Happy Book Birthday to our new series — Science Comics!
We’re super-excited to be publishing these books that combine science and comics in a fun, engaging, interesting kind of way. Yay this! We love this amazing mix of two nerdy things that go excellently together — just like peanut butter and chocolate.
Our first two books explore the world of dinosaurs (in a fantastic book by MK Reed and Joe Flood) and the world under the ocean (in a lovely book by Maris Wicks). They are both amazing!
And more comics about science will be coming your way — we’ve got a super-cool Free Comic Book Day comic with still more science, and then in the fall, we’ll have a new full graphic novel abotu volcanoes by Jon Chad.
And even more science TK in 2017!
How cool is that?
(pictured: the First Second table at last year’s MoCCA Arts Festival)
We’re excited to share that First Second will be exhibiting at this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival!
We’ll be tabling at D144 — come by and check out our latest books. (And if you come by on Saturday at 4pm, you can also spend some time with the amazing Sara Varon, who’ll be hanging out and signing her graphic novel Sweaterweather).
We can’t wait to see you at the show!
Happy Book Birthday to James Kochalka and The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny — the final book in James Kochalka’s fun-filled, zany, brightly colored graphic novel series.
If you haven’t been checking out these wild stories of our alien protagonist The Glorkian Warrior and his best friend the talking backpack, now’s your chance! Lots of fun is in store for you.
We’re so proud of this series! And now you can buy them all.
Comics as a form are uniquely qualified to transfer knowledge with their combination of words and pictures. This month, we’re celebrating that!
We’re publishing some books this fall! It’s going to be a great season.
Here’s what we’ve got in store.
Tetris, by Box Brown
The Rescue, by Balak, Michael Sanlaville, and Bastien Vives
Science Comics: Volcanos, by Jon Chad
Demon, by Jason Shiga
Mighty Jack, by Ben Hatke
The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo, by Drew Weing
Into the Outlands, by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang
Varmints, by Andy Hirsch
They’re going to be amazing! We can’t wait to share these with all of you.
Happy Book Birthday to Tony Cliff and Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!
More frequently than I’d like, in publishing, we hear publishing professionals telling us, ‘women can’t be heroes in this historical book — because women weren’t heroes in history.’ This displays that these people have an inaccurate understanding of history — but still, there aren’t a whole lot of action-adventure books set in our past where the woman is the character who has the sword.
I’m so glad that Tony Cliff’s Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling challenges this stereotype with a wonderful female hero — Delilah Dirk. And this book engages with the typical female behavior at the time, making one of her greatest challenges dealing with wearing a dress and behaving at public parties and in high society — something she finds as challenging (or more!) than hitting people with swords.
This story reveals the complexity of historical female heroes! And it’s wonderful
Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling is on sale today — please pick it up!
We’re very pleased to celebrate Maris Wicks — whose work you’ll recognize from Primates, Human Body Theater, and the upcoming Coral Reefs — during the month of March!
Today’s the publication date for The Show, the latest volume in the Last Man series by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak.
If you haven’t been following along at home, let me recap for you here: magical feudal world, fighting tournament mismatched partnership, victory, surprise dimension-hopping, getting into and out of trouble.
And that’s where volume four picks up! You are now on your way.
This series is pulse-pounding and addictive — we’re excited to be bringing you two more volumes this year, in the spring and fall. We can’t wait!
Dedication is important for anyone creating comics! It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to succeed in any creative pursuit, and comics is no exception.
(Check out the :01 blog for our year of monthly spotlights!)
We’re delighted to be the publishers of so many great authors and illustrators and graphic novels!