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April 16, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Uncategorized

(here is an unrelated picture of some books) Everyone thinks they know best — especially when it comes to their job, the thing that they do professionally, the job they have because (presumably) they do it better than anyone else. And in a lot of cases, people do have jobs because they can do them Read the Rest…

March 9, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books, Uncategorized

New book! We’re glad to have gotten advance copies of Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, and Koren Shadmi’s upcoming graphic novel Mike’s Place in here at First Second.  Here’s an advance look! The cover. The spine — with an excellent camera added! And here’s a row of books lined up, spine-out! This book is a jacketed Read the Rest…

January 26, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

We’ve just finished up First Second’s full season of cover reveals! In case you missed any, here’s the complete line-up of what’s in store from First Second this fall. The most recent in the Last Man series, by Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, and Balak: The Chase!  The adventure continues (and gets more dramatic)! Fable Comics Read the Rest…

January 7, 2015
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

We are in shock. How to respond to the murder of our colleagues at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris? The obscene, monstrous attack of extremists only confirms that Charlie Hebdo’s unapologetically offensive humor served a vital purpose, if as a society we all intend to protect freedom of speech. Our deepest condolences to the families of Read the Rest…

October 15, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

  One of the freshest, loveliest children’s comics I’ve come across this year is from Oni Press. In a format akin to Luke Pearson’s HILDA books—also beloved of my own children—COSTUME QUEST is pure reading pleasure. There’s a joy and clarity to the storytelling in every aspect that makes this little universe a rare treat. Read the Rest…

May 14, 2014
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

I’m so happy to have a chance to contribute to this awesome bloggy festival of love for Zita the Spacegirl, in honor of the publication of the third book in the series! See below for more info on the official blog tour. You might notice that my particular contribution is two shameful days late, but Read the Rest…

May 13, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

The trilogy is complete! Of all our books, Zita the Spacegirl has earned the most fan photos and cosplay. Ben Hatke’s joyful, unbridled universe keeps growing richer with creatures and space-operatic adventure. Now a complete trilogy, the Zita story is a gem and a treat and fantastical delight for everyone, starting in their pre-Star Wars Read the Rest…

May 6, 2014
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

  It’s a sign of a really, really good biography that you come away from it feeling like you KNOW the subject, like you have a personal relationship, like this person has earned a place in your heart the way a good friend does. You guys. Get your hearts ready.

May 5, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Publishing is not a science. Like any house, we have our hits, we have our misses, we have the odd clunker. But every so often, there’s a book that redefines us, and might just change the landscape we operate in. Here’s one of those. I’ve wanted to work with Jillian Tamaki ever since I saw Read the Rest…

April 30, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Today begins a blog tour that should be loads of fun: “My Favorite Thing About Zita the Spacegirl”! See the program of upcoming guests here! So what is my favorite thing? I think it’s the way Ben Hatke has these whimsical notions that he pulls off and makes me believe in—like a “heart attack” that Read the Rest…