Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


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…

October 3, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Appetizing morsels, courtesy of The World of Kane blog — some concept art from Joann Sfar, connected in some ways to his upcoming movie GAINSBOURG… From what I can gather, it's due to release in January, at least in France. I can't wait to see Joann's film directing debut, which promises to add new dimensions in his Read the Rest…

September 23, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

On the list of 'Things to Do If/When You're in San Francisco.' Richard Sala has a spotlight at the Cartoon Art Museum!  Andrew Farago, their curator and gallery manager, has been kind enough to send us some pictures.  This show looks wonderful!  And as people who have had the priviledge to actually lay hands on Read the Rest…

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

Perhaps you have not heard of the Brooklyn Book Festival?  It happens every year at Brooklyn's Borough Hall, and really, it is kind of awesome.  There are speakers and books for sale (of both the new and old and comics and prose varieties) and the Spirit of Brooklyn is everywhere! You should especially come to Read the Rest…