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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…

September 6, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Have we got a treat for you! The beloved space girl Zita is back, with more stardust and adventure than ever! Congratulations, Ben Hatke, for this second volume brimming over with thrilling new worlds, creatures and spacecraft… “An action-packed, high tension adventure story that is marvelously inventive, beautifully drawn, and filled with both comedy and Read the Rest…

August 1, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

Kids’ Comics Revolution, the new podcast for kids AND full of comics, hosted by First Second author, Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Nursery Rhyme Comics) is looking for contributions for their audio book club, the first of which is dedicated to another First Second favorite, Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke! Kids’ Comics Revolution is Read the Rest…

July 10, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

Last year, we published a free e-piece for conventions called ‘Between the Panels‘ — a sampler of material from creators with books coming out in 2011.  We’re doing the same this year with Between the Panels 2, debuting today for San Diego Comic-Con. This piece contains: – An original Broxo story by Zack Giallongo – Read the Rest…

May 16, 2012
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Have you seen this? How fitting for the Beatles and the Stones to get together again—