Happy book birthday to yet another wonderful Adventures in Cartooning picture book comic, Hocus Focus, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost.
We started publishing the Adventures in Cartooning graphic novels back in 2009, with the eponymously-titled Adventures in Cartooning, a wonderful story of knights, dragons, and ice cream adventures. (It’s awesome — if you haven’t checked out this book, you definitely should.) Hocus Focus is more of that sweet, goofy storytelling and simple how-to-draw tutorials perfect for tiny kids.
We published a lot of great books in 2016, and here they all are!
They have really cool front covers,
and equally cool back covers!
But our favorite parts are definitely what’s on the inside.
We’re so proud to publish these amazing graphic novels! If you haven’t read them yet, we hope you can check them all out.
Happy Book Birthday to Science Comics: Volcanoes by Jon Chad!
Join us in this volume of Science Comics as we explore these exciting and explosive vents in the earth’s surface. The comic also goes into details about lava, tectonic plates, islands and other landmasses generated by volcanoes, famous volcanoes, and famous eruptions. You too can become an expert on volcanoes, so make sure to pick it up!
Happy Book Birthday to The Rescue by Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, and Balak!
The fantasy martial-arts adventure continues as Richard and Adrian face new opponents. It’s the final volume of Last Man and its startling resolution is sure to leave readers floored! Make sure to give this series a read!
Now that we’ve finished revealing all out our Winter 2017 covers, here they all are in one place!
In case you missed any of them, here’s what we’ve got in store for you this Winter.
Animal Crackers by Scott Christian Sava and Mike Holmes out, 1/10!
Hocus Focus by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Fredrick-Frost, out 1/24!
Artemis by George O’ Connor, out 1/31!
Demon 2 by Jason Shiga, out 2/7!
Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro, out 2/14!
The Time Museum by Matt Loux, out 2/21!
Science Comics: Bats by Falynn Koch, out 2/28!
Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes, out 3/7!
California Dreamin’ by Penelope Bagieu, out 3/7!
Star Scouts by Mike Holmes, out 3/21!
The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks, out 4/4!
The Amazing Crafty Cat by Charise Mericle Harper, out 4/11!
Happy Book Birthday to Robert Christie and Deborah Lang’s Into the Outlands!
Join captain Quirk and his furry explorers as they traverse the uncharted waters of Crutonia. This is the perfect fantasy adventure story for elementary and younger middle-grade readers!
Happy Book Birthday to Tetris by Box Brown!
Box does it again—an enthralling nonfiction work about another 1980s pop culture icon… TETRIS! This fascinating true story of how the game was developed in a Soviet government computer lab and how it took over the free world.
Happy Book Birthday to a very special member of the First Second family: Demon Volume 1 by Jason Shiga. If you’re a fan of Meanwhile, get ready for something totally different. Jason’s four-volume epic is NOT for kids. SERIOUSLY.
Demon is unlike anything First Second has published before. It 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.
Happy Book Birthday to Andy Hirsch’s Varmints!
Clever, explosive, and deeply moving by turns, Varmints is a perfect middle-grade comedy. Hirsch brings an old-school Western style to bear on a story full of nuance, humor, and surprises.
Make sure to pick up a copy today!
It’s Comic Con time in New York and we are so excited to share what First Second will be up to this year.
We’ll be located in booth 2239, stop by and say hello!
Wednesday, October 5
- 6:30 PM: French Embassy Exhibition Party at Cooper Union
Thursday, October 6
- 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: In-booth signing, Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy
- 12:00 PM: In-booth giveaway, teachers guides, GLY brochures, bookmarks
- 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: Teaching More than the Basics: Pairing Comics and Chapter Texts in the Classroom featuring Rebecca Mock, Room 1B03
- 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: You’re Such a Geek: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Parents to Cope with Bullying featuring Dave Roman, Room 1A05
- 1:30PM – 2:00 PM: In-booth signing, Danica Novgorodoff, The Undertaking of Lily Chen
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Teaching History through Comics featuring :01 Editor Calista Brill, Room 1B03
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Teacher Networking Session, Room 1C03
- 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: In-booth signing and giveaway, Matt Loux, Time Museum
- 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Library Networking Session, Room 1C03
- 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: The Games People Play featuring Box Brown, Room 1A18
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: In-booth signing, Jorge Aguirre, Giants Beware and Dragons Beware
- 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: In-booth signing, Box Brown, Tetris and Andre the Giant
- 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Signing, Asaf Hanuka, Boom, Booth 1558
- 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: In-booth signing, Nick Abadzis, Nick Bertozzi, and George O’Connor, Laika, Shakleton, and Olympians
- 6:00 PM: NYCC Superweek Event, Box Brown, Barcade Jersey City
Friday, October 7
- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: In-booth giveaway, Demon 2
- 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Signing, Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka, Artists Alley
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: You Fight Like a Girl! And Other Awesome Ideas Involving Women in Pop Culture featuring :01 staff member Gina Gagliano, Room 1A24
- 11:30 PM – 12:00 PM: In-booth Giveaway, The Rescue
- 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Signing, Asaf Hanuka, Boom, Booth 1558
- 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Let’s Get Lost / Science Fiction / Fantasy, and Worldbuilding in YA featuring Scott Westerfeld, BookCon at NYCC
- 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Signing, Scott Westerfeld, BookCon at NYCC
- 2:00 PM: In-booth signing, Box Brown, Tetris
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Create Your Own Friendship Adventure featuring John Patrick Green and Rebecca Mock, Family HQ Workshop Room
- 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Signing, John Patrick Green and Rebecca Mock, Hippopotamister, Compass South
- 4:00 PM: In-booth signing, Scott Westerfeld, poster signing
- 5:30 PM: In-booth Something New signed copy sale
- 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Adult Comics, Box Brown, Jefferson Market Library
- 6:30 PM: Drawing Life: Who is the Parisian Roz Chast? featuring Asaf Hanuka and Penelope Bagieu, Museum of the City of New York
Saturday, October 8
- 11:00 AM: In-booth signing, Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka, The Divine
- 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: In-booth signing and giveaway, Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro, Decelerate Blue
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Drawing from the World: Franco-Belgian Comics in Global Context featuring Asaf Hanuka, Room 1B03
- 2:00 PM: In-booth signing, Box Brown, Tetris and Andre the Giant
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Create Your Own True Story Comic Adventure featuring Joe Flood, Jon Chad, Molly Brooks, and Falynn Koch, Family HQ Workshop Room
- 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Kids Comics featuring John Patrick Green and Rebecca Mock, Jefferson Public LIbrary
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Signing, Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka, Artists Alley
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: In-booth signing, Jon Chad and Joe Flood, Science Comics: Volcanoes and Science Comics: Dinosaurs
- 5:00 PM: In-booth Nameless City signed copy sale
Sunday, October 9
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: In-booth giveaway, Exquisite Corpse
- 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mark Siegel, Box Brown, Scott Westerfeld, Sara Varon, Penelope Bagieu and Petra Mayer, Room 1B03
- 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: In-booth giveaway and signing, Into the Outlands
- 2:00 PM: In-booth giveaway, Mighty Jack stickers
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: My First Comic featuring Sara Varon and Jon Chad, Family HQ Workshop Room
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: In-booth signing, Sara Varon, Sweaterweather
- 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Comics in Real Life featuring Penelope Bagieu and Box Brown, BookCon at NYCC