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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

Hi gang! If you read the First Second Blog through an RSS reader, you’ll want to mosey on over to http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/feed/ and update your subscription. Our old RSS feed is going to go away soon. So act now! Update to http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/feed/ to continue enjoying our excellent blog with no interruptions.

October 2, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Uncategorized

There aren’t many books that make me feel all dreamy and sad and shivery the way SAILOR TWAIN does. Just thinking about this book makes me want to swim in the Hudson River — probably not a good idea, but certainly an inspiring one. The Hudson inspires romantic feelings in all of us, I think, Read the Rest…

September 21, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

photograph by Martha Kaplan/Knopf   One of the great editors of the publishing world has passed away. Timothy Egan gives him a personal farewell in his aptly titled column “Death of a Gentleman.” Goodbye, Mr. Green.

September 20, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Books, News, Uncategorized, Who's on First Second?

Oh for time travel! How I wish I could get all the ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING books back to my seven-year-old self! Here comes the latest offering from James Sturm, Alexis-Frederic Frost, and Andrew Arnold! This holiday season, give the gift of zany inspiration to that young, undiscovered cartoonist. It’s all you expect of that brave and Read the Rest…

September 13, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Uncategorized

(photo ganked from The Library of Congress; I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn our office is not actually full of boxers) One of the questions that we get pretty frequently is, ‘I want to submit a graphic novel to you.  Um . . . how does that work?’  This is a very sensible question, Read the Rest…