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Congratulations to :01’s New Associate Art Director, Andrew Arnold!

Congratulations to Andrew Arnold, the new Associate Art Director managing First Second graphic novel design.  Andrew will now be responsible for art direction and design for graphic novel titles both at First Second and those graphic novels published by First Second's sister companies FSG BYR and Roaring Brook. Andrew started working at our parent company, [...]

By |2016-08-10T18:06:14-04:00August 11th, 2016|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

First Second Welcomes Editorial Assistant Kiara Valdez!

First Second is delighted to welcome our new Editorial Assistant, Kiara Valdez! Kiara is a graduate of Williams College, and she's interned at Crown, Penguin Random House, and Kodansha. Kiara speaks Japanese, enjoys a broad range of comics and is already bringing her strengths to First Second. What was the first comic you remember reading? [...]

By |2016-06-06T13:23:16-04:00June 9th, 2016|Behind the Scenes|1 Comment

Who Do You Call?

(business cards; from my office wall) One of the reasons that publicists and marketing people exist is to be an intermediary between authors and the outside world.  (Unrelatedly, this is also why people have FAQ sections on their websites.) When media that wants interviews or bookstores that want events and they need to get in [...]

By |2015-09-09T14:12:36-04:00September 17th, 2015|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments