Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


October 16, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Have a look-see! Jordan Mechner‘s fine website is open to visitors! Lots of good stuff to see, especially his Prince of Persia corner, filled with goodies on the games, the movie and, yes, the graphic novel.

September 25, 2008
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: News

I’m happy to note that Emmanuel Guibert’s unconventional WWII biography Alan’s War has been generating a gratifying volume of smart, lively discussion, and this latest contribution is no exception: Alan Cope is a typical American soldier in that very little about what happened to him is as emblematic of a group experience as the media-driven, Read the Rest…

September 24, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Nisha Gopalan writes at MTV.com about First Second’s 2009 title STUFFED by Glenn Eichler and Nick Bertozzi: The other day, comic illustrator Nick Bertozzi (”The Salon”) slyly leaked a few pages of “Stuffed,” his comics collaboration with “Colbert Report” writer, Glenn Eichler, on his LiveJournal. Here’s what we saw: a chubby, middle-aged, long-haired, bearded dude Read the Rest…

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

Links, links aplenty: “Campbell’s newest release, “The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard,” is a return to that greatness we should expect from him and First Second.”—Brick “Eddie Campbell’s metafictional romp, The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard (First Second, $17), written in collaboration with Dan Best, isn’t a graphic novel so much as an overstuffed trunk spilling over Read the Rest…

September 7, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Ok so this blog isn’t typically a political forum, but this gem from the Daily Show is just too good not to share… Could this qualify Jon Stewart for a Pulitzer? And after this, back to work on our comics (the other kind)…

September 7, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

An exquisite piece from Kate Culkin in Publisher’s Weekly—can be read here.

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