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March 19, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

George O’Connor delivers POSEIDON, the fifth installment in his mythical OLYMPIANS series—and continues to dethrone D’aulaires Book of Greek Myths, as the most valuable and trustworthy reference for young readers for the original world-shaping tales of Ancient Greece . . . and O’Connor turns out to be one of their most inspired and exciting retellers. Read the Rest…

March 7, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Everyone at First Second is sending our very best wishes to Fantagraphics co-pubisher Kim Thompson, who is dealing with some really scary health stuff right now. Fantagraphics has been showing the world how it’s done for over thirty years, and it’s probably safe to say that First Second wouldn’t exist without them. Kim Thompson is Read the Rest…

March 5, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Uncategorized

Monday, March 4, 2013   7:30am – Arrive at the Flatiron. No, I don’t usually get into work at 7:30, but it’s awesome to do it every week or two because it gives you chance to bang out a bunch of emails before people start replying to them and requiring you to write still more Read the Rest…

February 5, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Fourteen hours in a jet plane will get you a sore butt all the way from First Second in NYC to New Delhi, India, where the third annual Comic Con India is about to take place. Reader, I boarded that jet plane. Comic Con India has a bunch of terrific publishers at their show this Read the Rest…

January 15, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch, Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes, Tips for Creative Types, Uncategorized

I always relish the glimpses into an artist’s process. Like these shots of Vera Brosgol’s arsenal of tools for Anya’s Ghost: or her tiny Moleskine thumbnails and character studies: Or how about this little piece of Art magic from Emmanuel Guibert, on Alan’s War: Would you like to see more of these “peeks from the drawing Read the Rest…

January 11, 2013
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Standing up in defense of fanworks and remix culture at this point is sort of like saying, “OMG, I actually think geeky boys are kinda cute!” — yes, we know, we all know, we’ve all known for some time. Geeks are cool, and media fandom is, if not exactly cool, then at least socially acceptable Read the Rest…

December 12, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

Today is the pub date of Thien Pham’s remarkable book, Sumo. How proud of it are we? THIS PROUD!

November 13, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Derek Kirk Kim is one of the prodigies among comics’ independent authors. His artwork, his juicy dialog, his unique storytelling genius have enthralled readers since Same Difference and The Eternal Smile (with longtime partner-in-crime Gene Yang.) First Second proudly presents the first volume of TUNE, a hilarious and incomparable new trans-dimensional series. Also for your Read the Rest…

October 19, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

“Editing” and “Copyediting” are two distinct things, at least as far as the book publishing industry is concerned. Editing is something your editor does, and it generally concerns broad artistic changes like “Let’s make this character a cat instead of a person” or “How about you kill all your characters halfway through and then just Read the Rest…

October 18, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

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