September 19, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to The Hunting Accident by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair!

As a child, Charlie Rizzo had been told that his father lost his vision in a hunting accident. It wasn’t until Charlie found himself in a jail cell for his petty crimes that he learned the truth. Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face while working for the mob. Just a teenager and newly blind, he began his bleak new life at Statesville Prison. It was there that his life and very soul were saved by one of America’s most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold.  The Hunting Accident is a moving biography of a remarkable man whose journey from despair to enlightenment mirrored the great works of western literature that ultimately saved him.

September 12, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869!

What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In beautiful , steampunk graphic novelCastle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869, we follow Séraphin and his father who build a fantastical ethership to explore the skies. We summon you to pick up this book and take to the skies along them for a fantastical ride!

September 12, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Spinning by Tillie Walden!

Figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. But as her interests evolve, from her growing passion for art to a first love realized with a new girlfriend, she begins to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fits in. Spinning is a poignant and captivating graphic memoir that captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

 

September 5, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, the final volume of two in a modern-day graphic novel retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King continues the vivid, warm, and sensitive epic fairytale adventure its prequel started. In this volume, the garden behind Jack’s house has gone wild with creatures set loose by the magic beans Jack and Maddy planted. One particularly mean creature has kidnapped Maddy, and now Jack and his neighbor Lilly must rescue her from the dangerous world beyond the vines and stalks.

August 29, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Plagues by Falynn Koch!

In this volume we get to know the critters behind history’s worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity’s ability to contain and treat disease.

August 15, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper!

This is the second volume in a hilarious, charming, and sweet new graphic novel trilogy about a little girl who can craft her way out of any situation. Each volume includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities. It’s the perfect book for elementary school readers and a fun, adorable read!

August 9, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

All of our Spring 2018 covers have been revealed, so we’re posting them all here!

Be sure to check out the official reveal here. 

Animus by Antoine Revoy, out 5/8/2018!

Chasma Knights by Kate Reed Petty and Boya Sun, out 5/15/2018!

One Day a Dot by Ian Lendler, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb, out 5/22/2018!

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, out 5/29/2018!

Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom by Gigi D.G., out 5/29/2018!

Science Comics: Rockets by Anne Drozd and Jerzy Drozd, out 6/12/2018!

Quirk’s Quest: The Lost and Found by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, out 6/26/2018!

All Summer Long by Hope Larson, out 6/26/2018!

Pop by Jason Carter Eaton and Matt Rockefeller, out 7/3/2018!

Cottons: The Secret of the Wind by Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold, out 7/3/2018!

Spill Zone: The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland, out 7/10/2018!

The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, out 7/10/2018!

The Adventure Zone: Here Be Gerblins by Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy and Carey Pietsch, out 7/17/2018!

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff, out 8/7/2018!

Idle Days by Thomas D. Brousseau and Simon LeClerc, out 8/14/2018!

Science Comics: Trees by Andy Hirsch, out 8/21/2018!

 

July 18, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to the third book in the grotesque and wonderful Demon series, Demon Volume 3 by Jason Shiga. Reminder:  Jason’s four-volume epic is NOT for kids. SERIOUSLY.

Demon follows Jimmy Yee, a man who cannot die, no matter how hard he tries. Although he’s seemingly immortal, Jimmy’s real super power is his brain. He’s a highly analytical mathematical genius, and he has no qualms about leaving a massive bodycount behind as he attempts to unravel this bizarre this mystery.

July 17, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized

Want to know everything we’re doing at SDCC this year? Check out our full schedule below and don’t forget to visit booth #2800/2802!

Are you interested in submitting work to us at the show? Please check out this post before you do.

WEDNESDAY, 7/19

  • 6:30 pm: Gigi D.G.’s Cucumber Quest Giveaway
  • 7:00 pm: Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Giveaway

THURSDAY, 7/20

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Meet the Creators panel with Molly Ostertag at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 am: Real World Retellings panel with Box Brown in Room 29AB
  • 11:00 am: Nidhi Chanani signing Pashmina
  • 11:15 am: Box Brown signing in Autographing Area #AA09
  • 12:00 pm: Mike Lawrence signing Star Scouts
  • 12:30 pm: Sonny Liew signing Shadow Hero
  • 1:00 pm: Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics panel with Molly Ostertag in Room 28DE
  • 1:00 pm: Stepping into Another World panel with Shannon Hale in Room 32AB
  • 1:30 pm: Editing Comics panel with First Second Staff in Room 4
  • 2:00 pm: Nick Abadzis signing Pigs Might Fly
  • 2:15 pm: Shannon Hale signing in Autographing Area #AA09
  • 3:00 pm: Comics By Design panel with First Second Staff in Room 28DE
  • 3:00 pm: Making the Personal, Relatable panel with Tillie Walden in Room 29AB
  • 3:00 pm: Motivating Your Inner MAD-KOOKY-CRAZY-CURIOUS-RELUCTANT Scientist panel with Alison Wilgus and Mairghread Scott in Room 25ABC
  • 6:00 pm: PublishINK Tattoo Parlor featuring Spill Zone tattoos
  • 7:00 pm: International Creator Slam: Europe Vs USA with Nick Abadzis in Room 32AB

FRIDAY 7/21

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Biographical and Autobiographical Comics with Box Brown and Sonny Liew in Room 28DE
  • 11:00 am: From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 12:00 pm: Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 1:00 pm: Historical Comics panel with Box Brown in Room 25ABC
  • 1:00 pm: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grad Fiction for Girls (and Boys) with Nidhi Chanani and Molly Ostertag at the San Diego Central Library
  • 2:00 pm: Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels panel with Mairghread Scott, Tillie Walden, and Alison Wilgus at the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:00 pm: Alison Wilgus, MK Reed, and Joe Flood signing Science Comics
  • 3:00 pm: Prose to Panels: A Graphic Novel Adaptation panel with Mariko Tamaki and Landis Blair at the San Diego Central Library
  • 4:00 pm: Meet the Makers panel with Nick Abadzis and Joe Flood at the San Diego Central Library
  • 4:30 pm: Into the Past: History and Comics panel with Alison Wilgus in Room 26AB
  • 5:00 pm: Publishers Talkback Session with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 pm: The Adventure Zone Live Show at the Balboa Theater

SATURDAY, 7/22

  • 10:00 am: Scratch & Win Book Giveaway
  • 10:00 am: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics panel with MK Reed, Alison Wilgus, and Joe Flood
  • 10:30 am: Tillie Walden signing Spinning
  • 11:00 am: Scott Westerfeld signing The Spill Zone
  • 12:00 pm: The Adventure Zone Meet and Greet with Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy
  • 12:00 pm: Real Life on the Page panel with Landis Blair, Box Brown, MK Reed, Tillie Walden, and Alison Wilgus in Room 29AB
  • 1:00 pm: Living a Creative Lifestyle with First Second Staff in Room 29AB
  • 1:15 pm: Box Brown signing Tetris and Andre the Giant
  • 2:00 pm: World Mythology and Contemporary Fantasy panel with Nidhi Chanani in Room 9
  • 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Box Brown in Room 4
  • 3:00 pm: Comics for Impact During Times of Social Change and Turmoil panel with First Second Staff at the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:30 pm: Keeping It Real panel with Shannon Hale, Nidhi Chanani, and Tillie Walden
  • 4:15 pm: Box Brown signing in Autographing Area AA20
  • 5:00 pm: Molly Ostertag signing Shattered Warrior
  • 5:30 pm: Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics with Tillie Walden, Nidhi Chanani, and Scott Westerfeld in Room 7AB
  • 6:00 pm: PublishINK Tattoo Parlor featuring The Spill Zone tattoos
  • 6:00 pm: Gays in Comics—Out in Comics: 30th Year Celebration panel with Molly Ostertag in Room 29AB

SUNDAY, 7/23

  • 11:00 am: Capturing Teen Angst panel with Shannon Hale and Scott Westerfeld in Room 25ABC
  • 12:00 pm: The Future is Bleak panel with Scott Westerfeld and Cory Doctorow in Room 25ABC
  • 12:00 pm: Reading Without Walls Giveaway
  • 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Shannon Hale & Dean Hale in Room 4
  • 1:15 pm: Cory Doctorow and Scott Westerfeld signing in Autographing Area AA06
  • 1:15 pm: Shannon Hale signing in Autographing Area AA20
  • 1:30 pm: Comics Art Live for Kids! panel with Nidhi Chanani, Alison Wilgus, and MK Reed in Room 23ABC
  • 2:45 pm: The Real World of Publishing Comics with First Second Staff in Room 5AB

July 11, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Pigs Might Fly by Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye.

Magic and science clash in a world where highly evolved pigs fight their mortal enemies, the warthogs, for dominion of the skies! Make sure to pick up this graphic novel and join the genius daughter of the renowned inventor Hercules, Lily, as she uses everything she can to protect Pigdom from destruction and invasion.