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A DAY OF GRIEF

We are in shock. How to respond to the murder of our colleagues at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris? The obscene, monstrous attack of extremists only confirms that Charlie Hebdo's unapologetically offensive humor served a vital purpose, if as a society we all intend to protect freedom of speech. Our deepest condolences to the families of [...]

By |2015-01-07T11:50:52-05:00January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nick Bertozzi brings Shackleton alive

Shackleton is here! Nick Bertozzi is one of the great living talents of our times—and a passionate, feverish history buff with an abiding love for the great explorers. He gave us Lewis and Clark, which Ken Burns called "a wonderful introduction to one of the most important expeditions and dramatic stories in American history." And continuing [...]

By |2014-06-16T11:35:55-04:00June 16th, 2014|Adventures in Publishing|0 Comments

THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL!

The trilogy is complete! Of all our books, Zita the Spacegirl has earned the most fan photos and cosplay. Ben Hatke's joyful, unbridled universe keeps growing richer with creatures and space-operatic adventure. Now a complete trilogy, the Zita story is a gem and a treat and fantastical delight for everyone, starting in their pre-Star Wars [...]

By |2014-05-12T15:21:46-04:00May 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A MAGICAL MYSTERY BLOG TOUR: MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT ZITA

Today begins a blog tour that should be loads of fun: "My Favorite Thing About Zita the Spacegirl"! See the program of upcoming guests here! So what is my favorite thing? I think it's the way Ben Hatke has these whimsical notions that he pulls off and makes me believe in—like a "heart attack" that [...]

By |2014-04-30T12:46:13-04:00April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

THE UNDERTAKING OF LILY CHEN

  This is a crown-jewel in Danica Novgorodoff's body of work—you can be sure you've never read or seen anything like this. We're immensely proud to release this one—and how about that Sergio Leone cover, to boot?   "A vast, dangerous tale… Novgorodoff has created a world filled with ghosts, regrets, dreams, and love." —Brian [...]

By |2014-03-24T17:21:15-04:00March 24th, 2014|Adventures in Publishing, Books, Uncategorized|2 Comments

New Book: TUNE 2: STILL LIFE

  Congratulations, Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine ! The second TUNE book picks up where TUNE 1 left off: in a mess of inter-personal and inter-dimensional trouble—can't say that about too many other series! Pick this one up, you are in for a treat, from two virtuoso talents of the comics world—and if you haven't [...]

BATTLING BOY IS AMONG US!

I'm very, very, very happy for this book to be released today. It's October 8th, 2013, the day Paul Pope's BATTLING BOY is cut loose into the world. Years ago, before launching First Second Books, before I knew Paul's work, I was at Jim Hanley's Universe, one of America's greatest comics shops, at the foot [...]