This weekend, we exhibited at New York Comic-Con!
One of the most important things we do at shows is just to show off how attractive all our books are. (Hint: they are extremely attractive.) You can tell from these pictures!
I am afraid that the vicarious photo experience is not as good as the one in real life, but you get the idea!
The show was pretty crazy.
Lots of people came!
(You can see our booth [and our Senior Editor Calista Brill’s hair] in the middle back of this photo.)
We had a number of excellent authors come by and sign books and talk.
Ben also had some of his original art to show off to us (and passer-bys).
Here’s the original cover of Zita the Spacegirl!
And some concept art for Ben’s adorable upcoming graphic novel, Little Robot!
And here’s Ben doing a sketch of Julia, the protagonist of his new picture book comic Julia’s House for Lost Creatures.
Jillian signs books so attractively!
Cory was a featured guest of the show; here’s him getting ready for his spotlight panel, with Eric Smith of Book Riot.
And here’s Cory with Emily Carroll, Kazu Kibuishi, and JP Ahonen, after talking about comics for everyone!
Danica was drawing excellent horses in her new graphic novel, The Undertaking of Lily Chen.
And while she was at the booth, our former designer Colleen AF Venable stopped by, so we were able to have an ‘all the designers who have ever worked at First Second’ reunion!
Who does not love this book? I ask you.
I hope you all got to come by and say hi! This show was a lot of fun — I think that every year, we get to meet new and different people — and show off our books to them!