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March 25, 2014
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Guys, I’m so excited — it’s finally time for PIZZA! I mean, it’s finally time for THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR! Because it comes out today. You will find betwixt the covers of this brand spankin’ new work from James Kochalka: Clam and peanut butter pizza Baby aliens Talking backpacks Incompetency Laughs! As the wise man said, Read the Rest…

March 24, 2014
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized

  This is a crown-jewel in Danica Novgorodoff’s body of work—you can be sure you’ve never read or seen anything like this. We’re immensely proud to release this one—and how about that Sergio Leone cover, to boot?   “A vast, dangerous tale… Novgorodoff has created a world filled with ghosts, regrets, dreams, and love.” —Brian Read the Rest…

November 12, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized, Who's on First Second?

  Congratulations, Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine ! The second TUNE book picks up where TUNE 1 left off: in a mess of inter-personal and inter-dimensional trouble—can’t say that about too many other series! Pick this one up, you are in for a treat, from two virtuoso talents of the comics world—and if you haven’t Read the Rest…

October 9, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events, Uncategorized

We’re all set up for this year’s New York Comic-Con! Now you too can watch our booth transform from a disaster zone into a useful book-vending area. The first feature of all conventions in their preliminary stages: boxes.  Lots and lots of boxes. The second stage of conventions: books on tables! Lots and lots and Read the Rest…

October 8, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

This book is super awesome, and here’s why: Kids are storytellers. Storytelling is an inherent human trait, and like many other inherent human traits (singing, drawing, dancing) a lot of kids are scared off from it as they grow up. The ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING series is a fantastic antidote for this syndrome, letting kids bring Read the Rest…

September 30, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

(photo by Britt-Marie Sohlstrom; probably this small child is translating a book right now as we watch him!) Sometimes our books get picked up by publishers around the world and published in other languages.  (You might’ve seen the French cover for Paul Pope’s Battling Boy popping up recently.) How does that happen? You will no Read the Rest…

September 24, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Once upon a time: seventeen cartoonists, an editor, another editor, an assistant editor, an editorial director, a designer, a marketing manager, a production editor, a managing editor, a publisher, several interns, all the employees of a printing house far, far away, an entire sales force, many booksellers, and the staff of a huge book warehouse Read the Rest…

September 9, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

SPX SPX! SPX is one of our favorite festivals — we’re so glad it’s on the East Coast so we can hike down every year from New York and see all the great cartoonists at the show! Who’s going to be at SPX this year from First Second, you ask? Why, Gene Luen Yang!  His Read the Rest…

August 27, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

YOU GUYS! YOU GUYS! I’m tossing away my ill-fitting mantle of Professional Editor Lady for a moment to let my inner fangirl come slithering out, and to say: YOU GUYS! YOU GUYS! IT’S DELILAH DIRK DAY! Yes, today is the publication day of my number one favorite fictional British-Greek adventure-lady with a flying boat and Read the Rest…

July 16, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

    Attention, citizens of the monster-ridden city-planet Arcopolis! The Death of Haggard West is the final installment in the legendary Invincible Haggard West comics series, the bestselling chronicle of the adventures of our beloved hero, Haggard West. In breathtaking color and frenetic action, this 32-page comic presents the final moments in the life of one of the greatest vigilante heroes Arcopolis has ever seen . Read the Rest…