Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


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.

December 22, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

It's here! It's massive! It's wonderful! And here's the word from the good folk at TOP SHELF (blurbs well worth reading; links well worth clicking; book wholly worth buying) : ******************************************************* EDDIE CAMPBELL'S OMNIBUS, ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS,IS NOW IN STOCK AND HITTING STORES THIS WEEK! ******************************************************* "My participation in comics originally grew from Read the Rest…

November 11, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

Comics?  At the Miami Book Fair? If that's what you're saying, clearly you have not read this week's Publisher's Weekly article about the festival's growing comics program.  Of particular interest to First Second readers: James Sturm will be there, doing a multiplicity of events on Friday and Saturday.  There are two comics art exhibits up Read the Rest…

October 5, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

First, read an excerpt.  Then, an author interview.  Then, read or listen to some commentary.  Richard Sala.  "There's nothing on the shelves quite like his work."  [read about it] Read people talking about Refresh, Refresh.  "Nothing short of a triumph," says SLJ.  Knights and princesses and dragons and comics triumphant!  Yay! Plus!  Our editor, Calista Read the Rest…