfar's first feature-length movie! WHEN: Wednesday, August 24th @ 7 PM WHERE:  New Museum — 235 Bowery (between Stanton + Rivington), NYC  This is a private, invitation-only event. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST FIVE TO Read the Rest…

December 8, 2010
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

from last night's Nobel Lecture [photo ganked from here] "Thanks to literature, to the consciousness it shapes, the desires and longings it inspires, and our disenchantment with reality when we return from the journey to a beautiful fantasy, civilization is now less cruel than when storytellers began to humanize life with their fables. We would Read the Rest…

February 23, 2010
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News
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When she’s not designing books for First Second, Colleen Venable’s secret lives include being an author. This first in a delicious new series, HAMSTER and CHEESE introduces a new Private Eye to reckon with: a guinea pig named Sasspants and the case of the stolen sandwich.