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.


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.