October 10, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa!

Greg is new to Lancaster, but he can already tell things aren’t all right in this quiet, gloomy little town. When Greg finds a creepy abandoned house in the center of town, he thinks maybe he’s getting closer to Lancaster’s secret. But the ghost of a beautiful teenage girl haunting the house is more than Greg bargained for. Before he knows it, Greg’s in love . . . with a dead girl.

 

 

October 10, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G.!

Join nerdy magician Cucumber and his feisty knight-in-training little sister, Almond, as they set out to retrieve the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Evil Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom is the first of a series of delightfully pun-filled middle grade graphic novel that anyone would love!

October 4, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

Are you going to be at NYCC this year? Well, so are we! Check out everything we’re doing in booth and which panels our creators will be at. Don’t forget to stop by booth #2239 and say hello!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

9:00 am – Talking About Tough Topics in YA Comics panel with Laurie Halse Anderson and Ngozi Ukazu, interviewed by Heidi MacDonald at NYPL Bryant Park in the Celeste Auditorium

10:15 am – The Decade in Comics panel with First Second Staff at NYPL Bryant Park in the Berger Room

11:00 am – Educator giveaway in booth #2239

11:30 am – Girl Power Comics panel with Nidhi Chanani and First Second Stagg at NYPL Bryant Park in the Celeste Auditorium

1:15 pm – French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101 with Pénélope Bagieu at NYPL

1:15 pm – Handling Challenges panel with First Second Staff in NYPL Classrooms A&B

1:30 pm – Cucumber Quest signed copies sale in booth #2239

2:00 pm – Jorge Aguirre signing in booth #2239

2:15 pm – Author Speed-Dating with Scott Westerfeld, Sara Varon, Jerel Dye, and George O’Connor at NYPL Bryan Park

2:30 pm – Spill Zone Free Comic Book Day comics in booth #2239

2:45 pm – The Representation Book Shelf: Building A More Diverse Comics Classroom with Ngozi Ukazu, Jorge Aguirre, and First Second Staff in room 1B03

3:30 pm – Molly Ostertag signing in booth #2239

3:45 pm – Educator Meetup: A Gathering of Educators and Comics Industry Professionals with Sara Varon, Jorge Aguirre, John Patrick Green, George O’Connor, and Nidhi Chanani in the Javits Meeting Room

4:00 pm – Jay Hosler signing in booth #2239

5:00 pm – Ali Wilgus and Molly Brooks signing in booth #2239

5:30 pm – George O’Connor and Sara Varon signing in booth #2239

6:30 pm – Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics with Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, Joe Flood, and Jay Hosler in room 1B03

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

10:30 am – The Adventure Zone: Abra-ka-Graphic Novel with The Zone Cast and Carey Pietsch at Hudson Mercantile (Please note the first 75 people in line will receive tickets to the Adventure Zone Meet n’ Greet)

10:30 am – Bryan Konietzko signing in booth #2239

11:00 am – Behind the Scenes: Designing Comics with First Second Staff in room 1B03

11:30 am – The Adventure Zone Meet N’ Greet in booth #2239

12:15 pm – Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances the Real World with David Carlson, Landis Blair, and Laurie Halse Anderson in room 1A18

12:30 pm – Nidhi Chanani signing in booth #2239

1:30 pm – David Carlson, Landis Blair, and Laurie Halse Anderson signing in Autographing Area Table 23

1:30 pm – WNDB Presents: Spring Awakening—Diversity in Coming-of-Age Comics & Graphic Novels with Nidhi Chanani, Ngozi Ukazu, Jorge Aguirre, Molly Ostertag and First Second Staff in room 1A18

1:30 pm – Pénélope Bagieu signing in booth #2239

2:00 pm – Science Comics Live Drawing with Molly Brooks, John Patrick Green, and Joe Flood in Family HQ

3:30 pm – Joe Flood signing in booth #2239

4:30 pm – John Patrick Green signing in booth #2239

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:30 am – Nidhi Chanani signing in booth #2239

1:30 pm – Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye signing in booth #2239

2:00 pm – Comics: Feeding Your Kid’s Inner Mad Scientist with Creatures, Blueprints, and Brews to Make Their Minds Curdle panel with Joe Flood in Family HQ

3:30 pm – David Carlson and Landis Blair signing in booth #2239

5:30 pm – The Prince and the Dressmaker giveaway in booth #2239

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

10:45 am – Advice to Young Writers and Illustrators panel with Nick Abadzis, Nidhi Chanani, Scott Westerfeld, and Emily Carroll in room 1B03

11:00 am – Reading Without Walls giveaway in booth #2239

12:00 pm – Scott Westerfeld signing in booth #2239

1:15 pm – A Fantastic Assortment of Fantasy with Molly Ostertag and Nidhi Chanani in Room 1A18

1:30 pm – I Heart YA Graphic Novels Tattoo Giveaway in booth #2239

3:30 pm – Cici’s Journal Giveaway in booth #2239

3:45 pm – Ready for Adventure? Action (and Romance) Packed YA / All-Ages Comics with Ngozi Ukazu, Nidhi Chanani, and Scott Westerfeld in room 1A05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani!

Pashmina is heartfelt young adult graphic novel about an Indian-American teen’s attempt to reconnect with her mother’s homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Follow Pri as she realizes that the India of her imagination is not like the real india, and as she learns the truth to he magical pashmina’s origin.

October 3, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to the newest book from Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes’ awesome Secret Coders series, Robots & Repeats!

In this forth volume, Robots & Repeats, Dr. One-Zero has added a new class to Stately Academy’s curriculum. But in “Advanced Chemistry,” they only teach one lesson: how to make Green Pop! While their classmates are manufacturing this dangerous soda, the Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper’s missing dad.

Make sure to check this series out and start your journey to being a coding master!

September 29, 2017
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again, NYCC is just around the corner. Check out all of the First Second creators that we’ll have at the show!

Laurie Halse Anderson

Ngozi Ukazu

Nidhi Chanani

Pénélope Bagieu

Jorge Aguirre

Scott Westerfeld

Sara Varon

Jerel Dye

George O’Connor

Molly Ostertag

Jay Hosler

John Patrick Green

Alison Wilgus

Molly Brooks

Joe Flood

Clint and Travis McElroy

Carey Pietsch

Bryan Konietzko

David L. Carlson

Landis Blair

Nick Abadzis

Emily Carroll

 

September 26, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi!

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn story about a young pig who is burdened with saving his village. Pig is the dam keeper: he maintains the ingenious machine that keeps the deadly black fog from invading his village. It’s a job he inherited from his father, who inexplicably ended his life by walking into the fog. Pig’s tireless efforts keep his neighbors safe, but few recognize his sacrifice—in fact, few aside from Fox and Hippo, know he even exists. Pick up this beautiful book to find out what happens when Pig and his friends decide to venture to the world on the other side of the dam!

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.