Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


September 5, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Tonight in Brooklyn! RELEASE PARTY for SLOW STORM with its author and artist Danica Novgorodoff at the world class ROCKETSHIP store!

August 26, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

The Lost Colony series generates fierce criticism and passionate praise. Publishers Weekly just posted a review for Book Three of Grady Klein‘s series, LAST RIGHTS. The Lost Colony 3: Last Rights Grady Klein. Roaring Brook/First Second, $18.95 paper (160p) ISBN 978-1-59643-099-0 Like some fairy tale take on the Old South, peopled with fantastic characters and Read the Rest…

August 20, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

I was sorry to miss this one! Photos and first hand account to be found here. Also: At the Thought Balloonist, Charles W. Hatfield posts a remarkable review of THE FATE OF THE ARTIST, from which I’m skimming a bit of cream here: To those already entrained by Campbell’s rhythms the book is an openhanded, Read the Rest…

August 15, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

At goodcomicsforkids.com here’s a fascinating discussion about ROBOT DREAMS appearing on Oprah’s Kids List—between a handful of librarian goddesses…Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Eva Volin, Esther Keller, Snow Wildsmith and Kate Dacey

August 12, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Sara Varon’s gem ROBOT DREAMS, is on Oprah’s Kids Reading List!

June 18, 2008
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

"Growing up in Scotland, Eddie Campbell had two ambitions: to be a cowboy and to work in the circus." After that introduction, what new and lofty heights are there for this PW interview to scale?  Find out!

April 23, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Stumptown (Portland’s indy comics festival) is this weekend.  First Second isn’t going — as much as we all enjoy the Portland comics scene, we’re still recovering from the whirlwind that was New York Comic-Con.  But two of our phenomenal authors will be there — Gene Luen Yang, and Derek Kirk Kim.  And they’ll be doing Read the Rest…

April 14, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

New York based readers of this blog may already be familiar with the Leonard Lopate show, the popular news/talk show on local public radio station WNYC. This Thursday, April 17th, our own George O’Connor will be a guest on the show to talk about his First Second graphic novel Journey into Mohawk Country. He’ll be Read the Rest…

April 1, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
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Have a look-see: Nick Abadzis calls this gem a ‘micro site’ dedicated to the making of his LAIKA. Well worth a visit, it’s a beauty! It’s an online version of the slideshow talk he gave at various venues last October and November when Laika came out.  http://www.nickabadzis.com/laika/ "a luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy"—Kirkus Read the Rest…

February 13, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

First Second is publishing Cyril Pedrosa’s Three Shadows this April. Three Shadows (which was recently recognized at Angouleme with one of the prix essentiels) is the story of a father who won’t accept his son’s mortality.  NYMag is running an excerpt this week.  GO, READ!