TANYA McKINNON “Miracle Gro” Tanya is a fellow gardener. First Second’s vision needs an editor like Tanya to become reality. She coaches, cajoles, encourages, thrashes and nurtures like no other. Several creators swear by her and show her first anything they ever write.

GINA GAGLIANO “Buzz Maker” As :01’s Marketing Associate, Gina works with Lauren to make sure you know about us. And if there’s a comic Gina’s never heard of, then it probably doesn’t exist.

DANICA NOVGORODOFF Art & Design Adventures Danica actually wore that red cape when she won the Isotope Award for her mini-comic A LATE FREEZE. When she isn’t working on her own projects, she’s busy designing a zillion things for :01, including some of our best covers.

Some of you ask who is behind FIRST SECOND… If you’ve been wandering around this website, you’ve met me, and Simon Boughton and Lauren Wohl at the FAQ page… Let’s continue then, and introduce some of the teammates… KAT KOPIT “Signals Office” Kat came onboard as an editorial assistant, and has become invaluable, as many Read the Rest…

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Origins of American Born Chinese – part 2 The second storyline in American Born Chinese follows the trials and tribulations of Jin Wang, a Chinese-American boy growing up in a white suburb: Jin’s story is based on my own, but there are significant differences. First, I didn’t really look like him when I was a Read the Rest…

Origins of American Born Chinese – part 1 American Born Chinese, my latest graphic novel, consists of three distinct storylines. The first retells the story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese folk hero who is ubiquitous in Asia. Here’s my version: And here’s a more classic rendition: The Monkey King first came into public Read the Rest…