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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…

July 11, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

  In a season of plenty, here’s even more! Congratulations to Steven Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen—and their superb new work, releasing in time for San Diego Comic Con 2103: GENIUS. I remember being awe-struck by their early collaboration “It’s a Bird…” with Vertigo some years ago. And the awe grows with their latest. Wait till you crack Read the Rest…

July 9, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

It’s out! It’s gorgeous, it’s thrilling, and it’s  . . . hefty! In fact, it may be THE biggest full-color graphic novel yet published, clocking in at almost 500 pages. It’s TEMPLAR. This stunner has the spirited swashbuckling flair of Alexander Dumas, a heist caper worthy of Ocean’s Eleven, and the epic sweep and immersive historical Read the Rest…

June 20, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Kim Thompson died on the morning of June 19th. With immense sadness, here’s to salute an exceptional human being, and a man who, with Gary Groth and all of Fantagraphics has profoundly and irrevocably changed the landscape of comics in America. Before starting First Second, I was knocking on publishing doors with my own projects, Read the Rest…

June 6, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes, Uncategorized

THOUGH NO STRANGER TO COMICS, Boaz Yakin is better known to the world of movies. My first introduction to him was through Fresh. One of my favorite movies. Since then, Yakin has written and directed many films with the likes of Denzel Washington, Renée Zellweger and Jason Stratham, working on blockbusters and indy pictures both. Our Read the Rest…

May 15, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

You like quantum electrodynamics, don’t you? Of course you do! Who doesn’t, am I right? All I’m gonna say here is if you think you don’t like physics, or physicists, this book will change your mind. And now it’s out in a gorgeous, sleek, affordable paperback edition! So if you’re looking for a fantastic biography Read the Rest…

May 14, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

An easy mistake to make when you’re setting out to write comedy — especially pop-culture inflected comedy — is to focus on the referential and satirical and to neglect, well, the heart of the story. But the best writers know that comedy only works when there’s an anchor for the audience — when there’s a Read the Rest…