Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


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…

September 9, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

A dazzling piece of art magic, expressed in sand and time and passion… Kseniya Simonova

September 1, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

Go, Look! Ball Peen Hammer excerpt in PW Comics Week.  First Second signs up new projects!  It is impossible not to be excited about working with awesome people like Gene Yang, Thien Pham, Dave Roman, and Lucy Knisley.  CWR really likes Kim Dong Hwa's Color trilogy.  "If you’d told me before I started that reading Read the Rest…

July 23, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

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July 21, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

So, you're going to the San Diego Comic-Con, and you're thinking to yourself, 'however shall I put myself in a position to encounter the people at First Second Books?'  Here is a quick and easy guide.  Technique 1: Come to our booth!  We can pretty much guarantee that whenever the floor is open, there will Read the Rest…

July 21, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News
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May 27, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

If you happen to be attending this year's Book Expo America (at the Javits Center in New York City) and are hoping to stumble upon a First Second author, here's a handy guide to aid you in your quest!Friday, May 29th: :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel will be participating in the YA Buzz Panel, talking Read the Rest…