Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


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

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!