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I’m very, very, very happy for this book to be released today. It’s October 8th, 2013, the day Paul Pope‘s BATTLING BOY is cut loose into the world. Years ago, before launching First Second Books, before I knew Paul’s work, I was at Jim Hanley’s Universe, one of America’s greatest comics shops, at the foot Read the Rest…

December 1, 2009
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

Do you read graphic novels by First Second Books? If so, let us know who you are! Send us a photo with you reading a book or books published by First Second, and we'll thank you with a free book! Send all photos or questions to *protected email*.   

April 17, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

Chris is a school librarian. She told us: “I think Kampung Boy is the book that more than any other really made me understand what a graphic novel is; how intertwined, how connected text and illustrations are. I constantly found myself going back and forth – always noticing something new.” photo by Jack Demuth

March 29, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

Cassandre, in a cherry tree, reading Sardine in Outer Space 3. Photo by Catherine Toulsaly

March 19, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

photo by Matthew Sandager

March 8, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

photo by Matthew Sandager

February 14, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

photo by Matthew Sandager

February 7, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

photo by Matthew Sandager

January 24, 2007
Posted by: Matthew Herzfeld
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

photo by Gene Yang

January 16, 2007
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Who Reads First Second Books?

(Photo by Grady Klein)